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(ESPN)   Old and busted: Coach tripping an opposing player. New hotness: Referee hip-checking a player and then flagging him   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-11-09 2:09:39 PM  
The refs last night were an embarrassment and I only watched a few minutes of the game.

You GOTTA fix this taunting flag BS.
 
2021-11-09 2:50:58 PM  
Officiating down the line has been terrible in every level of every sport.

News at 11
 
2021-11-09 3:20:15 PM  

puffy999: The refs last night were an embarrassment and I only watched a few minutes of the game.

You GOTTA fix this taunting flag BS.


I'm a Steeler fan and even I thought that call was BS.

/So is the whole "emphasis on taunting fouls this season" initiative.
 
2021-11-09 3:20:37 PM  
Nothing to do with NFL having a partnership with Draft kings
 
2021-11-09 3:24:56 PM  
The solution to this is obvious.  You get the QB to throw the ball in the general direction of that ref on the next play.  While you're "attempting" to make the catch, you make sure you run full-speed into the un-padded, unprotected ref.
 
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2021-11-09 3:25:46 PM  
Yeah, that didn't happen, at all. I saw it live and saw the replay a hundred times now. There was no hip check. Taunting is the worst farking idea the NFL has ever had, but don't farking say the ref hip checked you. He didn't, lying liar
 
2021-11-09 3:27:00 PM  

puffy999: You GOTTA fix this taunting flag BS.


Yeah, my favorite tight end always spikes the ball after making a big reception.  At one game last month, he did so at the sideline, he didn't even look at the opposing players or their bench, didn't direct the spike at anyone, but he happened to be on their side of the field when he did what he always does, so a big gain becomes loss of 15 yards and halfway to ejection.  If he had done it on the other side of the field, would have been nothing.  (video)

So stupid.  Save it for looking another player and making a throat-slitting gesture.
 
2021-11-09 3:28:54 PM  
I was amused by this, though:


"Hopefully no one's children at home had to witness this disgusting act by Darren Waller"
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https://twitter.com/picksixpod/status/1445204252083826689?
 
2021-11-09 3:35:13 PM  
That dude needs to play for the Vikings..he looks like he just sacked England, or he is prepping his look for his WWE career after football.
 
2021-11-09 3:48:41 PM  
Sorry, but he wasn't hip checked.  He was butt checked.  BUTT CHECKED!
 
2021-11-09 3:48:47 PM  
Somebody on that officiating crew had money on the Steelers.  They also stole a touchdown from the Bears on a phantom low block penalty, and absolutely robbed Chicago of that win.
 
2021-11-09 3:54:26 PM  
Why do we care about taunting all of the sudden anyway?   Are they afraid a player's fee-fees might get hurt?

I mean, if it's a completely obvious and obnoxious taunt then yeah, maybe it's a flag, but shiat-talking to each other has been a part of sports for a loooooong time and it's never going away.  I actually kind of enjoy some good shiat talk between players.  It's entertaining, and sports is just another form of entertainment.   I was happy when they started letting players have those choreographed celebrations again because that stuff is all part of the entertainment product.
 
2021-11-09 4:12:34 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: Somebody on that officiating crew had money on the Steelers.  They also stole a touchdown from the Bears on a phantom low block penalty, and absolutely robbed Chicago of that win.


Except the Bears had a chance to win and blew it without the referees' help
 
2021-11-09 4:44:03 PM  

ThatSillyGoose: Why do we care about taunting all of the sudden anyway?   Are they afraid a player's fee-fees might get hurt?

I mean, if it's a completely obvious and obnoxious taunt then yeah, maybe it's a flag, but shiat-talking to each other has been a part of sports for a loooooong time and it's never going away.  I actually kind of enjoy some good shiat talk between players.  It's entertaining, and sports is just another form of entertainment.   I was happy when they started letting players have those choreographed celebrations again because that stuff is all part of the entertainment product.


Coach Tomlin said it's about setting an example for youth, and I agree. It is very difficult to officiate for sure.
 
