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2012-09-25 09:17:55 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Kurmudgeon: SnarfVader: I'm glad the Seahawks won last night.

Really? Any other team would be insulted to win like that.
A win is a win, but to win like that destroys the integrity of the game.

Seattle fans have been saying that to Pittsburgh fans since Super Bowl 40 or whatever a few years back, so why don't you sit over there and have a heeping helping of STFU.

/refs have been affecting the integrity of the game for years


Ah Seattle butthurt, the most long lasting and pathetic of butthurts.

As to this play...they go up together Jeninngs appears to grab the ball first then Tate gets his hand on it and they fall. Once they're on the ground they appear to both have it. The tie goes to the offense.

But does Jennings putting his hands on the ball first mean he gets it? Or does he have to come down in control of it? Because I don't think he came down with it as by then Tate had his hands on it too, but Jennings did put his hands on it first. Luckily I'm not a ref so I don't need to know these things. But even if the call was wrong and Jennings putting his hands on it means he gets it, how is that not a split second call that could just have easily been missed by real refs? He has his hands on it first, but only for a split second before Tate gets his hands on it and when they get to the ground and the refs run in they are fighting for possession.

The replay, according to Gerry Austin, cannot be used to determine possession so basically the refs had a split second to determine who had the ball while they were in the air and came down fighting over it and replay was useless. It's a tough judgment call and one that could have just as easily been blown (if it even was) by regular refs. Not that the outrage will stop, but hey, I don't think the NFL is sad as some of you think that everyone is talking about them today, completely ignoring baseball playoffs and a lost season in the NHL.
 
2012-09-25 09:18:19 AM  
Y no Pics, WHAR IS PICS???? WHAR!!!
 
2012-09-25 09:19:26 AM  

IAmRight: Kurmudgeon: Really? Any other team would be insulted to win like that.

The refs gave the Packers the lead by calling a phantom penalty every time they were stopped on third down outside of scoring range for the entire second half, and they took it away by giving simultaneous possession to the WR.

I know there's no review for "who caught it," but why wouldn't that come up in a review to see if it was a legal catch?

born_yesterday: THAT is what we could have been talking about. The Seahawks utter dominance of the line in the 1st half.

If the Packers had won, we should be talking about how the Packers' line went from complete swiss cheese to suddenly being able to never get called for a single penalty or even give up pressure in the second half. Of course, it was mostly because they were allowed to tackle the defensive linemen in the second half, but hey, let's ignore that.

Look, realisitically, these refs clearly came from the NBA, where they're trained to keep the game close - when Seattle went ahead, Green Bay gained the ability to hold and the ability to never have to punt, thanks to bogus penalties. When Green Bay went ahead, the refs helped get the Seahawks into Packers territory. Given that they're NBA refs, I don't see how you wouldn't think the final play was simultaneous possession - all you have to do is have one hand on the ball in order to force a jump ball.

I'm just kind of surprised they didn't call for a jump ball.

/and no refs call PI on a Hail Mary, so that's just a red herring


Aren't you forgetting about Sidney Rice's absolute mugging that somehow turned into a 32-yard DPI a few plays before? Seattle had all kinds of "help," too. The replacements are deciding these games for us, and that's unacceptable.
 
2012-09-25 09:25:27 AM  
Apparently the players are airing their frustra:

TJ Yang: "Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs,"

Jermichael Finley: "Come on @NFL this [bleep] is getting out of Control. Caused us a DAMN game. Horrible!"
 
2012-09-25 09:25:57 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aren't you forgetting about Sidney Rice's absolute mugging that somehow turned into a 32-yard DPI a few plays before? Seattle had all kinds of "help," too. The replacements are deciding these games for us, and that's unacceptable.


Along with the ticky-tack roughing the passer that overturned a Packers interception deep in Seahawks territory.

And let's not forget the fact that the refs gave Rodgers a kickers ball for the failed two-point conversion. We might have had overtime! (which would have been amazing TV)

But I really put the blame on the Packers offense for failing to at least turn one of those two 3rd quarter FGs into TDs. Would have been a non-issue then.
 
