I truly wish Belichick grabbed this ref, picked him up over his head, gave him a Bane-worthy backbreaker, then made direct eye contact with an NBC camera, mouthing “I’m coming for you, Goodell.” Really, why not? What’s in or out of bounds at this point anymore? What’s fair or foul? The “referees” (and I refuse to not use quotation marks when discussing these people who wear officiating outfits on the field of professional football games) obviously have next to no idea. And tonight it cost the team i like and root for dearly. Several times.
Yes, I know Baltimore was penalized more frequently. And many of those calls were stone-cold horseshit, too. And yes, they’re “doing the best they can”. And yes, if McDaniels didn’t have his head up his ass he wouldn’t have called empty backfield shotgun plays on 2nd and 3rd down when the Pats needed to ice the game. And yes, Devin McCourty is never allowed over my house for ice cream sandwiches again. He sucks.
But this is a joke. It’s bad sports entertainment. It is. Really. That game was almost 4 hours long. Like a bloated Sox/Yanks game. With similarly frustrating results. But there we don’t have piles of phantom calls made out of fear, guesswork or apprehension to blame or grouse about. This is garbage, really. GARBAGE. And I’m not gonna partake of it anymore.
F you, Goodell. And F you actual refs, if you’re being greedy. Not really sure. DON’T REALLY CARE. Goodell, you have this drug I need. And now you’re mocking me in the delivery, treating me like a junkie as opposed to “a customer”. Well, if I have to go cold turkey to get other people to try and do the same to get the message across your very rich face, then I guess that’s my choice. Just like it was Replacement Ref #73’s choice to call defensive holding several times on the Pats. It’s fine, right? So long as I watch, pay for your swag, shop from your sponsors, you’re good.
Let’s see what we can do about this. Expect something enormously annoying, juvenile and hopefully effective from me and a bunch of nitwits this week.
Bitter the Pats lost? Yes. Could they still have finished the job and taken care of business on their own? Sure. But am I tired of being fed an inferior product when I dedicate so much life and time to it and thus feel like I’m being treated with no respect, like a beer-drinking disposable statistic? Yeah.
GFY Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner.
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