Easley was the guy who famously f'ed up the Packer-Seahawk game by ruling Golden Tate's last second "hey look my hand is in here!" supposed TD catch was "simultaneous possession".
From the moment it happened. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.
Easley agreed to comically "referee" the Richard Sherman charity softball game this past weekend. Never mind that softball has something called "umpires" not referees. Never mind that Richard Sherman is a mouthy clown whose team didn't even make the NFC Championship game, much less win the Super Bowl.
Nah. Just squeeze that dirty bar rag of fame one last time to see what juice is left in it.
It was a light-hearted moment for the ref who is praised in Seattle and loathed in Green Bay for his call to end the Monday night game. The “Fail Mary” is one of the lasting images from last season and served as the final straw to bring a resolution between the league and the referee’s union putting an end to the replacement officials. Despite being thrust into the limelight, Easley remains steadfast that his call was the right one and says he wouldn’t change anything about the game or the ensuing fallout.As one commenter succinctly put it: "Oh, so you still think it was the right call? Then how come....
“I wouldn’t change anything,” Easley said. “I can’t. The NFL upheld it. I’ve looked at plenty of video. I’ve talked to my replay guys, and there was nothing that could turn it over.
“It was just one of those calls that will live in NFL history.”
Easley said the scrutiny of the replacement officials in the media was something they were aware of and that it affected his decision-making process on the play.
“If I regret anything I probably would have talked it over a little bit with my partner,” Easley said. “I thought he saw the same thing but because of the media and the way they were getting after us every week and the pressure, I thought to myself ‘OK, I know what I have. If we talk about it the media is going to crucify us like look at those idiots, they don’t know what they’re doing.’”
a. The play is called the "Fail Mary"
b. The real refs returned to work basically the next day?
"I have no further questions, your honor."
Had Easley admitted he blew the call, and gone about his life I would cut him some slack. Even if he and his scabs DID willingly take jobs they KNEW they were NOT qualified for, compromising their brothers-in-stripes negotiating position with the NFL, and clearly affecting the legitimacy of the outcomes while they were working.
But no. This dumb prick just won't go away.
I wish him aggressive Stage 5 lip and penis herpes.
Goodbye, Lance. You suck.