UPDATE: What Cheeseheads Are Saying About Seahawks' Win

Many Packers fans spent Tuesday morning voicing their outrage over the outcome of Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game. A few hours ago, Patch shared some choice Washington comments with Wisconsin Patch sites. The dustup continues below.

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.


Charles Millet:

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.


Michael McClusky:

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.


dan z:

Watch rugby. It's a better game.


Jim Tyyska:

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.


Dean Mundy:

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.

Adrian Rush September 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
There were awful calls both ways. It doesn't change the fact that the final bad call changed who won the game.
Adrian Rush September 25, 2012 at 08:40 PM
No, a bunch of amateur refs botched the game.
patrick c guiberson September 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Don you are one big Mouth! You are a looser and so are the seahawks.
Kendall Watson September 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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Steve ® September 26, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Comparable employees could be brought on if given enough time from higher leagues. Some of these refs were let go from the lingerie football league..... $200,000 for 20 days of work/year and you want a pension?! This entitlement attitude is the problem.
Steve ® September 26, 2012 at 04:32 AM
The guy sent in to do that (shields) was pushed in the back by the receiver sending him to the ground. No call by the officials. Seahawks are a bunch of cheaters.
Steve ® September 26, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Hey Mark- You forgot my ® symbol, it's Steve ® Should I demand the NFL for a correction?
Brew September 26, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Mr. Rush, you miss the point. The terrible calls earlier were directly related to the Pack taking the lead. And if you want to know real pain, watch it happen in the SB.
Brent Champaco September 26, 2012 at 06:03 AM
C'mon Steve. There were about four other guys wearing Packer jerseys in that heap. Someone could have batted down. Golden Tate didn't push the whole group out of the way. And on a Hail Mary, do any refs call Pi? It never happens.
John September 26, 2012 at 06:53 AM
13th man! :-) I agree w/Brew. Same thing happened to the Hawks in the SB.
JKP September 26, 2012 at 07:15 AM
Seahawks vs Steelers in Superbowl....a bad call was admitted by officials a few days after the Stealers (win?). End result....Seahawks would have won the Superbowl. I do not remember this much outrage for such an important game..... makes you go hmmmmmmm. No one here in Seattle blamed the Steelers......it was the officiating....plus THEY WERE NOT REPLACEMENTS, just a human being making a mistake. So why are the Seahawks called cheaters??????? Another point, have you ever heard of a team refusing to accept a win because of a bad call???? I think not. There was another comment calling the replacements "scabs". I find it ironic that the definition of a SCAB is to PROTECTand HEAL a lesion. Final comment if anyone wants to complain, stand in line behind the Seahawks 12th person who were cheated with the Superbowl loss.
Keith Best September 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM
The quality of the refs in the NFL now is akin to a community organizer overseeing the world's largest economy. NOBAMA2012!
Steve ® September 26, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Are you denying that he was pushed to the ground by Tate?
James McDonald September 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Don't need so much "whine" with all that cheese. The cheesers forget the interference call in their last drive which extended their drive, the terrible holding call on Seattle in the same drive. Had those "bad" calls not occurred, then there is no TD at all and Seattle wins. Both teams had to deal with bad calls and it wasn't just the last one that dictated the outcome. Better get back to brauts and beer!
Diane B September 26, 2012 at 04:43 PM
It is what it is.....thank you Seahawk fans that actually watched and saw the it was an interception. It is pretty obvious the one ref who was the closest and waving his hands that it was a touchback should have confronted the other ref whose angle was obscured by bodies. Trust, my husband has shown me every angle possible. The people should be mad at the NFL owners as regardless of the bad call during the Hawk's SuperBowl, it was not replacement refs and to say bad calls occurred throughout the game...well, it was not a game changer where one team may or may not get home field advantage OR be a wild card. The Pack are big boys...they can handle defeat but to pick on the fans and those players is misplaced hostility. It is the fat cat NFL owners that should be the target.
Brian Soergel September 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Diane B: Great observation!
bigyaz September 26, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I know Packers fans are passionate, but this reaction is more than a bit over the top. There are so many bigger problems in the world to be angry about.
WestSeattleIndian September 26, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Had the roles been reversed, and GB throwing the hail mary with Seattle up 12-7, and the call of simultaneous catch given to GB...you wouldn't have heard one word about this, following the conclusion of the post-game coverage, anywhere else outside of Seattle. We would have been, Seattle fans, forced to do what HAD to do following Superbowl XL...eat East Coast bias yet again. No former president, no current president, and no presidential candidate would have said a word about it. Only thing wrong with the call was the no call of pass interference on Golden Tate.
