Re: Who thinks this weekend's game will be rigged?
posted at 11/15/2009 8:23 AM EST
In Response to Re: Who thinks this weekend's game will be rigged?
In Response to Re: Who thinks this weekend's game will be rigged? : And post number 3, within a short period of time, complaining about Polian. LOL. If it floats your boat, by all means continue.~Underdogg
Posted by underdogg
:Excerpt from the NY Times piece
How important has that rule become? After the Colts defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 15-6, last week in a second-round game notable for an absence of touchdowns, Polian expressed concern on the Colts’ Web site that downfield contact was being overlooked.
Polian insisted he was concerned for the game as a whole — field-goal-heavy games are not viewer friendly — but no team is as threatened by manhandling as the Colts, who rely heavily on downfield threats. Polian might have been subtly sending a reminder to the officials before Sunday’s rematch with the Patriots.
“I wasn’t criticizing the officiating in that game,” Polian said of the victory against the Ravens. “I think it’s clear downfield officiating has been a little bit loose. That worries me for the sake of the game. We can play any style, as we proved last week. I worry about it in terms of the type of game you’d get if this is a trend.”
dogg-Man, I know you love your team, But HOW can You even defend Polian when He's clearly concerned less about fair gamemanship, Than He is about HIS Team winning, His Team IF not receiving favorable calls by the Refs on game day, at the very least, Polian's Team being the beneficiaries of favorable Rules... "Down field PI Calls being Lax...field-goals are not 'viewer friendly'...It Worries me 'For the Sake of the Game'." FIRST, IS HE INSANE??? Downfield PI Calls these days are excessive, physically weak (by Defender), AND They're ENORMOUS Game-changers. SECOND, Polian said it best in his own words, "It worries me, For the sake of the game." Note, NOT "'Integrity' of the game." Note, NOT "'Fairness' of the game." And THAT'S the crux of the matter:
See, It's one thing to say Belichick is less interested in fair gamemanship, BUT He does NOT voice his opinions as outright as Polian, and certainly not within and under the sway of power within this so important League Committee... Which again, IF NOT lending a rather large and vociferous voice heard Even LOUDER when Polian stands on his own soapbox preaching and proselytizing which might affect those that could affect fair play (i.e. Refs/League officials), AT THE LEAST (moreso, at the Most)-He holds some parcile of sway over rules and regulations which Do and Have been altered in a uniquely coincidental manner That benefits How the Team He has control over plays and runs their unique brand of football personell and schematics... IMO, That's far worse, FAR more deplorable and corruptable than anything Our 'Belicheat' EVER has done.