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What's Next: Refs Gone Wild?
PHIL TAYLOR
April 30, 2012
8 a.m.
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April 30, 2012

What's Next: Refs Gone Wild?

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When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way

And your only regret

Is your QBs can't play.

When you're a Jet, kid, you act like a king

Though you never quite get

That promised Super Bowl ring....

1:30 p.m.

During your lunch break, you read about the status of commissioner Roger Goodell's bid for the presidency in 2016. The NFL Party was formed when the league unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to pass legislation changing the term off-season to alternative entertainment period. Goodell has promised to end home TV blackouts and make all games available on free TV in every market. He's leading in the latest polls.

5:30 p.m.

You get home just in time to watch a special on NFL Network. After seeing ESPN build a three-hour show around the mere announcement of the 2012 schedule, the league now offers analysts going game by game, speculating on which end zone each team is likely to defend if it wins the coin toss. A 20-minute discussion examines whether the Patriots will defer until the second half at Cincinnati in Week 4. Ratings are through the roof.

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