Monday, September 20, 2010

NFL's Ridiculous Reception Rules On Display Once Again In Detroit

While the Lions lost this week on their own accord, we all saw around the nation the loss last week due to officials not knowing the rulebook. We have been treated to the new catchphrase "process" from everyone and their brother all week, while anyone that actually took the time to read the 3 LINE rule about the play would notice that "process" is never used once. Where did this mysterious "process" come from?

Like clockwork, the idiot sidekick in the announcer booth this week threw out the term within seconds of a catch that if you watched Calvin Johnson's catch enough you know is now an incomplete pass. Why? It is an incomplete pass because the NFL referees last week got a call wrong and the league is filled with cowards that won't admit a mistake.

Very early in the game Sunday of the Lions and Eagles a Philly WR made a catch, got two feet down, butt hit the ground with control, and then it popped out. Called a reception on the field, Schwartz of course challenged it because guess what...if it wasn't a catch last week it sure as hell better not be one this week. HE'd take off his slimming body wrap and show you my belly before he'd let that slide.

So up to the review box once again to review what a week ago would have been just a normal play. The announcers start throwing around the word "process" on cue as we watch it get reviewed. This guy clearly doesn't understand the rule at all. He's just throwing crap against the wall because it is ingrained in his head after hearing about it

Guess who else decides to grace us with their presence again this week? That's right...the same douchebag retired NFL official that told us all about the "process" of Calvin Johnson's catch and why what was clearly a catch was not. Was it an easy call for him when he viewed the catch? Surely it should have been. It was more clear cut than the one he so adamantly protested the week before. Of course not. His entire tune changed this week and he basically said it was a catch. What? Of course they are in Detroit and if this didn't get overturned there was going to be hell to pay. Officials came out and called it incomplete while clearly it was also a catch.

After all was said and done the idiot announcer that was so quick to say "process" and try to explain the rule and why it wasn't a catch began to say that he wasn't sure it was incomplete after all. The other announcer even chimed in heading to the commercial break by throwing a "controversial calls" jab in. Nobody has any idea what it takes to complete a pass in the NFL anymore.

Yes folks, there is a moral to this story. As you can see from the way the NFL has given us a rule that is ruining the game right before our eyes they did it for one reason, and one reason alone. They aren't willing to admit they made a mistake. They have stuck to their guns all week, and continue to insult us with this rule once again. Of course this rule will show up all year and by the time the playoffs come it will be standard. Who is willing to be that the Super Bowl is lost on this rule?

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