GREEN BAY, Wis. - The replacement referees’ calls that led to a Seattle Seahawks win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday has outraged many fans and led people to see some real world applications where fill-ins just don’t cut it. One example pointed out by a Wisconsin TV station: meteorologist.
NBC26 in Green Bay, Wis., had a “ replacement weather guy ” give the forecast for Tuesday. The replacement meteorologist told viewers that at 7 a.m., temperatures would reach a chilly -200 degrees, but by noon it would reach 346 degrees. Packers fans were told to expect 0 degree temperatures by 5 p.m. and prepare for an ominous “thunderblizzard hurricane” sweeping through the area.
Packers fans are still recovering after the team lost Monday when NFL replacement referees made a controversial call on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.
Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown on the final play after a scrum on the ground in the end zone. Packers safety M.D. Jennings appeared to catch the ball against his body, with Tate getting his arm around the ball.
After a few seconds, one official indicated a stoppage of play, but another signaled touchdown. Upon further review, the touchdown was awarded to the Seahawks despite footage that revealed otherwise.
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