The world is saved. NFL refs are back to work

Millions of NFL fans are whispering a heartfelt prayer this morning as news has come from the league office that the lockout of referees has ended.ESPN: After two days of marathon negotiations -- and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans -- the NFL and the referees' union announced at midnight ET Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was at the bargaining table Tuesday and Wednesday, said the regular officials would work the Browns-Ravens game in Baltimore. "Welcome back REFS," Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller tweeted shortly after the news broke. The replacements worked the first three weeks of games, triggering a wave of outrage that threatened to disrupt the rest of the season. After a missed call cost the Green Bay Packers a win on a chaotic final play at Seattle on Monday night, the two sides really got serious. "We are glad to be getting back on the field for this...(Read Full Post)