Top of the List: Refs are back and so is Jimmy Hoffa
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Top of the List for Thursday:
GOOD CALL: The time out for NFL referees is over! The real refs are back on the gridiron Thursday night for the Ravens and Browns, and not a moment too soon, says Sports Illustrated’s Mike Lupica on NBC's “Today.”
"The owners and commissioner finally remembered something; they work for the fans," said Lupica.
The agreement between owners and refs ended after a 3-week stretch where more penalty flags were tossed at refs than by them. It was brought to a head by Monday's outrageous game-deciding call between the Packers and Seahawks.
The pro refs will be greeted warmly. Of course they better savor it, because it won't be long until coaches and players are back to playing the blame game -- just like old times.
HOFFA UNEARTHED: Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa vanished 37 years ago. Many believe he was the victim of a Mob hit, but now the search for Hoffa has moved to a Michigan driveway.
Police say they have a "credible" tip from a dying man who says he saw a body being buried at a specific spot shortly after Hoffa's last sighting 30 miles away.
The tip prompted police and FBI to do radar scans and take soil samples, and overnight, the once quiet neighborhood, has become a tourist hot-spot.
Hoffa was declared dead in 1982 and has since been the source of conspiracy theories and rumors, including one report that he was buried in the end zone of Giants Stadium.
STOMACHS ARE RUMBLING: A school lunch revolt has gone viral as new federal regulations have limited calories in school cafeterias.
Created by starving students at a Kansas high school, the protest screams "We are Hungry" in a parody of the song "We are Young." With more than half a million hits, the video is getting a lot of attention.
STEWART-PATTINSON REUNION: Are Kristin Steward and Robert Pattinson back together? "Us Weekly" says they have moved in together again just in time for the final “Twilight” movie next month.
Hopefully both sequels are even tastier than the originals.
NICE PHONE: iPhone mania continues around the globe, In Dubai, people aren't content with the standard black and white models. In fact, at the Collector's Palace in the Dubai Mall, they don't have a Chick-Fil-A, but they do have the new gold-plated iphone.
Now you’re caught up on the top of The List.
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