First, the game yesterday. Then the Lions' miscommunication costs them a potentially season-changing, yet undeserved victory. Finally, after melting down in the afternoon game, the Tigers ride their washed-up reliever to a loss, blowing another chance to tie the White Sox. At least Western won ...
What a magnificently horrible 24 hours for sports
also watching these rent-a-refs is painful for any NFL game...unbelievable
Honestly, other than reviews taking longer than usual, I don't think these refs are any worse than the normal refs. Just think of how many horrible calls there have been every single other season. They are just now blamed on the fact that the refs are replacements. (Though I do appreciate how their supposed ineptitude led to that catch being called incomplete in Tennessee's OT drive.)
Completely agree. People complaing just to complain at this point; yes they've made some bonehead calls but, c'mon people. Announcers/broadcasters are ridiculous. They rarely complained about the regular referees and the consistent horrible calls I'd see from them week in and week out, the past decade
and the worst part is its inconsistent.
Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels were pretty insufferable last night during the end of the Patriots/Ravens game. I didn't see the whole the game, so maybe it was a really bad called game, but every penalty led to those two talking and complaining about the refs. Your not breaking new ground by continuing to shoot off about it at this point.
Oh my GOD I turned off the game in the second half because they were just brutal. Collinsworth wouldn't shut the hell up about it. I honestly don't think the replacements are much worse but these TV guys are just shitty about complaining.
You'd think the refs were throwing games the way those guys were moaning and bitching.
The refs were pretty damn bad in the Pats/Ravens game. I didn't know that they're all Division II referees. I have to think the NFL game action is just too fast for them to handle.
To the O.P. the rest of the day in sports wasn't that bad. Mostly, bacause I don't live in the Detroit area. And, hey, the Vikings beat the 49ers!
The controversy over the replacement refs is amplified to some degree by perceived rabble rabble from an angry mob that needs to be angry at something. But at the same time, the replacements are causing a noticeable decline in the watchability of the games. There's been an inordinate number of incidents where the replacements marked off penalties incorrectly (such as the encroachment call on the punt in the Ravens/Patriots game, causing the game to cut to commercial because the replacements didn't realize you can't apply the penalty after the kick).
While they overturned the catch in OT, they then proceded to mark off the 15 yd penalty from the WRONG 44 yard line, giving Tennessee an additional 12 yards and putting them well within FG range.
You mean like this?
I think what you mentioned contributes to some of the griping, but they are pretty terrible.
I'm not saying the normal refs are great, but anyone who watched the Pats-Ravens game last night knows that the replacement refs are clearly inferior. The BULLS**T chants were deafaning.
Not to mention the ref who tried to take out a Cowboys tight end in the end zone.
That sounded much less dirty in my head.
Taking an extra 1-2 minutes, 5-10 times a game in order to sort out ball placement, who did what, etc is a BIG deal. It makes the game much less watchable. Pro football is already (with the real refs) a s-l-o-w game. I mean, there's nothing on TV that I hate more than, 1) team scores (commerical), 2) team kicks-off (another commerical). That's about 10 minutes with one actual play. Having these replacement refs grinds the gears even more.
Beyond the slowness, the amount of "Hey, are they allowed to do that?" plays is ridiculous. I don't think I've seen more one/two hand shivers to the face, not called as personal fouls, than in the last three weeks. Also, I don't think I've seen as nearly many bad pass interference calls. I'm not talking "Well, I probably wouldn't have called it" but actual "He didn't even touch him - why did they call that?" If you haven't seen a number of those, I'm sure you could readily google them up. It's pathetic.
These refs are WAY over their heads. It's tough to watch.
All NFL refs, original or replacement, are "rent-a-refs" who have full time jobs not related to football. That's one of the reasons officiating almost always sucks.
During the Lions game my dad said, "But, hey, how 'bout them Tigers!" implying that at least ONE Detroit/Michigan team was doing well. Then I checked the score and it was top of the 9th and Tigers were down 10-2.
Well than get over it and move on with your life.
He said "for sports." This isn't exactly the "life is horrible, none of you understand" meltdown that triggered the banhammer yesterday.
Then*... If you have to try and be a smart ass, you could start by not being a complete moran.
Twas pretty bad... let's hope the DG injury rumors are only rumors, too...
What are the rumors?
That he is out for the season with a broken collar bone
And 1 game too many for a medical RS...
Now is the time when someone's supposed to say that the NCAA would be more likely to give him the medical redshirt for 2010 because of this injury. With that, we'd have Gardner at QB (along with Bellomy) in both 2013 and 2014, giving us another year with a more seasoned QB and easing the transition into the Morris years.
SOMEONE SAY THAT.
