Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr rips replacement refs

I wrote my column for today's newspaper about NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has been a Washington Redskins fan since age 7. Earnhardt used to have two youth-sized Redskins uniforms -- one for him and one for whoever he was playing with, so they could both put them on and go "Redskins vs. Redskins" in the backyard, as he said Tuesday.

Earnhardt is very perturbed at what the NFL is turning into with the replacement refs and said this season has already been "stained in a way that's irreparable."

Here's the full quote: It’s not quite working,” Earnhardt said Tuesday of the replacement refs. “I think some action needs to be taken to shore up an agreement with the refs to where we can bring them back.... This season has a little asterisk next to it. It’s kind of stained in a way that’s irreparable. It’s frustrating to see this happen because there’s a lot of football fans out there that would rather things be different.”

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