bada wrote:Mr. Crackerz wrote:TMC, lemme tell you a story. The all Mighty NFL, which granted is better than the other leagues is very shady as well.
In early 2002, when the best team in the AFL (the raiders; the rams were the best team by far in the league) were playing the New England Patriots, I jumped joy seeing charles woodson knock tom brady and the ball causing a fumble. This meant the raiders were going to win the game and head into the AFC championship game. But wait, the refs decide to huddle up and discuss the play. Ref Walt Coleman (who i will always remember, and BTW will probably never do any games in Oakland) goes to the monitor, says brady was in throwing motion, and reverses the call. Brady has another chance. This time, vinitari goes and hits a game tying field goal and later a game winning field goal after they win the coin toss in overtime.
The tuck rule? it was supposedly created in 1999, a good 2.5 years before this incident. Funny thing is, no one really knew what the hell this rule was. It really doesn't make sense. I always thought it was a conspiracy that due to the fact that the yankees of baseball couldnt win the world series on the first sporting event post September 11, that the league needed to fix the NFL to make some shitty unknown team win the Superbowl. Hell, it would be "Un-American" of you to root against a team named the "Patriots". Hell, the "Yanks" just lost on a bloop single, lets make sure the "Patriots" (america's team) succeed. Its probably a reach, but as a raider fan seeing a clear fumble turned over something that makes no sense, i believed something was up.
See TMC, the patriots were 3-4 when the Yanks were eliminated from the World Series. They went on to win the Superbowl with only one loss after that (against an amazing Rams team, which they later came to beat in the superbowl) . I think they had some help from the league (who knows, maybe the league allowed them to spy on them and got so use to it, they eventually got caught and redflagged, leading to spygate.
Speaking of that superbowl which started my hatred for the Pats, I thought it was funny how the NFL allowed the pats to go as a "team" while making a fool of the Rams for going as individuals. Although i am fine with going as a team, i think someone should have told the Rams that the NFL impromply changed the rule to cater the Patriots "request". That was absolute B.S. I mean, it is just asking for casual fans to root for the team that is all for "team" and "unity" versus the team that only thinks about individuals.
Here is a good article on Refs in the NFL and where they are placed. BTW, read the piece on Ed Hochili. The article was written just a couple months prior before his SECOND (and more famous) incident between the Broncos and Chargers. Maybe it might help solve Hochili's rationale for giving the Broncos a break the second time around.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/s ... id=3462384
Sorry, this is a long rant, but i got a lot more goodies.
one of your worst posts ever Mr. C
Beat me to it, Bada.