‘Fail Mary’ ref to umpire Seahawks’ Richard Sherman softball game
During the first month of the NFL 2012 season, arguably the most reviled people in sports were the NFL replacement referees.
Yes, you read that right.
For those who don’t remember, it was Easley who signaled touchdown in the “Fail Mary” Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Seahawks, ruling a touchdown catch for wide receiver Golden Tate on a play that was clearly an interception by safety M.D. Jennings. The Packers lost the game 14-12.
The softball game is scheduled for July 7 in Seattle.
The Facebook page for the softball game has the slogan, “Don’t be surprised if a few flags are thrown.” Clearly, someone has a sense of humor.
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Easley was far from the only replacement ref who blew a call over those three grisly weeks, but he became the symbol for the failures of an overwhelmed group of substitutes, as well as the impetus in ending a lingering labor battle. The real officials returned six days later.