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    raminsyr Guest

    Blow to Bulger's head

    Did anyone else notice the forearm to the head Bulger took on the otherwise legal hit that put him out of the game? On the replay one can see the ref in the background reach for his flag and then decide not to call a penalty. (A couple series later Kennedy gets flagged for roughing Rattay).


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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Well duh, dont you know the NFL hates the Rams. USA today monday list all the injuries in the league but Bulgers(Usa today sports is the worst I know that). I mean seriously the rest of the world hates the Rams.

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    There are fans, rabid fans and band-wagon fans, but please no paranoid fans!

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Just because we're paranoid doesn't mean that the world isn't out to get us.

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    raminsyr Guest

    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Still, no one has answered the question. Did anyone else see Bulger get hit on the head during the tackle which injured him?

    P.S.-How does one acquire a negative reputation, Augusta?

    As far as being paraniod goes, remember Pace's ejection for contact witha Ref? Why was he not fined? "THEY" are not "out to get us", but they do suck.
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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    I don't think Pace was fined because everyone and their mother knew it wasn't intentional, and the official himself said afterwards that if it wasn't intentional, Pace shouldn't have been thrown out.

    That said, I didn't see the game but I've heard others mention the blow to the head. You know it's some questionable officiating when our quarterback in interviews even mentions how he feels like the Rams aren't getting calls that other teams are.
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    25 years of this stuff and you still don't get it? It’s not the Rams they hate it’s the forty niners they love. Sure this is minor in comparison to some of the stunts the NFL has pulled when applying it’s double standard to their favorite franchise. The media likes to call it the Forty Niners mystique however what it really is called is the Forty Niners double standard. Want proof? Read in entirety and educate yourselves.

    To Wit:

    The Forty Niners blatantly misreported the status of quarterback Steve Young prior to the playoff game at Green Bay, yet no punitive action has been taken by the NFL. Usual NFL policy is to fine a team $10,000 for violating the league's policy on reporting injuries, but clearly there is a double-standard when it comes to their favorite football franchise, the Forty Niners.

    Back in 1994, Troy Aikman hurt his thumb in a practice on the Friday before the Cowboys faced the Forty Niners. After X-rays showed there was no break, the Cowboys neglected to report the injury. NFL rules state that a team must report any injury, but the Cowboys' felt that they didn't need to report it. "We had no reason to think Aikman might not play because of the thumb injury so we weren't obligated to report it," Cowboys' Owner Jerry Jones said. "We didn't want it distorted."

    Despite the fact that Aikman went on to play out the full game, the league and media were outraged. Headlines skewered the Cowboys. The NFL responded to Jones' explanation with a technical interpretation of the rules, and commissioner Paul Tagliabue fined the Dallas Cowboys $10,000 for violating the league's policy on reporting injuries. A letter from the NFL office to the Cowboys cited "the public confidence in our game" as the reason the club should have obeyed league policy and asked the Cowboys to respond with an explanation of their actions (notwithstanding Jones' previous explanation).

    The analogy to Steve Young's rib injury is clear. The Forty Niners knew that Young's ribs were broken and failed to report it truthfully. As late as Friday, head coach George Seifert was referring to Young's "bruised ribs." On Wednesday, Seifert said, "he was told Young suffered neither torn cartilage nor broken ribs." Young said, "I haven't seen the X-rays," and, instead of revealing the break, said, "I'll let the doctors comment on what [the injury] is exactly. I just know it hurts." Of course, doctors are not allowed to talk to the media unless cleared by the Forty Niners, and, surprise, they never said a word.

    After the game, the truth was revealed. It turns out that Young was fully aware of his broken ribs all along. The San Francisco Examiner reported, "He faked being in one piece, when parts of him were broken. He had two fractured ribs and passed them off as bruised." Said Young right after the game, "We know there's two ribs that are broken. We were trying to keep it down so there wouldn't be a bigger target on me than there already was."

    So there you have it. Admission that they knew all along and decided to lie and cover it up. "Faked?" "Keep it down?" Somewhere, Richard Nixon is proud.

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    raminsyr Guest

    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Thank you, Ramtime, excellent post. When the calls are so blatant that even a "biased " Ram fan sees them, (and just as many go against Seattle or Tampa), something needs to be.......but then again, we are talking about the NFL, and that's all the League wants.......Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Excellent post, backed up by facts. I did not see the blow to the head, but the replay screen in the Dome is not the best. Clearly there is wide variation in “roughing the passer” calls in the NFL. The NFL tends to protect their premier players, and unfortunately Bulger is not considered a premier player. A recent example was the Monday Night Dallas Cowboy / Seattle Starbuck game. Rice clearly pushes off with his forearm on the defender’s helmet before catching a touchdown pass….zebras don’t call it….Madden states from the booth “hall of fame players like Jerry Rice get away with that”.

    If the league considered Bulger a premier player, the zebras would protect him; unfortunately the league considers Bulger “just a guy”.

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    I remember one time that I got flagged for celebrating an interception of a Brett Favre pass from my house.

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    I remember one time that I got flagged for celebrating an interception of a Brett Favre pass from my house.
    Obviously you are not a premeir player in this league.

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    Re: Blow to Bulger's head

    Great post RamTime.....I've really learned alot about the shadiness of the Niners organization from these post you make. Keep 'em coming.

    A letter from the NFL office to the Cowboys cited "the public confidence in our game" as the reason the club should have obeyed league policy and asked the Cowboys to respond with an explanation of their actions
    Bwahahahahahahahahaha.

    Public confidence my ass......injuries are reported for no other reason that for Vegas oddsmakers. The league must think that the average fan is too stupid to realize how much of professional sports are geared toward gambling. Or maybe it's just a coincidence that every NFL pregame show has a "picks against the spread" segment.
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