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Are You Ready for a Pension Fight?

The pension drama is beginning to disrupt American life in unexpected ways: it’s even hit professional football.

Pensions are at the root of the ongoing NFL referee strike. NFL management noticed that more and more American companies are switching their employee retirement benefits from pensions to 401K’s en masse, so they decided to force top referees to do the same. The refs threw out a penalty flag on management’s play, however, and they are now in the midst of a lockout. The fans, meanwhile, have suffered through a comedy of officiating errors in the early part of this season (see Deadspin’s compilation video, h/t Huffington Post).

Read more here for the play-by-play.

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