Maybe the NFL and Roger Goodell tried giving the tri-state area a bit of “Superstorm Sandy Sympathy” but it was hard to ignore the blatant poor officiating in the Giants – Steelers game. Let’s face it, 99% of the poor calls went in the Giants favor. It was obvious and it was a hot topic in post game analysis, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Skip Bayless / Steven A. Smith, Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption (PTI), etc.
The refs and the NFL office should be happy the Steelers won in spite of the bad calls or this would be a much bigger topic.
Just a few of the bad calls include:
- Andre Brown’s TD that was 1/2 yard short of the endzone.
- The Ben Roethlisberger fumble. His arm was obviously going forward and it wasn’t even close. That was a 7+ point swing. In my opinion, this was one of the worst calls of the entire year.
- On the same play as the fumble, Heath Miller got clipped. It was obvious and the refs didn’t throw a flag.
- The unnecessary roughness call on Ryan Clark. This was simply horrendous. Clark made a completely legal hit.
- The pass interference call on Keenan Lewis was wrong and cost the Steelers 7 points (i.e. the Andrew Brown rushing TD)
We all feel for the northeast and the destruction that Superstorm Sandy left behind.
However, I don’t think the NY/NJ areas needs the NFL to deliberately throw games to get them back on track.
What do you think?