I've been watching pro sports a long time and if its not replacements refs getting criticized it would be the regular refs getting criticized almost as much. They were complaining on ESPN that the games are much longer now. They said they used to be three hours and six minutes and now they are three hours and sixteen minutes. Woopty dooooo! I dont know exactly what the refs are demanding or what the league is offering but I am for free enterprise and right to work. I'd be willing to bet they get paid alot more and get alot better benes than the average Joe. If the refs dont like what the league is offering then they should get another job.