Monday, January 16

And Justice Is Served

In a rare, but not unanticipated turn of events, the NFL vice president of officiating, who I'm certain takes his job waaaay too seriously, came out today and admitted that referee Pete Morelli was mistaken in calling Troy Polamalu's interception an incomplete pass. While the league went short of saying that Paul Tagliabue phoned in the fix, it is nice to see wrongs being righted, even if they have no effect on the game. In case you don't feel like clicking the link, I'll go ahead and tell you that the last time this happened was three years ago in a Giants-Niners playoff game, all though at this point it would be hard to convince anyone that the Niners have been to the playoffs recently.

Joey Porter dropped the following Gems on his way out of the stadium. Try and guess which two are fake:

"I know they wanted Indy to win this game"
"The whole world loves Peyton Manning, but come on man, don't take the game away from us."
"Stealing a pick from a black man the day before Dr. Martin Luther King's birdthday? That's cold-blooded"
"I felt they were cheating us. When the interception happened, everybody in the world knew that was an interception. Don't cheat us that bad. When they did that, they really want Peyton Manning and these guys to win the Super Bowl. They are just going to straight take it for them. I felt that they were like 'We don't even care if you know we're cheating. We're cheating for them.'"
"Rabble rabble rabble! They took our jobs!!"
"The way the refs were going, I wouldn't have trusted them in overtime"
"If we hadn't won, they would have cheated us in overtime."

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