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PowderedH2O 01-20-2019 05:49 PM

NFL is now the WWE
How can the NFL justify the officiating in the NFC Championship Game? In 3 consecutive drives: 1) Missed an obvious pass interference which forced the Saints to punt 2) Missed a facemask on Goff that would have given the Rams a crucial first down on the one 3) Missed the most obvious pass interference in history which cost the Saints the game.

I am so disgusted with it I am not even watching the second game nor the Super Bowl. What's the point? Hmmmm, LA has 15 times the market of New Orleans. Who do you think the NFL wants in the game?

Lorewalker 01-20-2019 06:00 PM

I'm a Rams fan and that was just not a legit win. Pathetic missed PI call on the Rams which would have ended the game. There was another missed PI call against the Rams earlier in the 4th too and as mentioned the Goff face mask.

NO played a better game to boot. Happy Rams are going to the SB but would have rather watched them win this one on their own or without the refs missing such an obvious and crucial play.

Jim65 01-20-2019 06:34 PM

That was as bad as I have seen, I understand they can't look at every play but when its so crucial and as obvious, there has to be a way correct the error.

savedfrommyspokes 01-20-2019 09:19 PM

Not much better officiating in the second game....phantom roughing the passer call in the 4th qtr against KC, certainly did not help. Guess the NFL got their east coast/west coast, large media market game. Going to be hard to watch the SB in light of the convenient officiating in both of today's games.

AGuinness 01-20-2019 11:29 PM

I’m not a football guy any more, but one of my favorite sayings about the NFL was, “play better than the refs ref.”

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VintageVinnie 01-21-2019 04:43 AM

That was a head scratching no call on what was CLEARLY pass interference by the Rams. Even my non football watching wife called it! But give the Rams credit, they fought hard in a hostile environment and put themselves in a position to win. Tough to be a Saints fan. First the Minneapolis Miracle, now this.

bnorth 01-21-2019 07:34 AM

I have come to the sad realization that all sports are like the WWE. Pretty much everything in life is like the WWE including this hobby.

Usually when someone tries to point out the "special" treatment the benefactors of that treatment make up every excuse imaginable. It is very funny to watch/read once you get over the fact how rigged things really are.

Hot Springs Bathers 01-21-2019 09:05 AM

For the NFL to be the most powerful sports league they sure have some flaws. Why they can't OT right is beyond me? Each team should at least have the opportunity to have the ball once on OT. A coin flip decides the game?

PowderedH2O 01-21-2019 09:15 AM

Ben, I have spent the morning thinking about this. In the 4 major team sports here is what I see:

NFL: Refs calls decide everything. You can call holding or pass interference on almost every play. They do it arbitrarily. Or is it?

NBA: Decades of questionable calls. One referee even admitted to it, and everyone looks at him as the outcast. Really? I saw decades of calls go in favor of Jordan, Shaq, Kobe, etc.

NHL: Guys are hitting each other constantly, yet only certain times are penalties called.

MLB: One umpire literally decides the game by controlling the strike zone, which cannot be challenged.

I have been a diehard sports junkie for 50 years. But this might be the last straw. The officiating decides too many games, and more often than not it favors the big market team. Rams over Saints, Bulls over Jazz, Lakers over Kings, etc. It might be time to free myself from sports and spend the hours a week I spend watching games, listening to sports talk radio, and collecting sports stuff.

Snapolit1 01-21-2019 10:32 AM

Brady specifically and Pats generally will get every conceivable close call. You can bank on that.

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