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(NFL)   The NFL has issued a statement about last night's Seahawk/Packer debacle. To summarize: "Suck it, haters"   (nfl.com) divider line 397
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2012-09-25 02:11:38 PM
So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.
 
2012-09-25 02:12:03 PM
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2012-09-25 02:15:40 PM

eurotrader: So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.


Wow. I guess you were absent the day the English teacher talked about sentence construction and avoiding run-ons.

I have a headache now. And I still don't understand exactly what you were ranting about. But I do agree with you that the farking scab refs are egregious.
 
2012-09-25 02:15:52 PM
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2012-09-25 02:16:13 PM
Well that should settle that for everyone! Controversy over. Congratulations to the NFL.

//obviously they can't, shouldn't and weren't going to reverse the game outcome after the fact
//still a joke of a call and a joke of a game
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-09-25 02:19:40 PM
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2012-09-25 02:23:20 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: eurotrader: So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.

Wow. I guess you were absent the day the English teacher talked about sentence construction and avoiding run-ons.

I have a headache now. And I still don't understand exactly what you were ranting about. But I do agree with you that the farking scab refs are egregious.


He's channeling his inner Faulkner. Let him go, he's on a roll.
 
2012-09-25 02:26:59 PM
Given that the NFL moved the start time on late games to 4:25 so that gamblers who lose big on the 1:00 games now have a chance to try and make it up on the late games, I'm thinking when Vegas starts screaming that these refs are seriously messing up their handicappers, maybe the NFL will pay more attention.
 
2012-09-25 02:28:22 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Benevolent Misanthrope: eurotrader: So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.

Wow. I guess you were absent the day the English teacher talked about sentence construction and avoiding run-ons.

I have a headache now. And I still don't understand exactly what you were ranting about. But I do agree with you that the farking scab refs are egregious.

He's channeling his inner Faulkner. Let him go, he's on a roll.


I think I'm the only Southerner I know who admits to wondering why everyone thinks Faulkner is great.
 
2012-09-25 02:28:23 PM
Congratulations NFL, you just completely alienated a lot of people including me. I have now stopped caring about football completely and don't even want to watch any more games this year.
 
2012-09-25 02:32:29 PM
This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.
 
2012-09-25 02:32:43 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marcus Aurelius: Benevolent Misanthrope: eurotrader: So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.

Wow. I guess you were absent the day the English teacher talked about sentence construction and avoiding run-ons.

I have a headache now. And I still don't understand exactly what you were ranting about. But I do agree with you that the farking scab refs are egregious.

He's channeling his inner Faulkner. Let him go, he's on a roll.

I think I'm the only Southerner I know who admits to wondering why everyone thinks Faulkner is great.


Faulkner's lengthy sentences are legendary, but every single on of them is grammatically correct. You'll not find any structural errors in any of his books. Stylistically they can be a bit of a chore, but he was far better than that two-bit hack Charles Dickens.
 
2012-09-25 02:37:59 PM
I have a vision of the NFL keeping the scab refs on for the whole year and then, next year, hiring a new set of scabs to keep the chaos, and then soon, the NFL will devolve into the craziness like Rollerball (the first one)
 
2012-09-25 02:40:51 PM

Nabb1: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marcus Aurelius: Benevolent Misanthrope: eurotrader: So the NFL position is no matter how egregious the calls by scabs there is nothing they will ever do. If they want to review just how much in the pocket of either gamblers or are gamblers themselves the refs are look at the not just blown but outright wrong call on the packers defensive interference when the Seattle player had both hands around the back of shields and even grabbed the facemask and the refs with money obviously on the Seahawks rewarded the foul by Seattle with a first down instead of 4th and 32 and that is the drive that went for a score. The refs have to be taking money.

Wow. I guess you were absent the day the English teacher talked about sentence construction and avoiding run-ons.

I have a headache now. And I still don't understand exactly what you were ranting about. But I do agree with you that the farking scab refs are egregious.

He's channeling his inner Faulkner. Let him go, he's on a roll.

I think I'm the only Southerner I know who admits to wondering why everyone thinks Faulkner is great.

