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Old 01-06-2020, 10:34 PM   #41
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Re: Al Riveron explains why there was no OPI foul in final play of Saints-Vikings

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Old 01-07-2020, 12:11 AM   #43
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Pat McAfee has been critical of Al Riveron all year. Some of the stuff that has happened has been very suspicious under Riverons watch.

Theirs also this snip I found on wiki:

On 19 September 2019, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he was turning off the Thursday Night Football game because he couldn't watch the "ridiculous penalties" for offensive holding[16][17] Two days later, Riveron held a conference call with 17 NFL referees to discuss the frequency with which holding was being called. The next day, holding penalties were called an average of 2.9 times per game, down from a rate of 5.7 times per game over the previous three weeks, leading to speculation that Brady may have influenced how NFL referees officiate games.[18]
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:20 AM   #44
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Al Riveron is nothing more than Roger's mouthpiece and as such is a SIGNIFICANT part of a very real problem for the NFL.

The rules in college are far more restrictive and you don't hear anyone talking about the college refs over-officiating and making up calls (or deliberately missing them) outside typical fan reaction.

Anyone who watches the NFL much at all and understands football at even a basic level can see the refs are highly inconsistent at best. Personally I believe the league does what it can do to control the outcome. I'd argue the point with anyone because to me you'd have to be blind not to see it. The Saints aren't the only victims, just the most visible because of the very high-profile calls made (and deliberately not made) against them.

The same excuse was used against the Saints that was used against Seattle just a week earlier on a play that was clearly PI and clearly determined the outcome of the game. Al said in both cases it didn't rise to the level of a foul, and it both cases it is clear there was very deliberate PI.

You either see it or you won't allow yourself to admit it. I don't want to think the NFL is rigged, but you have to work hard to watch games without coming away with the conclusion that, well, the NFL is rigged.
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Al Riveron is nothing more than Roger's mouthpiece and as such is a SIGNIFICANT part of a very real problem for the NFL.



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The rules in college are far more restrictive and you don't hear anyone talking about the college refs over-officiating and making up calls (or deliberately missing them) outside typical fan reaction.
*see Ohio State after they lost in the CF playoffs this year...
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*see Ohio State after they lost in the CF playoffs this year...
Bad calls happen. Refs are human. In the NFL it is systemic. That's hard to argue.
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NFL needs a better system.

Alberto should have been fired a long time ago.
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Re: Al Riveron explains why there was no OPI foul in final play of Saints-Vikings

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NFL needs a better system.

Alberto should have been fired a long time ago.
Like Goodell, maybe he knows too much?
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:31 AM   #50
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Defensive play calling in OT really hurt. P-Rob in man coverage on Thielen on the big pass play, really? Then PJ on Rudolf in man coverage for the TD.
Score happened right in front of our seats and when Rudolf lined up with PJ across from him, I told my wife that's where the ball was going. 2 big mismatches at the wrong time.
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