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(ESPN)   Peyton Manning before MNF "I'm not all the way back yet." Atlanta defense: "Falcon right you're not"   (espn.go.com) divider line 82
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2012-09-18 12:39:27 PM

Zombie Hitler: I wish ESPN were this critical of the real refs.

In every sport.


The more likely to be incorrect human element!
 
2012-09-18 12:41:39 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 12:42:40 PM
When it comes to cheating college football programs, I tend to think there are two varieties. Programs that cheat smaller but longer. And programs that cheat big but clear out before sanctions come down on the people left behind or coming in.
 
2012-09-18 12:46:15 PM
At first I was like
l.yimg.com

but then I
imageshack.us
 
2012-09-18 12:48:33 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: And programs that cheat big but clear out before sanctions come down on the people left behind or coming in.


And I'm of the opinion that expecting a coaching staff to coach AND keep track of 100 20-year-olds 24/7, especially in somewhere like Los Angeles, is beyond asinine.

What's funny is that no one even hears about the Bush thing if the agent's implied bribe worked. He only went to the press after he gave his parents all that stuff, assuming that he was buying Bush's future contract, and Bush went and chose a real agent when he went to the NFL. Scamming a scammer is awesome and he should be praised for it.

/meanwhile, I'm to believe that Cam Newton just really wanted to go to Auburn so much that he and his family turned down a few hundred thousand from another school in the conference. Because that's realistic.
 
2012-09-18 12:56:35 PM

IAmRight: And I'm of the opinion that expecting a coaching staff to coach AND keep track of 100 20-year-olds 24/7, especially in somewhere like Los Angeles, is beyond asinine.


Yep. I never cared for USC at all, but when a measurable portion of the faculty, nearby residents, and even actual students zip around in nice cars, what may seem like an obvious case of impropriety in somewhere like Eugune, OR doesn't exactly stick out in LA.
 
2012-09-18 12:57:59 PM
"Eugune", by the way, is a small unincorporated town just outside of Eugene. Or something. fark.
 
2012-09-18 01:03:25 PM
the days of the Atlanta Falcons masquerading as a team capable of going deep into the postseason might be ready to end.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-18 01:11:09 PM

Killer Cars: "Eugune", by the way, is a small unincorporated town just outside of Eugene. Or something. fark.


If we're going with places in the middle of nowhere with not much money, I'd stick with Pullman if we're going Pac-12. Eugene is pretty nice, though it might be a red flag that someone is actually driving a car instead of one of the 100,000 bicycles in that town.
 
2012-09-18 01:28:18 PM

IAmRight: "He doesn't like a team, he just likes the players on the team." This is why everyone thinks you're an idiot, steamingpile (besides the Georgia fandom).


You don't need to think he's an idiot. It's a proven fact. He flunked out of an SEC school.
 
2012-09-18 01:34:42 PM

Nana's Vibrator: After that whole Manning and a fumble fiasco, Atlanta only had 10 points. Shameful for Atlanta. Had the game been 21 (or more) - 0 in the 2nd like it should have been, no one would be talking about the refs.

PS No one's problems will be solved when the "real" refs come back. They suck, too, and are subject to persuasive home crowds, favorite teams, and gambling odds. They're just better at making the wrong decision more quickly and covering their tracks.


Nah. The one thing they bring to the table is decent consistency. When rule changes come down the pike, as they have *every year* for the last 5 or 6, the old refs took a few games to work out, as a group, where the subjective line was. Then, as the season progressed, they all converged on that line.

Last night was pretty shiat, and they weren't trying to adjust for new kinds of calls. In fact, the rule changes this year were for increased scrutiny of calls on the field. I think two new scenarios are being automatically reviewed upstairs. Last night was really, truly bad. I've been on the "we're probably just overanalyzing these guys" train so far. But that was difficult to watch. From confusing decisions about what is and isn't a "dead ball" to what is and isn't "holding" to what is and isn't "pass interference" to what is and isn't a "touchdown"... It was amateur hour out there, and shame on the league for putting those guys in front of a national audience like that. Why they wouldn't single out the 3 BEST available refs for the Monday Night Game is beyond me.

