Green Bay newscast has 'Replacement Weather Guy', mocks NFL replacement refs
POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:24pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Green Bay NBC affiliate WGBA mocked Monday's controversial NFL "replacement" ref call with their own "Replacement Weather Guy."
He gave a bogus forecast before being booted off by the show's meteorologist.
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night in a game that ended with a decision by the NFL's replacement officials that has raised the ire of fans nationwide.
The final play of the game took place in the endzone, with two officials giving completely different signals: one signaled a touchdown for the Seahawks and the other signaled a clock stoppage, indicating a change of possession and an interception, which would have given the ball to Green Bay.
The play was reviewed on video, but the play was ruled a touchdown.
Furthermore, before he made the catch in the end zone, Packers defender Sam Shields was shoved in the back, which would typically draw an offensive pass interference penalty.