So now it's the scoreboard operator's fault!

Discussion in 'Sports' started by manifold, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,722
    Thanks Received:
    7,231
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,778
    Was just listening to this story on the radio.

    Apparently Baltimore is complaining because the scoreboard at Gillette wasn't showing the correct down and that's why their shitty kicker was confused. :lol:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Valerie
    Offline

    Valerie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    24,624
    Thanks Received:
    5,980
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,295
    That moment was absolutely shanktastic! :woohoo:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  3. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,722
    Thanks Received:
    7,231
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,778
    Not exactly the way I wanted to see the Pats win, but I'll take it. :D
     
  4. FuelRod
    Offline

    FuelRod Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,387
    Thanks Received:
    920
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +924
    What the fuck was he looking at the scoreboard for anyway?
    A great 49ers kicker of the 80's Ray Wershing never looked up the entire time he was on the field for a field goal. He knew where he had to kick it from the hash marks.

    He should be like Brady was post-game and just say "I sucked."
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Oldstyle
    Offline

    Oldstyle Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    20,622
    Thanks Received:
    3,070
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +7,313
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here but if your kicker is concentrating on the downs listed up on the scoreboard rather than the ball and the goal posts...then he's probably not going make a kick not matter what down it is.

    Like he didn't know it was 4th down? If it were 3'rd down the offense would still be on the field trying to win it instead of trying for a tie with a field goal. Duh?
     
  6. Valerie
    Offline

    Valerie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    24,624
    Thanks Received:
    5,980
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,295
    I know, it didn't feel like the Pats deserved to win, but I'll take it! :thup:









    I feel terrible for that kicker though, the poor guy...Reminded me of that Jim Carey movie with Dan Marino's kicker. :lol: Laces OUT!
     
  7. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    I think Cundiff should start a whine thread here on USMB.
     
  8. Leweman
    Offline

    Leweman Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,009
    Thanks Received:
    489
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Ratings:
    +737
    Bad calls by officials didn't help but who said that?
     
  9. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,722
    Thanks Received:
    7,231
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,778
    They're talking about the confusion on the sidelines, with the kicker not being ready to run out there on 4th down. As it was he had to go running out there and didn't get set to kick until the play clock was down to 5 seconds.

    Of course Baltimore did have a time out left... and they don't carry over into OT.
     
  10. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,722
    Thanks Received:
    7,231
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,778
    On another topic related to the AFC championship game...

    Am I the only person who thinks Pollard was intentionally trying to injure Gronk on that take down?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

Share This Page