Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sit Back and Enjoy It

Bob Knight once said of losing, "If rape is inevitable, why not sit back and enjoy it?" Raven probably feels like it has been fisted after Monday night. There are two ways that you can look at this.

First, you can moan about the officiating. The Patriots were the beneficiary of some favorable calls, no doubt. Ironic, seeing that New England became a power by water skiing opposing receivers. But on the other hand, the officials didn't throw that interception or fumble an interception return. So while it's fun to lay the blame on the officials, there is so much Raven could have done to win the game so they might as well blame themselves. Sorry Raven, that one is on you.

Although, we are getting dangerously close to having a player maim an official on the field. And it's hard to tell if that would be a good thing or a bad thing.

Still, this was a great game. If for nothing else, because it made me care. And to be honest, it has been hard to care about regular season NFL games in recent years. But there was hooting and screaming like it was a Super Bowl in the Cowboys vs. Packers game, and Monday's night -- mostly from impartial observers. The best thing for the NFL would be to have the Cowboys and the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Bain had better reconsider if that happens.) And if the NFL has to fix games in favor of the Patriots, then so be it.

18 comments:

DAWUSS said...

Although, we are getting dangerously close to having a player maim an official on the field. And it's hard to tell if that would be a good thing or a bad thing.


Y'know, it would be kinda fun to see Ed Hochuli lay the smackdown on an NFL player

bucky said...

Eddie Guns is too smart to try the bowling pin insertion on Ray Lewis.

Hey, has Jabar Gaffney stopped juggling that ball yet?

Anonymous said...

Oh, and nice time out call by Rex Ryan. Might this be the final nail in the coffin that stops NFL coaches from doing the lame "last second timeout from the sidelines" trick?

Anonymous said...

Is Brian Billick gay?


Just asking after he was trying to kiss Rodney Harrison during the game...


If he is, Sunday's game against the Colts should be fun

Tommy Tuck Rule said...

Yes we had favorable calls, but Gaffeney tucked that ball away like it was his baby. Do you think Buddy Ryan beat the shit out of his son last night after that stupid TO. I heard he stil rules that family with an iron fist.

Conrad Bain said...

The best thing for the NFL would be to have the Cowboys and the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Bain had better reconsider if that happens.)

If that happens, I won't be hopping a flight to Nevada... I'll be flying to Arizona in a hydrogen blimp with a Bic lighter.

Prediction: Next season look for coaches to flagrantly break NFL rules in hopes of being punished by the league. Look for a rash of Woody Hayes-style incidents as formerly mild-mannered coaches angle for fines and loss of draft picks. Disgraced coaches will be the new gay quarterbacks of the coming seasons.

MThompson said...

About a month ago I saw the worst officiating in history during the Colts-Patriots game, and the Pats still managed to win that game. Nobody tried to beat up an official, and Bill Belichek wasn't trying to make sweet love to anyone on the Colts defense.

Keep whining Baltimore. "What about me? What about Raven?"

Bain said...

Is Brian Billick gay?

Billick has it all backwards. He should worry about secret spy cameras and leave the gay stuff to his quarterback.

Seitz said...

Shouldn't that tag be "Raven is going to kill someone again"?

NFL Adam said...

Come Seitz, he was just a part of a murdering posse.

Bucky, that's right, that Gaffney call was pretty inexcusable. They might as well get rid of replay because they don't seem to have to guts to call what the rest of the world can see.

Well, other than TTR, who was like 22 Coronas in to the evening. Gaffney did tuck that ball ... once he was well out of bounds.

BostonSucksMyBlog said...

i thought it was a clear Gaffney catch. Seriously, i dont see the controversey, he never bobbled it at all.

Gaffney is better than Stallworth. And Moss has given up...man what a twat.

Seitz said...

I think the catch was legit. Never bobbled it. Always had control. Good call

Tommy Tuck Rule said...

He grabbed the ball with two hands and then moved it to his right forearm to tuck it. You know, like most players do after a catch. That was another case of the commentators making viewers think it might be a bobble. There is always one that says it isn't a catch cuz one has to disagree.
Oh and NFLADAM, you know i never drink on Mondays.

Bain said...

I hate the Pats as much as anyone, but I really get sick of the whining when they win.

Is there anyone left here who isn't manstruating?

NFL Adam said...

Gaffney was balancing the ball the way a waiter carries a tray of drinks. If that's the definition of a catch, I need to adjust my thinking. But as I said before, this one is one Raven. There is no sense whining about the Patriots because they don't have a team equipped to win the playoffs, as the last two weeks have shown.

bucky said...

Gaffney was balancing the ball the way a waiter carries a tray of drinks.

That's probably a better analogy than mine, which was that he had control of that ball in the same way that I have control of a basketball when I'm spinning it on my finger. I suspect the NFL would not normally give me a catch in such a situation.

I think the refs were just sick of Raven's bullshit by that point, and just wanted them to fuck off. Hard to blame them, in all honesty.

Fletch said...

Bain said: "If that happens, I won't be hopping a flight to Nevada... I'll be flying to Arizona in a hydrogen blimp with a Bic lighter."

Suicide isn't the answer, Connie.

Bain said...

Whatever you say, Feltch.