Faulkner's lengthy sentences are legendary, but every single on of them is grammatically correct. You'll not find any structural errors in any of his books. Stylistically they can be a bit of a chore, but he was far better than that two-bit hack Charles Dickens.


Perhaps. But I still just don't "get" him. As a Southerner, loving Faulkner supposed to be genetic, I think.
 
2012-09-25 02:41:55 PM

dj_bigbird: I have a vision of the NFL keeping the scab refs on for the whole year and then, next year, hiring a new set of scabs to keep the chaos, and then soon, the NFL will devolve into the craziness like Rollerball (the first one)


That would be AWESOME!
 
2012-09-25 02:42:14 PM
They weren't going to, and should not have reversed the call.  But they ought to have the balls to say it was a bad call and a mistake (something I believe they've done before, not sure if under Godell though.)
 
2012-09-25 02:42:35 PM
Maybe fans should boycott this football season. I'm seriously contemplating giving up on the season. The only thing that will get the owners back to the table and bargain in good faith is us hitting them in their pocketbooks.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:19 PM

downstairs: They weren't going to, and should not have reversed the call.  But they ought to have the balls to say it was a bad call and a mistake (something I believe they've done before, not sure if under Godell though.)


They admitted the OPI was missed.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:43 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Perhaps. But I still just don't "get" him. As a Southerner, loving Faulkner supposed to be genetic, I think.


I think he tapped into that dark, gothic Southern familial dysfunction in a way that few have been able to do.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:13 PM
I can't wait until this lockout is over so I can go back to complaining about the bad calls made by the regular refs.
 
2012-09-25 02:49:54 PM
With this link, we will have ten out of sixteen links on today's sports tab dedicated to the Inaccurate Reception or bad officiating, plus that "Call It Maybe" one in the video tab.

Pretty sure that qualifies as a bad day for Goodell.
 
2012-09-25 02:50:51 PM

borg: This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.


Out of the 20 challenge flags thrown in week 3, 16 were overturned. That's 80 farking percent. I don't even think there were 16 challenges overturned in the entire 2011 season.
 
2012-09-25 02:51:36 PM

MBK: [imageshack.us image 468x640]


I LOL'd.
 
2012-09-25 02:52:12 PM
Don't argue rules with the guys who make the rules.

I didn't see the game or the play, but it sounds like the refs actually did a good job with a very difficult play.
So yeah, suck it.
 
2012-09-25 02:53:31 PM

borg: This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.


You're missing the point: even those who are arguing that the call was correct (to include the NFL) are admitting other egregiously bad/non-calls in the same game. And in other games this week. And in other games last week, and the week before.

In a non-replacement season you generally needed to go back at least a few games to find an equally bad call.
 
2012-09-25 02:56:50 PM

Tarkus: Maybe fans should boycott this football season. I'm seriously contemplating giving up on the season. The only thing that will get the owners back to the table and bargain in good faith is us hitting them in their pocketbooks.


The only thing that will actually force Goddell to act is a boycott. I'm not sure the players and the coaches can actually refuse to play under their CBA, and he'd just call up a bunch of scabs for them too. The only way to force real action is for the fans to refuse to watch.
 
2012-09-25 02:56:55 PM

borg: This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.


Nice. You'll get some bites.

/looking for that 4th time out. It has to around here somewhere....
 
2012-09-25 02:57:47 PM
The NFL could never admit that the TempRefs were wrong, as that would be admitting that the owner's shouldn't have locked out the RealRefs in the first place.
 
2012-09-25 03:03:04 PM

cretinbob: Don't argue rules with the guys who make the rules.

I didn't see the game or the play, but it sounds like the refs actually did a good job with a very difficult play.
So yeah, suck it.


The first ref on the scene ruled interception. It was another ref that had no view of the play that ran in afterward and ruled touchdown. The first ref gave up at that point.

It was a farce.
 
2012-09-25 03:06:42 PM

borg: This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.


