In honor of the Fail Mary...
My Most overrated for this week is....
The regular NFL officials. Everyone in the media is calling for them but even them in all their "goodness" gave us such brilliance each week that leaves many fans wanting to throw stuff at our tvs. The inexperience showed last night in that 1 in a 1,000,000 situation where that occured and absolutely no one would have NOT had problems with that call.
It would be like me being plucked off the street as a soccer ref and given a crash course of international rules and stuck in the middle of Brazil v Argentina. It makes a difference when you have a veteran to help bring inexperience refs in and hide their inefficiencies.
The players have no respect for these refs (for a number of reasons), without that you are going to fail regardless of how well you may/may not know the rules or how to manage the game/people. That's the same for any other situation. These guys accepted the assignments knowing the situation and I'm sure many knew of the venom they were likely to receive, I personally wouldn't have done it but that's just me and how I was raised about that sort of situation.
I personally think its overblown by people who have agendas (being former players and thus members of the NFLPA, media trying to drive ratings, etc). Its a shame that what happened in Seattle happened because I am sure a more cohesive unit would have gotten that call right but they can't get that cohesion when its only the second or third time that group have probably worked together.
Plus I believe there are those that even if it were ruled as an interception that would be on the radio lambasting the refs that it should have been a mutual possession call and thus Seattle got screwed to push an agenda to get the union refs back to work.
Sorry for high jacking this thread. Or if an admin wants to move this to the NFL officiating thread feel free to.
Fair enough...while I don't agree that it's being overblown by most NFL fans (to say nothing of the people you mentioned), I respect your opinion and I'll also bow out to allow this thread to get back on track.
Here's some things that are overrated. Led Zeppelin, U2, and Pearl Jam.
Can't stand their throngs of worshipping fans. I'd probably not mind them if they were much less popular.
I'm with you on U2 and Pearl Jam. But can't agree with you on the Zeppelin.
You seem to have the slight mindset of a hipster, based on your statement. Don't fall into that hole.
Live (at stadium) NFL Games
Sons of Anarchy
"Why you going to the Airport; flying somewhere?"
Public Transportation. It sucks.
Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and One Direction
Feel good stories. It may just be me, but they never make me feel good, but rather annoyed.
Last edited by WDE; 10-08-2012 at 09:59 PM.
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