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Old 12-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Schadenfraude made me go peruse some Raven's messageboards. I was expecting gripes about the refs and the NFL trying to protect the Steelers, etc...

But to my surprise, most fans were looking inward and not outward. They griped about stupid penalties, such as the personal foul on Cousins (their guard) and the pass interference penalties on Frank Walker. There were complaints about Harbaugh and how undisciplined his players were. They lamented that even if they make the playoffs, they will likely bow out weakly as they are not confident in their team.

Well, that killed my enjoyment.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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You must have been on the wrong message boards
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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Schadenfraude made me go peruse some Raven's messageboards. I was expecting gripes about the refs and the NFL trying to protect the Steelers, etc...

But to my surprise, most fans were looking inward and not outward. They griped about stupid penalties, such as the personal foul on Cousins (their guard) and the pass interference penalties on Frank Walker. There were complaints about Harbaugh and how undisciplined his players were. They lamented that even if they make the playoffs, they will likely bow out weakly as they are not confident in their team.

Well, that killed my enjoyment.
I noticed this with most of my friends from back home (Maryland girl, born and raised)... but with all the more mature fans I still noticed quite a few of them crying about the officials being on the Steelers side etc. I think one of the main reasons they are taking this in stride is that so far they are still in the wild card running and we're still "in the hunt"... unlike last year. Only time will tell!

I really, really, REALLY wish I would have been able to watch this game. (I was stuck with the Falcons and Saints games to watch, no Steelers for the MD girl in Alabama).
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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I've heard Steelers fans gripe about the refs after a close game too. I GUARANTEE that the overwhelming majority of Ravens fans blame the coach, the players, and lack of discipline. Why the hell do we keep talking about this BS? Can't we just talk about football instead of spewing self-satisfying garbage all the time?
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:42 AM   #5
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Blaming the refs is for LOSERS, and it doesn't matter if it's other fans claiming that we have them in our back pockets, or some of us whining about a penalty or two that rubbed us the wrong way. It's STUPID, it's POINTLESS, and it's a total WASTE OF ENERGY.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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I didn't see one replay that would suggest that any of their penalties wasn't justified.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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I seen plenty of conspiracy remarks. If a penalty is questionable I could see bringing it up (personally wouldnt) but at least then you wouldnt look as pathetic. I think the ones with an ounce of sense have gone back and looked at them and seen they were all very obvious, and pretty much all of them happened right there in front of an offical or right around the ball giving allmost perfect camera angles.
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Blaming the refs is for LOSERS, and it doesn't matter if it's other fans claiming that we have them in our back pockets, or some of us whining about a penalty or two that rubbed us the wrong way. It's STUPID, it's POINTLESS, and it's a total WASTE OF ENERGY.

You obviously don't hang around here often after a loss
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
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I still feel that the holding penalty called on Washington was a little iffy, but the others were not. Especially the two PF calls. No excuses there. None. Sheer idiocy on the part of Ngata and Cousins. It looked like there may have been a bit of taunting going on that set Cousins off, but so what? Don't be an A-hole and get goaded into a PF. That cost the Ravens a chance at a FG and tying the game.

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Ngata deserves a hefty fine for that very late, blindside hit that he made.
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