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Detroit Lions robbed

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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by Honeyman » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 pm

It is much more than that, MW. Lions got screwed, no doubt. But it's really the whole NFL that suffers. All anyone is talking about is the bad officiating. Aaron Rogers threw 2 unbelievably perfect passes in the fourth quarter, and they are not getting a mention. Probably not being shown on the highlights....i wouldn't know because i can't stomach turning on the TV. Point is, the respect for the NFL game is cheapened across the board. Everybody is still raw from the New Orleans fuck-job in the NFC championship game. This was a MNF game, not a game played at the same time as 6 others on a Sunday afternoon. Everybody saw it and knows what happened. In a few years (now in some states) when we will be gambling on sports legally from our phones, the uproar will be tenfold. Today it's mainly us sad Lie-Down fans that are pissed. But when millions of bettors are losing $$$ because of incompetent officiating, that's when it'll really hit the fan.



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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by km1125 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 pm

Perhaps the officials are trying to make a point.

Since they can swing the results of a game, shouldn't they be entitled to a 7 figure salary like some of the best players?



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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:41 pm

That is so not the point. Regardless of how bad or good a team is, they all deserve equal treatment from the officials. And most Lions fan know that for at least the past 20 years, Detroit more often than not gets the short end of the officiating stick.
If the bad calls had occurred in the first half, they would be receiving far less attention from all of you and the local & national media.

Did the refs cause the Lions to score only 1 TD in 11 offensive possessions?
Did the refs cause the Lions to have too many men on the field during a GB field goal attempt, thereby giving the Packers a first down?
Did the refs cause T.J. Hockenson to fail to make a very completable reception for a TD?
Did the refs cause Stafford to be 10 of 23 for a pitiful 95 yards in the final three quarters of the game? (In fairness to Stafford, his teammates didn't do much to help the cause.)

The Lions got screwed...yes. But they did themselves NO FAVORS.

All I've seen this season is the same boneheaded mistakes & incompetence I've seen out of Lions teams for years on end.


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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by Honeyman » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:09 pm

Lions hardly played a perfect game. The Packers sure didn't either with three turnovers. But if you think this team is playing at the same level as last year or the last decade of Lion teams, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, MW. I see a far better team on both sides of the ball.

Bottom line, if the refs simply had made the correct calls, the Lions would more than likely be in first place today.



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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:08 pm

If the dumbasses didn't have too many men on the field during a GB field goal attempt, the blown calls at the end of the game wouldn't have mattered.

This team looks better than last year's team, but who cares!!! Last year's team was awful even by Lions standards.

This team will go 8-7-1 and miss the postseason by a game or two. Same bullshit, different season.

There's only four teams per division yet this pathetic franchise can never find a way to win the NFC North. They are LOSERS and always will be!


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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:31 pm

I don’t think they’re better at all. Same garbage as last year, and the year before that, and the year before that...

Could the NFL eventually follow the CFL’s lead where practically everything is reviewable?



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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:05 am

Honeyman wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 pm
In a few years (now in some states) when we will be gambling on sports legally from our phones, the uproar will be tenfold. Today it's mainly us sad Lie-Down fans that are pissed. But when millions of bettors are losing $$$ because of incompetent officiating, that's when it'll really hit the fan.
Brilliant assessment! :hat Either that or the refs will be corrupted. :shock:


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Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Post by Honeyman » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:57 am

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