"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
OT: Why I Hate The NFL
I hate the NFL for a ton of other reasons.
I can't believe the NFL doesn't know what a catch is!!!!
There are a lot of reasons that college football is better then pro football. The biggest reason for me is that 95 percent of college football players do not make it to the next level, they are playing for the love of the game. While in the NFL there is a significant percentage of players who are all about themselves, could care less if they win or lose, jus as long as they get their game check. There is no way any player in the league is worth a million a game, and that's where we're headed, which is absolute crap. Yet all the fans get for paying their salaries is continually rising ticket prices and a possible work stoppage over MONEY.
'HOLD ONTO THE DAMN BALL' and this wouldn't have been a problem.
I don't know man, fans continuing to bring this up may result in them overturning the catch.../sarcasm
If some ref didn't need to feel like a big man and enforce a stupid technicality to nullify what everyone knows was a catch. I understand why they need that rule, but it wasn't put in to be enforced in that situation, and officials need to understand that and adjust accordingly.
that is ridiculous. Did you see the play? He had the ball, two feet down, hip was down, other arm was down and he had control the whole time. How long do you have to hold onto the frickin ball? Do you have to make the refs pry the ball out of your hands?
This has to be the most idiotic rule ever.
He broke the plane? How are the Lions going to get home?
If I was Calvin Johnson, I would have broken the plane out of complete anger.
That may all be true, but now the Lions are one game up on the Bears for the first pick of next year's draft. And as a Bears fan, I'm very disappointed.
I was told the ground can't cause a fumble. I was lied to.
you weren't. The ground cannot cause a fumble, but it sure as hell can cause an incomplete pass.
I share the anger and the opinion that this should have been a catch, but not for this reason. It wasn't a fumble, or it would have been a TD
is in Michigan. No question. But I'm not going to fool myself. I love the Lions. And what happened today was a fucking crime against football.
DETROIT WON THAT BALLGAME TODAY. Period.
PITCHED A PERFECT GAME.. Period. But at least with Jim Joyce everyone knew it was a blown call and nobody tried to claim it was somehow correct.
Being as level headed as possible here but the Lions are damn lucky they even had a chance to win the game. The Bears shot themselves in the foot 3-4 times with great field position including a 1st and goal from the 1 and didn't score! Lovie needs to go.
That was an incredibly poor call, but wasn't it just yesterday that the refs missed an obvious fumble at the one? To me, this thread should be titled "Why I hate bad referees"
I normally don't get too pissed about duplicate threads but there's a thread with 70+ plus posts on the first effing page about this.
detnews.com post game interview with the game ref:
I almost negged this post b/c it is filled with stupidity, but then realized that it wasn't your fault. How can I neg this ref?
I DON'T WANNA HEAR ANOTHER WORD ABOUT "PROCESS." THE PROCESS IS THAT HE CAUGHT THE BALL IN THE ENDZONE. GOOD FREAKING LORD.
rule will be reviewed at the end of the season
Bo stated best why I dislike the NFL and why I love college ball:
The Team, The Team, The Team, and if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here. You will never play for a Team again. You'll play for a contract. You'll play for this. You'll play for that. You'll play for everything except the team, and think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is, The Team.
Listening to Molk and Robinson in interviews, I gotta believe those guys play that speech on a loop when they sleep at night.
fan but since I can only get their games when they play a local team or Thanksgiving. I pretty much stopped watching the NFL. The product is not worth squat anymore. I could get excited about Chris Joohnson or Calvin, or some of the other new young talent but NCAA football gives me my fix until next Sat.
It's not just the NFL.
All team based pro sports are bullshit as far as I'm concened. I haven't followed any of them since the Bad Boys as a kid. It's much worse now then it was two decades ago~ when I got fed up.
The "rivalries" are hollow (most of the players couldn't care less) and the only loyalty is to your ego and check.
... I couldn't even find the new rankings today on ESPN with all of the NFL garbage.
If he decides to do something like, say spin the ball as he's coming off the ground, does this count as some intentional "second move" kind of thing that magically completes "the process"?
the NFL is bad for a number of reasons.
somebody correct me if i'm wrong but this rule is something that just got implemented this year. so, why? what spurred them to think that the way a completion had been called for years prior was wrong?
they put this rule into play and it takes less than one week to have everybody realize that this is an awful rule.
WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU MAKE THIS A RULE AND NOT REVISE THE OVERTIME SYSTEM!?
This was a perfect scenario for them to showcase this call. Much like the head-to-head contact call in Northwesterns first game. Im tired of professional sports. I've never really liked MLB, I jumped off the NBA bandwagon in the early 2000s hoping it would get back to the old days of ball, and now the NFL gives me a reason not to watch them. Still like NHL though!! GO RED WINGS!!!
That call was beyond ridiculous. Regardless of what that kind of rule says, exercise reasonable judgement - it was obvious to any casual observer that he scored the touchdown two strides before he dropped it. If he had intentionally spiked it at that point they would have ruled it a touchdown.
I hate the NFL because it takes the spotlight off the previous day's college football action.
The game ended with a terrible, INCORRECT call. Johnson caught that ball, no doubt.
And wasn't the game dreadfully boring? College FB rocks.