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The moment that happen was too dang deflating. After seeing our team lose games by snake bitten luck, fluke plays, miracles etc since I was a child, I can’t get past the nonsense that was happening. I always had my doubts about the integrity of the NFL, but that sealed it for me. No team deserves to lose like that. The farce of replaying PI the following year, how it was manipulated, was the icing on the cake. I’ll stand by my statement that the NFL is not real. I honestly can’t wait until SP writes a tell all book after he removes himself from the NFL. I’m sure he has a lot to say about many things regarding the NFL. I’ll wait patiently…..I got time
 
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The moment that happen was too dang deflating. After seeing our team lose games by snake bitten luck, fluke plays, miracles etc since I was a child, I can’t get past the nonsense that was happening. I always had my doubts about the integrity of the NFL, but that sealed it for me. No team deserves to lose like that. The farce of replaying PI the following year, how it was manipulated, was the icing on the cake. I’ll stand by my statement that the NFL is not real. I honestly can’t wait until SP writes a tell all book after he removes himself from the NFL. I’m sure he has a lot to say about many things regarding the NFL. I’ll wait patiently…..I got time
It’s been very apparent for a while now that the NFL is content with a segment of its fanbase feeling the way that some of us do (that the outcomes of certain games are predetermined and hence not real).

There’s a number of factors in play that have allowed the NFL to for the lack of a better word(s) “get away” with the horrible officiating mistakes which in some instances create a clear competitive advantage and impact the outcomes of games.

The NFL fanbase has changed over the past 15 years. I’ve come to realize that the majority of NFL fans these days are sheep that will consume story lines and flashy propaganda. We (diehard football fans, majority of SR members) are now the minority.

The bulk of these WWE fans as I like to call them are less interested in the details of the offseason, roster develop, the inner workings of a franchise, or the intricacies of the game. These are the same fans that will show up to games late and leave in the 3rd quarter because they have another event to attend.

We’ve all been to someone’s house for a “watch” party and the majority in attendance are there to consume food and BS rather than care about the outcome of the game. To call these fans “fair weather” fans would be inaccurate because fair weather fans at least follow the team when they’re winning. No, these fans are more like “fad fans” that use the NFL games as an excuse to participate in by watching or buying merchandise because it’s the popular thing to do.

Because the NFL fan base is so flooded with these fad fans that continue to digest an inferior product, buy merchandise and tune their TVs into the games the NFL profits continue to rise. Which aids in perpetuating the mentality among Goodell and yes the owners that “their” product is just fine.

Let’s face it boys and girls, we are now the minority in the NFL fanbase pool. We care about the integrity of the game, we care about competitive advantages that are handed to some teams but not others, we care about games being played on the field with non scripted outcomes.

Unfortunately, many of today’s “fans” don’t care about any of those things. The NFL owners might hem and haw when their team gets screwed over but when they see the profit margins at the end of the year they quickly pipe down and tote the party line and keep the clown employed.

For diehard fans like many on SR our only hope is for the even bigger money of the Gambling world and the Vegas sports books to apply pressure when they lose big money on game outcomes that get shifted because of horrible officiating and lack of accountability by the NFL. With no real competition, the monopoly that is the NFL will continue to claim that they’re the best entertainment in town, not the best or fairest game in town.
 
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It’s been very apparent for a while now that the NFL is content with a segment of its fanbase feeling the way that some of us do (that the outcomes of certain games are predetermined and hence not real).

There’s a number of factors in play that have allowed the NFL to for the lack of a better word(s) “get away” with the horrible officiating mistakes which in some instances create a clear competitive advantage and impact the outcomes of games.

The NFL fanbase has changed over the past 15 years. I’ve come to realize that the majority of NFL fans these days are sheep that will consume story lines and flashy propaganda. We (diehard football fans, majority of SR members) are now the minority.