2021-11-09 4:44:24 PM  

TDWCom29: Tad_Waxpole: Somebody on that officiating crew had money on the Steelers.  They also stole a touchdown from the Bears on a phantom low block penalty, and absolutely robbed Chicago of that win.

Except the Bears had a chance to win and blew it without the referees' help


Did you watch the same game?

The Bears wouldn't have had to attempt a 66-yard field goal to win if that TD pass to Jimmy Graham in the 3rd quarter wasn't negated by another bad penalty on that phantom low-block that didn't happen.  And Justin Fields suffered at least two late hits that would have been roughing the passer in any other universe.
 
2021-11-09 4:47:41 PM  
They handle things differently in hockey.

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2021-11-09 4:54:40 PM  

wage0048: The solution to this is obvious.  You get the QB to throw the ball in the general direction of that ref on the next play.  While you're "attempting" to make the catch, you make sure you run full-speed into the un-padded, unprotected ref.


Also known as "The Longest Yard" Adam Sandler strategy on their first drive
 
2021-11-09 5:53:16 PM  
Two lining up in the neutral zone penalties by the Bears on the last Steelers drive, didn't help either.
 
2021-11-09 6:20:34 PM  
Love that the guy flagged for a shiatty penalty is whining for an even shiattier penalty for "hip checking."

This is definitely one of the weaker taunting fouls I've ever seen but if the other teams punter is jogging by you while you're still celebrating and strutting you maybe should reign it in a little.
 
2021-11-09 7:16:46 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: Somebody on that officiating crew had money on the Steelers.  They also stole a touchdown from the Bears on a phantom low block penalty, and absolutely robbed Chicago of that win.


Attempting to do something but failing is still a penalty.  He attempted to go low, just because he (kinda) failed doesn't make it any less of a penalty.  Take a punch at someone and miss.   Is it fine because you missed?  No.  It's true in football, it's true in soccer.  (We do tend to penalize based on the result, yes, but that's NOT how the rules go.  It's intent.)

And even after the broadcasters bellyached about how it didn't happen outside of the box, EVEN THEIR OWN BOX showed that it happened literally right on the outside of the line.

The taunting calling has been a bit over the top all season, but they're been pretty consistent about it.  Just don't tempt it.  Frankly I'm with the NFL on this.  Could you imagine if Sidney Crosby skated over to the opponent's bench and started glaring at them and waving his glove or stick at them everytime he made a good play or scored a goal?  There's no need for that.  You want to do the jump splits and pump your fist and do unnecessary stupid cheering after a play like TJ Watt does after every sack or TFL, fine.  Just don't direct it directly at an opponent.  That's really not too much to ask.

There was a late hit on Fields that definitely should've been called, that's really the only thing I can remember that I find fault with.

/Also, the ref did not hip check the freaking player.  Give me a break.  He reached down for the flag, and as a result his butt jutted out a few inches.  It's not his fault the player, despite having the entire field to work with, decided to walk that close to the ref.
 
2021-11-09 7:52:36 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: TDWCom29: Tad_Waxpole: Somebody on that officiating crew had money on the Steelers.  They also stole a touchdown from the Bears on a phantom low block penalty, and absolutely robbed Chicago of that win.

Except the Bears had a chance to win and blew it without the referees' help

Did you watch the same game?

The Bears wouldn't have had to attempt a 66-yard field goal to win if that TD pass to Jimmy Graham in the 3rd quarter wasn't negated by another bad penalty on that phantom low-block that didn't happen.  And Justin Fields suffered at least two late hits that would have been roughing the passer in any other universe.


That all happened after the Bear took the lead? I guess I didn't watch the same game

You do realize the game wouldn't have gone the same exact way had those things you mentioned not happened, right? There's literally no way to know who would have won or lost either way
 
2021-11-09 10:31:19 PM  

snowybunting: They handle things differently in hockey.

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Off to Google hockey ref fights player.
 
2021-11-10 11:06:32 AM  
I miss Barry Sanders type of professionalism in football.  But this guy has something in common with Barry:  Both we're never hip-checked by a ref.
 
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