Governor dismisses any personal responsibility for forcing league's hand, but he's happy it's over and so is all of Wisconsin — red and blue alike.
- Jim Price
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The final question for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a Thursday media conference on the 2012 presidential race was decidedly non-political — and Walker did turn it into a strong non-partisan message. How does he feel about the return of professional NFL referees to the game? The governor, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, reporters and a roomful of supporters in the Wauwatosa GOP Victory Center erupted in laughter. But then Walker got serious — or semi-serious. Walker said he had been on a broadcast show earlier Thursday morning, "and they said, 'And now, the governor who brought the NFL to their knees.' "I'd like to claim credit for that, but I think — no," Walker said. Walker had famously tweeted Tuesday from his @GovWalker account, “After …
Fed up with blown calls, a group of football fans is urging others to stop watching games for five days.
Fed up with the inconsistent quality of replacement referee and blown calls, a group of football fans are calling for a five-day boycott of the NFL. Organized by several Racine County residents, the boycott would run from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 to cover the fourth week of the season. The fans say their patience was already thin with the bad officiating, but the final call at the end of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game was the ruling that spurred them to action. Brian Dey and Eddie Willing, both of Caledonia, issued a statement that said: "The union contract negotiations have been mishandled for several seasons, and this is the worst, at the hands of (NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell." Even Gov. Scott Walker weighed in on the …