Disaster in Seattle
For anyone that didn't see the ending of the Monday night game in Seattle, here's the 5-second recap.
Golden Tate mugged Sam Shields in what should have been one of the most obvious offensive pass interference calls ever. M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass, but Tate put one arm on the ball. One ref signaled game over, another signaled touchdown. The call went to instant replay, but they have no power to turn a reception into an interception. There was nothing they could do, the terrible call stood. Game over, eventually (15 minutes later when the teams came back out of the field for the PAT).
I don't really have anything interesting to add to this debacle. I just felt we should have an open thread where everyone could chime in. When the NFL first made the decision to go to replacement refs, it was said that the only thing that would really make the NFL negotiate was a terrible call that cost a popular team a game. Let the negotiations begin.