2012-09-25 09:28:38 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aren't you forgetting about Sidney Rice's absolute mugging that somehow turned into a 32-yard DPI a few plays before? Seattle had all kinds of "help," too. The replacements are deciding these games for us, and that's unacceptable.


As I said in a different thread, the calls for PI/not PI were far worse than the final play's calls. Oh, and Woodson DID commit blatant PI a couple plays after that and it wasn't called. I wouldn't call Rice's play an "absolute mugging" unless I were ridiculously in the tank for the Packers, though. It sure wasn't DPI, however. Also, the late hit on Wilson shouldn't have been called (and the facemask on Mebane's sack of Rodgers shouldn't have been called), and that overturned an INT.

Like I said, though, the refs are obviously from the NBA and they're supposed to create exciting conclusions - they'd just called a couple of penalties against Seattle to back them up a ton, and they knew Seattle wasn't going to actually overcome that, so they had to call a phantom PI.

It's become pretty easy to see where the terrible calls are going to go now - whoever is behind in the 4th quarter is going to get a sh*tton of calls until they get a lead, then the other team gets their chances.
 
2012-09-25 09:29:04 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: IAmRight: Kurmudgeon: Really? Any other team would be insulted to win like that.

The refs gave the Packers the lead by calling a phantom penalty every time they were stopped on third down outside of scoring range for the entire second half, and they took it away by giving simultaneous possession to the WR.

I know there's no review for "who caught it," but why wouldn't that come up in a review to see if it was a legal catch?

born_yesterday: THAT is what we could have been talking about. The Seahawks utter dominance of the line in the 1st half.

If the Packers had won, we should be talking about how the Packers' line went from complete swiss cheese to suddenly being able to never get called for a single penalty or even give up pressure in the second half. Of course, it was mostly because they were allowed to tackle the defensive linemen in the second half, but hey, let's ignore that.

Look, realisitically, these refs clearly came from the NBA, where they're trained to keep the game close - when Seattle went ahead, Green Bay gained the ability to hold and the ability to never have to punt, thanks to bogus penalties. When Green Bay went ahead, the refs helped get the Seahawks into Packers territory. Given that they're NBA refs, I don't see how you wouldn't think the final play was simultaneous possession - all you have to do is have one hand on the ball in order to force a jump ball.

I'm just kind of surprised they didn't call for a jump ball.

/and no refs call PI on a Hail Mary, so that's just a red herring

Aren't you forgetting about Sidney Rice's absolute mugging that somehow turned into a 32-yard DPI a few plays before? Seattle had all kinds of "help," too. The replacements are deciding these games for us, and that's unacceptable.


That's the whole reason you can't blame a win or loss on a bad or missed call. Because there are bad and missed calls throughout the entire game, every game, even by the regular refs everyone suddenly loves and forgives for all their mistakes.

It's dumb to say "my team lost because of this call or calls" because your team benefitted at some point from a missed call or bad call. They might not have even been in position to have the call you think cost them the game happen if the refs were 100% right all the time.

Am I pissed if I'm a GB fan? Hell yeah, but 1) I'm not convinced a regular ref would have made the "right" call and 2) I'd know the game wouldn't have even come down to that play if there weren't missed calls in my favor.
 
2012-09-25 09:30:56 AM  
In a well-officiated game, the Seahawks win 7-3.
 
2012-09-25 09:40:44 AM  

js34603: It's dumb to say "my team lost because of this call or calls" because your team benefitted at some point from a missed call or bad call. They might not have even been in position to have the call you think cost them the game happen if the refs were 100% right all the time.


Most of the time, yes.

But when there are no plays after the one that gets mis-called, and that missed call awards points to the other team, and those points are enough to change the leader, there is no other way to describe it than "the refs cost them a game".

The Sidney Rice OPI no-call, the phantom PI that negated the pick, and several other bad calls (even the blatant and excessive OPI no-call in the end zone on the final play, where Golden Tate shoves a DB into the next county RIGHT IN FRONT OF AN OFFICIAL) - all of that can be mitigated with better offense or defense. This bad call to end a game has no rebuttal - GB has to take a loss knowing that a blown call awarded the margin of victory (-1; stupid PAT) to the other team.

