Heck, just what the league needs, extra flags to go along with the phantom holding, offsides illegal procedures and the iffy PI calls that seem to come up and change momentum. I know a Detroit Lion fan that is convinced the ref burn his team via the flag at every possible turn probably to cover a point spread or the money-line and it honestly does seem like his team has managed to lose in many fascinating ways with a lot of flags mixed in with those losses.
Anyhow, it is aggravating when the refs take over a game via the flags and every fan is thinking his team is getting jammed while someone related to the ref probably has a 5 digit bet at some book in Vegas, offshore or elsewhere. However, the truth is the refs often call a sloppy game and bad teams always find a way to lose via mistakes and penalties while good teams manage to find that W after making similar mistakes or getting bush league flags from the refs thus Detroit fan gets angry as his team finds many ways to go 0-5. I know how it feels being a Tampa Buc fan, there have been many a 4-12 or 5-11 season where the Bucs lost games in amazingly inept fashion just like 2021 clubs like the Lions or the Jags (I wonder if Urban Meyer has had his agent call the LSU and USC ADs yet to test the water). .
August 01, 2014