Something most sane people predicted, happened on the biggest stage, with one of the league's most popular teams, on a :00 play to win the game, with a call that was missed three different ways.
And replay was not there to save us.
Debacle. Own it, Goodell. It's your legacy.
This is a forever stain.
That picture above, will be as famous as any photo in NFL history. The blue dress stain on your precious "Shield." Forever.
Possible titles for last night.
"The Golden Taint"
"Lubeless In Seattle"
"Two Refs, One Call"
"The Hose Bowl"
If there were a line to fistfight Roger Goodell, 1890's style, shirtless under an oak tree, how long approximately would that line be?
No matter how much longer this utter farce continues, the NFL has lost.
No matter how much they claw back from their referee pension contributions, the NFL has lost.
No matter how many calls the "regular" refs get wrong in the future, the NFL has lost.
No matter how high the TV ratings are, or overall league revenues remain, the NFL has lost.
The NFL made a bet.
They said referees were a mere commodity, and easily replaceable.
Then, last night happened.
You can never undo the travesty that was last night. You can never make people forget how stupid, cheap and schmucky this decision was to lockout the regular referees.
Your clownsuit is ready, Roger.
Come get your whuppin, Goodell!
Here's the Packer's radio call.
|Because having a head coach, at home, helping the ref make the TD signal within 3 feet of him, on national TV, is NOT a horrible bit of optics regarding your league's legitimacy. Pete Caroll sucks. Why not just jump into his arms?|