The NFL's smartest analyst on replacement refs, the deal that ended the lockout and the league's integrity
Andrew Brandt used to work for the Packers and Green Bay fans should be glad he was on our side.
His front office work gave him a front row seat as Ron Wolf was turning sad-sack franchise into an NFL power on the field and in the team books. Brandt left a few years ago and now uses his very large brain to explain very complicated aspects of the pro football business to chuckle-headed fans like me.
Brandt explains the deal that ended the referee lockout--what was at stake, who won, who lost and what to me is the saddest aspect of all: the fact that this really didn't have to take as long as it did.