I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from mosseffect43. Show mosseffect43's posts

    I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    they sure gave the game to the saints on the final bad call,and the fumble that wasnt called.
     
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    absolutely ridiculous calls. I'm wondering why I buy season tickets at this point given the awful refereeing and the obvious biases in the league. It's getting silly to hear the league talk about the integrity of the game.


     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Yeah, that was really bad at the end.  It was almost like they wanted the game to be over and so they were simply going to appoint a winner by making the necessary calls.  I have to say though that the Vikings hardly deserved to win with all the turnovers they committed.  They must have greased the football or something.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    they do.im sorry about what happened to new orleans and katrina.but no reason to give them the edge in a game.yes the vikes had there chances.it was a great game until the end with the bad call and no call.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Yep. Refs were the factor in Saints winning in overtime. (and I wanted them to win but not like that) The league really needs to deal with this. Watch the film Roger and hold refs accountable. (fines?)
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    texas- the pass interfearence call that was way over the head of the saint receiver.no way he could have caught the ball regardless.
     
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    bogus PI and very, very questionable catch at the end (it looked like it was trapped in the review).

    I agree with simroy, the number of PI calls in the SB may be off the charts. Count on the Colts getting the lion share
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Look no further than the last PI call on a ball that was clealy over the head of the receiver.  Puts the Saints right back in field goal range - ballgame.

    PI calls have been a joke all year, but when a call decides the conference championship, there's a serious problem.

    I'm glad New Orleans won and am happy for Saints fans - but at least give the Viking a fair shot to win in the OT.

    Of course, if Favre doesn't throw the dumb pic at the end of regulation, I'm not posting here.
     
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    Tex- Overtime was a cringe fest with questionable calls. PI against Vikings when ball was clearly overthrown everyone's head.  Fumble not called. Questionable first down with just a jump up and pig pile.

    Agree Vikings did themselves no favors with 5 turnovers and that nasty Favre interception.

    Yes, Favre was brutalized and should have had a roughing the passer call in his favor at least once when he was taken down at his knees.
    Towards the end of regulation and through overtime- I thought the refs got more wrong than right.

     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Sam Adams -  the NFL has created a rule on hitting the QB that the refs are not capable of calling correctly.  Just like everything else, the calls are brutally inconsistent.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    I tend to agree - that pass interference call was absurd.  Thomas was clearly tripping over his own feet and #51 barely touched him.

    I also thought the spot on the Pierre Thomas leap was EXTREMELY generous.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    I don't think the Vikings would have the best chance at beating the Colts because of turnovers.

    The Vikings turned the ball over FIVE times.

    I don't trust the Saints' tackles, who couldn't stop anyone on the Vikings from getting to Brees in 0.002 seconds, to stop Freeney and Mathis.  I also might have enjoyed watching Jared Allen run roughshod over Manning (along with the Williamses and Ray Edwards).

    Oh well.  My intuition says that this is the Saints' year.  They're too much of a feel good story and (like Bill Simmons said) everybody who isn't from greater Indianapolis or betting on the Colts will be cheering for the Saints who might also get coveted underdog status.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Saints have the underdog status.

     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    First off, the Vikes can only blame themselves - they were lucky they recovered as many fumbled as they did. 

    Second, I want the Colts to lose and I think the Saints have a better shot. 

    Third: "I'm wondering why I buy season tickets at this point given the awful refereeing and the obvious biases in the league"

    Awful refereeing - to a point, but I think the real problem is the pass interference rule. Something needs to be done here - limit the penalty to ten years, make it reviewable, etc. 

    But as for "obvious biases," surely you don't believe that there was an NFL league bias against the vikings? The NFL and the networks were creaming for a Favre-Manning Super Bowl. 

    Having said that, too bad a great game was marred by this at the end. But the Saints deserved the win.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    There were a lot of missed calls, but this doesn't exactly support the theory pushed around here that the NFL fixes games for its' marquee QB's (Manning).  Wouldn't the NFL want Manning v. Favre?  Shouldn't the hall of fame QB get the blatant roughing the passer call that wasn't made?

    If anything, you all should be able to sleep easy knowing now that a different HOF QB got shafted this game, and that it's just plain bad, unbiased officiating that hurts every team in this league.

    Let's Geax Saints!!
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    At first all I heard was how the NFL was trying to set up 2 undefeated teams in the SB for a ratings gold mine.  Then I heard how the NFL wants to have a Manning-Favre bowl, and now it looks like the refs had something else in mind.  

    The last series was "odd", but all teams can say they've had such calls go their way from time to time, especially at home.  I'm just glad Polian is not the GM for the Saints.  I could just imagine the 20 threads started on it...
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    The farvre int was not that bad. that was the last chance they had to get the field goal at a manageable distance so he tried to force it in there. i don't understand why people dont get that.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    The ref's didn't tell the Vikings to have 12 guys in the huddle, nor did they tell Favre to thow an INT when he could have picked up 5-10 by running towards the sideline.  Vikings played incredibly stupid when it mattered most.  5 turnovers.  They beat themselves.   
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    I agree the PI call was BS, but unless they make those reviewable this will never change. While we watch from a much higher angle (not to mention numerous replays), the refs only see what's in their line of sight. I was also shocked that there was no flag when Favre was hit low and high at the same time. Had that been Peyton Manning...well, we all know what would have happened! But most of the calls went against the Saints, at least through the first three quarters. What really surprised me was the lack of flags in Indy. I expected them to be flying everywhere. Of course, they didn't need them to beat the Jests! But as for the Vikings, they have nobody to blame but themselves. You simply cannot cough the ball up five times and win a game of this magnitude. And three of those turnovers happened when they were inside the 20! Had they managed to hold onto the ball they would have won by at least two TDs! Favre did make that bonehead throw, but after how bad he was smacked around you can hardly blame him for not wanting to run the ball! The SB will be a shootout this year. I just hope the Saints can hit Manning like they did to Favre last night! Now since Minnesota lost we'll have to go through the Favre BS all over again. He'll be thinking they have another chance to make it next year and will drag out his "retirement" once more! Had he been able to win the SB at least he might have had the sense to retire on top, like Elway, Bettis, and Strahan did!
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Thats why many people say college football is a better game....10 yards penalty for PI, and an overtime format where both teams get the ball.
     
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    Re: I hate it when the refs decide the outcome of a game.

    Yes the low hit should have been called ,the legal hit before it should NOT have been , he took Farve down in the midsection, and did not slam him to the ground.

    I don't think the Saints cared about getting the penalties, they wanted to harass, hurt Farve to get him off his game. That's what they will attempt to do to Manning, and be willing to take some penaties.
     
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