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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
    More: Awkward, Super Bowl XL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII, Chicago Bears, Ben Roethlisberger, official Tony Corrente, linebacker Cassius Marsh  
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2021-11-09 2:09:39 PM  
4 votes:
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 3:20:37 PM  
4 votes:
Nothing to do with NFL having a partnership with Draft kings
 
2021-11-09 3:24:56 PM  
3 votes:
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.
 
2021-11-09 3:48:47 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:44:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 4:54:40 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:50:58 PM  
1 vote:
Officiating down the line has been terrible in every level of every sport.

News at 11
 
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2021-11-09 3:25:46 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:48:41 PM  
1 vote:
Sorry, but he wasn't hip checked.  He was butt checked.  BUTT CHECKED!
 
2021-11-09 3:54:26 PM  
1 vote:
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 4:47:41 PM  
1 vote:
They handle things differently in hockey.

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2021-11-09 5:53:16 PM  
1 vote:
Two lining up in the neutral zone penalties by the Bears on the last Steelers drive, didn't help either.
 
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