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Deb
01-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Stop Whining Titans Fans, You Received an Officiating Gift as Well

Posted Jan 12th 2009 12:30PM by Matt Snyder (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/bloggers/matt-snyder/) (author feed (http://www.fanhouse.com/bloggers/matt-snyder/rss.xml))
Filed under: Ravens (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/category/baltimore-ravens/), Titans (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/category/tennessee-titans/), AFC North (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/category/afc-north/), AFC South (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/category/afc-south/), NFL Referees (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/category/nfl-referees/)

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There's nothing I abhor more in sports than a lack of accountability from fans when it comes to their teams. Blaming a loss on the officials, obviously, falls in this category, and there has been no shortage of it in the wake of the non-delay of game call (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/01/10/no-delay-of-game-call-hurts-the-titans/) in the Titans' home loss to the Ravens.

But Titans fans shouldn't complain. Thanks to a screen-grab on ProFootballTalk (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/12/titans-avoided-safety-got-an-extra-down/), you can easily see that the Titans should have been called for a safety during the first half. In my view, the back point of the football is touching the goal-line.

Now, I see many of the PFT commenters are not enlightened Zebra Report (http://www.fanhouse.com/tag/ZebraReport/) followers, because they are making incorrect statements about the safety rule. As we've discussed before, the entire ball has to be out of the end-zone for it to not be a safety. You can more easily grasp the concept if you think about where the ball would be spotted. Think about how stupid it would look if the ball was spotted with the back point on the end-zone line.

For the record, I can't really justify trashing the officiating crew for missing this. The back point of the football is barely touching that line, and it's a tough call for the line judge who is standing 20 yards away -- also watching the play at full speed. I do believe if the Ravens had challenged the play, however, the officials would have definitely called this a safety. What's very telling is that the league office stated (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/12/league-says-titans-didnt-get-an-extra-play/) simply, "Baltimore did not challenge."

So, please, Titans fans: Let's move on and quit making excuses. Your team lost the game, fair and square.

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/01/12/stop-whining-titans-fans-you-received-an-officiating-gift-as-we/#cont

steelers4life66
01-12-2009, 02:53 PM
I guess she didn't get one of those blue towels they were giving away to cry into.:lol:

ejsteeler
01-12-2009, 02:56 PM
Either that or she threw it away in disgust..:lol:..I have no sympathy for them. :evilshake:

Dean Denton
01-12-2009, 03:01 PM
The league struck the Titans down for not showing any class when they beat us. This is not what the league wants in the SB. Plus, their team colors are soooo gay looking...

BlitzburghNation
01-12-2009, 03:02 PM
They can http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/smostle/smileys/thcrysmiley1.gif all they want about that call,,,,,,,The real reason they lost was Penalties & turnovers :yesnod:

Sure they got plenty of blue towels to wipe there tears with,,,,,,

steelers4life66
01-12-2009, 03:02 PM
Either that or she threw it away in disgust..:lol:..I have no sympathy for them. :evilshake:
Thats what I was telling my brother after that game. I bet the trash cans are full of those towels.:lol: I have no sympathy for them ether, NONE.

memphissteelergirl
01-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Either that or she threw it away in disgust..:lol:..I have no sympathy for them. :evilshake:

What he said!

And I LMAO at Keith Bullock knocking those barricades down in the tunnel! Comedy gold! :lol:

popstaala
01-12-2009, 03:45 PM
**** the titans... they have shitload of chances to get points on the board.. the ravens Defense play like **** but they still manage to turn the ball over

ejsteeler
01-12-2009, 04:24 PM
What he said!

And I LMAO at Keith Bullock knocking those barricades down in the tunnel! Comedy gold! :lol:

Oh I know, my wife was just looking at me shaking here head because I was laughing so hard.......I kept saying, yep, the SB goes thru TN, NOT!!!!!

steelers4life66
01-12-2009, 04:27 PM
Oh I know, my wife was just looking at me shaking here head because I was laughing so hard.......I kept saying, yep, the SB goes thru TN, NOT!!!!!
That was Keith Bullock that was saying that wasn't it?

ejsteeler
01-12-2009, 04:33 PM
That was Keith Bullock that was saying that wasn't it?

exactly