On Sept. 27, the NFL brought back the referees to call that night's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. The officials got a standing ovation as they jogged onto the field of M&T Bank Stadium.
Many students on campus along with other fans were thrilled to see the regulars on the field. Quite a few people in the country and on this campus were upset with the replacement officials. Sophomore Frank Savastano was one of those people.
"The fans were getting restless, and so were the players and coaches," said Savastano.
Sophomore Caden Mecir shares those sentiments.
''I'm glad that the league did something about it, it could have got even worse," said Mecir.
Sophomore Cory Gibbs, found himself losing interest in the sport.
"The game was just getting to be less entertaining to me," he said.
The boiling point for many was the game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
When the teams squared off two weeks ago, the replacements caused the Packers to lose on a controversial call.
A group of people on campus boycotted NFL games until the problem was fixed. During the past weekend the league stepped up and put together a 10-year deal in place to keep the real officials around.
Many people agree that this is what the league had to do to keep things fair. However, there are always going to be bad calls somewhere, but having the professional officials back is a relief not just on the players and coaches but to us, the fans.