Thanks to the NFL's ongoing labor dispute and its use of replacement referees, officiating has been horrible, so it was only a matter of time before fans' frustrations vented in unique ways on the Web, the latest being its own version of life with substitutes: the Replacement Google.
The site jokingly claims to be sponsored by the NFL, and just as critics say of the league's replacement officials, it does a poor job imitating what the real Google can do.
Search "LA Times Tech Now" and you might get the results for "Highest altitude in Wichita." Hit "I'm Feeling Lucky" and the site could show you the results for "TV shows that debuted in 1983."
The site was created by Erik Johnson, a 28-year-old Web developer and die-hard New England Patriots fan.
He said he began to feel compelled to do something about the poor officiating following his team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.