Bruce Arians is Crying About Officiating

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That sound you hear is Bruce Arians whining, complaining… and potentially painting a picture outside a Parisian creperie.

Arians told reporters today that the Cardinals have sent about 15 plays (mostly penalties) from their loss to the Eagles to the league so they can be reviewed:

Bruce Arians opened his press conference today saying he was going to follow league protocol and send video examples into the league on plays with which the Cards questioned the penalties called or not called. This is not unique; Teams across the league often do it. “There were obviously problems in the ball game,” Arians said. “There is a protocol to follow. We followed the protocol.

“(NFL VP of officiating) Dean Blandino does a great job being honest on the calls. We will follow up more with the answers … later.”

Arians said the Cardinals sent in “about 15″ plays for the league to look at. He also said “I’ve already gotten most of the answers. I got them before I left the locker room (Sunday.)” Arians added those answers came “from New York,” i.e. the league office. And he admitted that he did not get any satisfaction from those answers. “I just get madder,” Arians said.

One of the plays Arians was undoubtedly referring to was the holding call that sealed the deal for the Birds. Tim McManus of Philly Mag explains:

The dagger came in the waning moments with the Eagles holding a three-point lead and facing a 3rd-and-4 from the Arizona 9. Foles rolled to the right and, with no options in the pass game emerging, kept it and fell to the ground to make sure he stayed in-bounds. Matt Shaughnessy was called for a hold on Casey. (An irate Daryl Washington was later whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct). That gave the Eagles a fresh set of downs, allowing Foles to take a knee to end the game.

So, was it a hold? YOUR GODDAMN RIGHT IT WAS:

pic via Les Bowen
pic via Les Bowen
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  • Troll Hamels December 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Sweet hat, Bruce. It was a fucking hold. Nice glasses too.

  • SDerst December 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Is it just me or does that picture of him bear a striking resemblance to Danny DeVito

    • Carlito December 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

      I was thinking more of a resemblance to Lenny Dykstra

    • Your Mother December 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

      No he’s a fat John Malkovich.

      • DaveM December 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        He looks like a fat gay porn star

  • Vic Vinegar December 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Not the biggest NFL fan so I’ve never heard of the guy, but judging by his hat I’m going to have to say he’s a big faggot.

  • Sean December 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    My goddamn right it was what?

  • Mazer Rackham December 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Yeah… couldn’t understand the outrage from the Fox crew on this call… you can’t yank a guys short sleeve halfway down his arm in direct view of 70,000 people and not call such an obvious penalty.

    • Z December 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      The call obviously had a huge effect on the game, but couldn’t believe that idiot Moose was so adamant that it wasn’t a hold.

      • Mazer Rackham December 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        That’s the part I didn’t get. It was a clear and obvious hold. No question. Why such douchebaggery about it?

      • ThePhillyFlash December 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

        It’s not so hard to figure out why Moose got his panties in a bunch. Remember, he played for the Cowgirls, so it’s obvious his anti-Philadelphia bias emerged for all to hear. As for Bruce, ditch the hat, homeslice, Kangols look good only on Samuel L. Jackson.

  • FREE KWAME!!! December 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    IS THAT A FUCKING KANGOL HAT??? Sweet dude. I’m surprised he has time for all this tape review in between listening to his Smash Mouth and Lou Bega CDs.

  • Jay Rosehills Chin December 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Eh, a little busch league for whining about it but I really cant blame him for bitching about the officiating as a whole, cause they did get boned. But the eagles got boned too. The refs were whippin out the rag for every minute little thing on both sides. Either way, we got the win, so fuck it.

  • H.H. Holmes December 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Crossing Broad Meme:

    Posts article about typos and grammatical mistakes on; follows it up with a post containing his own typo/grammatical mistake; absolves himself of responsibility by picking and choosing when blogging is a legitimate medium by saying, “It’s what happens when you don’t have an editor.”

    • H.H. Holmes Meme December 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Logs onto Kyle’s blog.
      Dissects and bitches.
      Acts like a whining Nancy in a forum because his day job sucks.
      Complains and critiques more.
      Sucks at life.
      If you don’t like the site, leave, troll.

    • Capt.Obvious December 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Kyle isn’t masquerading as a major media outlet though.

      Half of his material is dick jokes, like cmon now. You’re the kind of guy who goes to Jersey Girls and complains that the girls are 40+ and have c sections. What did you expect?

  • Slammin Gretzky's Daughter December 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Boo fucking hoo, Bruce. I’m still waiting to see evidence of the hold on the DeSean Jackson punt return for a TD that was called back. They never said who it was called on and the fox replay was clearly showing the wrong guy. That cost us 7 points. There were bad calls on both sides, but that holding call was not one of them. Instead of bitching about the refs, why don’t you blame you and your GM for having Carson Palmer as your quarterback.

  • capt. sausage December 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Take away the holding call on shaunnessey and the one on Coleman (desaun punt return), eagles kick field goal have 10 point lead game over.

  • Pat December 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Bruce Arians: Hipster

  • Bruce Arians December 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Hi I’m date Bruce, nice to meet me. How do you like your eggs in the morning?

  • Delmon Young December 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Guys, Bruce isnt a fag. His last name is Arian…Hes a fag hating nazi.LOL

  • Realist December 3, 2013 at 12:20 am

    You Eagle fans are hilarious!! You think you have a chance to win a Super Bowl. New Orleans (which is a better team) is getting dumped on in Seattle. I can’t wait until the massacre which will occur when they have to travel to New Orleans or Seattle in Round 2.

    • Fry December 3, 2013 at 2:00 am

      Not sure if serious…

      Or doing a horrible job at being a really, really bad troll.

  • Hop Devil December 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Hey at least you’ve got us making the playoffs and winning a game.

  • T-bone December 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Try focusing on going over films with your team and not the league office. Maybe then you won’t have so many 3 and outs.

  • step 3: make her open the box December 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Are the officials to blame for the 3 picks Palmer threw? Or the 5 times he was sacked?

  • Phillies2k8 December 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Did Bruce Arians not watch the rest of the game and the horrible calls in Arizona’s favor. Stop blaming the refs for your terrible O-Line and offensive turnovers.

  • Dirk Anger December 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    What made Moose’s call even worse was the fact that he said it shouldn’t be a penalty because the play was a designed bootleg run, which means he’s a blind idiot who doesn’t notice that Foles is running to his right trying to pass the ball to an eligible receiver who’s jersey is blatantly being held. As soon as I saw it I knew they were going to call it. Even worse was him coddling Washington by saying that everybody knew it was a bad call. Friggin moron.

  • Mike December 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I like how, literally, the first post you make after critiquing for errors you make one in the last line.


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