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A NFL running playoff thread

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Replies to: A NFL running playoff thread

  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 9,012 Senior Member
    At least the refs had the guts to call it.
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 2,923 Senior Member
    There’s a lot of KC decision regrets. Going for the FG with 11 seconds left when they could have taken another crack at the end zone might be one. Not shading a safety/double teaming against Gronk on either pass thrown to him in either the final drive in regulation or in OT. Challenging a call that lost a what-would-be a critical timeout.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 75,331 Senior Member
    45/87 = 51.7%, you can't get much closer to even than that.

    Not quite. 45 wins and 5 ties out of 87 is 54.6% counting ties as half wins. Out of non-tie games, 45 wins out of 82 is 54.5%.
  • sushirittosushiritto Registered User Posts: 3,043 Senior Member
    edited January 21
    What is this, English Premier League soccer? Ties are half wins? :))
  • sushirittosushiritto Registered User Posts: 3,043 Senior Member
    Who's looking forward to the draft in April? I know I am. =))

    Goff and Brady are from the SF Bay Area, so you know who I'm rooting for, Goff of course. And I'm no fan of Cal, that's for sure.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 75,331 Senior Member
    sushiritto wrote:
    What is this, English Premier League soccer? Ties are half wins?

    In NFL standings, ties are counted as half wins. See the winning percentages calculated for the Steelers, Browns, Vikings, and Packers: http://www.espn.com/nfl/standings/_/view/playoff
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 74,987 Senior Member
    I’m looking forward to the draft! GO BROWNS!
  • sushirittosushiritto Registered User Posts: 3,043 Senior Member
    In NFL standings, ties are counted as half wins. See the winning percentages calculated for the Steelers, Browns, Vikings, and Packers: http://www.espn.com/nfl/standings/_/view/playoff

    That's great, but no one wins, if both teams get the same exact % amount for the tie. Right?
  • greenwitchgreenwitch Registered User Posts: 8,518 Senior Member
    People in Nola are upset that the ref that missed the call, the one closest on the sideline, is a former Ram's player and a current LA resident. The NFL needs to get serious with their refs. Olympic judges are often excluded from finals if they are from the country that made the finals. I wonder if the NFL should do that too.
  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff Registered User Posts: 2,698 Senior Member
    The NFL will consider making pass interference calls reviewable after Rams-Saints gaffe
    https://trib.in/2DpsY7y

    Ha
  • Nrdsb4Nrdsb4 Registered User Posts: 16,533 Senior Member
    edited January 21
    People in Nola are upset that the ref that missed the call, the one closest on the sideline, is a former Ram's player and a current LA resident.

    Wow! Maybe the guy thought he could be 100% objective, but imo he should never have been put in the position in the first place.

    ETA: @greenwitch, do you have a link for that? I couldn't find anything about it, and I'm shocked it's not one of the first hits after you google it.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 9,012 Senior Member
    Just because he lives in LA doesn't make him a Rams fan.

    What's more likely - he threw the game to the Rams because he's a fan, opening himself up to terrible internet reaction and probably death threats, or that he just horribly bungled the call. In real-time it probably didn't look that flagrant, and he didn't want to let a penalty determine the outcome of the game.

    Don't forget, NO had the ball first in the overtime. Brees blew it by throwing up an interception, and Greg the Leg made them pay. He tried to force it, the pass got partially deflected into a wounded duck and it went right to the defender. Should've taken the sack and lived for another play.

    Maybe Brees should be taking the heat for not protecting the ball in the most critical drive of the game.
  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff Registered User Posts: 2,698 Senior Member
    Interesting discussion on ESPN and The Score today. They were talking to an ex ref and he was saying the new guys rely to much on New York to make the call. So then I wondered...... Do we really need local refs to make the calls? Same with baseball. Do we really need homeplate umps? With AI and sensors and... Cough, cough New York.... It seems we might be more accurate without them.
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 20,991 Senior Member
    The Saints had a ton of chances to win, including getting the ball first in overtime. Yes, a missed call, but lots of other missed calls in the game. That's football. Now with 87 cameras and replays and computers to look up the rules, every call is a bad call. It's like golf has become with people calling in hours after a match ends and reporting they saw Tiger double tap or a ball moved by a fan.

    To me, it takes the fun out of it. Yes, it was a bad call. The ref missed it. It's over. I don't want them to make pass interference a reviewable call. There would be too many questionable ones. It's not like the refs didn't miss the pick play by the Chiefs yesterday or several PIs against Gronk. It's football.

    I don't think it matters that the Ref lives in LA or played for the Rams a million years ago. The Rams were in StL then. The guy might have grown up in Pittsburgh or New Orleans or NYC and have childhood favorite teams too. If you start eliminating the teams they can ref, you'll have no trained crews of refs, because they do work as crews. The next crew might have someone who went to the same school as Sean Payton or whose son went to school with Drew Brees. My brother is a ref and he claims that when the game starts, he doesn't see teams or individuals, just dark shirts and light shirts. He does recuse himself from games his nephews are in, but usually he knows many of the coaches, parents, kids from both teams and he just calls the game.
  • deb922deb922 Registered User Posts: 5,592 Senior Member
    I’m sorry Saints fans, this isn’t the first bad call that has changed the outcome of a game. It’s not even the first bad call at a conference championship game.

    It’s getting tiresome. Again, I’m not a fan of either team.
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