Causation vs. Correlation: NFL Referee Lockout Over

by Joshua Tucker on September 27, 2012 · 6 comments

in Sports

As we continue to debate the issue of causation vs. correlation in terms of Romney’s 47% comment and subsequent movement in the polls, I thought I’d just throw it out there that within 48 hours of my proposal of a potential game-changing (pun intended) tactic to end the NFL referee lockout, the lockout is indeed over.  I may have had my critics, but you can’t argue with the outcome: history will record the NFL did not allow a single additional game in 2012 with replacement refs once my plan was out there .  Correlation vs. causation – I’ll let you be the judge.  But all I can say is I’m sorry to all the Packers fans that I didn’t think of this sooner…

[Photo Credit: The Province Football Blog. They have more fun pictures there as well!]


Brian Silver September 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

Yes, Josh. You deserve full credit. The Commish and his acolytes became weak-kneed and in fear of their jobs at the very thought of those 15-minute sitdown strikes, PLUS the possibility of just one more blown game outcome. Congratulations!

Joshua Tucker September 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

So you are saying it was probably an interactive effect? :)

Brian Silver September 27, 2012 at 9:18 am


Darin Self September 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

Honestly I think this is spurious. I believe the real cause to be Ed Hochuli’s enormous arms.

Joshua Tucker September 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

He does look like he could crush the “Mission Accomplished” banner if he wants to…

James Kelley September 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

I agree, Roger Goodell was afraid of the “refinator”

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: