The airwaves at WDUZ Sports Radio were flooded with calls from fans this morning.
Sports radio host 'Rookie', says refs should enjoy their homecoming as long as it lasts.
"Fans think the regular refs are going to do a better job. I think sometimes people forget that they make mistakes as well - even though they are more qualified. They've been officiating games for many many years."
Those feelings were shared by fans at Lambeau Field, who are glad to see a higher level of officiating return to the football field Thursday.
But Packer backers says the referee's new is bittersweet; their team may have lost a battle, but they won the war.
Said one fan named Larry, " I think the overall picture is that we had to give a little to get a little, so maybe we gave up a win.. but we got our refs back and that's important."