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 Post subject: The game's not the same
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:56 am 

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Shake it off big guy!! You just proved what we already know, that we are all human.
To quote from the Bible...For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity. Proverbs 24:16. So... get up and start officiating again!!
Since this game is played by humans, mistakes will be made, and we should accept mistakes as part of the game.
I remember Monday mornings, as a kid, arguing with my friends about the previous day's games. Inevitably a questionable call would come up. Some of us would argue that it was the correct call. The others, that it was a bad call. Regardless, it was conversation material. We all still argue about the Immaculate reception. That was way back in '72 but we still argue about it. That is part of the greatness of this game.
This game is a far cry from what it used to be.
It has been taken over by big business, and they want it perfect.
This used to be a man's sport. It was played outdoors, in the worst of weather.
Players braved the elements (Ice Bowl, Fog Bowl, etc...), played through the worst of injuries (broken arms, broken ribs, etc...), and didn't dare play for the rival team.
They bled the team colors.
Now, we play indoors, in a climate controlled environment.
Now, turf- toe sidelines a player for weeks. What caused it anyways? Oh yea, artificial surface. The same culprit as all of those knee injuries.
Now, players jump from one team to another in puruit of that championship.
Now, we have instant replay so that we can fix the mistake. We want it perfect.
If we want it perfect, maybe we should have robots play the game. Boring!!

Game officials are a big part of this game, and you Ed do it with your heart on your sleeve. You remind me of some other guy that officiated the same way, Jim Tunney.
Shake it off!!

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