Can the NFL overturn the decision? It being the last call of the game (so there's no doubt what the outcome "would have been" if they got the call right; the PAT becomes a play that never happened, though), could the NFL simply decide to call it the right way, perhaps as some part of the lockout resolution (not only are we firing the replacements, but their last call is overruled by our regular officials' first)?

It'd be lulzy, but if the MLB wouldn't retroactively give Galarraga a perfect game on a blown call, there's no chance of the NFL adding fuel to the fire by overturning the Potatoes' ruling. I wonder if they'll even admit that it was a bad call.
 
2012-09-25 09:40:55 AM  

js34603: As to this play...they go up together Jeninngs appears to grab the ball first then Tate gets his hand on it and they fall. Once they're on the ground they appear to both have it. The tie goes to the offense.


Except that doesn't matter. Simultaneous possession goes out the window once a player has control of the ball, in this case, Jennings.
 
2012-09-25 09:42:15 AM  

IAmRight: In a well-officiated game, the Seahawks win 7-3.


This.
 
2012-09-25 09:44:21 AM  
I'm out.

What is on display isn't the football I grew up loving. It isn't what I've spent my adult life supporting.

We've seen the scab refs get progressively worse and worse with each passing 'game'. At first, it was "Aw, they aren't THAT bad!"...then on to "Well, they're doing the best they can!"...and eventually to "How bad could it be?" and "Just wait until games are decided by these refs!".

We're there. The next step, which I expect to be taken sooner rather than later, will be injuries caused by the lack of control by the refs, possibly even careers altered/ended by the lack of command they have.

We're already at the point of giving wins and losses out randomly based on nothing in particular, and there's not many games in a season to begin with. Ask last year's Giants squad what one less win would have meant to their post-season hopes.

I'm from Wisconsin, and I'm as big a football fan as you've got. I have signed memorabilia displayed on the walls of my home, team graphics and colors all over my truck, I even own multiple shares of 'stock' in my team. I eat, breathe, sleep, and endlessly obsess over my beloved Packers. But what you've done now is made the entire thing an unwatchable mess. Over *money*, and not a lot of it either.

I have been the last holdout in my house that watches cable for a long time now. The wife and kid use Netflix and the internet to watch what they want, when they want. I only kept my cable subscription for football games. That's over now. I cancelled my cable, and they shut if off already. Good riddance.

So long as they current abomination continues, and so long as these scab referees are calling and costing games, I won' t be watching. That means nothing to Darth Goodell, of course, and I expect as much. I also know it doesn't mean much to the meat-puppet DeMaurice Smith, even though he's supposed to have the best interests of the players in mind...he never had, and probably never will have, a clue.

No, this is more to the SPONSORS. You know, the ones that write checks for gazillions of dollars for access to *my* eyeballs while I watched my team.

Hi, sponsors. I'm not there any more. My cable is off, my subscription is over, and I will NOT, under any circumstances, support the travesty that is the current state of officiating in the NFL. I won't be seeing the commercials that you want to use to sell your wares any more. Because Goodell and Smith have decided that the players don't matter, the actual integrity of the game doesn't matter, and who wins and loses doesn't matter, so long as the endorsement money keeps coming in.

Well, how long you want to keep giving money to the NFL is up to you. But there's one fewer pair of eyes for you to sell your goods and services to now. Stop asking focus groups and marketing drones and start asking actual football fans. More and more of us are leaving in droves with every botched game.

This weekend's games were way, way beyond horrible. They were as bad as ye olden days of '83 for the 'players' on the field (yes, I'm getting old and I do remember that, thanks) and I see no signs of it getting any better as time goes on. The hapless officials are getting progressively WORSE each week, missing more obvious calls and calling more bullshiat phantom penalties for no reason.

They are clearly out of their depth. They don't know the rules, they can't handle the speed of the game, and at the end of the day, the previously solid-gold product called NFL games has become a sad joke.
Its a joke that lost one of its most vocal supporters last night, with the abortion on national TV called Monday Night Football.

