Re: Best Opinion I've ever Read. Says it all.
posted at 1/22/2014 5:50 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
There is no question that Goodell has taken a David Stern approach. Heck, Bettman did it in the NHL, and Selig did it by ignoring steroids in the mid 1990s for a decade. They all think growing the league is by changing rules to favor offenses, which in turn attracts more casual fans.
Sadly, they are correct, but I just wonder how that affects the long term elements of the sport.
Offense sells. That's the bottom line. The fact is, if they want teams in a SB, they will make that happen.
If just one game was called fairly during or at the end, either in NY or vs Carolina, or maybe even Hooman mauled in Miami in the end zone, NE was hosting that title game. I don't recall seeing this many teams under such a spotlight with creepy calls like this.
Meanwhile, if our DB as much breathes on a WR or TE and it's PI like clockwork. Drive extended, D unfairly maligned yet again.
Now, with all the injuries, it would have been really tough, but still. Last year with the replacement refs, one of them said they are ordered not call PI on the offense when jockeying for position on a Hail Mary.
Now, that's just one play, but that proves the refs are told specific things for certain situations to frame the game.
There is no doubt in my mind, they do things to try to shape games. Look at the Hooman PI call. That took them out of FG range before half.
The phantom hold on Logan RYan, ended up being a TD drive for Denver. What if the Pats D gets off the field there?
I am just saying, the defenses are constantly under the gun and it's so easy for refs to influence a game with the subjective PI calls JUST like it is with NBA refs doing it. That's why the NBA is a joke even considered as such by NBA fans. It's clearly rigged or at least attempted to when they can do it.
The guy who called PI on Hooman? The back judge. That's right. He was 20 yards away and had to launch the flag from 25 yards out to even get it near Hooman. lmao
I don't know, but it's becoming worse by the year and I think all NFL fans deserve better. It's why they won't change PI from what it is to how the NCAA does it.
The nfl is a tax free organization of which their "CEO" made $29m last year...more than most CEOs from fortune 50 organizations. Fraud, corruption, any time big money is on the line.