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#126 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

Indeed. It's one of the 7 Deadly Sins, is it not? ;)

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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#127 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

It would have to be better getting the regular refs back, so let's hope that occurs.

However, the NFL's severly damaged reputation and direct impact to this year's outcome are forever tainted regardless.
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#128 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

According to an ESPN report I saw earlier today, the NFL's ratings are up this year. So much for fans being so pissed that they're avoiding the game. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

According to an ESPN report I saw earlier today, the NFL's ratings are up this year. So much for fans being so pissed that they're avoiding the game. :rolleyes:

So is Pro Wrestling...and that's pretty much equally "real". :D
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:21 PM

However, the NFL's severly damaged reputation and direct impact to this year's outcome are forever tainted regardless.


forever tainted? If the regular refs do come back this weekend, most football fans will forget all about the replacement refs in about 3 weeks.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

forever tainted? If the regular refs do come back this weekend, most football fans will forget all about the replacement refs in about 3 weeks.


Even if they don't, I suspect that fans whose teams didn't make it to the playoffs and were legit pre-season likelies will be sure that it was because of the reffing. Those whose teams do well will forget all about it.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

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The lockout is OVER. The Union refs and NFL agreed on contract and will return to the field.

Whew.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

It was funny that Mort was saying a deal was near on ESPN hours ago and Peter King with SI was pushing back saying a deal was not imminent at the same time. Then ESPN had word that a deal was done long before SI would say the same.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:42 AM

Boy, the referees sure won on this deal. But then, for it to come together this quickly, the owners had to cave.

I heard this morning on that the settlement cost each owner about $100,000 a year. I bet that's Jerry Jones' electric bill for his scoreboard alone. When you have billion dollar franchises, you wonder what they were fighting about in the first place?

This is why I blame Roger Goodell. Pete Rozelle would never have let a situation this solvable get so out of hand.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

We have a lot of Packers fans on our great site .... Are you gentlemen ok?
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

We have a lot of Packers fans on our great site .... Are you gentlemen ok?


The Colts were playing for their coach they deserved to win

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

We have a lot of Packers fans on our great site .... Are you gentlemen ok?



I'm mobile today and not watching. What's going on with the Packers?

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

They were playing for their coach


Yeah that was truly an inspirational victory.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

We have a lot of Packers fans on our great site .... Are you gentlemen ok?

Sure...no problem.

We're getting used to officials missing calls to decide games this season.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

What happened, gentlemen?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Sure...no problem.

We're getting used to officials missing calls to decide games this season.


What was wrong this week? Everyone agrees you guys were screwed in Seattle.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

What happened, gentlemen?

INDY by a field goal at the end...but it was really decided earlier when INDY was allowed to hold PACK receivers or else defensive lineman the entire 2nd half without any call.

In other words...nothing new. ;)

It's getting easier each week to "predict" how various games will turn out - almost like someone is "controlling" the outcomes.

By the way...I've seen 3 games so far and the same holds true for all 3 games.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

Sounds like whiny Packers fans to me. They can't accept mediocrity, so they blame the officials, the NFL, & soon, probably George W. Bush. :P

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

INDY by a field goal at the end...but it was really decided earlier when INDY was allowed to hold PACK receivers or else defensive lineman the entire 2nd half without any call.

In other words...nothing new. ;)

It's getting easier each week to "predict" how various games will turn out - almost like someone is "controlling" the outcomes.

By the way...I've seen 3 games so far and the same holds true for all 3 games.


So, your kicker was "controlled" to miss? :lol:
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Sounds like whiny Packers fans to me. They can't accept mediocrity, so they blame the officials, the NFL, & soon, probably George W. Bush. :P

really...the whole country saw (and almost all announcers on every sports channel) already saw 2 games that were horrendous...1 by the rent-a-refs and 1 by regular refs. No need to whine, it's quite obvious what's happening. It's not just the Packers either.

So, your kicker was "controlled" to miss? :lol:

Nope.

The were controlled to look the other way on no less than 5 holding calls that even the announcers saw...2 of which led to scores by INDY. It's getting to be the 2012 Mantra - physicality wins games, not rules.

I guess the NFL figured a "feel good game for the Coach" was a better headline. If it was just one game that would be something, but I saw 3 other teams in the same boat today - games decided by refs asleep that led to winning scores.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

really...the whole country saw (and almost all announcers on every sports channel) already saw 2 games that were horrendous...1 by the rent-a-refs and 1 by regular refs. No need to whine, it's quite obvious what's happening. It's not just the Packers either.

Nope.

The were controlled to look the other way on no less than 5 holding calls that even the announcers saw...2 of which led to scores by INDY. It's getting to be the 2012 Mantra - physicality wins games, not rules.

I guess the NFL figured a "feel good game for the Coach" was a better headline. If it was just one game that would be something, but I saw 3 other teams in the same boat today - games decided by refs asleep that led to winning scores.


Woodson got away with a few today too so stop belly aching. Accept your team as is. That's really low to bring up Paganos illness too. Poor taste.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Woodson got away with a few today too...

Quite true.

But you missed the point. It's not with just one team or one game. It seems like a number of games have some rent-a-refs based on some of the stuff they are missing. Maybe they're just rusty.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

Still complaining about officials? Color me unsurprised. Why did I know the complaining wouldn't change a bit when the "real" refs came back?

Meanwhile...

Green Bay...

I'm not a hater.. but let's be honest... Watching Green Bay ALL last season, and now thus far this season... Can you honestly say they are doing anything differently?

Think about it...

Yeah, they were 15-1 last season... but every single week most of us were watching and saying... man... Rodgers plays near perfect and they squeak by... IF he ever has a slight drop in performance to reality... they lose. ALL last season, they had shootout games most weeks... and honestly, could have just as easily lost probably half of the games that they won.

This season? Rodgers isn't quite as perfect as he pretty much was last season... the defense seems in some ways to be worse... so there you go... all those games they won in spite of themselves last year... they are losing.

Green Bay is pretty much the same team from where I sit... they didn't fix any of the flaws that they got away with most of last year.

I'll argue much of the same thing for Detroit... Detroit won some shootouts too last year... they are losing them this year. Detroit didn't suddenly turn to crap either... they just aren't getting the breaks they got last year.

Detroit and Green Bay both need to look in the mirror and realize there are a lot of little things they simply are not doing week-to-week...

New Orleans (currently playing) is pretty much in the same boat. Still got a good offense, but still not playing defense for crap... and their thus far 0-4 record shows it... whereas last year they won some of these games.

Who knows how tonight will play out... but I don't think New Orleans is suddenly playing dramatically worse this year either... just a hair worse... and that is making all the difference.

The really good/solid teams? Those teams aren't necessarily impressive week to week... but they are strong in key areas AND seem to improve as the season goes along... instead of just winging it and getting a few breaks until the chips stop falling.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

The really good/solid teams? Those teams aren't necessarily impressive week to week... but they are strong in key areas AND seem to improve as the season goes along... instead of just winging it and getting a few breaks until the chips stop falling.

Certainly that's true of a couple of teams.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

As a reminder of "things will be better when the real refs are back"...

How 'bout that 49ers v Rams game today?

Some odd ref v clock situations that weren't corrected during that game, eh?

I've seen several things now that I haven't posted about since the real refs returns that frankly would have been expected from the replacements, not the "experienced" guys!

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