The hardest thing for me was seeing how long it took to get the call sorted for EVERY CALL. The first quarter took damn near an hour. The second took over 40 minutes. I turned that shiat off at the half because I was tired of watching the Foot Locker Brigade doing their laundry on national tv.
 
2012-09-18 01:35:24 PM
Since I know how much fark LOVES people to chime in with unsolicited fantasy football tidbits...

I was down by 22 points last night, had nobody in the MNF game, and my opponent (who had the highest week-1 score in the league) had both Matt Ryan and Julio Jones playing. Imagine my surprise this morning when I had won my game by a massive 1.5 pts.

/It was a good day
 
2012-09-18 01:40:04 PM

SkepticalBeliever: Compared to the Rams/Skins game, I thought the officiating was ok last night.


I'm glad I am not the only one who thought the officiating for the Rams/Skins game was Atrocious, with a capitol A. They let the Rams get away with so much BS after-the-whistle punching and shoving, the refs just had *no clue* how to rein in the players, and the Rams (especially Punkass Finnigan) used it to their advantage by getting under our skin.

/I Mad
//Our guys need to keep cooler heads
/But Fark the refs and Fark the Rams
 
2012-09-18 01:57:55 PM

one0nine: I felt like some of the Falcons' defenders were getting pretty damn dirty out there, but I have to give credit to the guys who got a pitch-perfect read on Manning on those first two possessions. Pissed me off, somewhat, as I was pulling for the Broncos, but they really were pretty fantastic from a defensive standpoint. It looks like the O-line will need to do some serious work and Peyton will need to school these guys some more on that whole no-huddle thing... there was one play that just went all to hell because nobody did what they were supposed to do. Still, once the Broncos got settled late in the 3rd and in the 4th, they really got it going. They just weren't expecting the ferocity and speed of Atlanta's defense, and it cost them big-time early on.



Not surprising that both statements are contained in the same post.


/Haters
//Gonna hate
///Spoon and Willy Mo are bad men
 
2012-09-18 02:09:47 PM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Since I know how much fark LOVES people to chime in with unsolicited fantasy football tidbits...

I was down by 22 points last night, had nobody in the MNF game, and my opponent (who had the highest week-1 score in the league) had both Matt Ryan and Julio Jones playing. Imagine my surprise this morning when I had won my game by a massive 1.5 pts.

/It was a good day


How did Ryan and Jones account for negative 23.5 points? I mean, they weren't impressive, but you have a weird league.
 
2012-09-18 03:39:17 PM
Atlanta Falcons regular season:

img.bleacherreport.net

Atlanta Falcons Playoffs:

www.sportsnet.ca 

They are the southern version of the Vikings.
 
2012-09-18 03:49:12 PM

Generation_D: mr_a: I actually thought there were some positives for Peyton. Atlanta obviously threw some stuff at him that he hadn't seen before, and really made him look like an idiot in the 1st quarter.

By the 4th quarter, he had kept his cool, studied what was going on, and was starting to pick apart the ATL defense. He would have won it if there was a 5th quarter.

The officiating just about caused me to turn off the game.

As a neutral, DID cause me to turn off the game. The incompetent refs are preventing the game from being played while they learn on the job. During the first big shoving match where a refs hat got knocked off, you could see they looked scared. A couple of them had no idea what they were doing.

I watch the league to see the best of the best, that includes the refs. I'm probably going to start missing games til these idiots are fired and the real refs are back.


I don't think the replacement refs are idiots, just that they are overwhelmed, but are trying to do the best they can. I mean how can you take a bunch of rookies, with little training, and throw them into the grinder like this? It is farking insane.
 
2012-09-18 03:51:33 PM

IAmRight: steamingpile: IAmRight: thecpt: Its a monday night and the game doesn't start til 8:45. The first quarter alone took a whole hour. I can't do that for a whole season.

I'm pissed because next week is Seattle/Green Bay and I actually like both of those teams and therefore want to stay up and watch that whole game instead of turning it off at halftime.