Nobody is saying that. The problem is that this has morphed from a sideshow into a gigantic debacle. The regular refs do make bad calls, but they know what they're doing. They might make questionable judgement calls, but they can control the players, they have their respect and the respect of the coaches. These scabs take five goddamn minutes to spot the ball after turnovers/challenges. The stutter impotently whenever they announce penalties, they call phantom pass interference penalties and miss completely blatant holds on every single drive. They have absolutely no control. And this is ignoring the hypocrisy of the NFL (which now allegedly cares about player safety), replacing the regular refs, with 1500 years of combined professional experience, with referees from the high school level and lingerie bowl.

Have you watched any games this year?
 
2012-09-25 03:09:30 PM

cretinbob: I didn't see the game or the play, but it sounds like the refs actually did a good job with a very difficult play.


They missed the blatant OPI call (which the NFL admits should have been called) on the final play, and called it a touchdown when it was clearly an interception, capping off a drive that only got as far as it did because of a 30+ yard defensive pass interference call that was utter horseshiat and should have been called on the offense. Which team would have won? We don't really know, the officiating is that bad.
 
2012-09-25 03:10:02 PM

Fark It: with referees from the high school level and lingerie bowl.


Hell, the lingerie league didn't even want them, they were fired for incompetency.
 
2012-09-25 03:10:46 PM

Fark It: borg: This is the first bad call in NFL history. The regular refs have never made an awful call affecting the outcome of a game.

Nobody is saying that. The problem is that this has morphed from a sideshow into a gigantic debacle. The regular refs do make bad calls, but they know what they're doing. They might make questionable judgement calls, but they can control the players, they have their respect and the respect of the coaches. These scabs take five goddamn minutes to spot the ball after turnovers/challenges. The stutter impotently whenever they announce penalties, they call phantom pass interference penalties and miss completely blatant holds on every single drive. They have absolutely no control. And this is ignoring the hypocrisy of the NFL (which now allegedly cares about player safety), replacing the regular refs, with 1500 years of combined professional experience, with referees from the high school level and lingerie bowl.

Have you watched any games this year?


Don't forget that they get the player number wrong on a staggering number of penalty calls.
 
2012-09-25 03:10:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: cretinbob: Don't argue rules with the guys who make the rules.

I didn't see the game or the play, but it sounds like the refs actually did a good job with a very difficult play.
So yeah, suck it.

The first ref on the scene ruled interception. It was another ref that had no view of the play that ran in afterward and ruled touchdown. The first ref gave up at that point.

It was a farce.


This. They had no clue what the fark was going on, they didn't even make a call, they wanted for the answer to be piped down from the booth.
 
2012-09-25 03:13:57 PM

cretinbob: Don't argue rules with the guys who make the rules.

I didn't see the game or the play, but it sounds like the refs actually did a good job with a very difficult play.
So yeah, suck it.


With all due respect, I think the only way you can conclude the refs did a good job with a difficult play is that you did not see it. They missed a PI call, were totally confused and ran around like idiots when one ref called it incomplete and the other called it a touchdown, didn't have a conference, and then went straight to the replay booth. It was the very definition of amateur hour.
 
2012-09-25 03:15:47 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The NFL could never admit that the TempRefs were wrong, as that would be admitting that the owner's shouldn't have locked out the RealRefs in the first place.


You may be right, but if the NFL doesn't pull its head out of its ass pretty quick, it won't matter because every week that passes devalues the season. You might be able to recover from a three week mess, but after that it's going to get to the point that the viewers will put an asterisk next to this season, viewership will plummet, and the fans will write the season off as a joke. Same thing happense when there's a player's strike.

When you consider it's a multi-billion dollar business, getting into a pissing contest over what amounts to about $100,000 per club seems like a pretty short-sighted decision IMO. They should end this thing and try to salvage the season. Today.
 
2012-09-25 03:18:32 PM
The Packers shouldn't have come out for the PAT.
 
2012-09-25 03:18:45 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The NFL could never admit that the TempRefs were wrong, as that would be admitting that the owner's shouldn't have locked out the RealRefs in the first place.


