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View Poll Results: Worst NFL Officiating Calls Ever?
Tuck Rule 8 57.14%
Fail Mary 3 21.43%
Music City Miracle 0 0%
Mike Renfro's Catch 6 42.86%
Bert Emmanuel Catch 1 7.14%
Bottlegate 2 14.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Yeah that's true.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Some of what people generalize as extremely poor calls, and much so in the Patriots case, can be missing the point about rules.

The Tuck Rule - based on the rule that was currently in the rule books, it was the correct call. The rule sucked and thus was changed, but at the time if you understand the rules you cannot call against them just because you think it's a bad rule. Same goes for the playoff game this year where Belichick understood a rule no one else cared to study and exploited it. That rule too got changed.

Now calls like the Dez Bryant play - that's a more subjective call on the field - what is a catch. Small things can subtle that 2 people can look at the same play and judge it differently.
I disagree on the Tuck Rule Game. Brady's arm was NOT coming forward as a pass so I personally believe that was a clear fumble.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Football is fixed, let's face it... oh, imo of course.

Some games are so badly officiated in favor of one team imo, but sometimes the opposition fights through it and beats the opposition and the refs involved... pure speculation on my part obviously.

Or, is this just my imagination?
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Anyone following the Ravens football games this year has no doubt that the officiating is lacking, especially in the Miami game this past weekend. Most games in the past have had so many flags thrown this year in Ravens games. Some of them were deserved no doubt. But there are more close or questionable calls against the Ravens than there are for them.

In the first quarter of the Miami game a Raven's receiver got called for offensive interference on a play where he scored a TD. Replay clearly showed the defensive player actually pushed off the receiver, and slipped on the wet turf. No replay by the officials was allowed.

Like in all the other losses this year by the Ravens, the final score differential was one score or less.

So far this year: 4 wins by the Ravens, 8 wins by the Zebras.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I disagree on the Tuck Rule Game. Brady's arm was NOT coming forward as a pass so I personally believe that was a clear fumble.
Agreed that Brady's arm was not going forward, it was coming back... ie TUCK..
the rule was applied perfectly and the REFs did not screw that one up.. they got it right per the rules.. the rule is STUPID, the refs were not in this case..
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Agreed that Brady's arm was not going forward, it was coming back... ie TUCK..
the rule was applied perfectly and the REFs did not screw that one up.. they got it right per the rules.. the rule is STUPID, the refs were not in this case..
I agree the rule is stupid. That call costed the Raiders the game.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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I'll assume every Raiders fan would also remember the Immaculate Reception: Raiders-Steelers.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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I'll assume every Raiders fan would also remember the Immaculate Reception: Raiders-Steelers.
Not sure this was a bad call. The only true question in hand was did the ball hit Frenchy or not and even with replay, there is no way to confirm this. So, after further review, the play on the field stands as called, TD.

Besides, neither the Steelers nor the Raiders were going to derail the undefeated Dolphins in the AFC Championship game.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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Not sure this was a bad call. The only true question in hand was did the ball hit Frenchy or not and even with replay, there is no way to confirm this. So, after further review, the play on the field stands as called, TD.

Besides, neither the Steelers nor the Raiders were going to derail the undefeated Dolphins in the AFC Championship game.
It's probably then a questionable call.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Regarding the Immaculate reception, there is no way a football will bounce eight yards upfield without something with significant upfield momentum acting on it. (For the sake of clarity, "upfield" means back toward the line of scrimmage.) Basic laws of physics dictate that the ball had to have bounced off Jack Tatum. If you watch the footage of the play, you'll see Jack Tatum running upfield, and Frenchy Fuqua running across the field. You'll also see the ball bounce from the 36-yard line upfield to the 44-yard line, where Franco Harris catches it. And when you watch the slow-motion footage, you'll see the ball bounce a fraction of a second before Tatum and Fuqua collide. That's very important. If the ball arrived before the players impacted, and Fuqua was the only player to touch it, then it would bounced across the field, in the direction that Fuqua was running, not straight back in the direction it was thrown from. The only way Fuqua alone could have made the ball bounce eight yards upfield is if it bounced off him after he impacted Tatum, which did not happen, as the slow-motion footage makes abundantly clear. If football is a game of inches, then it's also a game of fractions of a second, so the fact that the ball bounced before Jack Tatum and Frenchy Fuqua collided is the smoking gun that proves the Immaculate Reception was an unquestionably legitimate play. And if that statement makes you hem and haw, then you're implicitly doubting the basic laws of physics.

By the way, sometimes you also have to consider the source of the complaint too. The Immaculate Reception was just brought up in this topic in the last 24 hours by somebody who has openly admitted antipathy toward the Steelers in other topics. For that matter, the residual effect of his antipathy can be detected with a closer inspection of his weekly NFL predictions during the 2015 season. If he correctly predicted every game the Steelers played this season, they'd have finished with a record of 3-12-1 instead of 10-6. (He didn't pick a winner between the Steelers and Chargers in Week 5.) In other words, his bias against the Steelers is so strongly negative that he reduced them in his mind from a playoff team to the team with the #3 pick in the 2016 draft. To be blunt, people with such strongly negative biases really cannot be trusted to make impartial judgments pertaining to that which they are so biased against.
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