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SOOPOO
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:18:05 AM permalink
After Megatron fumbled into the end zone towards the end of the Seahawks/Lions game last night, a Seahawks defender clearly intentionally batted the ball out of the back of the end zone. As it happened I said to myself "The stupidest play I've seen", as it is clearly a penalty and Detroit gets the ball back. Apparently I was wrong, because he batted it directly in front of "The stupidest official I've ever seen". The NFL said, since determining if a ball is batted is a judgment call, it cannot be reviewed. I often say things like... If it were my league that official is fired. I don't care about the Lions or Seahawks... am I overreacting?
Ibeatyouraces
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:26:58 AM permalink
Overreacting? Yes. The lions and Calvin Johnson suck. Yes the ball was batted from his hands first, but a superstar wouldn't let that happen. And he drops way to many easy catches. He sucks, plain and simple. I smell another 0-16 season. Oh and they're owner, Ford and their motor company sucks too! I laugh every time they lose. The epitome of anything Detroit. Just trash.
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MidwestAP
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:28:18 AM permalink
I vote for suspended. While it was an bad, bad error, it was most certainly a mistake. If it was done on purpose, it should be investigated criminally for potential bet fixing. So, presuming it was a mistake, who of us hasn't made mistakes in the workplace?

On top of that, let's put some accountability on the Lions. They had plenty of drives they could have scored on and they didn't, AND Johnson shouldn't have fumbled (although it was a great play by Kam Chancellor).
MidwestAP
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:31:38 AM permalink
On a related note, what is it about that end zone, on Monday nights, and the calls the Seahawks get? Remember the Fail Mary in 2012, happened in almost the exact same location!
Wizard
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:47:11 AM permalink
I, of course, had the Lions on the money line at +450. I'm still brooding about this.
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Paradigm
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:54:27 AM permalink
I agree that it was a missed judgement call by the official, but there are lots of plays in the NFL where someone is clearly guilty of holding or a block in the back, again all judgement calls, that the officials miss. It is just part of the game you have to contend with as a team.

He clearly bats the ball to get it out of bounds, but I can hear the defense attorneys now saying he was batting the ball in a direction where he could gain control and just ran out of real estate. At the end of the day, Detroit deserved to lose the game just like Seattle deserved to lose the SB........you simply can't turn the ball over at the one yard line at the end of a game and then say it isn't entirely your fault for losing the game........you blew it!

And yes, I am a Hawks Fan, so my opinion is tainted for what that is worth :-).
Paradigm
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October 6th, 2015 at 10:59:12 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I, of course, had the Lions on the money line at +450. I'm still brooding about this.


Wiz, that is awful.......I am hoping it wasn't big money :-(
Ayecarumba
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October 6th, 2015 at 11:01:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I, of course, had the Lions on the money line at +450. I'm still brooding about this.



I also had a position on the Lions ML. Mighty suspicious because the batting of the ball was so blatant, even at regular speed. I am not sure how this call can be placed in the "judgement" category, not subject to review; while others are not. Is there another way to use your hands to knock a loose ball out of the end zone that is not a "bat"?

This official should definitely be out of post-season crew selection contention.
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Wizard
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October 6th, 2015 at 11:39:06 AM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

Wiz, that is awful.......I am hoping it wasn't big money :-(



No, it was a pretty small bet, but winning it at +450 would have been nice.

Regarding the official being punished, I have never once heard of that happening in any sport, but don't claim to be an expert at such things. I lived in Baltimore at the time of this infamous awful call:



Click here if the hotlink doesn't work.

I can't speak for everyone in Baltimore, but I'm still fuming about it. Anyway, I'm quite sure that referee was never punished. In fact, he got a standing ovation his next game officiating at Yankee Stadium.
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djatc
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October 6th, 2015 at 11:45:36 AM permalink
I had SEA -10

I bet the first 2 games in the season, then skipped the seahawks vs bears game..... Time to marty
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