SF linebackers and SEA DBs all defect to St Louis just to fuck with the universe.
This is too good not to be in the NFL thread as well.
That is absolutely awesome.
Apparently the NFL just released a new training video for officials of how NOT to officiate a football game.
The guy who made this video is full of shit calling the NFL "rigged", however, he does do a decent job of highlighting the impact of "minor" oversights and bad calls. Obviously in the end SF made critical mistakes that lost them the game.
The 49ers were a great team this year. Coming into the game I felt they were playing better but their quarterback really let them down that game. Any calls will be significant in a game with two teams that are so closely matched.
Even before the NFC Championship, I was getting very disenchanted with the NFL product due to the officiating. Now I don't put all of the blame on the refs themselves, I think the rulebook has become very bloated and convoluted and they are being trained to make calls a certain way (e.g. a pinky brushes a QB's head it is 15 yards or any DB hits pretty much any WR running a crossing route every, 15 yards). But these calls are just having such a huge impact on the outcome of games that the officiating has become way too much a part of the game and it isn't enjoyable as a fan.
As far as reviews, I'm with Belichick on this one, just allow everything period to be reviewable. Coaches only get two challenges per game so it isn't like we will be slowing things down that much and then when a guy makes a clean hit but a ref is trained to throw a flag any time a head moves, we have a chance to get it right.
But just like in MMA, if you don't want to get fucked by the judges, don't let it go to a decision.
If Crabtree would have caught that pass I would have been trolling all my Seahawks friends "This is what you do when the refs are against you #winanyways"
As it stood, you can't turn the ball over 3 times in a half and expect to win, and the only finger pointing the Niners had any right to do was in the mirror. It's worth pointing out the refs were terrible but it isn't worth trying to blame that (or any) loss on the refs. Even the best refs, with the best replay rules and computers helping when and wherever possible are still not going to get everything 100% correct, nature of officiating.
Yeah, NFL rigging it so the mighty fanbase of the Seachickens gets a Superbowl over the butthurt Niners and Broncos fans.
So, because there was a delay of game that probably shouldn't have been called, you can absolve the 49ers of any wrong doing on the subsequent play? Just don't fumble the ball. Blaming the refs for Kaepernick fumbling on the next play just kind of proves the point of butthurt.
We should just rickshaw all niner fans for another month while their butthurt heals.
Hay guys is this thread called 2013 NFL Season?
I agree it sounds great.
The only issue that comes to mind is the coach that hangs on to challenges for big plays against. I picture a late potential game winning kickoff return for a TD. The potential losing team has a room of analysts reviewing the play for any missed calls. They find a shitty hold on the other side of the field and get the play overturned.
When your team has a big play you are now not only looking for flags, you are scouring the field for potential challenges by the opposition. Doesn't sit well.
You can already challenge some uncalled penalties. Harbaugh did it earlier this year when the refs didn't catch that the defense had 12 men on the field. Harbaugh challenged and won.
Your team sucks. Not Alex's team. YOUR team.
Your coach sucks, your QB sucks, your Momma sucks.
My browser sucks. Anyone else having trouble with this board only on Chrome?
You could also coach your team not to commit shitty holds on the opposite side of the field.
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