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WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

These refs will never be accused of coddling the quarterback

By MJD

It's been a popular year for criticizing the NFL for protecting quarterbacks too much. About a million times over the last four months, I've heard things like, "Come on, quarterbacks are football players, too!" and "Why don't we just put skirts on them?!"

People who say things like that must have loved the Arizona/Green Bay overtime. Aaron Rodgers(notes) was violated in several ways, and we saw nary a flag.

First, on second-and-10, Rodgers dumped the ball off to Jarrett Bush(notes) on a play that went for about 15 yards. We actually did see a flag there, but it was for holding on the Packers, not the blatant helmet-to-helmet hit Rodgers took after getting rid of the ball.

Bertrand Berry(notes) got to Rodgers and jammed the crown of his helmet right up under Rodgers' facemask. In a year when we've seen guys penalized 15 yards for having their knuckles graze a quarterback's facemask (and just for the record, I'm fine with calls like that, as long as they're called consistently), it was a bizarre no-call.

The holding call stood, negated the gain, and pushed the Packers back to their own 10-yard line. Obviously, that had a huge play in the game.

Secondly, and this no-call seems to be generating more controversy, on the game-ending fumble return play, Cardinals defensive back Michael Adams(notes) hit Rodgers and then facemasked him on the way down. Again, it drew no yellow laundry. You can see it in the picture above, and you can see it in the video here. It wasn't glancing, incidental contact. That hand was on the facemask for awhile.

Hands to a quarterback's face are illegal, period, let alone grabbing his facemask and not letting go for a couple of seconds. On Twitter, the great Peter King explained how and why the call wasn't made. You're going to love this.

The referee, Scott Green, stands behind the pocket and has to watch first for the loose ball. Once the ball is out, Green's job is to watch ball for possession. He can't watch the QB then. If he saw the facemask, it'd mean he wasn't watching ball. It's a quirky rule, but it's the referee's call -- and the ref is charged with possession once the ball is loose.

Basically, the guy wasn't watching because it wasn't his job to watch. That's a great tip for all you young defensive players out there: After the quarterback fumbles, it's the ideal time to stab him with a sharpened toothbrush. No one's looking!

It all felt an awful lot like one of those basketball games where, at the end, the officials swallow their whistles, and you'd have to hit a guy with a steel folding chair to get a call. There were two blatant violations committed, in a year where we're emphasizing those exact points, and neither of them were called.

Special thanks to Doug Farrar for his help with this post.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

what a fuckin tease.. having gb +5.5 in overtime seemed like a fuckin lock.. but no.. its the bagz curse...

just like the bama game having under 53.. no knee.. just drive it in and fuck me over....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

even tho i know i lucked out by zona missing field goal.. i just cant stand the tease...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

yeh bagzy this shit happens.holding calls by offense.those are the ones that piss me off.there is so much holding during a game that only seems to be called after a crucial play.like team getting you a first down,taking your team out of fg range,and the worse calling back a td!after a score or big play I don't get excited anymore right away until I look up at the right corner of my tv screen and don't see yellow box that says flag!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

There's been some brutal finishes to start the New Year...it can only get better! SHOOTmySELF
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Re: WTF... IM SICK OF GETTING BURNED LAST MINUTE... FUCK REFS

TOO FUCKING SAD

SCOTT GREEN .......SAME ONE WHO FUCKED ME IN PITT GAME

POLO PICK 6 END GAME..got call fucked up and refs club leader said

sorry we messed that one up

YES I KNOW WHO SCOTT GREEN IS..
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