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Some fans are idiots

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5257526

    Ref in controversy has house vandalized

    FOXSports.com
    Posted: 41 minutes ago

    NFL referee Pete Morelli is having a rough week.

    On Sunday, Morelli made one of the more controversial calls in NFL history, overturning what appeared to be an interception by the Steelers' Troy Polamalu. On Monday, his Stockton, Calif. home was vandalized, according to police reports.

    Jay Glazer:
    This is undeserved
    Sports provide an escape, distractions for the things that really count. Therefore, people should keep the games in perspective.

    Lieutenant Thomas Wells of the Stockton Police Department told FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer that a police report was filed after a rock was thrown through Morelli's living room window late Monday night after Morelli and his wife had gone to bed. Lt. Wells emphasized that police had no suspect and no motive in the case and could not say with any degree of certainty whether the act of vandalism was related to Sunday's call.

    "We are aware of the situation and we're cooperating with police in any way we can," said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

    On Monday, the NFL admitted that Morelli had erred when he used instant replay to overturn the interception. Mike Pereira, the league's VP of officiating, said in a statement that the call on the field should have stood.

    "He maintained possession long enough to establish a catch," Pereira said. "Therefore, the replay review should have upheld the call on the field that it was a catch and fumble."

    Fortunately for Morelli — and the Steelers — while the botched call allowed the Colts to eventually pull within a field goal, it ultimately did not play any role in the outcome of the game, which Pittsburgh won, 21-18.
  2. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Jesus people, its just a game..... :banghead:
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Plus they won. What would they have done if the Steelers lost?
  4. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    It was probably Jerry Porter. He did not take that blown call very well.
  5. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    :laugh2: :lmao2: :laugh2:
  6. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    lol hey thats where I live!! Damn I am not surprised that happened here, this town is way too ghetto.
  7. CallMeCrazy

    CallMeCrazy Member

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    I could understand this behaviour from Philadelphia fans.
  8. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    stockton, can be pretty close. just a lot smaller.
  9. kingwhicker

    kingwhicker BCRSA

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    You must not know any Pittsburgh fans- they vandalized Tommy Maddox's home and messed with his kids after the Jacksonville game. If they had lost Sunday, Morelli or someone in his family would be in grave danger- seriously.
  10. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    The thing I dont understand is why do people in Stockton even care? I've never met a steelers fan here.
  11. CallMeCrazy

    CallMeCrazy Member

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    I know a few Steelers fans but they already walk upright. :laugh2:
  12. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Might have been random
  13. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    No way dude. Someone was upset about the play call. I bet that ref will never miss a call again.
  14. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    I still wonder how he thought there was enough information to overturn the ruling on the field...unless he had an agenda or something.

    I sometimes wonder if the game audio is the only thing the refs hear through those earphones.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Neither did Joey Porter.
  16. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    That is sooooo wrong!
  17. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I love the hint of conspiracies...

    so lets take it a step further...my Dad once told me if you want to get to the truth of the matter follow the money he was talking about politics but it may play well here...

    Money.. Gambiling...point spreads..:cool:
  18. juice28

    juice28 Member

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    OMG! .......and the mafia made Bettis fumble. People get a grip. There might be a chance of conspiracies in professional sports, I'm almost sure of it, but this referee made a bone head mistake. That's all it was. Nothing more, nothing less. He tried to justify it with the "football move" statement, but he was wrong. Not paid off, not involved in any conspiracy, not controlled by the mob....He was just being human. That's why it's called "human error".
  19. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    Heyyyyyyy ...watch it mister -- I resemble that remark mister! :mad:

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