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(Deadspin)   Despite blowing high profile call after high profile call all season long, somehow Jeff Triplette is working the NFL playoffs. Have fun, Chargers and Bengals   (deadspin.com) divider line 13
    More: Stupid, Jeff Triplette, Chargers, Bengals, NFL, NFL playoffs, Ed Hochuli, BenJarvus Green-Ellis  
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2014-01-02 06:08:30 PM  
3 votes:
Triplette is a good company man. That's why. Does what he's told.
2014-01-02 10:03:45 PM  
2 votes:

IAmRight: But making Pittsburgh fans complain about refereeing warmed all our hearts. As well as made us laugh into near unconsciousness.


Since you brought it up (as usual) I'm simply going to say that I will piss myself laughing when Seattle loses and you predictably blame the refs for it. My vintage bottle of Seahawk fan tears is almost empty, it'll be good to get a refill.
2014-01-02 05:47:53 PM  
2 votes:

piledhigheranddeeper: I'm having a hard time seeing what was wrong with the Bengals-Colts call.  I thought the running back's knee hitting the ground was instantaneous with the ball hitting the goal line.  Or am I missing something?

//Wears thick glasses


You are missing the fact that the ball was a half-yard short of the goal line when BJGE was down by contact. Triplette's explanation was that no one touched BJGE after he hit the ground, so he was still a live runner when he scooted into the endzone. He over-turned a correct no TD call on the field because he never looked at the part of the play where BJGE went down due to contact in the backfield. His statement after the game was that he never even looked at that aspect of the play.

I'd actually find it less troublesome if he had just been blind as a f*cking bat and said the ball was over the line rather than a situation where he completely failed to know how to do his job.
2014-01-03 10:09:25 AM  
1 votes:

cuzsis: geoduck42: Having watched the Seahawks flail about for many a long year.. it's a rather strange sensation having so many people actively hating them. There have been decades where they were lucky to get noticed.

This.

 Must be the success. Some people seem to hate that.



Or...

It could be that Seahawk fans are the whinest fan base of them all.  They flip out every time a call goes against them (it's a conspiracy!!), they claim  the NFL deliberately schedules against them, and let's not even bring up that time they got lucky and made it to the Super Bowl and it wasn't handed to them on a silver platter.  And, of course,  you're the worst kind of hater if you happen to mention how many Seahawk players have been suspended for PED/drug use during the last few years.

In other words, the whiny, attacking fans of a cheating team cause other fans not to like their team.  Guys, bad calls go against all teams, move the team to Okalahoma City if you want a better schedule, stop obsessing about the past, and accept the fact that Seahawk players use more "Adderall" than anyone else.

Have fun!!
2014-01-03 01:17:26 AM  
1 votes:

IAmRight: vento: As I said to Seattle fans during their Superb Owl loss to Pittsburgh, better teams overcome bad calls and better teams don't let other influence the outcome.

And it's still the stupidest argument ever. I'm going to sell you a boxing match, but before the match, I'm going to tie one boxer's arm behind his back. I mean hey, if the guy's so great, he should still be able to knock the other guy out.

/yeah, he COULD but the objection is that it's not a fair fight. All we want to see is a fair fight. Second-best is when the guy who's fighting all the handicapped boxers, then gloating about it gets HIS hand tied behind his back and knocked out.


It's not "the stupidest argument ever". I don't think he's saying blown calls are irrelevant, but they're just another factor of the game. If a bad call was the only farkup and/or was completely over-the-top boneheaded, then you can say it determined the game. But fans who tend to blame lost games on bad calls also tend to overlook their own team's farkups, as if the rest of the team did nothing to seal its own fate. You never hear the following from those fans...

"If the QB hadn't thrown that pick-six in the first quarter, we would have won the game."
"If that cornerback hadn't been called for PI at the one yard line, we would have won the game."
"If our team hadn't been penalized 11 times for 165 yards, we would have won the game."

But of course it's never those things, it's always the ref's (or kicker's) fault.
2014-01-02 11:50:33 PM  
1 votes:

IAmRight: Shame Us: FWIW, all 3 had legitimate gripes and in KC's situation a (inconsequential) win was taken from them, having a direct effect on the AFC playoff picture.

