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Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Posted on: October 25, 2010 4:52 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 6:58 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday night, a curious decision to overturn Visanthe Shiancoe's 17-yard touchdown from Brett Favre midway through the second half, following a Mike McCarthy challenge, cost the Vikings four points and theoretically the game.

The NFL admitted on Monday that overturning the touchdown call was the incorrect move.

Brad Childress, who called the game the "worst officiated" he's "seen in a while" afterwards, told reporters that the NFL informed him the replay call was incorrect and that Carl Johnson, the head of officiating, was "disappointed" that the replay decision was made.

It was pretty clearly a catch, too -- though the ball did make contact with the ground as Shiancoe dove into the end zone, he had possession throughout the entirety of the catch. Unfortunately, the NFL can't retroactively give the Vikings an additional four points, so they remain stuck at 2-5 with a superstar quarterback limping around in an ankle brace as they get ready for a trip to New England.

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Comments

Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Speaking of after-the-fact vindication, where's my apology call from CBSSports.com for banning me for the "inappropriate" comment I made: TD . Yep, that is literally the comment that got me banned. I posted, "TD" after a TD was scored. I'm surprised I wasn't arrested. LOL.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 7:16 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Duece,
      
;    People only support the refs when the calls are in their teams favor, or they are not cheering for either of the teams involved. It gives them a sense of being non-biased, so when they beeyatch about the refs in their game or when the calls go against them, they can say, "I usually defend the referees, but this is just too much."

   I wouldn't worry about it. Anyone who watched the game knew it was a catch. It's a shame that in many cases, the referees decide the outcome of games.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 7:13 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Ugh. Just what everyone needed; the officiating officially sucking. Why do just this one? Why not go over the entire game? Tell the Packers that it wasn't a late hit, that yes, Clay Matthews was held repeatedly, that Jones' forward progress should have counted, that Kuhn wasn't down when the whistle blew. Then move on to the Vikings and ennumerate the many bad calls/no calls against them, including the touchdown that should have been.

Here's an idea: go back and review the entire game, then reconstruct the timeline. As in, if they bothered to call the many holds on Matthews, would the Vikings have been in a position to make the play wherein Minnesota was robbed of a TD? This sort of thing is pointless. Make the necessary adjustments between games, call the next one better, and move on.

If the Vikings deserved an apology/vindication on that play, then Calvin Johnson should have had a call versus the Bears and The Packers should have their apology for the no-call facemask in the playoffs.

I understand commenting on bad officiating, but the menstruating needs to stop.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:57 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Where are all the idiotic "stop blaming the refs" apologists ? I thought it was all the players fault and that officials can do no wrong?!

 Why is horrible officiating tolerated and even supported by fans? When will the NFL start cracking down on badd officiating and/or get them more help out there. Some of these calls are just wretched.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:54 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

After further review, the Queens still suck. Tough nuts, move on.



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:53 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Credit McCarthy for challenging a close touchdown catch while Childress did not do same on Quarless' catch. Both calls were close, and McCarthy took the chance. As a Viking fan, the loss was a hard one to take, and either call really could have gone either game, affecting the game.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:52 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

actually the ball can touch the grass and be a catch if he clearly has posession of the ball BEFORE it hits the grass. dun dun dun duhhhhh



Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:50 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

What is worse is this blown call cost me my fantasy game. I protest!!



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:48 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

you stupid viking fans should stop whining because the refs are terrible in basically every sport and even if that one touchdown did count who knows what would have happened. just think about it the refs made bad calls for the packers like rodgers 2nd int clearly before they got into the endzone the corner for the vikings clearly pushed jennings and it should have been pass interference and first down packers. also they didnt give james jones foward progress on on thrid down which would have given the packers a first down and possibly iced the game, then on the next play they called the play to early and if they didnt then john kuhn would have gotten a first down. also dont just blame it on the refs because the vikings had plenty of chances and made a lot of mistakes like favres 3 ints. and to end this i would like to say the last play for the vikings was classic brett favre when he fell down




Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:46 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Movilleflash, no matter how many exclamation points and "all caps" you use, you're wrong. It is not like baseball. In football the ball can touch blades of grass and be a catch. It is only an incomplete pass if the ball touches a blade of grass before the receiver possesses it. The NFL was correct in informing Childress that the TD should not have been overturned.


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