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(Lowell Sun)   Patriots will win due to 12th man. He must be the one that deflates footballs, bribes refs   ( lowellsun.com) divider line
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2018-02-04 08:58:34 PM  
They won.
 
2018-02-04 10:26:03 PM  
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
 
2018-02-04 10:56:01 PM  
Awkward, subby. Real awkward.
 
2018-02-04 11:31:29 PM  
This article aged well.
 
2018-02-04 11:35:52 PM  
Get your kicks in right here, kids.  The Eagles won and deserved to win.  31 other teams did not.  That probably includes your team.  Better luck next year.
 
2018-02-04 11:38:22 PM  
We now consider the person who uttered the following words a blowhard and an asshole, but prior to the 2001 World Series; Curt Schilling said of the NY Yankees' "mystique" and "aura":

Those are dancers in a nightclub.

I think those words applied tonight.
 
2018-02-04 11:42:38 PM  
This is a great green. Six hours ago.
 
2018-02-04 11:49:19 PM  
Brady makes that catch on a deflated ball.
 
2018-02-04 11:50:16 PM  
Narrator: They didn't.
 
2018-02-05 12:08:35 AM  
Random fact: Kerouac was a sports writer for the Lowell Sun for a short bit
 
2018-02-05 12:13:57 AM  
Will Smith Go Eagles !! Funny 😂 , Superbowl Patriots vs. Eagles NFL
Youtube d-GyXc-SvZo
 
2018-02-05 12:23:42 AM  
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2018-02-05 12:32:54 AM  
What mystique? Rams, Seahawks, and Falcons choked, and they barely beat completely overmatched Panthers and Eagles teams.
 
2018-02-05 01:26:08 AM  
The first penalty called was against the Eagles, for having twelve men on the field.
 
2018-02-05 01:29:24 AM  
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2018-02-05 03:52:17 AM  
The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.
 
2018-02-05 04:09:36 AM  

Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.


The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?
 
2018-02-05 06:38:13 AM  

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2018-02-05 06:52:26 AM  

omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?


Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.
 
2018-02-05 08:35:42 AM  

Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.


Not sure if serious.
 
2018-02-05 08:51:29 AM  
Another example of why Fark's greenlight algorithm is shiat. I assume this was supposed to post before the game was over and kept getting bumped due to no comments.
 
2018-02-05 08:59:50 AM  

Jingle Strangle: omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?

Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.


The first one should've been overturned.

The second one was a catch. The guy made a football move by bowling over the defender.
 
2018-02-05 09:53:12 AM  

Jingle Strangle: omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?

Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.


No.

We're not doing this.

You guys lost.  You were not cheated.  You lost.  The only ones to blame are yourselves.  You had plenty of opportunities that were not influenced by the referees.  Ref bias is no longer an excuse.  Get over it.  Look towards next year and content yourself that you have all those other Super Bowl titles.
 
2018-02-05 10:22:27 AM  

machoprogrammer: Jingle Strangle: omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?

Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.

The first one should've been overturned.

The second one was a catch. The guy made a football move by bowling over the defender.


For some odd reason, the rule is specifically written to allow for the ball to shift slightly, so I'm not sure what else you saw.
 
2018-02-05 10:41:44 AM  

Slow To Return: machoprogrammer: Jingle Strangle: omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?

Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.

The first one should've been overturned.

The second one was a catch. The guy made a football move by bowling over the defender.

For some odd reason, the rule is specifically written to allow for the ball to shift slightly, so I'm not sure what else you saw.


It bobbled a bit after he hit the ground (out of bounds). But really, it's a moot point.
 
2018-02-05 11:41:43 AM  

Slow To Return: machoprogrammer: Jingle Strangle: omnimancer28: Jingle Strangle: The refs officiated with an obvious bias toward the Eagles and the Eagles coaches and team cheated.

Eagles win SB52*

Congratulations cheaters.

The Patriots had one penalty for 5 yards and it was an offsides penalty.  The Eagles had 6 penalties for 35 yards.  How does that show ref bias in favor of the Eagles?

Those penalties were only called to cover for the 2 gifted touchdowns.

The first one should've been overturned.

The second one was a catch. The guy made a football move by bowling over the defender.

For some odd reason, the rule is specifically written to allow for the ball to shift slightly, so I'm not sure what else you saw.


That's not the rule at all.  You need to maintain possession through the entire process of catching the ball and becoming a runner - you need 2 feet down in play and to "survive the ground" if you fall.  The first touchdown was not fully possessed before the receiver got 2 feet in bounds and it was clear on the replay.  The call was inconsistent with how it had been called all year (I'm sure Mike Tomlin's angry)
- the result, however, is what that rule will be changed this year - and I think how most people want to see it called.

Philadelphia probably would have found another way to score anyways, I don't think most reasonable people believe it's the reason New England lost.

/The second catch was good, no two ways about it.
 
2018-02-05 11:49:21 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: That's not the rule at all.



A player who makes a catch may advance the ball. A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds:

secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and

touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and

maintains control of the ball after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, until he has the ball long enough to clearly become a runner. A player has the ball long enough to become a runner when, after his second foot is on the ground, he is capable of avoiding or warding off impending contact of an opponent, tucking the ball away, turning up field, or taking additional steps (see 3-2-7-Item 2).

Note: If a player has control of the ball, a slight movement of the ball will not be considered a loss of possession. He must lose control of the ball in order to rule that there has been a loss of possession.
 
2018-02-05 12:01:29 PM  
The Patriots' 12th man last night was Collinsworth. The jack ass didn't even try to hide his bias.
 
2018-02-05 12:15:03 PM  
With respect to the first Eagles TD controversy: Clement didn't bobble it, the ball can move without possession being lost. That was the ruling on that play.

And the second: Ertz turned, took 3 full steps and reached out with the ball. Those are 3 separate acts each of which alone would establish possession, so that was also a TD.

The illegal formation was - by rule - an illegal formation. However you don't watch the super bowl to see 10,000 procedural penalties. The guidance is that the wider a player is the more leeway he gets. If he comes out and says "I'm on the line" and he's close enough then you make him on the line.

I'm just gonna say this to clear the air in the event it hasn't already been stressed:

You don't get to cry about officiating if you're a Pats fan.

Not now. Not ever.

Feel cheated by missed calls? Feel like a touchdown that was scored shouldn't have counted?

That's what it's like for fans of teams who play against the Patriots nearly every week.

If the flags aren't flying, the Patriots' opponents have a chance.  If you require flags to fly to be successful, you're a fraudulent team.

Period.
 
2018-02-05 12:19:32 PM  

Slow To Return: Nana's Vibrator: That's not the rule at all.


A player who makes a catch may advance the ball. A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds:

secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and

touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and

maintains control of the ball after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, until he has the ball long enough to clearly become a runner. A player has the ball long enough to become a runner when, after his second foot is on the ground, he is capable of avoiding or warding off impending contact of an opponent, tucking the ball away, turning up field, or taking additional steps (see 3-2-7-Item 2).

Note: If a player has control of the ball, a slight movement of the ball will not be considered a loss of possession. He must lose control of the ball in order to rule that there has been a loss of possession.


Great.  Now watch the replay and waych him lose control of the ball
 
2018-02-05 01:13:42 PM  
Well the British are coming, so...

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2018-02-05 02:04:01 PM  

jaylectricity: Another example of why Fark's greenlight algorithm is shiat. I assume this was supposed to post before the game was over and kept getting bumped due to no comments.


Bump.
 
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