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But to be clear, the team receiving the ball first eventually won the game 45 times out of 87. They did not win it on the first possession by moving the ball straight down the field and scoring a TD, so the other team’s offense never got on the field (as happened to KC). The kickoff receiving team only scored a TD on the first possession less than a 20% of the time. Thus, in 80+% of the OT games, both teams touched the ball at least once.

Two Saints season ticket holders sue over blown call

It is time for the Saints to get over it. They had two chances to win after the call and failed to stop the Rams from tying in regulation and they DID win the coin toss in OT. They didn’t score in OT.

Both games went into OT. The coin toss winning team won one, lost one. Seems 50/50 to me.

The two Saints fans have no standing to sue. That suit will be bounced by tomorrow.

Can I sue somebody since our kicker likes to hit the uprights instead of kicking through the posts like everyone did last weekend?

Ya, I want to sue KC, because it’s their field where Jimmy G. tore his ACL.

Let the Rams and the Saints play again after the Super Bowl.

^^they should play this weekend!

Or, how about a loser’s bracket: KC hosting the 'Aints?

They should just get over it.

There was a Detroit Tiger pitching a perfect game. On the last out, the first base umpire blew the out and called the runner safe when he was clearly out. Home plate umpire didn’t overrule. It was before replay. Guy lost his perfect game.

1972 gold medal basketball game. Ice skating with bad judges. They can’t go back and change it all. Game’s over.

The pitcher was Armando Galarraga and the umpire, Jim Joyce. I’m not even a Tigers fan and that one still hurts a lot. :((

No one is ever going to get over the 1972 gold medal game… and losing a perfect game means very little - while it sucked for the pitcher, and the umpire felt terrible afterwards, it had no impact on the outcome (other than the record books) of what was essentially an insignificant game.

On the other hand, this game was almost assuredly stripped from one team (maybe 95% likely if the easy, correct call was made). Yes, the Saints could have overcome their bad luck, if you want to call it that - but that’s not the point. For what it’s worth, I was rooting for the Rams, though not passionately.

I’m over it. No one gives a “you know what” about the 1972 Gold Medal game anymore.

I’m not a Raider fan, but no Raider fan will ever get over the “Tuck Rule” game. That is still mentioned occasionally on local sports talk radio.

BTW, the 49ers were robbed on a PI call in the 1984 NFC Championship game against the Redskins that I still remember. Ronnie Lott was called for a completely ridiculous PI. It happens.


Maybe you’re over it, but I was a 10 year old boy in ‘72 and still care about that stolen game as a 56 year old (no, it doesn’t play a significant role in my life). It’s kind of funny that you could suggest no Raider fan could ever get over that game, but think that no one cares about the medal game. It’s also silly to suggest that Saints fans should just get over it - people who are passionate about their teams are invested in their outcomes. Surely everyone who is passionate about their own favorite teams or players can understand that.

If you’re going to the Super Bowl, you will see billboards put up by a New Orleans car dealership. They were up less than 24 hours after the game, lol.

I know there are always questionable calls, but it makes no sense to complain about what was done in OT. OT shouldn’t have happened. I don’t think past or future sloppiness by officials is any excuse.

Wow! Sorry, even though I think that call was horrible, and probably cost them the game, and I think “they need to get over it” is easy to say when it’s not YOUR team, I’m totally laughing at this one.

I must say it would be fun to watch the fallout if it did indeed turn out that the call was due to some kind of foul play. We’d have something to focus on other than Russia.

Reminds me of when a Jets fan sued the Patriots for $180 over SpyGate, claiming fraud. They didn’t get anywhere with that, either, with the judge saying they had no legal right to damages and the only thing they were promised was a seat at the game, which they received.

This lawsuit will meet a similar fate.

The Cowboys got robbed a few years ago on the Dez Bryant non-catch catch. It happens.

Go Pats!

RE: the tuck rule

Two separate issues:

1–rule may have been a dumb rule
2–dumb rule notwithstanding, it was applied correctly in Patriots-Raiders game.

Dumb rule was changed before next season.

^^you missed #3, dad:

The Tuck Rule had never been applied in any game before…(strange time to find it in the Rule book, no?)

@RandyErika @MADad Raider fans! Nuff said. :))