Happy Monday, Spursland! Bad referees are the worst, be it in the EPL or all the way down at the park on Sunday playing pub league. This is beyond dispute. But what it can be done to fix this is up for debate in light of certain events over the weekend. I've heard some (meaning this was the first idea I threw out out before doing ANY research) that they needed to do two things: raise referee pay considerably and start kicking to the curb people who, for example, do not know how the offside rule works. This would make being a referee a better draw so you could get better more talented people to do it and allow you to get rid of the shitheads within a few years.
Unfortunately, it turns out being a referee is already a pretty solid gig. Top referees make between £75,000 and £120,000, which puts them about on point with NFL referees who, I gotta say, are pretty damn good (sidebar, Dez Bryant did not catch that ball). So it turns out that paying referees more money is not the answer. They already get paid pretty well.
What is the answer? How do we get rid of the dregs? Who knows. Not me. I think we have established that I do not have a solution.
And now the "news"
Friends forever I guess?
We aren't making any big signings. We just aren't, and that's OK.
Everyone needs Yaya Toure, the world needs him. Kolo can fuck right off.
Ghana be knackered, yo? Did I use any of that slang right?
And Hot Tub Time Machine got a sequel, so this world don't suck.
Unrelated: this Superbowl features only hateable teams. The Patriots are coached by a maniac and who has it inside them to support Tom Brady? He's the best QB of his generation and he married the biggest model in the world. He doesn't need any of your cheers, his life is amazing. On the other side you have the Seahawks, and I was told by a certain SB Nation employee that me not liking their showboating combined with my whiteness makes me kinda racist. Who could choose!
He does anyone know if Test is still dead?