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    Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    Serious question.

    This may sound like sour purple grapes after the loss today, I freely admit that.

    But after watching overtime, and the 3 horrible calls that helped the Saints, 2 with clear cut review even, how can I watch games anymore and feel like the league doesn't have at least a thumb on the scale for one team.

    Yes, the Vikes fumbled the ball all over the place, and Favre threw two picks, but anybody watching that game would probably say the better team didn't win.

    Whatever, I am just venting, but I seriously am considering giving up on the NFL. Just too much to deal with anymore.


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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    I'll take one Favre mistake in return for a GREAT year of quarterback play the Vikings simply have not seen until this year.


    The only really bad call I saw was the pass interference when the ball was clearly not catchable.



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    What'd you think of that roughing the passer call on Favre?



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    What game were you watching? Objective viewer here, not a fan of either of those teams. The refs were fine and all of the reviews in OT ended how they should have ended.



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    and see, the rest of the game, I was wondering if the league had made a call to the refs to get Favre into the superbowl. A late hit call while the play was still live? a roughing the passer call when the player had him wrapped up before he threw the ball?



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Serious question.

    This may sound like sour purple grapes after the loss today, I freely admit that.

    But after watching overtime, and the 3 horrible calls that helped the Saints, 2 with clear cut review even, how can I watch games anymore and feel like the league doesn't have at least a thumb on the scale for one team.

    Yes, the Vikes fumbled the ball all over the place, and Favre threw two picks, but anybody watching that game would probably say the better team didn't win.

    Whatever, I am just venting, but I seriously am considering giving up on the NFL. Just too much to deal with anymore.
    Care to elaborate?


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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    to blame this loss on the refs is hysterical. you had a chance to kick a game winning field goal, had 12 guys in the huddle, and then threw late across the middle. what did you expect? the team that made fewer mistakes won IMO



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    The Vikings got hosed 3 times in a row, ref's deserve honorable mention in the Saints win, and I am not a Vikings fan either. Bad PI call, 4th and inches was stuffed, and that catch on 3rd and long for the Saints was questionable.

    Granted,you have 5 turnovers you don't deserve to win, but still...



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    AS I said before, the only bad call I saw was the passing interference.


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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    same here - I'm a Jags fan (ugh) and I saw no conspiricy-theory calls.

    seemed like the Vikes just gave it away at the end - everything in me thought they were going to win it on that last drive. that was their own fault on multiple levels.



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    I think the real issue with the NFL is their bogus overtime structure...but thats another issue I guess.



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    What is the NFL's incentive to have some kind of conspiracy to keep the Vikings out of the Super Bowl? You don't think they would have liked to hype Peyton vs Favre and talk about him probably retiring for the next two weeks?



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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    Everybody gets screwed when they lose, don't you get it?


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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by CUIClone View Post
    What game were you watching? Objective viewer here, not a fan of either of those teams. The refs were fine and all of the reviews in OT ended how they should have ended.
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    Re: Should I stay a fan of the NFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    The Vikings got hosed 3 times in a row, ref's deserve honorable mention in the Saints win, and I am not a Vikings fan either. Bad PI call, 4th and inches was stuffed, and that catch on 3rd and long for the Saints was questionable.

    Granted,you have 5 turnovers you don't deserve to win, but still...

    I don't think there was any where close to visual evidence to overturn either one of those.



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