Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/19/12
The 2012 season got off to an embarrassing start, with the replacement refs giving us plenty to complain about, with awful calls, tediously slow-paced games, and general ineptitude. While you could probably make a "most embarrassing moments" list jut of the replacement refs, that would be unfair to the other rest of the people who made themselves look like fools this NFL season. Whether it was a particular player, team, fan base, or commissioner there was plenty of embarrassing moments to go around. The word embarrassing can be interpreted many ways but I chose to look at it as, moments that make you look like a fool and/or utterly incompetent in your NFL related field of work. Under that definition here are the 5 moments that qualify.
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Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

Nick Saban to Alabama fans: 'Don't have an arrogant attitude'

Kobe on 93rd ranking: ‘Don’t ask me about silly stuff like that’

Boomer Esiason: 49ers have ‘ruined’ Colin Kaepernick

Adrian Beltre ruled out for Game 2 of ALDS with back injury


Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

Report: Bill O’Brien won’t commit to Texans starting QB

Steve Sarkisian takes blame for USC loss to Washington

Dion Lewis signed extension to repay Patriots for giving him chance

Report: South Carolina to start Perry Orth at QB vs. LSU

Mark Giordano: Flames’ effort in opener was 'unacceptable'

On fandom, leverage and emotional barometers

H.S. QB ‘inappropriately’ touched center, suspended

Harbaugh had troubled UM center move in with grandma

T.Y. Hilton trolled Texans fans with bye-bye wave

Chip Kelly-to-USC hype train has left the station

Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer

Kershaw-deGrom to rival Arrieta-Cole matchup

Green Bay's deceivingly stingy defense

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Matt Hasselbeck was ‘on his death bed’ before Texans game

WATCH: Jets' Burmistrov lays dirty hit on Bruins' Bergeron

Report: Cowboys ban filming offense in practice with Patriots next on schedule

Maryland HC Randy Edsall responds on Twitter to firing reports

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