What's funny is he doesn't like green bay, he just likes rooting for pac12 QBs that are doing well, I remember him referring to how he tried to say the cardinals got a steal by getting leinart at pick 10.

"He doesn't like a team, he just likes the players on the team." This is why everyone thinks you're an idiot, steamingpile (besides the Georgia fandom).


You root for a player because of where he went to college, that's it so don't act like you're correct interpreting what I said, there's a big difference in cheering for the players and just one player on a team. Its like idiots cheering for a guy because of fantasy leagues.

Most rational people stop their college allegiance once a guy leaves their school but you look at it as some kind of acceptance your fandom of a conference is vindicated by how they perform at the next level.
 
2012-09-18 03:55:07 PM
I was eating tapenade during the game last night hoping Peyton would show up in my refrigerator...
 
2012-09-18 03:58:03 PM

poughdrew: IAmRight: "He doesn't like a team, he just likes the players on the team." This is why everyone thinks you're an idiot, steamingpile (besides the Georgia fandom).

You don't need to think he's an idiot. It's a proven fact. He flunked out of an SEC school.


Flunked out is not the same as getting thrown out for drinking too much and rarely showing up.
 
2012-09-18 03:59:27 PM

IAmRight: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Since I know how much fark LOVES people to chime in with unsolicited fantasy football tidbits...

I was down UP by 22 points last night, had nobody in the MNF game, and my opponent (who had the highest week-1 score in the league) had both Matt Ryan and Julio Jones playing. Imagine my surprise this morning when I had won my game by a massive 1.5 pts.

/It was a good day

How did Ryan and Jones account for negative 23.5 points? I mean, they weren't impressive, but you have a weird league.


I fail. FTFLessFail.

Gives me an idea though...why not make a for-fun garbage fantasy league. Negative points for scores and yardage, positive points for throwing interceptions, then try and get the highest score. I guess people would probably just start all backups and hope for zeros...but I feel like it might be interesting.

/Fark Bizarro League
 
2012-09-18 04:01:12 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Atlanta Falcons regular season:

[img.bleacherreport.net image 650x440]

Atlanta Falcons Playoffs:

[www.sportsnet.ca image 381x253] 

They are the southern version of the Vikings.


Well in fairness the Saints have been eating their lunch the past 4 or 5 years. They'll have a chance this year.
 
2012-09-18 05:01:58 PM

Generation_D: As a neutral, DID cause me to turn off the game. The incompetent refs are preventing the game from being played while they learn on the job. During the first big shoving match where a refs hat got knocked off, you could see they looked scared. A couple of them had no idea what they were doing.


Holy shiat, THIS. The only reason I watched it is because I'm a Charger fan, and I had a definite rooting interest. The infamous Moreno fumble (on which the Donks totally got screwed) was a prime example of this. One of the Donk linemen came to the pile after the refs were huddled around, trying to sort it out, and just started grabbing refs and throwing them to the side! That should have been automatic ejection, but the new refs are too scared to do anything about it.

Also, do we have to have a 2 minute ref huddle after EVERY FARKING flag? Again, they're scared to do anything with authority. They have none, and everyone knows it. Hell, even Norv was screaming at the refs all game just because they're scared and intimidated, they're way in over their heads, and they know it.

I generally don't buy in to all the ZOMG SOMEONE'S GOING TO GET HURT hype, but I am now after seeing last night's game.
 
2012-09-18 05:39:47 PM
The entire bar was talking more about how bad the refs were then how bad the Broncos and Atlanta offenses were. We left at the 3rd Quarter. The game took too long, I got work in the morning.
 
2012-09-18 05:44:06 PM

xynix: Jim from Saint Paul: Atlanta Falcons regular season:

[img.bleacherreport.net image 650x440]

Atlanta Falcons Playoffs:

[www.sportsnet.ca image 381x253] 

They are the southern version of the Vikings.

Well in fairness the Saints have been eating their lunch the past 4 or 5 years. They'll have a chance this year.