The straw has broken the camel's back. I'm saddened that it has come to this, but as one must often cut to cure when an infection has festered, this needed to happen as well.

Goodbye, NFL. Let me know when you get the normal refs back, and the games are actually competative contests again, and maybe I'll come back. Perhaps.
 
2012-09-25 09:44:48 AM  

Bendal: I just saw a replay of that throw, and it certainly looked like the Packers' DB intercepted the ball. Even a slow motion review showed the DB had his hands on the ball first, and came down with it and then got up with the football. So how did the refs decide the Seattle WR caught the ball, and why wasn't instant replay used to reverse the on field call?


It was used and not reversed, replay officials are not part of the lockout.
 
2012-09-25 09:45:46 AM  
Are there actually rules written to determine who has posession of the ball in a dispute like that? Honest question.
 
2012-09-25 09:46:51 AM  

xaks: I'm out.

What is on display isn't the football I grew up loving. It isn't what I've spent my adult life supporting.

tl;dr


And they say Kentucky Basketball fans are crazy.....
 
2012-09-25 09:48:16 AM  

error 303: Are there actually rules written to determine who has posession of the ball in a dispute like that? Honest question.


Rule 8 - Section 3 - Article 1 - Item 5: Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.

steamingpile: Bendal: I just saw a replay of that throw, and it certainly looked like the Packers' DB intercepted the ball. Even a slow motion review showed the DB had his hands on the ball first, and came down with it and then got up with the football. So how did the refs decide the Seattle WR caught the ball, and why wasn't instant replay used to reverse the on field call?

It was used and not reversed, replay officials are not part of the lockout.


I don't think replay can be used to determine who caught the ball, just whether or not the pass was completed.
 
2012-09-25 09:48:44 AM  
What sucks the most is that people forgot how much the Seahags' D completely dominated this game. 8 sacks in the first half? Packers didn't deserve to win.
 
2012-09-25 09:48:48 AM  
It really doesn't matter that it was the last call. As I said, the game would not have even come down to that play of the refs had called the game 100% correctly. They didn't miss a single call that benefitted Green Bay? And those calls didn't affect the outcome in anyway such that the game might not have even come down to that last play?

If it was a bad call, that's fine and it'd be nice if the NFL says so (they won't) though it makes not a damn bit of difference if the Packers miss the playoffs or lose home field by one game. But one bad call doesn't decide a game filled with bad calls, some of which benefitted the Packers and made it necessary to have the last play blown call.
 
2012-09-25 09:49:12 AM  

IAmRight: Actually, as a Seahawks fan, I fully expect the league to reverse the outcome of the game for the first and only time (in that it will never happen again), to appease everyone else and get the league back to what it does best, f*cking Seattle.


Seattle is farked as it is because its Seattle.

And I don't think they will reverse any games outcome.
 
2012-09-25 09:53:17 AM  

babysealclubber: js34603: As to this play...they go up together Jeninngs appears to grab the ball first then Tate gets his hand on it and they fall. Once they're on the ground they appear to both have it. The tie goes to the offense.

Except that doesn't matter. Simultaneous possession goes out the window once a player has control of the ball, in this case, Jennings.


So he has control just by grabbing it first? Or does he actually have to make a catch like a receiver and control it to the ground?

I don't think he did that, but if all he had to do is grab it first, then yeah it was an int. Either way I maintain that is a tough call to make on the field and without the use of replay I don't see any official, replacement or otherwise, making that call right all the time.
 
2012-09-25 09:55:12 AM  

StrangeQ: I love how people can be completely set against labor unions and any type of collective bargaining, but as soon as their favorite sports team is affected they lose their minds and demand that the union's demands be met.


I was just going to post something similar. I even wonder if this might have an effect on the coming elections. Given the incredible popularity of the NFL, the widespread TV publicity this labor dispute has had, and the fact that the VAST majority of people are siding with the ref's union over management, I wouldn't be surprised if it swings some votes to the "pro-labor" party.

Donning my tinfoil hat, I could even speculate that Goodell is in secret cahoots with the Obama campaign.
 
