Glad to see the Bears back to reality last night. They've got to be my least-favorite team in the NFL.
They've shown exactly why they'll be 7-9 or 8-8 this year. 9-7 if they're lucky. They'll beat up the bottom-feeders and get smashed by the legit contenders all season long.
If he could put it together for a whole season, they could be a contender. That's a big IF tho.
Onion article on the Dolphins' quest for perfection
NFL pulls replacement official/Saints fan from Saints-Panthers game
Posted by Mike Florio on September 16, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT
A replacement official has been replaced.
ESPNís Chris Mortensen reports that the NFL has pulled side judge Brian Stropolo from the Saints-Panthers game, because he is a rabid Saints fan. (The guy in the picture isnít Stropolo. At least, we think itís not Stropolo.)
The evidence was pieced together from Stropoloís Facebook page, which show him in Saints gear and also standing outside the Superdome for a preseason game.
It could be an isolated incident, or it could be the tip of the iceberg. The replacement officials have never worked at the NFL level, and they surely have teams they ďlikeĒ and teams they donít.
The locked-out officials surely have (or at least had) their preferences and biases, too. But once you choose to make officiating a career (or at least a second career), itís time to be impartial.
The fact that Stropolo slipped through the cracks demonstrates the speed with which the league slapped together the replacement crews. So whether itís Stropolo being a Saints fans or Shannon Eastin being a professional poker player or ó far more importantly ó a possible Tim Donaghy who is trying to parlay a short-term NFL gig into a major score, the NFL doesnít know as much about the replacements as it does about the regular officials, and itís important for the NFL to continue to turn over stones as the lockout of the regular officials proceeds.
Chiefs have given up 75 points in 2 games that is hilarious
most overrated team in the league bar none
New England blows a late kick to win it!
Wait, he's on my fantasy team...
Haha finally some ref calls go againt NE.
Christ, Eli threw for 510 yards today.
NFL seems to have a lot more fighting between the teams this year. Both the Rams and the Saints have behaved little better than common criminals at some point in the games against the Redskins. I know its the NFL and its somewhat dirty, but it seems a lot worse this year. The other two games I watched closely (Broncos-Steelers and Colts-Bears) no one seemed really out of line.
The Rams win
Wow I didn't expect that
The Eagles are on top of the NFC East now.
The replacement ref situation is NOT getting any better
Did anyone see the story about the NFL having to replace one of the refs for the Saints game today. Turns out his Facebook page says he's a Saints fan, and has many pictures of him in Saints gear. There were even comments from his friends on his wall to go "easy" with the flags on the Saints this week. LOL.
Woops didn't see that BF posted this story above.
Jacob Lacey just got a horrible PI penalty. Surprised he still has a job considering how poorly he played as a Colt
Maybe this should go in the Manning/Broncos thread but I am putting it in here because this thought crossed my mind while watching the San Fransico/Detroit game right now.
What if Peyton Manning had signed with the 49ers? They are a top 3 team in the NFL at the very least, maybe #1. I think Alex Smith is better than he is given credit for and can help them win a Superbowl but this 49ers team is complete, so good in so many areas, so well coached that I can only dream of how good they could be if Peyton was the QB. Granted this is assuming the chemistry would be there.