Don September 26, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Steve, are you nuts? It's up to the refs to throw a flag for an infraction. ALL teams make infractions and the refs try to catch all they possibly can. To call us cheaters because we made an infraction and the refs didn't call it is childish. Are you nine?
koolmandude September 26, 2012 at 08:05 PM
The whole game was screwed up yet u wanna cry bout 1 pass when the ref's screwed Seattle on several other calls. Plus if Aaron could have scored more this catch would never have mattered. Y don't u packers quit crying and accept the fact u got screwed just be glad it's regular season and not the Superbowl..
GreenBayPackersWhiner September 26, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Perhaps if "middle America" expressed half as much rage towards politicians, banks, Wall St., and insurance companies the past 2 years as they have about a meaningless regular-season game, this country would not be in the financial mess it's in. I'm a huge Seahawks fan, but even I'm blown away at the ABSURD amount of coverage this stupid play has revealed, again from "middle America." I used to admire the Packers. Thier fans, players and organization. Not anymore. You're right up there with the Pittsburgh Stealers now in terms of me not rooting for you, not watching you, and not caring about your team, city or franchise. Do you think you are the ONLY team in the history of football to NOT get screwed at some point by a bad call? Why doesn't your team just pack it up for the season, it's clear you cannot handle adversity at all. Mr. Rodgers is going to have a heart attack if a call ever goes against him or his team again, apparantly. I just hope his mommy changes his diaper before he's rushed to the hospital. What a bunch of whiners!
GreenBayPackersWhiner September 26, 2012 at 09:46 PM
yup. Just pat the Seattle fans on their heads and say: 'better luck next time' *snicker snicker* Everyone outswide the northwest hates the Seahawks, and it's probably because they are jealous that we have the MOST FAITHFUL, BEST AND LOUDEST fans in the NFL. We don't care anymore how the rest of the world feels about us.
GreenBayPackersWhiner September 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM
hey Greg, do you think Aaron Rodgers' mom will change his diaper again if they lose to the Saints this week? What a discount double whine. And to think, I had respect for the Packers and their faithful, until fans like you starteed showing your true colors. Why don't you get this passionate about something that will make a difference in the world?
Brent Champaco September 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM
@ Steve - No. Tate definitely pushed the one defender out of the way, and he should have been called for that. But it's the final play of the game, and no ref (replacement or otherwise, is going to call that). The five other Packer defenders should have been surrounding Tate and swiping at that ball. Inexcusable for Jennings to be going for a pick.
Football Fan September 27, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Should have knocked the ball down in that situation not try to intercept it. If the packers didn't get pushed around so much in the first half they might have won.
MZMatthews September 27, 2012 at 04:55 PM
GreenBayPackersWhiner: Actually everyone outside the Northwest doesn't hate the seahawks...there are some right here in Seattle that do as well...and there are people like you with such low integrity for such a great sport that it pains me to even think you would consider Monday night a valid win. The entire second half of that game should never have been played. There were so many flags thrown that were unjustified on both teams....you are more worried about bad mouthing Packers fans then you are in pointing out how strong your defensive line was in holding us to only 12 points or the 8 sacks in the first half. Yes, I agree that the Seahawks got screwed in SuperBowl 40....and a lot of the world made noise about it not just Seattle... both teams played as hard as they could given the situation, but in the end the replacement refs won the game. Its hard for two teams to play when they are ultimately playing against a 3rd opponent. Say what you will about Packers fans but take a look in the mirror before you start bad mouthing us on having no integrity for the sport... A win is not a win unless its earned.
Bric Wall September 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM
My god what whiners! What about the atrocius play by the Packers line in the first half? What about the pass interference call against a Seahawk who never touched the Packers receiver. This blown call gave the Packers a first down that led to a touchdown? It's football! Knock the sand out of your v--------'s, toughen up, and play your guts out next week. My old coach said "there is no whining in football." Well maybe not but there sure is a lot in the stands
Bric Wall September 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM
My god what whiners! What about the atrocius play by the Packers line in the first half? What about the pass interference call against a Seahawk who never touched the Packers receiver. This blown call gave the Packers a first down that led to a touchdown? It's football! Knock the sand out of your v--------'s, toughen up, and play your guts out next week. My old coach said "there is no whining in football." Well maybe not but there sure is a lot in the stands
Malinda coffey September 29, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Boys are taught to play the game well and not be a sore looser. I think the fans should grow up and be a better influence for the children in their community.
Ron Olson September 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The next time there's a strike, I say the fans join in and just stay home until the dispute is over.


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