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What do you think of the refs yesterday?

Poll closed Nov 19, 2007.
  1. Incompetent

    68 vote(s)
    48.9%
  2. Crooked

    14 vote(s)
    10.1%
  3. Incompetent AND crooked

    55 vote(s)
    39.6%
  4. Neither. They called the game more-or-less correctly.

    2 vote(s)
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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    At least he is consistent in that he likes the side that creates the controversy:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=300221
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    An excellent summary of the many questionable calls.
  3. Rob0729

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    He did miss the non-call when Faulk was mugged trying to catch the pass and the catch by Moorehead where he was clearly out of bounds with both line judges right there that we had to waste a challenge on.
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    Agree with all but not sure about the 'piped noise' based on what was heard on TV. He wasn't there at the game, was he?

    Can anyone who was at the stadium throw their perspective?
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    The Moorehead call was unbelievable. Replays showed TWO zebras on either side running to the play ON the white line and they still blow it.
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    Yeah, I knew the fix was in when that happened. They were probably hoping Belichick wouldn't challenge.
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    I know that Kraft and Belichick never whine to the league.

    And it is probably the league that ordered this zebra farce.

    But can't they do ANYTHING to try to see that such deliberate, wholesale malfeasance
    never occurs in the NFL again?
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    Your take on the refs

    I'm just going to leave this up. Note it's not a public poll.

    I just want to gauge opinions, and then I'll offer up my POV later today.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007
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    He is right about the flags. The one on Moss was just dumb As for piped in crowd noise I don't give a damn about it. All that mattered to me was that we won
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    I started a thread last week that asked how the refs would handle this game.

    I was absolutely correct and I just got done watching my film of last nights game again.

    Now, its so obvious they were biased.

    Plus, I didnt recognize a few of them.

    They did a horrible job-but at least we proved that we were the better team.
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    Well this was either the worst officiating crew in the NFL, or they were told to help the Colts out.

    Its easy to give up get frustrated and hang your head and accept defeat when things that egregious are going against you, our boys hung in there fought hard and pulled it off despite some of the worse obviously bad calls I have even seen.

    I can forgive the Moss push off as a make up call, but the rest I mean Hobbs got screwed, no offensive penalties on the Colts when we had maybe two interceptions, inexcusable.
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    The refs were incompetent. If I ever think the refs are crooked, I'll probably stop watching football. What would be the point?
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    great point. I agree.
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    I heard that strange crowd noise on television and thought the same thing Florio did. I'd like to hear about it from someone who was there.
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    We've got a lot of whiners in here. A shame since you won the game.
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    Judging by the way the game was called, they are clearly incompetent. That was one of the worst officiated games I have seen. However, I have no evidence they are crooked.
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    Re: Your take on the refs

    It seemed to me like the refs were told to keep the game close, not to let Indy win.

    After they practically handed them the game early with two questionable pass interference calls on long bombs, they seemed to back off a bit with the horrendously one-sided calls.

    I do think that the offensive PI on Moss was total BS, but not a back breaker like those other two were. There was also an egregious non-call where our receiver was clearly fouled but got no call.

    Still, overall, I think they were content to make the game close and push the ratings up. Who knows, there may have been some vegas betting to consider since they won the game by only 4, not enough to cover the spread.

    Ok... enough conspiracy theories from me for one day. I do think the officiating was dreadful, but it wasn't simply "Give the game to Indy" IMO.
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    These refs should all be fired.

    Where did this crew come from?
    Never seen em before.

    or least we should go egg their houses.
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    we got a lot of shameless Colt troll cheater lovers in here too...a shame the league didn't learn its lesson after the Pittsburgh debacle
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    You're chasing things that aren't there. Maybe you should enjoy your well deserved hard fought victory instead of getting worked up over shadows.
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