They are not SB quality. Evidenced by getting spanked by the Packers and the Giants the last few years. Saints didn't really have a lot to do with those losses. :)
 
2012-09-18 06:11:13 PM
Broncos playing horrible still doesn't excuse terrible calls.

A quarterback will get hurt BAD if this crap isn't resolved soon. If you know that you can do what you want, it becomes a trophy to be the guy that knocks out the QB.
 
2012-09-18 06:31:10 PM

poughdrew: IAmRight: "He doesn't like a team, he just likes the players on the team." This is why everyone thinks you're an idiot, steamingpile (besides the Georgia fandom).

You don't need to think he's an idiot. It's a proven fact. He flunked out of an SEC school.


t1.gstatic.com

"Weird wacky stuff. I did not know that."
 
2012-09-18 07:22:59 PM

steamingpile: Flunked out is not the same as getting thrown out for drinking too much and rarely showing up.


No, not really. That's close enough for practical purposes. There was work to do. It didn't get done. Dismissal ensued.
 
2012-09-18 09:48:52 PM
I, for one, am going to enjoying watching Manning blow up in John Horseface's smug mug. The Falcons exposed Manning, who does not have the same velocity on his throws.
 
2012-09-18 11:12:49 PM
Am I the only one who thought the Broncos looked pretty damn good? We caugh up the ball 4 times and still hold "The New Greatest Show on Turf" to 27 points. Why is no one talking about Denver's D? Or Atlanta's D for that matter? I mean, they threw Peyton some really weird looks and just busted out of the gate with ridiculous ferocity and caught him off guard. That stadium was so loud the cameras were shaking. But no... It's because Peyton lost his touch. Nevermind that they put together a nice drive before the half, put up 14 in the 4th, and had the ATL fans freaking out a bit in the process.

I know it's a QB driven league, but Jesus... Let's analyze the farking games properly. I kind of liked what I saw from the Donkeys... After the 1st quarter anyway.
 
2012-09-19 04:46:24 AM

steamingpile: IAmRight: steamingpile: IAmRight: thecpt: Its a monday night and the game doesn't start til 8:45. The first quarter alone took a whole hour. I can't do that for a whole season.

I'm pissed because next week is Seattle/Green Bay and I actually like both of those teams and therefore want to stay up and watch that whole game instead of turning it off at halftime.

What's funny is he doesn't like green bay, he just likes rooting for pac12 QBs that are doing well, I remember him referring to how he tried to say the cardinals got a steal by getting leinart at pick 10.

"He doesn't like a team, he just likes the players on the team." This is why everyone thinks you're an idiot, steamingpile (besides the Georgia fandom).

You root for a player because of where he went to college, that's it so don't act like you're correct interpreting what I said, there's a big difference in cheering for the players and just one player on a team. Its like idiots cheering for a guy because of fantasy leagues.

Most rational people stop their college allegiance once a guy leaves their school but you look at it as some kind of acceptance your fandom of a conference is vindicated by how they perform at the next level.


This is as false a statement as I have ever seen on Fark, which means something in a place populated by birthers *AND* Jay Cutler apologists. *MOST* college fans care how the players they have come to know and watch grow do at the next level. For example, If you are Florida fan watching the Jets/Steelers and NOT thinking Tim Tebow looked a hell of a lot better than Sanchez in his limited action, I would be impressed with your impartiality.
 
2012-09-19 09:24:17 AM

I sound fat: steamingpile: Most rational people stop their college allegiance once a guy leaves their school but you look at it as some kind of acceptance your fandom of a conference is vindicated by how they perform at the next level.

This is as false a statement as I have ever seen on Fark, which means something in a place populated by birthers *AND* Jay Cutler apologists. *MOST* college fans care how the players they have come to know and watch grow do at the next level. For example, If you are Florida fan watching the Jets/Steelers and NOT thinking Tim Tebow looked a hell of a lot better than Sanchez in his limited action, I would be impressed with your impartiality.


Not to mention the fact that it's kinda funny that the words "rational people stop their college allegiance once a guy leaves their school" were typed by a guy who roots HARD for a school that he flunked out of (and obviously subsequently left).
 
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