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Old 09-25-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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So end of story. And the booth official who IS NOT a replacement agreed!

I rest my case.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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How about the high/low hit on Favre by the Saints in the 2009 NFC CG that resulted in an interception? It was a classic Tom Brady hit-should have been 15 yards and a first down and the players should have been ejected. NO flag.

How about the PI on Ben Leber in the same game? The replay showed that Leber was 3 feet away from the TE but somehow he interfered with him. They would have been punting but were given a first down.

How about in the same game V Shainco's Jersey almost being pulled off by a Saint and no flag? Replay showed his Jersey being held by the defender and pulled out a foot from his body before the ball was thrown right in front of the ref. No call.

How about in the same game Reggie Bush getting a first down on a 4th down carry when it was clear that he fumbled the ball and was stopped well before the LOS? They gave him his forward progress before the fumble when he didn't re-establish possession until he was well BEHIND the LOS.

I have no love for the old officials. They made as many or more mistakes.

Still can't get over that game eh finger? It's ok and healthy to let things go and move on. Also helps to not look at everything (Packer related) through purple colored glasses.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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But you can't argue what happened last night. Regardless of everything the Packers did wrong last night, they did enough to win the game. This is one of those few instances where you can honestly say "the refs lost them the game."
Sure we can argue about this - calls like this is what makes sports fun and exciting. The call is a subjective opinion and my opinion is just as valid as yours. Unfortunately for the Packers the ref's opinion is the only one that counts.

It's always easier to blame a scapegoat (especially a replacement scapegoat ) then to take personal responsibility. Obviously the Packers did not do enough to win the game otherwise they would have scored more points on each of their possessions last night and would have easily won. As professional athletes they need to step up and take responsibility that their offense failed and give credit to Seattle's defense. Also, the Packers defensive player needs to take responsibility for not batting the ball down like he should have done.

I remember Mike Ditka commenting on the Fog Bowl game saying that the other team that was complaining should have scored more points before the fog settled into Soldier Field. He had a valid point. The Packers had numerous offensive possessions and should have scored more points if they wanted to win.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Still can't get over that game eh finger? It's ok and healthy to let things go and move on. Also helps to not look at everything (Packer related) through purple colored glasses.
The purple glasses are ALWAYS on

Just watch this video-


NFC Championship game bull**** calls - YouTube
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The purple glasses are ALWAYS on

Just watch this video-


NFC Championship game bull**** calls - YouTube
Hey! noticed on that bottom crawl the the Gophers beat Northwestern 65 - 61, Go Gophs!

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Um, let's get this back on topic. Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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People seem to forget that even if they had the regular refs................THEY blow games too. Look at Ed Hochulli in that Chargers/Broncos game from a couple years back?? He's one of the best referees out there, and his call in that game singlehandidly changed the outcome of the game. The regular refs wouldn't have called offense PI there either (even thought it was blatant interference) because they swallow the whistle at end of games, so the question I have after seeing the play is why the back official made the call signaling the touchback and the guy next to the play less then 4 feet away from the back guy is signaling touchdown?? And has been noted, the replay official is NOT a replacement, he's a regular NFL employee how come HE isn't taking any of the blame?? The guys on the field probably couldn't come to an agreement on the field, signaled touchdown, because all scoring plays are reviewed anyways.
My blame here is on the replay official, if there even is one. Since he's an actual employee he should have a clear picture of who had posession, because they reviewed it for like 10 minutes or something. So either 1 of 2 things happened:
A) he saw that Jennings had possession, but since the call on the field was TD, he wanted to get this talked about in the media and have a lot of debates about the replacement officials. If that's the case he should be fired IMMEDIATELY.
B) The call on the field is TD and in those 8-10 minutes he had he didn't have conclusive evidence to overturn the call, and likewise if the call on field had been INT wouldn't have had enough evidence. Whatever they called, SOMEONE was going to get bad, but can't blame the replay officials or replacement officials.
It's too bad we'll never what the replay official was looking at/what he saw.
/end rant.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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The only question is whether you give the defender credit for controlling the ball first BEFORE the WR gets his hands on it because the rule states that another player cannot take possession of it once it is "controlled" by another player.

Now we all know that you cannot catch a ball until you get both feet on the ground. The defender surely did not have both feet on the ground before the WR got his hands on the ball so anything that happens prior to that will determine if it is a catch.

So since they both had their hands on the ball when they hit the ground, it must be deemed simultaneous possession and the rule clearly states that this type of reception is awarded to the offense.
The discrepency lies with hand vs. hands. Jennings had his hands on the ball and Tate had a hand in there. btw, I am a die hard Vikes hand who lives on the MN/WI border and relishes in Packer losses.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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The NFL Channel has reported that an official statement is coming from the league office regarding last nights game in general and the final play of the game in particular.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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They seem to be slowing the pace of the game with ticky-tack fouls. The MNF game they did a bad job. 1 hour for the 1st quarter???
Im surprised the game lasted as long as it did....I got home from work around 10 last night, about the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter.
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