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The Eye Test: Conference Championships

The Eye Test: Conference Championships

Alright, let’s address the elephant in the room. There was some piss poor officiating this weekend. In reality, there were only a couple plays over the course of the two games that were called wrong. The obvious Pass Interference in the Saints Rams game, and the roughing the passer on Tom Brady.

There is so much talk about the shitty calls, that people almost forget that we see this EVERY weekend in the NFL. Just because there were more eyeballs on these games doesn’t mean this is out of the ordinary for the league. I don’t want to hear the fucking sob stories about losing money on the Saints or Chiefs because the refs are always bad.

When one of our kids in baseball comes back to the dugout bitching about the umpire calling strike 3 on him, our response is always the same. Why didn’t you swing at strike 1 and strike 2? If you left the game up to the officials, you didn’t do enough to win.

Enough crying about bad calls. Jesus, I swear social media has looked like a fucking Little League dugout since the games on Sunday.

“It’s not fair. These dumb refs took away our Super Bowl trip. I’m going to pout about it until the NFL changes the rules.”

Pass:  The Guy Who Sold Saints To Win Super Bowl Ticket

In case you missed it, there was a bettor who put $8,000 on the Saints to win the Super Bowl in February of 2018. This 20/1 ticket would have collected $168,000 had New Orleans taken care of the Rams and then won 2 weeks later in Atlanta. He used a secondary market company to sell his ticket for over $57,000! That’s more than some people make in a year.

This guy absolutely gets the nod for the “Pass The Eye Test” because he turned what ended up being a worthless piece of paper into a brand new Lexus. I don’t know if that’s what he did with it, but he certainly can now!

As the Greg Zuerlein kick split the uprights in Overtime, the guys who bought the ticket were holding the most expensive receipt of their lives. If nothing else, at least they can frame it and have a cool story to tell. I’m sure that story will include something about a “bull shit no call on a blatant P.I.”

Fail: The Home Teams

Heading into this weekend home teams were 10-0 in the last 5 years during Conference Championship Sunday. This year they were 0-2.

I am so tired of hearing about the bad calls. It’s this toxic political culture we have now where it goes further to point fingers and blame someone else than it is to actually take accountability for your own mistakes.

The Saints looked strong in the first quarter, but definitely left some points on the board. The opening drive went 11 plays and they only put up 3 points. Then after a gift interception through Todd Gurley’s hands gave New Orleans the ball just outside the red zone, they only put up 3 points again.

No one wants to talk about those drives, only the Pass Interference late in the game.

Hey, here’s an idea. Maybe instead of bitching about the refs, why don’t you take the ball down the field in OT and make a statement.

The Legend of Playoff Andy Reid continues.

Kansas City eventually put up a fight after starting off looking like a team ready to head somewhere warm for a tee – time. How about the unlucky bastards holding an under 56 ticket in that game?  17-7 to start the 4th quarter and it ends up 37-31. That’s a tough one to swallow.

Looking ahead…

With the Pro Bowl and all of the preceding festivities coming up, there still is something for the degenerates to watch this week. But if we’re being honest, don’t watch that shit. I haven’t watched a Pro Bowl since Peyton Manning was calling kickers idiots and I haven’t felt the need to either. Put a fun size bet on the Over and take the ‘ol lady on a date.

One of the rare sports fans from Boise, Idaho that follows sporting events outside of Boise State football games. Brand new father! High school baseball coach and umpire. Degenerate gambler.

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