Is The NFL Crooked? - Sure Looks That Way

Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by buddahfan, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sports Betting and Gambling Odds Online

    :football:
     
  2. Dumars4Ever

    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington DC area
    You'd have be an awfully "casual" viewer not to notice that of those three apparent fourth-down stops, one of them was reversed by the Ravens themselves having called time out, and the other was waved off because the Patriots had committed an obvious false start. How are the officials supposed to take the fall for either of those?
     
  3. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,627
    Likes Received:
    2,963
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    I was definitely rooting for the Ravens, but I gotta say that those calls all appeared correct to me. I was actually thinking after the game that the refs did a great job with a series of tough calls in a row.

    The timeout was correctly called.
    The pass interference (defensive holding) was almost purposeful.

    The most borderline was the catch, but to me it appeared as though the receiver was in control of the ball and was simply transferring to his other hand.

    And the throwing of the penalty flag into the stands was a very easy call to make.

    They were just frustrated, and that is understandable.
     
  4. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    1,152
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    Agreed. It sounds like a big case of sour grapes to me, coming from fans and players throughout the league. If you can't beat them, get better or deal with it. Stop with the crying.
     
  5. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    Maybe someone could answer the obvious.

    The NFL wants the Patriots to go undefeated because it is worth at least $1 billion to them.

    Sour grapes. I think not.

    Big business. We all know that big business is crooked.

    :hoops:
     
  6. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
    I completely agree with d4e, tay and cj. Those calls were all obvious.

    If anything, the refs made a non-call on the hail mary pass. The WR mugged the DB a few separate occasions in order to gain position to make the catch, but nothing was called. In any other circumstance, that would have been offensive pass interference.

    They let the players decide the outcome, the Ravens just folded under the pressure.
     
  7. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    The list of facts are piling up

    1. Pats caught cheating with video camera
    2. Pats caught cheating by turning off opponents press box to field communications during the game
    3. Pats pile up two questionable wins based on referees calls so that the Pats can go undefeated an add $1 billion to the leagues coffers.

    Sour grapes. I think not. Too much evidence to the contrary. On top of that, that is the only stuff that has come to surface.


    :hoops:
     
  8. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
    What do #1 and #2 have to do with the league or officials? The Pats cheated, they were caught, and they were punished - and not exactly a slap on the wrist either.

    As mentioned in my previous post, I don't think there was anything "questionable" about the calls in Monday's game. That's hardly evidence, I'd call that opinion.

    I'm starting to get the impression that you don't really like the Patriots. Perhaps you have a vendetta. The evidence is starting to mount. You've been starting some questionable Anti-Pats threads of late.

    :hoops:
     
  9. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    20,545
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dagobah
    Major league sports is for profit via entertainment.

    The die hards are not where the money is. It's the casual fans who get sucked into a championship run, or a historical moment. The ones who tune in to see a must see TV game and become die hard fans (the base).

    The only major league that seems to have any integrity is the NHL, mostly because the player's union up until recently held so much clout, there are foreign leagues for the elites to play in that pay nearly as well, and the leadership of the league is far too incompetent to actually scheme something profitable on their own. :)
     
  10. round

    round All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Michigan/Glasgow
    where does the 1 billion come from? you are telling me the nfl coffers will have a 1 billion difference in amount if the patriots go 16-0 instead of 15-1?
     
  11. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    15,573
    Likes Received:
    3,555
    Location:
    Michigan
    Dumars4Ever just pointed out the most obvious answer to your conspiracy crock. If the Ravens didn't call that timeout, the game would have been over and the Patriots would have lost. It's that simple.
     
  12. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I think this winning streak looks a little fishy. If the referees want to maintain their integrity, they better do whatever it takes to insure victory for the Steelers. Otherwise, it looks fixed.
     
  13. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,809
    Likes Received:
    571
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    What's crooked is making fans buy 255 game packages when all many need is a 16 game homer job.
     
  14. Delfino Delivers

    Delfino Delivers Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Thumb
    What's a homer job? :stirthepot:
     
  15. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,809
    Likes Received:
    571
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    I knew I needed to bomide that.
     

Share This Page