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Roger Goodell Responds to Louisiana Governor
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In his reply, Goodell reiterated his belief that he cannot invoke Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1 “to overturn the result of a game because of an officiating error.” He added that he believes “it would be wrong for me to do so.”

The commissioner also sounds opposed to making interference calls a part of replay. He does, however, agree the league needs to figure out how to improve its officiating.

“I fully understand your personal disappointment, and the disappointment and frustration of Saints fans throughout the country, over the outcome of the NFC Championship Game,” Goodell wrote in his letter to the Louisiana Governor, via The Advocate. “As you know, immediately following the game, our head of officiating told Coach Payton that a penalty should have been called on the play in question. I have expressed the same view to both Mrs. Benson and Coach Payton, as well as during my press conference on January 30.

“Our rules do not permit the Commissioner to overturn the result of a game because of an officiating error, and I believe that it would be wrong for me to do so. Nor have the clubs supported an expansion of replay to review decisions by game officials to call — or not to call — a penalty on the field. That said, I agree that it is incumbent on us to review this issue closely to determine if there are changes in our rules or procedures that would prevent a similar occurrence in the future. While there will always be mistakes in any game played, coached, and officiated by humans, we do not want officiating to be the topic of discussion after any game.”



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ur rules do not permit the Commissioner to overturn the result of a game because of an officiating error, and I believe that it would be wrong for me to do so. Nor have the clubs supported an expansion of replay to review decisions by game officials to call — or not to call — a penalty on the field.


Im a Saints fan that wanted to literally kill myself after that game.

But this is fact.


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Goodell vs JBE

Is this real life?


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Roger Goodell



frick him...piece of human garbage


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overturn the result of a game because of an officiating error.
This was not an "officiating error". This missed call was blatant.


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For not intervening sooner and for not making a statement for 10 days or whatever, he should've been let go with his golden parachute.


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we do not want officiating to be the topic of discussion after any game.”

Then Simple solution - hire competent individuals for year-round employment status & fire them if they frick up.


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The LAST thing the sport of FOOTBALL needs is MORE IMPERFECT HUMAN INVOLVEMENT in an ALREADY IMPERFECT SPORT to the point where it sets transformative precedents that irreparably hurt the unpredictability and excitement of sports in general and exacerbate and compound mistakes made incident to ostensibly impartial 3rd party human oversight


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For frick sake, let this thing die.

Has any Pro game ever been overturned in history over bad officiating?

Are we going to play SB Part II - this time with the Pats and Saints in June?

I don't understand what the Governer was hoping to gain by this stunt?

This is the NCAA...is he trying to vacate wins now?


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For frick sake, let this thing die.
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I don't understand what the Governer was hoping to gain by this stunt?


The governor did this weeks ago, 2 days after the game. The commissioner is the one who won't "let this die."
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For frick sake, let this thing die.

Has any Pro game ever been overturned in history over bad officiating?

Are we going to play SB Part II - this time with the Pats and Saints in June?

I don't understand what the Governer was hoping to gain by this stunt?

This is the NCAA...is he trying to vacate wins now?


I agree. Why the frick didnt Goodell or the league release this statement the day after the game?

Two days after?
Three days after?
Four days after?
Five days after?
Six?
A week?
Two weeks?
Three weeks?

Nope, let's release it 22 days after the game.

Way to go, Rodger. Really owning up to it


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While I do agree that the rule likely wasn't intended to change the result of a game due to an officiating error, I do wish he had addressed in his letter, or anywhere for that matter, what situation would actually fall under those powers vested to the commissioner. I think that would at least give some people closure on that issue rather than continuously see that rule cited.


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Well, the Super Bowl, the last event of the season, was a full 8 days ago, now. See? Roger Goodell is keeping the NFL Brand out there even after the season is over, getting more clicks and views with this one press release/press conference, whatever, on a Monday after a new football league had its opening weekend.

He saved this up for this date intentionally, in my meager opinion. Keeps the NFL buzz going for the entire off-season, even if it looks and comes across as incompetent.


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BUT WHERE IS HARRY CONNICK’S RESPONSE!!!!!!!,!!!


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All that needs to happen is that any penalty or non-penalty is challengable and coaches get 3 challenges per half instead of 2.


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How about his last sentence typo...

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you will free to call if you would like to discuss this further.


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bulldog95
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I want to see the person in the replay booth talking to whoever and actually hear their reasoning behind an upheld or over turned call (AAF does this )

I do believe that in the last 5 minutes of a game a coach should be able to challenge a PI or helmet to helmet hit if the coach thinks the officials missed it. Once again the AAF has replay the last 5 minutes of a game for this.....


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Saints fans are the bleedingest vaginas in the fricking universe.


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Has any Pro game ever been overturned in history over bad officiating?


Yes it has. And it was ‘fairly’ recent.

The pine tar game.

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Let me clarify. It wasn’t overturned. It was replayed from the point of the officiating error and as a result, the outcome of the game changed.

Exactly what should have happened in the Saints/Rams game.

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RiseUpATL
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Many reasons games are lost. Games never come down to one call. I think everyone agrees the call was blown.

However, Payton got cocky and rather than run the ball and usevthe clock he chose to pass three straight times (did Shanahan get in his ear?).

Then, another stroke of luck New Orleans won the coin toss in OT. The NFL is famous for the awful OT rules whereby the team that wins the coin toss generally wins the game. But what does NO do? Throw an INT. Game over.

NO still had chances to salt the game. It’s football. shite happens. Move on to the next play. Instead of acting like a head football coach Sean Payton melted down like kid who didn’t get the cereal he wanted in the cereal aisle at the local five and dime when he didn’t the call he planned on. His team never recovered. I believe it’s because that broke them and they allowed it.

Had they kept their focus, I believe that INT never gets thrown and they likely win. They allowed the refs to beat them on the no call and every play after that. Mentally soft. Matter of fact, part of me actually thinks the reason Payton threw it there rather than run the ball and kick the FG and burn precious time off the clock is because he thought he called a play where a PI would likely get called. Cocky as hell and he got burned. You live by the sword and you die by sword. Never put the game in the refs hands and I believe he did just that.


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