Official comparison: NFL refs lockout to 1979 umpire's strike
NFL officials dispute reminiscent of umpires strike of 1979
By Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
What do we learn from history?
Only that we learn nothing from history. That lesson is demonstrated pretty clearly by Larry Stone's post going back to the 1979 umpire's strike, which lasted six weeks and had a similar result in teams across the league pleading for the return for the regular umpires.
Sound familiar? Read this while we wait for final details as ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting that an agreement between the league and the NFL Referee's Association is at hand.