The NCAA would be more likely to give him the medical redshirt for 2010 because of this injury. With that, we'd have Gardner at QB (along with Bellomy) in both 2013 and 2014, giving us another year with a more seasoned QB and easing the transition into the Morris years...
Phew. Thanks. In that case, I'll stop worrying about this.
Now someone else will repeat this on another blog, and pretty soon people will be saying Gardner has been granted a medical redshirt. And if it's on the internet, it must be true. Turd, you're a genius.
Internet rumors are the best kind of rumors!
is available until someone's played the greater of 3 games or 30 percent of the scheduled regular season. 30 percent of 12 games is 3.6, which gets rounded up to 4. If in fact Gardner is out for the season, he could get another.
You don't bring shit like this on the board without the sources to back it up, otherwise you're just sending everyone into an unwarranted frenzied panic. So please, give us your sources.
I don't have a source I was just repeating the rumor. It was probably best if I didn't say anything.
I thought he was cleared to return to the game after being checked out on the sideline. I saw the tweet about a sling, but I don't see any way the trainers would miss a broken collarbone. Hopefully the rumors are just that.
That escalated quickly
of Jack and Cokes I had in the past 2 days.
We will mourn the lost of your grammatical skill...
Listened to the Tigers and Lions lose while driving home from Notre Dame extremely hungover. Hell of a day
At least we have the red wings season starting soon with all their new big name free agents....wait what?
Are you fucking kidding me??!!!
The Wings forgot about fielding a team for next year, or at least a good defensive team.
I don't know about that. From the looks of things, they might not give up a single goal all season!
Still a bit blitzed from the game yesterday, bouncing around all the emotion changes with the Lions game, they lose, the Vikings (local team) win, putting the Lions solidly in last place. The Tigers get swept.
At least we can look forward to the Red Wi--okay, nevermind. At least the Pisto--er, scratch that.
As I told a friend this afternoon: "You know what's a great sport? Golf."
UVA, Michigan, the Lions, and Tigers, all lost, and Matthew Stafford got hurt, and we took 6th of 9 boats in our sailing race on Saturday, and it would take an even worse weekend than that for my golf game to look like an improvement in comparison.
I actually thought about dropping a sailing reference instead of golf (the somewhat controversial but deliriously entertaining ACWS is coming up) but I thought no one would get it, and this is pretty much the last weekend of sailing in Duluth with the invasion of cold weather.
SRJK, you are amazing. I read your whole post and thread on Sailing Anarchy, about the ACWS, and really appreciate your contribution. Your immediate passion to learn and contribute to anything you take an interest in is a trait that I admire, and will try to emulate. I just wanted to say thank you, and what an internet-coincidence that I see your posts at two of my favorite websites.
Damn, I did not know you fellows posted on SA. Internet coincidences indeed. I'll have to go find this particular post, I'm sure I missed it.
A birdie chip from off the green! Yay something good happened!
You must not be a Tiger Woods fan then...
I think Sunday's games were rather enjoyable!
This is me right now:
I managed to salvage a podium finish for Alonso this morning in Singapore, otherwise yes it was a dreadful 24 hours for the state of Michigan.
All my teams lost. Wtf!
This has been the most insufferable 24 hours of sports I've ever endured. Just to cap it all off, Valverde blows another one in the twenty-third hour. What a ride. Make it stop.
At least Shurmur will be gone this time next year.
After starting 0-2 we really needed to come together and get a win. I'm proud of how we played like a team and took care of business.
but I figure since I'm up by 50 I should be safe. That is unless Marshawn Lynch has some all time game tonight for my opponent and send me to 0-3.
I have a 24 point lead. My opponent has Rodgers though. But, I have Nelson. Brady has been killing me this year.
It could be worse.
We could be Arkansas and New Orleans Saints fans.
But even those are better off than John L L L L L Smith.
I tought we were giving the "John L" bashing a few days off... Give the guy a break.
by Rutgers.....at home......for crying out loud. That man has had one tough couple weeks.
This whole fall has been tough for him. First he's going back to coach his alma mater, an FCS team (Weber State in Idaho) when Petrino fucks things up. And since he was the only former staff with any coaching experience, he takes the job to help the kids out. Then they get upset against ULM, get crushed against Bama (anyone who thinks Petrino would have changed that is an idiot), files for Bankruptcy, has his brother die, and then they lose to Rutgers.
Yeesh....just typing that out makes me depressed
Bring on the work.
I heard Gardner is considering a transfer to Wisconsin because Deon Drake turned off our Cass Tech pipeline.
this is one of the funniest things I've read on this blog. thanks for the laugh
I'm a Texans fan so all is not lost with me.
Denard didn't throw an INT on Sunday!
No ints on Sunday that we know of...
I won a wiffle ball game.
Barca 2-0 Granada
Everton 3-0 Swansea
At least my futbol teams win when my football teams don't.