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big gulps

the vast majority of americans aren't too worried with the replacement ref "issue".

if the packers were such a superior team, they wouldn't have been defending against a hail mary pass at the end anyways. they could've knocked this pass down easily.

this whole thing is overblown big time, the press is loving it and are hoping for continued errors that they can over hype and talk about. i notice the observer writers are telling us more about this event than about our local team's issues.

Ben

It looked like simultaneous possession when Tate's butt hit the ground. He then rolled onto his back, then the ball was ripped away. Good call. Of course, I love seeing the Packers lose.

pantherworld

fak the refs and you idiots on here

J

The real officials' demands for full-time worker benefits are exactly what they should get, after the NFL makes them full-time. And they need to be made full-time, and yesterday. Let them attend classes every year to ensure they have every letter of the rule book committed to memory. Send them to team minicamps and OTAs in addition to July training camp. Let them hold seminars during the rookie symposium so the rookies are clear on the difference between college rules and pro rules.

Will all this make them perfect? No. Will it make them worlds better, leading to a better Sunday product? You bet it would.

ram

Seems to me the owners are the ones we should be responding to these officials. Everyone wants to blame others when the owners have complete control over this debacle. What does Jerry Richardson have to say about this?

Gary

The Packers should have taken the game out of the refs hands well before the end of the game.

Gary

If Tom does not like the refs they must be doing something right.

Jim

Its the stupid fans" fault. If fans would send a real message by not attending games offciated by these scab refs then, and only then, would the greedy owners do something.

dadadnit

tom:
from a previous post-
if jennings committed the pass interference on tate in front of the home crowd, would we have seen the flag.
also, why are the union refs called part timers when they work the same number of games that the players do. just wondering.

Jennifer

HOLY CRAP!!!! Best super bowl ever! Well actually I prrrfeeed the super bowl in which Elway beat the packers, which I do believe that we watched together in our apartment in Fargo Chris, but I do just really love watching the packers lose. Tonight's game was not only very entertaining game to the end, but also the Patriots, whom I understand are well loved by the English because of their England/New England connection, got beat. Screw all dynasty teams, the ones with all the free agent talent that sign to get a ring at a price no up and coming team could get them for, thereby giving an uncompetitive advantage and leading to the same thing happening year after year. God damn I hate dynasty teams. It was awesome. This despite the fact that I still HATE the New York football Giants. 41-0. That sucked. Sigh.Either way I'm glad you stayed up.Three things:1) Laurence Maroney did indeed attend the University of Minnesota2) Play action is where the quarterback fakes the hand off to his running back, hopefully freezing the defense and making it easier to complete a pass.3) Nobody ran it into the pile better than Robert Smith under Denny Green. (If you can use fancy blogger links to link that to the "they are who we thought they were" rant by Denny from last year, I would sure appreciate it. It's got to be on youtube).

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