2012-09-25 09:59:31 AM  

RDixon: If I was the leader of the locked out refs; I would turn off the phone and start working on new demands.


We demand a 50, NO...100% pay raise!
73 copies of "Moby Dick" and naked pictures of Bea Arthur.
 
2012-09-25 10:04:36 AM  

js34603: So he has control just by grabbing it first? Or does he actually have to make a catch like a receiver and control it to the ground?


Apparently he has control despite Tate's arm being between his chest and the ball and Tate having two hands on it before either of them hit the ground, according to people that need to pretend that it was the worst call ever.

I'm not sure it was in the top 5 of worst calls/no-calls in that quarter.
 
2012-09-25 10:04:56 AM  

Confabulat: tbhouston: Confabulat: Funniest story of the year so far. I have a feeling the NFL will have a deal with the real refs by, oh end of business Monday?

Wrong..everyone is watching and talking about the nfl..this is great advertisement

Plus why should some over paid refs get a pension when a large majority of the united states has to deal with 401k for their retirement..its a fair deal

Ratings don't mean squat to the NFL. Vegas millions and millions, and the wealthy people behind them, mean a LOT to the NFL. If you screw up the integrity of the game, it's like putting a busted roulette wheel in a casino. That's unacceptable, and not good for business.


The networks pay the NFL billions based on ratings. Casinos don't give them jack. Gambling is an ancillary concern, at best.
 
2012-09-25 10:06:59 AM  

js34603: So he has control just by grabbing it first? Or does he actually have to make a catch like a receiver and control it to the ground?


He had control when he grabbed the ball and didn't juggle (he maintained control of the ball). Control is not a catch.


IAmRight: js34603: So he has control just by grabbing it first? Or does he actually have to make a catch like a receiver and control it to the ground?

Apparently he has control despite Tate's arm being between his chest and the ball and Tate having two hands on it before either of them hit the ground, according to people that need to pretend that it was the worst call ever.

I'm not sure it was in the top 5 of worst calls/no-calls in that quarter.


He never relinquished the ball, he never juggled it. He grabbed the ball first, and controlled it throughout the rest of the play. It was a blown call. The worst call of the game? By no means. But it was incorrect.
 
2012-09-25 10:12:19 AM  
From the comments, surely this is a Farker??

You'd have to be a real boob to not be abreast of the LFL rules to the point they call you a bust. As for the replacement refs, a rack of bad calls means they should implant some improvements before this whole thing goes tits up.
 
2012-09-25 10:12:36 AM  

js34603: babysealclubber: js34603: As to this play...they go up together Jeninngs appears to grab the ball first then Tate gets his hand on it and they fall. Once they're on the ground they appear to both have it. The tie goes to the offense.

Except that doesn't matter. Simultaneous possession goes out the window once a player has control of the ball, in this case, Jennings.

So he has control just by grabbing it first? Or does he actually have to make a catch like a receiver and control it to the ground?

I don't think he did that, but if all he had to do is grab it first, then yeah it was an int. Either way I maintain that is a tough call to make on the field and without the use of replay I don't see any official, replacement or otherwise, making that call right all the time.



You know, the relevant rules have been posted in the game thread and repeated ad nauseum on ESPN and in articles all over the web. Maybe you want to read them instead of ignorantly speculating?
 
2012-09-25 10:12:51 AM  
So you don't actually have to make a catch for an interception? I did not know that.

Seems dumb to have a different standard for catches and interceptions.
 
2012-09-25 10:12:56 AM  
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2012-09-25 10:14:20 AM  

babysealclubber: He grabbed the ball first,


Tate has his arm between the ball and his chest. If Tate has one hand on the ball and pulls it into his chest, then how can we say Jennings has sole possession? Tate had just as much control of it as Jennings throughout the play.
 
2012-09-25 10:18:09 AM  
I just read through the last 5 pages of the MNF thread. I am normally shifting between that and the Raw thread on Monday nights, but I needed some sleep.

Boy, that shiat was truly epic.

Potato refs are potato.

