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Posted on 25 September 2012 by Marty Mossa

Wow, I don’t know where to start. Because of the replacement referees, the Baltimore Ravens could be 1-2, 2-1 or 3-0. Some shoty officiating caused the Ravens to lose a touchdown against the Eagles and go up by 10 with about 4 minutes left to go.

But even I can’t blame the officials. The play calling in the second half was horrible and the D let Michael Vick and the Philadelphia offense go 80 yards for the victory. Fast forward to Sunday night, the officials made bad call on both sides of the ball. Their calls could have cost us the game, and may have caused us to win.

Either way, the Ravens are exactly where there need to be after three games. Obviously I would hope they were 3-0, but if they had to lose a game in the first four games, Philly would be the one to lose. It was an out of conference game. The Ravens are now 2-1 with both wins being AFC ones. They should beat Cleveland Thursday. We have a one game lead on the Steelers and tied with Cincy.

As far as the officiating goes, I’ve ALWAYS been a harsh critic of the regular refs. The NFL in my humble opinion has the worst officiating in the world of sports. They are never held accountable, and the NFL doesn’t have the testicles to ever man up and admit they are wrong.

After each game both coaches are required to stand up and take tough questions after the game. The losing coach must do the same. Why don’t the NFL officials have to answer tough questions? Why do they get to sneak out of town without having to explain to reporters why they made certain calls?

Perfect example of non-accountability was the official who called Super Bowl XLV. I don’t know the ref, but he gift wrapped the game and handed it to the Steelers. Not only was he not fired, he lived yet another day to gift wrap another gift for the Steelers against Miami two years ago.

But as horrible as the regular refs are, even I must admit it’s time for the cheap NFL billionaires to cave in and pay them. The “fake” refs are a joke, don’t know the rules and look like the keystone cops. Hey Goodell, PAY UP YOU CHEAP SON OF A BITCH!!!! Or suspend the games until you do. You are compromising the integrity of the games.

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