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(Deadspin)   Lance Easley, the replacement ref who signaled touchdown at the Seattle Screwjob, was deemed not ready for NCAA Division I football by a refereeing clinic run by top level officials   (deadspin.com) divider line 13
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2012-09-26 09:24:05 PM
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The NFL reviewed it and said they made the right call. I'm suuuuuure all you Packer farks would be screaming just as loudly if the call had gone the other way on the field and the NFL called it a bad call after the fact. No, you don't care about the call being right, you just care about your team winning.
2012-09-26 11:27:06 PM
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Lsherm: Shaggy_C: The NFL reviewed it and said they made the right call. I'm suuuuuure all you Packer farks would be screaming just as loudly if the call had gone the other way on the field and the NFL called it a bad call after the fact. No, you don't care about the call being right, you just care about your team winning.

I think it's more impressive that they reviewed it and said they made the right call. I mean, it was a bad call to begin with, but to stick with it in the face of overwhelming evidence that you made the wrong call in the first place really takes balls.

I hadn't actually seen video of the "touchdown" before two minutes ago, and I was impressed. That level of stupidty is truly astounding.


The level of stupidity in your reading comprehension skills and understanding how NFL reviews work is truly astounding, as well. They said the following:
1) The call on the field was simultaneous catch - This is factual
2) The simultaneous catch was reviewable in the end zone, and was reviewed - This is factual
3) That there was no indisputable evidence to overturn the call on the field - The only debatable point, and, truly, there is no indisputable evidence that shows only singular possession, only compelling evidence.

They cannot arbitrarily rejudge the call on the field. They are forced to operate within the rules of the review system, which has specific rules for overturning a call on the field.
2012-09-26 10:34:17 PM
1 votes:

missiv: I don't know if it's fair to castigate this individual. He's been put in this position by the NFL and the team owners. These were the same dipshiats who decided to let go of Referee trainers too. The replacement refs shouldn't have been put into this position untrained. One might think the replacements also have a love of the Game, and are doing the very best they can.


Here's my take on it:

Let's say the Baltimore Ravens decide to offer me a one-game contract as a running back. I love football, I love the Ravens, and hey, it's good money & definitely something to brag about, so I sign. They put me in the game, I try to pick up a blitzing linebacker, and I get knocked 20 yards backwards and land on my disembodied spleen. Now, are the Ravens at fault for putting me into that position, knowing that I'm an out-of-shape 40 year-old who couldn't have played junior varsity football in my prime? Or am I at fault for knowing full well that I was going to be painfully overmatched but signing the contract and taking the field anyway?
2012-09-26 10:24:22 PM
1 votes:
I don't know if it's fair to castigate this individual. He's been put in this position by the NFL and the team owners. These were the same dipshiats who decided to let go of Referee trainers too. The replacement refs shouldn't have been put into this position untrained. One might think the replacements also have a love of the Game, and are doing the very best they can.

Every stadium should offer refunds to season ticket holders for what has happened. The greedy bastards sold a defective product.
2012-09-26 09:14:35 PM
1 votes:
Ok well past time to get over this issue.

It was just a football game and not a very good or important one.

Nobody died
2012-09-26 09:12:33 PM
1 votes:

Insatiable Jesus: Helluva ref, if he sacked Aaron Rodgers 9 times and handed Seattle the game.


Well, I mean, he did in fact do one of those things.
2012-09-26 09:01:14 PM
1 votes:
Helluva ref, if he sacked Aaron Rodgers 9 times and handed Seattle the game.
2012-09-26 08:57:51 PM
1 votes:
Replacement referees are not experienced NFL officials. More at 11.
2012-09-26 08:51:27 PM
1 votes:

FriarReb98: It's called the Inaccurate Reception. Terminology, people.


I like "The Fail Mary" the best.
2012-09-26 08:47:21 PM
1 votes:
Well, yes. If he was actually qualified to be a ref he would be on a college field or a picket line.

How is this in any way suprising?
2012-09-26 07:03:36 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: "He's a very polite, good Christian gentleman

Being a Christian is a qualification for these clowns? Well that explains alot...


Well, it WAS a 'Hail Mary' pass, so...
2012-09-26 07:02:16 PM
1 votes:
"He's a very polite, good Christian gentleman

Being a Christian is a qualification for these clowns? Well that explains alot...
2012-09-26 06:54:20 PM
1 votes:
It's called the Inaccurate Reception. Terminology, people.
 
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