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Football fans are furious. Bettors are out an estimated $150 million. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin — the Republican who's famous for battling with organized labor — is on the side of the referees union. And the NFL is in something of a "prevent defense," saying that nothing can be done to change the outcome.

Summer vacation? It's for slackers. Those first gorgeously colored leaves of fall? They'll have to be raked into soggy piles a month later. And Christmas? Bah ...