What would make this a Happy New Year for me would be reading in the paper tomorrow that the car the refs from the hags/RAMS game was in a fatal single car collision, with no survivors.
Second to that would be a "league review" that took away a Mathis sack, or gave Quinn at least one more.
The sad part is, Quinn had Wilson lined up for his 20th sack when OL Okung (?) tackled Quinn right before he could tackle Wilson. Okung was penalized for holding on the play, but that is little consolation now.
Whats worse is they added a sack to Mathis' numbers after the game was over on a supposed review/correction.
Robert Mathis is listed as OLB so he can't win a DL award...MAKE THAT RULING NFL! :disapointed:
I don't even know any of you on this board.
But, this realization in the last couple minutes of the game made me start crying. That kind of cryng where you just cannot make the tears stop coming from your eyes because you feel it so strong internally.
Kind of an odd thing, but it really did make me sad.
Anway, hung out with all the excited Charger fans. The pat fans, denver fans, etc But, was so sad.
I am not so sure that changing stats after a game is such a good idea. This morning they are talking about stripping P Manning of one of his records because the pass was a latteral instead of forward, which makes it running yards instead of passing yards.
This started a pretty big discussion at work, and the question was brought up... If it is OK to change stats up to a week (or more) after the game is complete, why can't you change the ultimate stat, W/L? Does the NFL really want to go there?
Take Mathis' extra sack. How does that change the following play. If it was a sack, that changes the down and distance. Or, worse yet, would the sack have resulted in a Safety? Would the next play have changed with that extra distance? If the next play was a punt, how would that have changed the field position battle? If the next play was a first down, would the extra distance have change it to a failed first down attempt? Or maybe, would it have change the play choice, which could have changed anything from a turnover to a first down. You just don't know.
All of the above questions to just that one incomplete pass changing to a sack really questions the wisdom of making such a MASSIVE change to the game AFTER it was played.
The NFL needs to "man up" and leave the games as they were decided on the field. If they cannot do that, they need to adjust the W/L using the same post game considerations. And if they are gonna change W/L using the same post game considerations, the prime change that immediately comes to mind is the fail mary. Can anyone think of a game this year, that would TOTALLY change the playoff picture?
The NFL is opening a can of worms with these two stats changes, after the game has been played, and I have to seriously question why they are doing it? Who benefits from these changes, and is it worth questioning the integerity (like there is any) of the league.
Me personally, I would want them to amend sacks AND amend the W/L.