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Things are not calm in Saints Nation and today’s Not-So-Big Easy. One single football play on a January day in The Dome will live on forever in the hearts and minds of fans all around the world and is now the most infamous moment in Saint’s history.

 

Who Dat Nation loves the Saints. There is a special bond between this team and the Crescent City and Gulf South. A great deal like how Nebraska feels about the Huskers.

 

But Who Dat’s now have a big problem. By supporting the Saints from now on by default they are also supporting The League That Let This Happen with their hard-earned dollars and loyalty.

A game will soon be played in a Southern city that just happens to passionately dislike the Saints. And, how fortune for some that the most critical on-field missed call ever happens to favor the team that needs to sell expensive seats in a huge new building to an indifferent football market.

 

The Big Game hype machine is now in full gear. The story line they want to sell is today’s football version of the old and hated New York Yankees playing against a nomadic team that’s called home Cleveland and Los Angeles and Anaheim and St. Louis and now a Los Angeles Suburb. But the real story is about a deserving group of athletes and uneasy fans now sitting at home searching for reasons to care about any of this anymore.

 

Some games off the field end up much bigger than what happens on one.

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Roundball Shaman’s posting history indicates that he must be the undisciplined lovechild of Roxy and

84huskerlaw.

 

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On 1/28/2019 at 6:57 PM, JJ Husker said:

meh.....they'll get over it.

 

Yup, sure they will

 

 

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NFL attorneys said...

“Because the officials on the field are humans, like the players and coaches, errors will happen. The NFL parties do not dispute that they have previously advised the Saints, including the club’s head coach, that one or more penalties for pass interference or illegal helmet-to-helmet contact were mistakenly not called late in the NFC Championship Game...”

Further... “Overruling the Referee on the field and directing that a penalty be called is not under Goodell's discretion.”

So...

Since the very-highly-paid commissioner of the most popular professional sports league in America does not have under his discretion the ability to overrule the referee on the field, maybe the field referee should be the highest paid league official since it is he who most determines who wins and loses.

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Former NFL ref Gene Steratore, reacting to the blown call...

“The human element of the game — coaches, players and officials — I think that’s part of the excitement of the game.”

Sending the wrong team to the biggest game of the season is exciting? So that America gets to watch the Cleveland Rams of Inglewood?

Mister ref, ask Husker fans how “exciting” it is when bad calls go against the Big Red. And what about a call that was so bad it kept the Huskers from a National title like was made against the Saints?

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Commissioner Roger Goodell: “There’s never been a better time to be a part of the NFL.” As for officials, he said... “I think they’re doing an excellent job”.

A long time ago, a famous Greek guy said... “In war, truth is the first casualty.”

Many fans in America today might say truth is also a casualty in sports.

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Nickell Robey-Coleman, Inglewood Rams defensive back said of Saints fans: “I hope they forgive me one day."

Earlier, he had said: "Obviously, I smacked his (thing).”

The rumor is... if the Rams win The Massively Colossal Bowl, they will erase the Ram horns from their helmets and paint on them a big yellow Asterisk instead.

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It was reported that as of Friday, the average game ticket for this event costs $5,653.00.

Previously, a study of games found that a normal game has 11 minutes of actual action.

Eleven minutes equals 660 seconds.

So...

For this game today, the average ticket buyer is paying $8.50 for EACH SECOND of action.

Just to compare, for someone who bought a $10,000 ticket? That’s over $15 per second of action.

And if the Saints had been allowed to win, the costs would have been higher due to greater interest.

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