But making Pittsburgh fans complain about refereeing warmed all our hearts. As well as made us laugh into near unconsciousness.


As a Steelers fan, we got what we deserved. The call sucked, but that wasn't why the Steelers didn't make it into the playoffs. As I said to Seattle fans during their Superb Owl loss to Pittsburgh, better teams overcome bad calls and better teams don't let other influence the outcome.

No tears here or from all of the Steelers fans I know.

So sorry to disappoint you.
2014-01-02 10:57:36 PM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Adolf Oliver Nipples: IAmRight: But making Pittsburgh fans complain about refereeing warmed all our hearts. As well as made us laugh into near unconsciousness.

Since you brought it up (as usual) I'm simply going to say that I will piss myself laughing when Seattle loses and you predictably blame the refs for it. My vintage bottle of Seahawk fan tears is almost empty, it'll be good to get a refill.

Haha, is this what it comes down to? Your team hardly ever plays in meaningful games so you excite yourself with other teams' fans' negative emotions?


Are you too dumb to not read the NFL threads when the Seahawks are losing or lost a game?  If they're down in a game or losing, it's always two things: 1) The refs, 2) 10:00am start times.

The Cardinals exposed them, GB/SF/NO will learn from that.  Not saying the Trollhawks will lose, they're a good team, but just watch the excuses fly if they do lose.
2014-01-02 10:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Adolf Oliver Nipples: IAmRight: But making Pittsburgh fans complain about refereeing warmed all our hearts. As well as made us laugh into near unconsciousness.

Since you brought it up (as usual) I'm simply going to say that I will piss myself laughing when Seattle loses and you predictably blame the refs for it. My vintage bottle of Seahawk fan tears is almost empty, it'll be good to get a refill.

Haha, is this what it comes down to? Your team hardly ever plays in meaningful games so you excite yourself with other teams' fans' negative emotions?


Pittsburgh hardly ever plays in meaningful games? If that's what you think I'd like to see your idea of a team that does.
2014-01-02 10:47:30 PM  
1 votes:

SubBass49: Oh Jeebus Chryst...As a Chargers fan, I fully realize we used up all of our "benefit from a bad call" credit in the last game.  Now I fully expect a shiat-storm of incompetence from the officials on Sunday, probably all of which will benefit the Bengals.

It's hard being a Chargers fan sometimes.

/Still remember Hochuli-gate
//Nevar Forget


Nah, the Chargers were screwed by the refs against the Texans, so now the balance has been restored. Think positive.
2014-01-02 08:47:06 PM  
1 votes:
This is nothing, the MLB puts CB farging Bucknor in the Playoffs.
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1 votes:
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2014-01-02 05:27:15 PM  
1 votes:

netweavr: Piizzadude: I just do not get it. I thought they rated these guys, and Triplette has to have more than one black mark against him.

He's possibly not that bad, just high-profile.

Kinda like having a coworker who only makes one mistake a year, but when she does it's something like hitting "reply all" on a company-wide email.


To be fair, not all blown calls are equal. I'm not sure of the rating process the NFL uses, but if they're treating every blown call simply as a tally mark with no regard for severity or consequences of the individual call, that's a problem. Screwing up what down it is, ejecting a player for a minor offense from a game that got out of hand because your own crew let it happen, and simply f*cking up a reviewed non-TD every way possible are egregious errors that should be judged more harshly than missing/calling a ticky-tack holding call on a 3 yard run on 2nd and 10 at the 42 yardline.

If those three plays only count as 3 downgrades the same as missing a run of the mill holding/neutral zone infraction/PI, the system needs to be fixed.
2014-01-02 05:20:32 PM  
1 votes:

Piizzadude: I just do not get it. I thought they rated these guys, and Triplette has to have more than one black mark against him.


He's possibly not that bad, just high-profile.

Kinda like having a coworker who only makes one mistake a year, but when she does it's something like hitting "reply all" on a company-wide email.
 
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