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^ No. It just colors my perception of what they say.
^ Rex Ryan teams talk shit and don't back it up on the field. Just pointing it out.
That's bad if it's true, but I still think the Bills (and their loud foot in mouth coach) need to learn to talk a little less and try to actually do something productive like win football games (and maybe get to the playoffs for the first time since Y2K.
I don't think so. When refs screw up, you live with the result.
One could argue that if you fumble, you deserve what you get. I can see both sides on what the rule should be, but of course once a particular position is taken in the rulebook, it has to be fairly applied.
I haven't really heard Seattle being accused of cheating. That strikes me as a bit much. I see it as an instinct based play where I get what the player did and my annoyance is saved for the refs who blew the call and in doing so changed the outcome of the game. Here the call clearly affected the outcome of the game.
The degree to which people know about a rule doesn't affect whether the rule exists. In any event, the refs' job is to know and apply the rules. One could argue the players should know it too. We don't know what the counterfactual would be if the rule was not broken. Holding is called even if sometimes it did not affect the play in a meaningful way. Plus when the refs' review plays, obscure rules come out all the time. Think non-catches, the Tuck Rule, etc. Bottom line...
Disagree. He's inconsistent, but definitely has his moments. More consistent for Germany too, IMO.
According to 538, the blown call dropped Detroit's chance of winning from 84.3% (1st and Goal on the 1) to 11.4% (Touchback). So if those numbers are right, that one call was worth 3/4 of a win for Seattle. And these aren't even the replacement refs.
Ozil saves his good stuff for Germany.
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