I keep waiting for my daughter to text me so I'll know what to write about today, but she hasn't. Bummer. Guess I'm on my own.
We watched the Monday Night Football game - - Packers v Seahawks. We are, of course, Seattle Seahawks fans, so we were happy we won. What?, you say. You didn't win, the refs totally blew it! And, yes, I agree. The refs totally blew it. Seahawks still got a W. And, it gives the whole country something else to talk about besides politics for a week or so. Replacement refs. I feel kind of bad for them. They are in a tough situation.
But I learned something last night I didn't already know. The regular refs - - they work 20 games per year. They fly, free, first class to all their games. They make, average, $150,000 per year. Hmm . . . 4 hours a game, 20 games a year. Quick math - - $1,875/hr, or $7500/game. They want more pay and a 401k. They have full-time jobs which, I'm sure, have retirement plans. So, for their part-time work, for which they get paid handsomely, they want raises and retirement benefits. Hmmm. I'm trying not to have an opinion (I have too many opinions on politics), so I'm just sayin' - - -
Regular NFL referees - - a great gig if you can get it!