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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 10-19-2013, 06:52 PM
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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There has to be a lot of them. The Bottlegate game perhaps gets Cleveland Browns fans wound up. I have to say Calvin Johnson's touchdown that overturned which costed the Lions the victory which I remember. It was against the Bears at Chicago. I thought it was a bad call so how could those officials missed the call? It makes no sense to me. Also about in 2009, 10, or 11, during a Phillies-Marlins game, a groundball rolled passed the thirdbase bag and Bob Davidson called a foul ball. On the replay, it looked like a fair ball. I think that is also a bad call. The Pirates-Braves game in Atlanta, another bad call, the throw to the plate looked like he was out. And I cannot forget this one: Armendo Gallaragga's near perfect game, Jim Joyce completely missed the call which should have been a perfect game! And how about those replacement officials in the NFL? There were terrible. I'm glad they're good and I like the regular officials better. During the Packers-Seahawk game one official signaled touchdown and another signaled interception. They reviewed it over and over, and Wayne Elliott said that the call on the field stands which set people off. There has to be really outraged Packer fans. At least Roger Goodell announced that he would end the NFL Referee lockout.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:17 AM
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I would say the Music City Miracle. Then again, I'm a Bills fan.

Maybe this thread should go in the general sports section since it is not specifically limited to bad calls in pro football.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:25 AM
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Actually I'm good having it here, IIRC we've never had a thread in the football forum regarding bad calls in general. We've had threads started regarding specific calls but not bringing them all in one thread.

ADD>>>> Those posts would be pro football related of course!

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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There was a Yankees Twins playoff game from a couple years ago (2010 I think it was), a Twins batter hit a fly ball to LF, that hit the chalk, and then bounced into the stands. What makes that 20 million times worse is for playoff games they put umpires on the lines in RF and LF, and there was an ump looking right at the ball and he called it foul.
There was an A's/Indians game from earlier this year where the A's hit what should've been a game-tying home run. They reviewed the play, and they ruled it as a non-home run even though every replay they showed on TV showed it as a home run. Even the Indians broadcaster's couldn't believe they missed it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:50 AM
Location: Indianapolis
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It's gotta be the tuck rule game!! Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots in the snow in the AFC championship game back in 2001... I don't care what the refs said, that was a fumble!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:05 PM
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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And, the NFL reversed the tuck rule! I seem to remember Charles Woodson saying about **** time! Of course, it passed but Patriots abstained from voting!!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Don't forget last season's Fail Mary/Simultaneous Possession call -- Green Bay at Seattle.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:57 PM
Location: Denver
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A barrage of terrible calls that helped us lose the game in New England. You can't press the receiver after 5 yards, unless you're in Foxborough.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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The tuck rule without a doubt.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Texans v Lions on Thanksgiving

Running back's elbow hits ground, he continues for a touchdown. Should have been called down.

Schwartz challenges play. However since TDs are automatically challenged, Schwartz gets a personal foul unsportsmanlike - and the automatic TD review is negated.
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