You really haven’t got enough of the Monday Night Fiasco, right? That’s what we thought, so here’s a few more offerings on Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate’s catch in the final moments of Seattle’s 14-12 win over Green Bay that has caused a stir nationally.
I talked with retired NFL official Aaron Pointer, who lives in Tacoma, and he believes the replacement officials got the call wrong on the field. “I thought that eventually the ruling would be done correctly,” Pointer said. “And Green Bay would be given an interception, which it was. But that didn’t happen that way, and that’s too bad.
“Tate never had possession of the ball. He had a hand on the ball after the Green Bay player had possession. That’s not a simultaneous catch.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes league commissioner Roger Goodell is the one who should take the most of the blame for the replacement officials continuing to oversee games, and that it’s time to get the regular refs back on the field.
Adam Lynn of The News Tribune takes a look at the overall affect the call has had nationally, generating hundreds of thousands of responses on twitter. The league stated it received over 70,000 voice mails, and better who had money on the Packers reportedly lost $150,000 million when Green Bay lost the game.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com caught up with Seahawks owner Paul Allen after the game and talked with him about the play.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes the Goodell’s legacy is at stake with how he’s handled the replacement refs.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland believes Monday night’s game will be the tipping point in getting regular officials back working games.
Despite the uproar over the result of the game, Elliott Harrison of NFL.com moved Seattle up six spots to No. 10 on his power rankings.
Mike Sando of ESPN writes the NFC West is the last division perfect at home.