(12-30-2012 08:00 PM)ATLBound Wrote: The NFL is cheating for the Packers. I'm upset because the same "courtesy" wasn't given to the Falcons.
If I'm a Lions fan, then I'm extremely pissed.
If I'm a Vikings fan, then I'm in "sending a letter to the league" mode (Lmao)
The refs just called a fumble on the Packers near the endzone and the Vikings recovered. As we all know, every turnover is reviewed.
Mike McCarthy threw out the challenge flag and instea dof the refs not reviewing the play, they instead reviewed it and then gave McCarthy a 15 yard penalty on the backend.
Their reasoning for continuing to review the play is because the booth ref CALLED for the review prior to McCarthy throwing out the challenge flag.
This is the most retarded reason because.....ALL TURNOVERS ARE REVIEWED ANYWAY. The booth ref shouldn't have to "blow the whistle" in regards to reviewing the play. It's a foregone conclusion that that is going to happen anyway, so why does it matter on the timeframe of when McCarthy throws out the flag.
Here is biased Mike Pieriria's response:
"It's a flawed rule anyway so they (the refs) just made a logical choice."
Oh so I guess for the darling Packers it's ok to override the rule for "logical choice?"
Did anybody else witness this?
I was screaming at the radio that they can't benefit from the review so it should have been the Vikings ball and they would have pounded the rock with AP with the lead......that "non-call" cost AP the record in my mind.