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As Sweet as Vinegar Strokes: "The League" Teasers

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 26, 2012 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 26, 2012 |

My only real complaint with “The League” is that it never starts until almost halfway through the NFL regular season. That’s inexcusable. Fans are trapped in a glass case of emotion while replacement referees are apparently trying to officiate an entirely different sport. While as a football fan I am alternating between rage and horror, I cannot wait to see the apocalyptic meltdowns that must be in store for “The League.” Ruxin’s head might explode. Taco may in fact be one of the replacement refs.

Below are a handful of teasers that have been going up in advance of the fourth-season premiere of “The League” coming up in October.

There are a few more teaser videos on the YouTube page for “The League.”

Just speculating here, but could the replacement ref fiasco actually be an entirely engineered event? Think about it. Year after year, fans complain about the officials, heap abuse on every questionable call. But after these few weeks? Football fans will tell their grandkids about this when they complain about officials in 2040. No one is going to complain about officials like they used to once this is over. By taking a short term hit of looking like douchebags (and really, do you think NFL owners care much about that), they’ve garnered the long term benefit of demonstrating that their product is far higher quality than people thought.

Bitch at the refs? After penalties and touchdowns more fictional than Mayberry, I don’t think a single football fan isn’t dreaming of Ed Hochuli’s comforting biceps.

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