Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. No, but refusing to pay your employees what they’re worth is what America’s all about these days. Even the old system, as opposed to having full-time refs, was a joke, but this is obscene.

  2. But are three of the worst calls I’ve seen in the span of a minute supposed to be part of the game (not counting any other games this season)?

    Is there really a substantive issue in this dispute beyond the union’s desire to not become full-time and the league’s insistence they do so?

    This weekend’s games surely have thrown a wrench in the notion that getting full-time employees would be superior to the old part-time system.

    • That is, become full-time while taking both pay and benefit cuts.

  3. I think he comments here and on the roundup post on the FP miss the broader, more fundemntally important point which is that the Seahawks won.

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