the no-call

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    Get inside look, analysis of Saints-Rams no-call: What goes into an NFL official throwing a flag?

    Advocate Photo By Nathan Brown | The Advocate Outside of Roger Goodell, the name most cursed by Saints fans since Sunday’s loss in the NFC championship game has been Gary Cavaletto. The side judge has officiated NFL games since 2003 with a résumé that includes 13 playoff games, five conference...
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    Concern around NFL boiling up over assignment of Rams-Saints refs, all from Southern California

    By Will Brinson | CBS Sports Super Bowl week is about to kick off, but no one is moving past the situation from the week prior, when the Rams-Saints game was decided by a blown call in which Nickell Robey-Coleman was not flagged for pass interference, despite it being an obvious DPI call. In...
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    Warford: Fellow Pro Bowlers agree Saints were robbed

    By Fans and the Pro w/Deuce McAllister It may be small consolation to the Who Dat Nation, but it appears many of the NFL's best players agree with the sentiment that the Saints should be in the Super Bowl. Saints guard Larry Warford says he's gotten an abundance of condolences regarding the...
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    Walker: One week after Saints season ended, still plenty of questions about the no call

    By Rod Walker | The Advocate It's been a week now. Chances are, you still haven't gotten over it. Chances are, you never will. This time next week, it'll feel even worse as you watch (if you can even stand to do so) the Los Angeles Rams (instead of the New Orleans Saints) playing the New...
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    Super Bowl delay caused by Saints-Rams NFC title game replay would be costly, NFL says

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The NFL has given no official statement on the blown call that potentially cost the New Orleans Saints a spot in the Super Bowl, but a court filing Friday (Jan. 25) gave some estimation...
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    Matthews: Benefactor of Saints billboards wants to expose Roger Goodell and maddeningly silent NFL

    Matt Bowers, who payed for these billboards, says he wants "everyone to know what happened." (John Bazemore / AP) By Wallace Matthews | NY Daily News The billboards are so big, and so close to the action that not even Bill Vinovich and his officiating crew can miss them. Some of them read...
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    Report: Sean Payton speaks with Goodell, other NFL executives over missed Saints-Rams call

    Advocate staff file photo by SCOTT THRELKELD Advocate Staff Report New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is making the rounds this week after the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams, trying to figure out what happened with the infamous missed pass interference call. The resounding...
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    Goodell's Silence on Saints-Rams No-Call Is Deafening

    Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images By Conor Orr | SI.com We’re now five days removed from one of the worst officiating mistakes in NFL playoff history. The fallout has been as ridiculous as expected. The Saints released a statement basically saying they’d be in the Super Bowl had it...
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    NFL admits second flag should have been thrown on key Rams-Saints play with new $26K fine of Robey-Coleman

    The league knows the officials did a lot of stuff wrong on the play and is sort of admitting it By Will Brinson | CBS Sports The NFL has yet to say anything about the lack of a pass interference call on Nickell Robey-Coleman and it's making lots of people very angry. Amidst a government...
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    Ben Watson to Roger Goodell on Saints-Rams no-call silence: 'Lead by example. We are waiting.'

    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) scores against Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) during the first half Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Advocate Staff Report Like most of New Orleans, Benjamin Watson is still waiting...
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    Players', coaches' reactions to non-call in NFC title game might surprise

    ESPN Staff It was the non-call heard round the football world, from the French Quarter to Hollywood & Vine. Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis early on a Drew Brees pass attempt with less than two minutes remaining and the NFC...
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    Covington priest cries foul over Saints no-call; plans special services to help fans deal

    The Rev. Bill Miller in the stands during the NFC championship game in the Superdome on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (Photo compliments of Bill Miller) By Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Like most Saints fans, The Rev. Bill Miller was a bit irate after referees blew an obvious pass...
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    Commentary: We'll move on from that Saints travesty. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — step down

    Saints player Ben Watson, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Saints owner Gayle Benson listen to a speaker during a criminal justice symposium organized by the Players Coalition on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Players Coalition By Gambit Commentary | The Advocate Sports, at its best, provides...
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    Mickey Loomis expects Saints to ‘get stronger’ after devastating NFC Championship loss

    (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune MOBILE, Ala. — Mickey Loomis didn’t want to discuss the missed pass interference call from the NFC Championship game. The New Orleans Saints general manager said he’s standing behind team owner...
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    Saints GM Mickey Loomis on that missed call: 'It goes under the category of life ain't fair'

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK By Rod Walker | The Advocate MOBILE, Ala. — Mickey Loomis would much rather his team be preparing for a Super Bowl this week. Instead, the Saints executive vice president and general manager is in Alabama for the Senior Bowl, a showcase of the nation's...
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    Jon Gruden knows what Sean Payton is going through; ‘You don’t ever get over that’

    (Mike Kittrell/AL.com) (Mike Kittrell) By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune One day after the New Orleans Saints' NFC championship loss, coach Sean Payton heard from an old friend who knows what he’s going through. Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden was on the losing end of a...
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    New Orleans bars, restaurants hosting #boycottsuperbowl parties

    Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Ann Maloney - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints fans who want to relive the glory days of Super Bowl XLIV rather than bear witness to this year’s gridiron contest between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England...

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