Don't Blame the Referees, Blame the Rules

The NFL had a major officiating fiasco following yesterday’s pair of entertaining Championship games. Games that ended in controversy.

Everyone who tuned in to watch the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints know that the referees missed an embarrassing non-call penalty. A penalty that would have put the Saints in a position to win the game rather than lose in overtime.

As heartbreaking as the Saints loss was for the franchise and city, the referees are not the main issue. Yes, they blew a clear and obvious pass interference penalty that kept the Rams in the game. But the real issue here is the NFL, the current rules suck.

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Add Greatest Comeback to Aaron Rodgers Achievements

Last year the NFL missed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs, a first since 2008 due to a broken collar bone. Last night could have been a second straight year.

There is no doubt that Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. His legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks the league has ever known is already written in Canton. Yet football is not the same when a star like Rodgers gets injured.

His presence is polarizing not only to Green Bay, but to the entire league. With nine minutes left in the second quarter, Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury. It did not look good. Instant replay showed his knee buckle when hit by a Bears defender.

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The Minnesota Miracle

Who would have pictured Case Keenum to lead the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. Nobody. On the game’s final play, the Minnesota Miracle was born.

You heard it in the Fox broadcasters’ voices as Keenum threw an unbelievable 61-yard last-ditch pass that sent wide receiver Stefon Diggs into the endzone. It was a wild finish to an even wilder season for the Vikings.

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The Real NFL Experience

The Real NFL Experience

As a diehard Denver Broncos fan, I promised myself every year that I would attend a Denver home game. I finally went, not as a bucket list check mark, but as a needed experience.

For a long time, I believed that the best seat on Sunday was watching the game on a comfortable couch and big screen TV, but it’s not. The best seat is the one you pay for at the stadium. A seat that gives you the real NFL experience.

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Greatest Super Bowl Ever?

28-3 was more than just a score in the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl 51. It was a strong lead that turned into the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

The New England Patriots had lost this game. Down 25 points to the Atlanta Falcons with 23 total minutes left remaining in the game, no team had ever won the Super Bowl with more than a 10-point deficit.

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Aaron Rodgers Too Clutch For Dallas

With 12 seconds left remaining on the game clock in Arlington, Texas, #12 for the Green Bay Packers displayed yet again why he’s considered to be one of the greatest the game has ever known.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not deliver another game winning Hail Mary touchdown witnessed last season ago. Instead, he delivered a dime. A 36-yard pass spinning from his left to send the Packers to the NFC Championship game.

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