Yes, we have reached bipartisan agreement – that the referees’ disputed call at the end of Monday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers shows why the NFL needs to get its regular refs back to work.
The call, which ruled that Golden Tate made a touchdown reception with 8 seconds to play, gave the victory to Seattle, 14-12.
GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, a congressman from the Packers’ home state of Wisconsin, said: “You guys watch that Packer game last night? I mean, give me a break. It is time to get the real refs and you know what it reminds me of — President Obama and the economy. If you can’t get it right, it’s time to get out.”
Obama weighed in, calling the call “terrible.” In a tweet that went out under his initials, the president said: “NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon.”
For an AP take on it, click here.
In Wisconsin, which has seen its share of partisan wrangling recently, both sides agree: The Packers wuz robbed. (They all sound like whiny sore losers to me.)
Here’s an AP article on it. Read more »