Transcript for 'Monday Night Football' Blown Call: NFL Refs Back to Negotiating?
hugely controversial call at the end of the seahawks/packer game monday night. The fury over it could help end the referee lockout. This morning, we're learning more about the stand-in refs who made that call. Dan harris is here with more. Dan, are they in hiding? No. But a lot of people say unfortunately not. The uproar over the replacement refs and that call may force the nfl and the regular refs to end their labor disputes. This morning, the two sides are reportedly back at the table. The wilson loft to the end zone. Which, it is -- Reporter: You know it's a bad call when the president himself calls it terrible. And vice presidential candidate paul ryan agrees. It is time to get the real refs. Reporter: It happened monday night. The hail mary pass and the question, who caught it? The green bay packer defender? Or the seattle seahawks defender? And look at the two replacement referees standing over the scrum. One calling it a touchdown for seattle. The whole thing's a joke. You want to see it done properly. Reporter: On tuesday, the nfl stood by the decision to give the touchdown to seattle. But that that did nothing to end the uproar, whi is a climax of weeks of frustration, over the replacement refs. Experts say the situation is damaging the integrity of the sport. They're put in a tough spot. They weren't prepared for this. It's like a rookie football player. They make make errors. Reporter: Who are the replacement refs? The man who called the touchdown is a local executive for bank of america, who has only officiated high school and junior college football games. Lso learned that other replacement refs, not involved in last night's game, had experienced officiating things like six-man high school football, professional poker, and was one fired from something called the lingerie football league for incompetence. And now -- ♪ it's a whistleblower ♪ Reporter: Let the parodies began. ♪ I just met you that play was crazy ♪ ♪ what's his number I'll call it maybe ♪ Reporter: No word on carly rae jepsen's reaction to that call. Not everybody is upset. There's a lot of people in seattle who love that call. And here's another way to gauge the impact of this call. In one fell swoop, it shifted an estimated 150 to $250 million in bets among gamblers across the planet. A lot of money. Can you imagine if you're one of those two refs in bed this morning. Your doors are locked. Your shades are down. Depends on where you live. If you live in seattle, open
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