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Top Ten Lesser-Known Clauses in the NFL Referee-Union Deal
(submitted by The Frunkus Kid)
On the game that's on or closest to New Year's Eve, referees can substitute a noisemaker for a whistle.
(Micklin T. Rahe, Not Really A Blowhard)
Referees now permitted "brief displays of spirited enthusiasm" after they make a correct call.
Any future fines for criticizing the referees get pooled, and, at the end of the year, the referrees get to blow all that money in one awesome party in Vegas.
They get to run out on the field through the fog ahead of the players.
If the game is blacked out, the official with the microphone gets a 5 minute monologue at halftime.
If a challenged call is upheld, the official who made the call gets to do a victory dance around the challenge flag.
For every 22 former NFL players who appear on "Dancing With the Stars," at least four NFL referees have to appear.
(Oops they did it again.)
New Referee uniforms offically changed from Black with White stripes to White with Black stripes.
Voice changes on their microphones will make them sound like Darth Vader.
The Pro Bowl in Honolulu needs 100 referees for proper officiating.
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