Yes, and I'm asking you to keep find reasons to pick them!
“There were two officials that came in. One was the umpire [Garth DeFelice] and the other one was our side judge [Greg Meyer] and there was a discussion at that point as to the, in essence, the catchability of the ball due to its location.
“So it was determined at that point in time that when the primary contact occurred on the tight end that the ball, in essence, was coming in underthrown and in essence it was immediate at that point intercepted at the front end of the end zone. So there was a determination that, in essence, uncatchability, that the ball was intercepted at or about the same time the primary contact against the receiver occurred.”
Yeah, I get all the Patriots hate here and amid the national sports press. They've been the most dominant NFL franchise for almost a decade and a half. Pretty Boy Tom Brady and his super model wife. Smug Belichick. Irritant fans. I get it.
But last night's abortion of a (reverse) call in the end zone as the Pats were on the verge of (another) miraculous comeback has me believing the the NFL itself has picked up a pitchfork and and is now leading the hate crusade.
Never thought I'd see anything as astonishingly horrible as the Golden Tate "winning" TD catch from last years scab-reffed MNF game in Seattle.
But there you go.
It was bad, but not worse than the Golden Tate call. And I say that as someone who hates the Packers, and laughed at the misfortune.
The logic behind it? I'll tell you the logic behind it. The ball was not "catchable" because Gronkowski was unable to make his cut to the predetermined spot that was drawn up in the playbook and run ad nauseum on the practice field because he was busy being date-raped by Luke Kuechly in front of a national audience.
If you think it was "borderline," you need to have your football-watching card revoked, Tom.
Stevie Wonder saw pass interference on that play.
Watch it again, Tom.
The ball was thrown, with some zip on it, to the spot were Gronk would have been had he not been re-routed by the bear-hug. He would have made a play on the ball and maybe it get's intercepted anyway. But you cannot say that Kuechly did not commit blatant pass interference. End of discussion.