Goodell doesn't give a shiat about the situation, because ratings and the revenue aren't suffering. He is now the clown shoes of the NFL owners. Much like the battle with the NFLPA last year, this is a combination of money and principle. The owners have a whipping boy they can use to push out there to dictate who is in charge.

Players are taking liberties on the field because they know potato refs will miss calls...because of that Darius Heyward-Bey (sp) was sent to the hospital. Thankfully he's fine, but what happens when someone is seriously injured do to their incompetence? Will that player sue the league for an unsafe working environment? We all don't want that to happen, because the next step would be to sue for every injury, no matter who is officiating.

With all the negative press the league is pushing through from lawsuits with old players, and were on a PR campaign to show they are looking out for player safety, what's happening with the potato refs isn't helping their cause at all.

But, Goodell just takes his lashings from his massahs, and do as he be tolds.

/Nice job, Toby Goodell
 
2012-09-25 10:20:58 AM  

Kurmudgeon: SnarfVader: I'm glad the Seahawks won last night.

Really? Any other team would be insulted to win like that.
A win is a win, but to win like that destroys the integrity of the game.


Hmm, ok. Considering how amazingly bad the officiating was for this game, it goes way beyond the last play, and there is no way to know which team deserved to win. No team wants to win like that, so the Packers should be happy to not have a tainted win on their record.

Case closed.

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2012-09-25 10:21:45 AM  
Oh and the "non" scab ref that was in the booth last night that Pro-leaguers are using to validate their argument. This is the same asshat that infamously blew the coin flip.
 
2012-09-25 10:29:18 AM  

FinFangFark: Oh and the "non" scab ref that was in the booth last night that Pro-leaguers are using to validate their argument. This is the same asshat that infamously blew the coin flip.


Luckett??? That farking hack? I thought they banished him to the Upper Alaska Arena league...

/So we were farked from the start and didn't even know it.
 
2012-09-25 10:30:24 AM  

Tommy Moo: Goodell is really going to regret not ending this before the regular season. A lot of people are surprised at just how profound the disparity is turning out to be. The professionals are in an absolutely commanding negotiating position now. They should demand twice as much as they were asking for a few weeks ago.


Negative. This will continue until someone a serious injury to a major start player is indisputably caused by an official, or one of the replacements gets caught gambling. Period. Full stop.

Emperor Goodell has spoken, heed his words carefully lest you incur his wroth. Absent something that could jeopardize *his* position, he will not budge.
 
2012-09-25 10:32:00 AM  

IAmRight: babysealclubber: He grabbed the ball first,

Tate has his arm between the ball and his chest. If Tate has one hand on the ball and pulls it into his chest, then how can we say Jennings has sole possession? Tate had just as much control of it as Jennings throughout the play.


What? Jennings grabbed the ball first, with his hands. That is the definition of control.Having your arm in the vicinity doesn't count. The instant Jennings grabbed the ball (and never lost it), the simultaneous possession went out the window. I'm sorry that your team won on a blown call, but it was blown.

There was no simultaneous possession.
 
2012-09-25 10:34:23 AM  

BeesNuts: Tommy Moo: Goodell is really going to regret not ending this before the regular season. A lot of people are surprised at just how profound the disparity is turning out to be. The professionals are in an absolutely commanding negotiating position now. They should demand twice as much as they were asking for a few weeks ago.

Negative. This will continue until someone a serious injury to a major start player is indisputably caused by an official, or one of the replacements gets caught gambling. Period. Full stop.

Emperor Goodell has spoken, heed his words carefully lest you incur his wroth. Absent something that could jeopardize *his* position, he will not budge.


Or, until people STOP WATCHING THE GAMES. Seriously, one Sunday of even a quarter of the nfl fan base having a day at the park or seeing a movie and Goodell will be forced to fold like a cheap umbrella.
 
2012-09-25 10:34:35 AM  

FinFangFark: Oh and the "non" scab ref that was in the booth last night that Pro-leaguers are using to validate their argument. This is the same asshat that infamously blew the coin flip.


It was Luckett, the asshole who thought a helmet crossing the goal line was just as good as the ball crossing the line. This dumb shiat is the reason they brought back the instant replay and now they have him as the one who is reviewing the plays.
 
