You know, the crappiness of the replacement officials and the relative girth of the average NFL game that can’t be completed in less than 3.5 hours is all making sense now. While we’ve been told that many of the replacement officials have full-time jobs as high school geography teachers and during their spare time they watch young women run around in lingerie, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes is convinced that the NFL went shopping one day, and found some really nice dudes in a store wearing black and white stripes.

It was convenient, and it was meant to be.

That was, of course, received quite well on Twitter. Haters enjoy hating, and Spikes responded to one with a genuine query.