Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/14

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell watches teams warm up prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
I consider myself to be a hardcore NFL fan.  I will be watching the games no matter what the NFL does.This is still ridiculous.The regular referees aren't perfect by far, and there is usually a blown call or two, but at least they are consistent.  Some illegal contact/pass interference penalties in the Patriots-Ravens game took place at the line of scrimmage, while multiple non-calls (including Rob Gronkowski running through pass defenders on multiple occasions) took place 10 yards or more downfield.At least they maintain control of the game and keep teams from outright brawling between plays.  I lost count of how many shoving matches went on midway through the first quarter.One analyst has referred to these referees as "substitute teachers", and I have to admit that is probably the most accurate description.  They cannot maintain control of these players when they are not used to the speed of the game, or worse, when they are starstruck.One referee was almost making c...
  • Dear roger enough with you!
    If you have the evidence let Shawn Payton case go to court. Funny Mike Vick has been under attack for years no one complained about a bounty. Payton Manning was hit very nasty when he suffered his injury no one complained, now Bill belecheck will be fined for only trying to get a fake referee attention. Maybe we should call it girly ball. have you ever played the game? Maybe it's time for you to go and let someone that is fair judge the game. Clearly you should resign.

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