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Old 09-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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Default Re: Who else is loving these refs?

I thought that the refs did a GREAT job.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #22
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honestly I think the regular refs make as many terrible mistakes. I'm not trying to say that these refs are better, but I don't think the regular refs are that much better
Those usually aren't mistakes. At one point the NFL owned the Cheatriots, now the Cheatriots own the NFL.

Last time the refs went on strike the replacements were better then the full time refs. They actually called the games straight, which forced the regulars to settle before we got used to watching NFL football played by the rules.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #23
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They're terrible.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #24
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I agree. nothing drastically wrong that changed the game. I say that Ed Hochuli and his buddys can take the rest of the year and go work out at the Y, because they aint much better than these retired refs from the WAC or Mountain West that are working.
yeah, there have been so many big mistakes over the last few years that many people believe (and it's very easy to believe it!) that the nfl is rigged.
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"Pass interference, I don't know who. Spot will be enforced on the end of the run with half a distance to the, uh. First down, Jets."
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Those usually aren't mistakes. At one point the NFL owned the Cheatriots, now the Cheatriots own the NFL.

Last time the refs went on strike the replacements were better then the full time refs. They actually called the games straight, which forced the regulars to settle before we got used to watching NFL football played by the rules.
I think the refs definitely "interpret" the rules in favor of teams with whiney stars like Brady. Anytime somebody looks at him funny they get flagged.
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First off... the so called PRO REFS are horrible. They made mistakes every game and they often took over games... that was pretty much the norm so lets not kid our selves.

These refs don't know the rule book like they should, but they aren't any worse then the pro refs. In fact I'd say they are maybe better... sure they made misakes... but i havent' seen the fill-in's take over games and basically dictate the out come.

IMO the regular refs were often on the take..OR their ego's are so out of control they think they are part of the game. These new refs (for the most part) realize they are to stay out of the way and make calls when they see them.... and for the most part they've done a solid job.

There were a lot of flags tonight, but I'd say all but maybe 1 or 2 was legit. How is that any different or worse then previous seasons?

These new refs are slow...and they appear to not know what they are doing, but they are getting the calls right in the end.
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These refs are old, slow and DONE!
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I seriously wonder if the refs on lock out weren't on the take. Maybe Goodell (as much as I hate the guy) is trying to get rid of a problem?

The last thing the NFL can do is say..." these guys are corrupt, we need to replace them all" I've thought for years the games are fixed...I've seen so many game changing bad calls over the years ...what else could explain some of these botched games by officials? If the NFL is trying to clean up the game and lock out dirty officials, I hope they stick to their guns.

Yea I've seen some problems with the new guys...but it's no worse then before.... I'd actually argue it's been better.... just not as "pretty" but the calls are getting made correctly for the most part.
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I seriously wonder if the refs on lock out weren't on the take. Maybe Goodell (as much as I hate the guy) is trying to get rid of a problem?

The last thing the NFL can do is say..." these guys are corrupt, we need to replace them all" I've thought for years the games are fixed...I've seen so many game changing bad calls over the years ...what else could explain some of these botched games by officials? If the NFL is trying to clean up the game and lock out dirty officials, I hope they stick to their guns.

Yea I've seen some problems with the new guys...but it's no worse then before.... I'd actually argue it's been better.... just not as "pretty" but the calls are getting made correctly for the most part.
Goodell IS the problem. He and the previous two commissioners, maybe more, are subsidiaries of Las Vegas, and the house always wins. But there's still only so much they can do to influence the games without tipping their hands, so it is still fun to watch.
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