2012-09-25 10:42:46 AM  

AbiNormal: FinFangFark: Oh and the "non" scab ref that was in the booth last night that Pro-leaguers are using to validate their argument. This is the same asshat that infamously blew the coin flip.

It was Luckett, the asshole who thought a helmet crossing the goal line was just as good as the ball crossing the line. This dumb shiat is the reason they brought back the instant replay and now they have him as the one who is reviewing the plays.


Yeah, Luckett. The butt of many NFL jokes. He was the first potato ref.
 
2012-09-25 10:48:18 AM  

FinFangFark: But, Goodell just takes his lashings from his massahs, and do as he be tolds.

/Nice job, Toby Goodell


I understand your venom, but do feel it's directed poorly.
Yes Goodell is hired and paid by the owners, and as such has no authority to end this lockout.
Be angry at the owners.
 
2012-09-25 10:52:36 AM  
This thread is completely lacking in appropriate pictures.

/I am disappoint
 
2012-09-25 10:53:34 AM  

cantsleep: FinFangFark: But, Goodell just takes his lashings from his massahs, and do as he be tolds.

/Nice job, Toby Goodell

I understand your venom, but do feel it's directed poorly.
Yes Goodell is hired and paid by the owners, and as such has no authority to end this lockout.
Be angry at the owners.


Well, I was going to post a "AND ALSO THE OWNERS" rabble...but I got busy at the office.
 
2012-09-25 10:59:08 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: This thread is completely lacking in appropriate pictures.

/I am disappoint

 
2012-09-25 11:23:46 AM  
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2012-09-25 11:40:47 AM  
I'm waiting for someone to do this on the field out of frustration from the bad calls:

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The replacement ref will probably call a personal foul of 10 yards and replay the down. If that happens, all you defensive backs had better tool up with Kevlar.
 
2012-09-25 12:04:14 PM  

Rann Xerox: I'm waiting for someone to do this on the field out of frustration from the bad calls:

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The replacement ref will probably call a personal foul of 10 yards and replay the down. If that happens, all you defensive backs had better tool up with Kevlar.


Oh, man. Blitz: The League in real life would be pretty cool.

// except for the equivalent of 3 minutes to load/save; commercial breaks will be 15 minutes long each
// or the MFL
 
2012-09-25 12:26:44 PM  
WHAT!! No pics of what a LFL may look like?! FARK...I am disappoint..
 
2012-09-25 12:47:32 PM  

tbhouston: Plus why should some over paid refs get a pension when a large majority of the united states has to deal with 401k for their retirement..its a fair deal


And the downward spiral continues.
 
2012-09-25 01:20:45 PM  

timswar: BeesNuts: Tommy Moo: Goodell is really going to regret not ending this before the regular season. A lot of people are surprised at just how profound the disparity is turning out to be. The professionals are in an absolutely commanding negotiating position now. They should demand twice as much as they were asking for a few weeks ago.

Negative. This will continue until someone a serious injury to a major start player is indisputably caused by an official, or one of the replacements gets caught gambling. Period. Full stop.

Emperor Goodell has spoken, heed his words carefully lest you incur his wroth. Absent something that could jeopardize *his* position, he will not budge.

Or, until people STOP WATCHING THE GAMES. Seriously, one Sunday of even a quarter of the nfl fan base having a day at the park or seeing a movie and Goodell will be forced to fold like a cheap umbrella.


I'm pretty sure those contracts are negotiated years in advance. Goodell, and the rest of the league, suffer not one iota from bad ratings. Teams suffer from bad ticket sales, and in the long term bad ratings will impact the next contract negotiation. But, for example, when CBS won the NBC contract back in the 90's, they were paying the league 500 MILLION DOLLARS a season for the broadcast rights. That's seven games a week for 16 weeks or a total of 112 games. At a cost of 4.5 MILLION DOLLARS PER GAME. The contract guaranteed these rights fees, regardless of ratings, for 8 years.

A 4 billion dollar security blanket is pretty comfortable.
 
2012-09-25 01:28:42 PM  
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