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NFL: Seattle fans had to ‘suck it up,’ too

Letter by Rod Mathies, University Place on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm with 7 Comments »
September 26, 2012 1:31 pm

When the “real” referees made two bad calls that cost the Seahawks any chance of winning Super Bowl XL, the NFL, ESPN commentators and and Pittsburgh fans told us to “suck it up,” “quit whining” and “it’s over and it’s not going to change!”

Please relay these comments to the NFL, ESPN commentators (especially Jon Gruden) and our president regarding Seattle’s Monday night win.

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  1. Frankenchrist says:

    There is a big difference. The Seahawks MIGHT have won the Superbowl (even with K-robs multiple dropped passes) if the correct calls were made. That is a mighty big might, too.

    On Monday night the Packers had WON and the Seahawks has LOST at the end of regulation. An incorrect call reveresed that after the fact.

  2. If the packers were that good of a team, it would not have come down to a final play!

  3. menopaws says:

    Sorry–I am with this letter writer. the reality is that regular refs make some horrible calls too…….these substitute refs have done a decent job……Plus, I saw the catch from a different angle on Fox news last night and it does look like Tate made the catch………This whining by the Packers and the rest of the football world is being revved up by the Ref. to get their jobs back…..So, be it…but, I hope the owners don’t drop their demand that multiple bad calls can result in dismissal with no recourse….Video records should be reviewed and those who make bad calls a lot need to be gone…….There are a few who have been skirting that line for some time.
    Try to look at the tape from the other angle–Tate caught it—-both players had their hands on it and advantage goes to offense………Packers need to quit whining and move on..

  4. Frankenchrist says:

    The Packers have four Superbowl rings.

    The Seahawks have nothing except bitter memories of their one SB appearence when they were owned by the mighty Steelers. They are still whining about it seven years later, too. The Seahawks are perennial losers.

  5. charliebucket says:

    um, FC, the Packers drives in the 2nd half were kept alive by terrible calls, so the Packers MIGHT not have scored if the terrible calls were not made. and then, one Seattle Drive was kept alive by a bad call so that MIGHT have changed the outcome of the game and so on and so on.

    we could argue like this all day and night…..sheesh.

    the refs made the call they made on the Tate catch and it was upheld by the NFL, so I agree with the letter writer. Especially on Gruden……yikes, he should go back to coaching.

  6. LeePHilI says:

    Gruden should have been wearing a Green Bay cheerleader’s outfit. All during the second half I could have sworn that Green Bay was the only team on the field from Gruden’s view.

    “THE” catch – simultaneous possession goes to the receiver. Film cannot changed the on-field call.

    Pass interference by Tate? He got away with one. Defensive backs get away with far more than that in every game.

    Move on.

  7. Frankenchrist says:

    Seahawks had some great D in the first half. Too bad with eight sacks they still couldn’t win. Packers owned the second half.

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