Sunday, November 16, 2008

Not A Fix, Just A Moronic Call

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • I've pretty much weaned myself off of the news shows. I still a check a blog or two to read about the recounts or because I want to support their work, but I deleted three days of Countdown this morning and I didn't DVR The Chris Matthews Show or Meet The Press. That being said, I did catch 60 Minutes tonight, with the first post-election Obama interview. Great, great stuff. Very interesting and very funny. I think the best line was when the interviewer asked Barack and Michelle about if Michelle's mother will be moving in, along with the new dog. Barack's response: "You want me to compare my mother-in-law to a dog? I'm smarter than that! I just got elected president, man."
    • Big DVD day on Tuesday, as my favorite movie of the year, Wall-E, and my favorite comedy of the year, Tropic Thunder, both get released. If you didn't see Wall-E in the theaters, it's a must on Netflix.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • I'm not surprised that the Ravens got schooled today, but I'm not happy that the defense got beaten so badly. I think they can still win enough to sneak into the playoffs, especially in a surprisingly weak AFC.
    • I watched the whole Eagles-Bengals overtime because I'm a glutton for punishment like that. I don't know which is more disappointing: ties or the Eagles.
    • I still think the Cowboys (and Romo) are overrated, though obviously the Skins aren't nearly as good as I thought. The Titans and Giants are completely for real.
  • Daily Rant:
    • I assume it's not going to be discussed anywhere, but there was some major gambling craziness today. We're talking the Chris Duhon shot on steroids. Pittsburgh was -4 against San Diego today. They trailed 10-8 with under a minute to go when Willie Parker scored, but it was called back because of a penalty. The Steelers then kicked the field goal to up 11-10. No chance for a cover, right? The Chargers get the ball with 15 seconds left and Rivers throws a short pass and the laterals begin. As one is being thrown, Troy Polamalu tips it away, picks it up and scores with no time remaining. 17-10 Steelers, miracle cover!!! But... The ref reviews the play and determines that there was an illegal forward pass and therefore there was no fumble and no touchdown. Final score was 11-10, the cover was stolen. Watch the play. There wasn't anything even close to a forward pass. The refs made an awful call and it cost a lot of people money. Also, I have the Steelers D on my fantasy team, so that sucked too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eleven weeks into the NFL season, and here's what I know: The Giants, Panthers, Cardinals, Titans, and Steelers are very good, and the Lions, Rams, Bengals, Chiefs, and Raiders are terrible. I can't figure out the remaining 22 teams.

I didn't see the end of the Steelers-Chargers game, but I watched the video you linked, and there's no forward pass in there. One of the comments to that video reminded me of an earlier phantom pass interference call that led directly to the Chargers only TD, which I did see. I'm not usually one who believes that games are rigged, but my Dad was, and let me tell you, he would've been all over this game. Hopefully the refs just had a really, really bad day.