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Old 12-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #21
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The actions they're being held accountable for are also very different. A referee blowing a big call is like a wide receiver dropping a wide open touchdown, and quite unlike stomping on somebody's arm and slamming his head into the turf. I don't recall Stevie Johnson being fined for dropping the ball in overtime against the Steelers. To be honest, it's just a really bad comparison and the fact that punishment for referees was even brought up just suggests that people are really grasping at straws at this point to defend the punishment that players on their favorite sports team receive. You (general you) think a referee or coach wouldn't be fined, fired, or suspended if they tried to interfere with a game, by tripping somebody, for example?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:32 PM   #22
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The actions they're being held accountable for are also very different. A referee blowing a big call is like a wide receiver dropping a wide open touchdown, and quite unlike stomping on somebody's arm and slamming his head into the turf. I don't recall Stevie Johnson being fined for dropping the ball in overtime against the Steelers. To be honest, it's just a really bad comparison and the fact that punishment for referees was even brought up just suggests that people are really grasping at straws at this point to defend the punishment that players on their favorite sports team receive. You (general you) think a referee or coach wouldn't be fined, fired, or suspended if they tried to interfere with a game, by tripping somebody, for example?
How about a head coach putting a concussed quarterback into a game two minutes after James Harrison flattened him? Will he get fined or suspended? Perhaps not so curiously, Pat Shurmur's actions were not being investigated at all until the union lodged a complaint, and his dad made headlines. Goodell would have let it go completely.
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I think that's a pretty big assumption to make, but regardless, time will tell whether anything comes out of that. I certainly believe something should be done in that matter.
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How about a head coach putting a concussed quarterback into a game two minutes after James Harrison flattened him? Will he get fined or suspended? Perhaps not so curiously, Pat Shurmur's actions were not being investigated at all until the union lodged a complaint, and his dad made headlines. Goodell would have let it go completely.
The media amplifies on field incidents, and if it wasn't for that, Goodell would be lost.
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Unless of course it's a Steeler involved. The spotlights already in place there.
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