Mark down September 27, 2012 as the day when players and fans in and of the NFL were actually HAPPY to see referees enter the field. Fresh off of their newly completed deal, the 'real' NFL officials took the field for the first time to officiate the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns - and were greeted with a standing ovation.

I'll give until next week when we start trashing them again.