Re: Not to beat a dead horse again. But me thinks the NFL has some expaining to do!
posted at 10/23/2013 11:49 AM EDT
In response to MeadowlandMike's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
Meadow... did not see the game. True, Pats could have coughed up the ball in those last few seconds instead of possibly scoring a winning TD. The key is the Pats would have been given a second chance to win the game like the Jets did.
Also, can't comment about your assertion about the PI calls, which fans of EVERY team say happens against their receivers and not called. So, I take that with a grain of salt. In this instance, it is the TIMING of the call that impacted the game directly.
If this issue occurred the other way around, you'd be singing a DIFFERENT tune!
That's just it. I would not. I have not and will not use the refs as an excuse for anything. I coached baseball, soccer, and basketball for many years. I reff'd basketball and umped baseball. I have been on the winning and losing end of questionable calls. I have made questionable calls that I where I was blamed for a team losing. Rules are rules, but there are humans blowing the whistle. Although I watch very little of the NBA these days, one can pick out any game on any night and find a similar foul, travel or whatever else called here that wasn't called there and a group of fans who cry about it. The vast majority of the fans here, refuse to consider that the Jets held the ball for 46 minutes, allowed the Jets to run the ball 50 times, allowed a greater than 50% conversion on third down and after stopping the Pats in OT went down the field where a kick could lose them the game. The Pats gave up 30 points to the Jets and without that call in OT, the only thing known was that the game would have been tied. In the twisted accoutability challenged mind of the Pats fan, that 3 points the Jets got in OT would have been instanty transferred to them.
Take this with a grain of salt....
I do not think Pats fans are using this ONE call as the reason the Pats lost. I've made comments about the ToP being 2 - 1 in favor of the Jets. There is a lot being said on this board about all the missed opportunities the Pats had to win this game in regulation. Look at how many discussions revolve around the play of Tom Brady.
Generally, even when a questionable call is made, there are additional opportunities for the flagged team to come back from it. In this case, the call came at a time the Pats could not come back from. Even though the Jets ran a few more plays after the 1st down, the 15 yards made the FG attempt a chip shot to end the game. Most folks are upset how the call basically ended the game in favor of the Jets and most folks hate it, no matter which team you support, when a call does just that! No one likes a zebra calls that affects the outcome.