Wisconsinites are not, uh, taking last night's loss very well.
The state revolves around the team anyway, so the final play of last night's Green Bay-Seattle Monday Night Football game is about the only thing being discussed today — at the office water cooler, at the coffee shop, and just about any place else people can vent.
That would be the play in which Russell Wilson (who we love) threw the sport's first-ever game-winning interception, otherwise known as the "Inaccurate Reception" and the "Fail Mary," thanks to replacement refs and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In the spirit of good fun, Patch posted some Packer fans' comments here (see below) and Seahawk fans' comments on Wisconsin Patch sites. Check out their responses to your comments.
Here's a sampling of comments from Wisconsin Patch sites:
As a Packers owner I call on the officials union to give it up. You work 20 days per week, at $1000/hr or more. You do not own the NFL, and are compensated for your labor.
I am embarrassed for the refs. How can you even look at that play in replay and not call that an offensive pass interference before anything else. # 37 gets launched out of the way and regardless of this, the packers DB still gets up higher that Seattle's receiver (or anyone else for that matter) and puts 2 hands on the ball. Seattle's man only has one hand on it .... at best. And if they're not sure at least review the play but don't be that second ref who just validates the first refs stupid call.
I have seen other games before this that concerns controversial end zone plays. Usually when two refs signal opposite calls, then they usually consult with one another before making the final call. This did not happen here! Haven't these two refs ever seen a football game before? My God!
Hudson, Wis. Patch LE Michael Foley:
In my entire life, I've never been as angry as I am right now.
Watch rugby. It's a better game.
Yes, the officiating was horrible - for the entire game - but if the Packers would have played better in the first half, they would not have been in that position at the end of the game. Just my 2 cents.
The Pack will bounce back from this, but the REAL REF's need to make a deal I can't even stand to watch football with all these bad calls.
The replacement refs are obviously inferior, especially at critical points of the game. It is also obviously playing into the ref union's hands, showing how important they are.