On Sunday, replacement officials initially ruled that a 10-yard pass by Michael Vick was a fumble. They also threw the “blue beanie” turnover flag to call offensive pass interference. Incompetent, but kind of lovable. Like kittens playing with a ball of yarn.
This next one, though, is not so adorably silly. Actually, it’s quite shocking.
Last night on WIP’s Players Lounge, LeSean McCoy told Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese the following: [CBS Philly]
“During the game, they made a bad call or something. I see Ray Lewis pump his chest up or something and walk over to the ref, trying to scare him. Don’t you know he (the ref) started stuttering. I’m like, what’s this? I’ll be honest, though. They’re like fans. Refs are talking about their fantasy teams. They’re like, “McCoy, I need you for my fantasy.” I’m like, what?!”
This sounds like it would be a Bud Light commercial. Want your chance for the ultimate NFL fantasy experience? Drink new Bud Light Kumquat Twist with Pimms and be entered for a chance to officiate an NFL regular season game! You decide the outcome… like a choose your own adventure book. Only sports. Put your players in the best position to win! Must be 21 to enter. No experience necessary. Actually, it’s better if you don’t know the rules– this way you can really just make shit up as you go along!
Roger Goodell’s NFL, ladies and gentlemen.
Listen to the audio after the jump.
Imagine leagues where star players get all the calls…. o yeah, its the NBA and NHL.
You can’t have that at all. That’s not good.
Kyle, did you miss this today?
Eagles meeting with Ochocinco? I know it’s not concrete evidence, but with Maclin injured…
I sincerely hope that’s a girl’s hand with the painted fingers and not McCoy’s.
This nonsense with replacement refs has GOT to stop! Roger Goodell needs to pull his head out of his pompous ass, stop acting like the schoolyard bully and settle this conflict with the officials before things really get out of hand.
Are these refs D1 refs or pop Warner
Also got my fingers wet Sunday
Interestingly, the National Football League led the way among sports lobby groups with more $1.6 million spent in 2011 on internal lobbyists and four outside lobby shops. First Street Research reports the NFL attempted to gain political favor on player safety, drug testing, broadcasting and even Internet gambling.
Furthermore, the NFL concentrated on the Federal Aviation Administration to reauthorize the use of drones in U.S. airspace. Unmanned aircraft did fly over Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl (for security reasons).
* i can see the Patriots using their own drone to spy on the other teams.
I like the replacement refs
Ocho is in for charity, not for a tryout
Well, I know in all 3 of my leagues Shady went in the top 3. Ray Rice and Foster were usually 1&2. With that said, we already beat Rice so we should pretty much just roll the rest of the season. Can’t wait till we play the Cowboys. I bet none of the refs have Romo or their sub-par rushing attack.
Of course THIS would be the year the birds win the SB and everyone in the NFC East can just tell us that the refs cheated all year and that it doesn’t really count. Awesome. This just caused for more argument with the idiots north and south on 95 and the jokers down in Texas. Wish Shady would have just kept his mouth shut on this one.
last weekend, i didn’t think the replacement refs were as horrific as some had claimed. while their performance was sub par, it was expected being as watered down labor was being used. however, absolutely horrendous would be an understatement in describing their performance this past weekend. in my opinion, they lost control in all 3 games i watched this weekend (eagles-ravens, skins-rams, and broncos-falcons.) it’s one thing to be inept and of terrible quality, but it’s whole other issue when you’re jeopardizing the integrity of the game when telling a player you have them in fantasy football. completely unethical and unprofessional! the NFL best resolve its contract dispute with the referee union quickly because it’s only going to get uglier from here on out with these replacement refs!
Good example to share. Tks.
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