Originally Posted by jetglass
Its not really the same, although I agree in most cases it is. That game was not decided by a play here or there that could have gone either way. It was decided by the refs on two blatantly bad calls that were borderline collusion/fixing of games.
I mean how the heck does a kickoff return with a fumble and a fumble recovery in bounds take 6 freakin seconds? I guess it is possible when the clock starts moving when the returner is at the 8 yard line.
And then the mother of all calls (which I admit I have not seen in all my years of watching football) is a ref standing literally right over a play and not calling a PI penalty but another ref no exagerration standing 25.5 yards (76.5 feet) does call a penalty.
That call was effing ridiculous & makes me question the validity of some of the refs in the NFL.
Not only was the call made not by the guy 2 feet away, the guy 25 yards away threw the flag 5 seconds after the play was over & was coaxed by Belichick & the Patriots bench.
It was sickening & something I have never ever seen watching football for over 44 years?