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Equal playing ground in the NFL

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Watching football, an American pastime, now influenced by the bias, lack of, and judgemental calls of the officiating referees in the NFL has been ruined. The favoritism that the NFL referees show during the entire football season is a disgrace to the game and brings about a new sense of what playing for the NFL means and what it means to be a fan.

Players and fans have become infuriated over this last year with the number of unprecedented reviews and calls, and how they are made. Football is becoming more than just a friendly competition; it's a struggle just to make the appropriate call and agree on it as a whole.  

The Competition Committee meetings are also biased and they have proven this every year when the NFL decides to change a catch rule, or touchdown rule in order to meet the needs and wants of a certain team. There should be no grey area when it comes to a touchdown or a catch. It should be clear and concise. An officiating referee should not have the power to overturn a call when it was clearly a touchdown or catch. 

How do we know the official booth review in New York is also not biased? Who are they? Where did they get their training? There has to be a way to make sure that the officiators are not favoring one NFL team over the other, and that they are not making inappropriate calls. 

As a family, and fans of multiple teams, we ask you that you join us in trying to change how the NFL hires referees, trains them, and how much power they hold in making calls on the field. 

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