Whenever a NFL team unveils new uniforms, quite often the "models" are a collection of skill players. The lean wide receiver, the chiseled running back, or the pretty boy quarterback. You never see an offensive lineman or nose tackle trot out for the photo op...and with good reason.
A little over a year ago, the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were locked in a battle for the NL Central Division title. The Brewers won the battle, but the Cardinals had the last laugh with their improbable World Series win over the Texas Rangers.
It's been an emotional and infuriating week for the Green Bay Packers and fans of the most storied franchise in the league. After a horse-sh** loss to the Seahawks on Monday night, the Packers will hope to put it all in the rearview mirror Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints (0-3). Below are three things I'll be watching for.
Perhaps the league told him to not back down. Perhaps he is too stubborn to admit it. Or perhaps Lance Easley actually believes that he made the right call when he signaled "touchdown" on the final play of the game Monday night in Seattle.
Many NFL fans wondered when the time would come that replacement officials would make an improper game defining call. Well, it happened Monday night in Seattle as the Packers fell to the Seahawks 14-12 on TD pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate. Replays clearly showed that Packers safety MD Jennings had control of the jump ball as he fell to the turf. The officials, both on the field and in the replay booth, ruled that Tate had control of the ball.
The Green Bay Packers suffered a devastating 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Monday night on one of the most controversial plays in Packers history. Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson completed a desperation, 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate as time expired to win it.
Soccer has a reputation for having the most over-zealous and borderline insane fans in the world. Every year there is a story about a fan base rioting after a loss, or an all out meltdown on the field or in the stands as fans for rival countries cross the line of being civil.
I've got to hand it to the Wall Street Journal for doing the digging on this (I started, but stopped after my head started spinning). The WSJ took a closer look at the work being done by the NFL's replacement officials compared to last season.