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    Re: Good Curran Column

    Absolutely terrific column.

    I swore I never wanted to read anything about signals being videoed ever again, but Curran does as good a job talking about it as it's possible to do and he is spot-on about the officiating of the Colts game.

    Thanks for the link and thanks, TC.
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    Re: Good Curran Column

    Sorry missed this post. Can someone merge or delete my thread.
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    Re: Good Tom Curran column [merged]

    Yep. He's right.

    However, he makes a couple of boo-boos. It's NOT know that the Pats' coach-to-QB communications were "jammed", and even if CBS played games with the broadcast background noise, that added noise wouldn't have wound up being piped into the stadium and affecting the game (except to the small extent that folks in the stadium itself were listening to the CBS broadcast).
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    Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    http://www.nbcsports.com/portal/sit...0VgnVCM10000075c1d240RCRD&cpsextcurrchannel=1

    Officiating questions abound following Colts-Pats game
    By Tom Curran
    NBCSports.com Updated: Nov06, 2007, 01:18 PM EST

    The NFL needs to realize it’s on a slippery slope.

    The three hot button topics emerging from the biggest regular season game ever played have been…

    1) The one-sidedness of the officiating
    2) Allegations of pumped-in crowd noise
    3) Jammed radio frequencies

    Suddenly, there’s an air of doubt among casual and even more rabid fans about the legitimacy of the product. And there’s rampant skepticism that everything is always on the up-and-up.

    It all has its roots in the Patriots Week 1 sin at the Meadowlands where they got busted for using a video camera on the sidelines against the Jets.
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    Re: Good Tom Curran column [merged]

    Thanks for the link. Very well written. Finally a rare nice column in the mainstream media that was balanced and artfully summed up what the 'spying' in cameragate reallly equated to.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    1) The one-sidedness of the officiating, 150 yards in penalties vs. 30, rookie refs.
    2) Allegations of pumped-in crowd noise
    3) Jammed radio frequencies (allowing for the Colts to possibly steal Pats signals during the game)
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    All 3 are obvious and legitimate issues, the mass media herd cannot ignore these without coming off as completely biased hypocrites.

    Also, how about intentionally putting in a rookie ref crew, you're telling me they couldn't find Ed Hoculi to ref this highly anticipated game?


    That the Pats came back 20-10 to win 24-20 with everything against them shows just how tough they are.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect


    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=66584

    Reading is truly a lost art.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    My mistake, I didn't see it on the front page and assumed it was new. I guess I can't read though which is why I posted an article :rolleyes:

    Mods please delete or merge...
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    Except that they didn't intentinally put in a rookie crew.

    What crews ref what games for the regular season is done by computer before the season begins. The crews are made up, and then a computer makes a schedule within a number of parameters so the the same crew doesn't have the same teams too often.

    Sorry, but this is like the complaints that the NFL deliberately gave the Pats (or the Colts) and easy (or difficult) schedule.

    'Tain't so.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    Maybe, but it's like that Bill Simmons column about the NBA where David Stern always puts in a rookie crew in a heated playoff series to help the home team.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    please don't give this troll the satisfaction of responding to him
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    you think your 2 inch pecker is enough to satisfy that tranny hooker in Atlantic City you frequent with regularity too
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect


    Must be a JETS fan weighing in, no wonder that franchise is a perrenial shambles.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    You're delusional. The Pats have at least 3 legitimate gripes in that game, all pass interference calls.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    4 penalties for 25 yards.
    Please Manginuthugger, give me 1 Colt's penalty that was suspect?
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect


    I greatly appreciate the energetic and effective way our mods now merge dup threads.

    Nonetheless ... i wish to encourage posters on to an important topic to start a thread rather than many of us miss it.
    Like me.

    Searching page 1 seems like enough Due Diligence.
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    Great stuff from Curran, as usual.

    I loved the line about the Pats getting caught for "aggravated jaywalking".
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    Re: Tom Curran says Pats/Colts game was Suspect

    She gives him a cut rate cause he's a regula. ;)
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