The bulk of these WWE fans as I like to call them are less interested in the details of the offseason, roster develop, the inner workings of a franchise, or the intricacies of the game. These are the same fans that will show up to games late and leave in the 3rd quarter because they have another event to attend.

We’ve all been to someone’s house for a “watch” party and the majority in attendance are there to consume food and BS rather than care about the outcome of the game. To call these fans “fair weather” fans would be inaccurate because fair weather fans at least follow the team when they’re winning. No, these fans are more like “fad fans” that use the NFL games as an excuse to participate in by watching or buying merchandise because it’s the popular thing to do.

Because the NFL fan base is so flooded with these fad fans that continue to digest an inferior product, buy merchandise and tune their TVs into the games the NFL profits continue to rise. Which aids in perpetuating the mentality among Goodell and yes the owners that “their” product is just fine.

Let’s face it boys and girls, we are now the minority in the NFL fanbase pool. We care about the integrity of the game, we care about competitive advantages that are handed to some teams but not others, we care about games being played on the field with non scripted outcomes.

Unfortunately, many of today’s “fans” don’t care about any of those things. The NFL owners might hem and haw when their team gets screwed over but when they see the profit margins at the end of the year they quickly pipe down and tote the party line and keep the clown employed.

For diehard fans like many on SR our only hope is for the even bigger money of the Gambling world and the Vegas sports books to apply pressure when they lose big money on game outcomes that get shifted because of horrible officiating and lack of accountability by the NFL. With no real competition, the monopoly that is the NFL will continue to claim that they’re the best entertainment in town, not the best or fairest game in town.
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I don't get why y'all are upset. I mean, the league kind of admitted it was the wrong call. Sorta. Almost. And they put in that rule change that PI could be reviewed. Which then never got backed up and was ripped out shortly after, and was likely never intended to actually stick around, but instead just be a worthless token to placate a justifiable upset fanbase in the hopes that they would forget it, but obviously, we won't forget it because it was probably our BEST chance to get another ring, and we did EVERYTHING NECESSARY to put the game away at that point and HAD THIS BULL**** CALL NEVER HAPPENED, WE'D PROBABLY HAVE AT LEAST TWO RINGS AT THIS POINT. I MEAN, COME ON, HOW $%&#^%@ BLATANT CAN PASS INTERFERENCE BE?! HE DIDN'T EVEN $&#%*@ ATTEMPT TO PLAY THE BALL, ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! AND THE DAMN OFFICIAL WAS STANDING RIGHT. FREAKING. THERE. STARING AT IT THE WHOLE TIME. DON'T GIVE ME THIS "BANG-BANG PLAY" CRAP, THIS IS THE MOST OBVIOUS CALL THAT A 4-YEAR-OLD CHILD COULD EVEN MAKE! $#%$ THE REFS AND $^#% GOODELL!!!

*ahem* I'm going to go take a nap now. Excuse me.
 

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Still waiting for the flag

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I was at the game too. Not only were multiple officials in that immediate vicinity looking DIRECTLY at the play....the Superdome video guy IMMEDIATELY put the replay up on the board. There is a video board DIRECTLY above where the play happened and where multiple refs were standing. This happened within seconds so that the refs got to see their "mistake" just a few moments after it happened. 70,000 people lost their minds.
 

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I was at the game too. Not only were multiple officials in that immediate vicinity looking DIRECTLY at the play....the Superdome video guy IMMEDIATELY put the replay up on the board. There is a video board DIRECTLY above where the play happened and where multiple refs were standing. This happened within seconds so that the refs got to see their "mistake" just a few moments after it happened. 70,000 people lost their minds.
And many more lost their passion. Forever.
 

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yea i watch but if they lose ( like this year not making the playoffs) i dont dwell on it like say after the minnesota miracle or that flag. i still watch the other playoff games, but its not a fixation about the saints. as long as the games are entertaining, thats about all i get from it these days. any sports...
 

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i was there as well. talk about a gut punch. the next day walking around the city was palpably crushed.

still no accountability for that crew
 

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