If you go to NFL.com right now, you will see that there are actually articles ON THE LEAGUE'S OWN WEBSITE calling for an end to the lockout. They've even got an article about Larry Fitzgerald talking about how the replacement refs were manipulated in that call.

Never mind control of the field, Goodell doesn't have farking control of the entire LEAGUE anymore.

\also, they've apparently started up negotiations today according to NFL.com. THAT would be a fly-on-the-wall moment if there ever was one.
 
2012-09-25 03:21:24 PM

Aarontology: The Packers shouldn't have come out for the PAT.


The fine for doing so would have truly been paid for by the citizens of Green Bay.
 
2012-09-25 03:26:15 PM

FriarReb98: Aarontology: The Packers shouldn't have come out for the PAT.

The fine for doing so would have truly been paid for by the citizens of Green Bay.


I wonder if they would do it for the organization, for each player, or both.

But still. Imagine Goodell fining the shiat out of the Packers for that, and how much of a PR blow that would be for him and that whole "embarrassing the shield" mantra he's a fan of.
 
2012-09-25 03:28:18 PM

Aarontology: I wonder if they would do it for the organization, for each player, or both.


Probably the coach.

/As far as the fans go, they willingly shell out significant amounts of money for pieces of paper which entitle them to nothing more than a seat in an annual shareholders meeting. I think they could be convinced to pay a fine in this scenario.
 
2012-09-25 03:29:10 PM
I didn't watch the game, so I don't know, but did the refs allow those 8 sacks on Aaron Rodgers?
 
2012-09-25 03:29:36 PM

Aarontology: But still. Imagine Goodell fining the shiat out of the Packers for that, and how much of a PR blow that would be for him and that whole "embarrassing the shield" mantra he's a fan of.


It totally would fit my fantasy of the most spectacular way this could end. To summarize: Replacement refs work the London game with Goodell in attendance. Someone suffers a career-ending injury caused by a non-call. Belichick or the players throw punches at the refs, start an honest-to-goodness soccer riot on live TV, causing an international incident. Goodell has to resign (if not end up in an English prison for it), the lockout ends, and the NFL never goes to London again. It'd be perfect.
 
2012-09-25 03:32:22 PM

cretinbob: I didn't see the game or the play


Neither did the refs.
 
2012-09-25 03:33:49 PM

FriarReb98:

Never mind control of the field, Goodell doesn't have farking control of the entire LEAGUE anymore.

\also, they've apparently started up negotiations today according to NFL.com. THAT would be a fly-on-the-wall moment if there ever was one.


I'll bet they have a deal by noon tomorrow. They can't afford another week with this PR disaster they are faced with.
 
2012-09-25 03:40:27 PM
Maybe Jerry Sandusky will get caught by a prison guard blowing an 18 year-old inmate and the focus move off of the NFL and back to the Penn State scandal.
 
2012-09-25 03:42:24 PM

Harv72b: Probably the coach.

/As far as the fans go, they willingly shell out significant amounts of money for pieces of paper which entitle them to nothing more than a seat in an annual shareholders meeting. I think they could be convinced to pay a fine in this scenario.


They're also worth something like a billion dollars. I think the team could pay for any fines.

FriarReb98: It totally would fit my fantasy of the most spectacular way this could end. To summarize: Replacement refs work the London game with Goodell in attendance. Someone suffers a career-ending injury caused by a non-call. Belichick or the players throw punches at the refs, start an honest-to-goodness soccer riot on live TV, causing an international incident. Goodell has to resign (if not end up in an English prison for it), the lockout ends, and the NFL never goes to London again. It'd be perfect.


last night I was wondering what would have happened if the Patriots had been in the place of the Packers. I would have bet a lot of money that Belichick would have done exactly as you described.
 
2012-09-25 03:43:58 PM
I haven't watch the games more than just casually, are the games noticeably longer with the scab refs?
 
2012-09-25 03:45:39 PM

tallguywithglasseson: cretinbob: I didn't see the game or the play

Neither did the refs.


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2012-09-25 03:47:48 PM
The judges used in MMA make the scab refs look like paragons of virtue and correct calls.
 
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