after watching last nights game, i am going to boycott the nfl. i can't beleive the calls. the outcome of that game was decided by the "refs", and not the play on the field. i know my one voice means nothing to the corperation that is the NFL, but if enough of us do the same, your rating will fall to an all time low, just like the NFL has this year.
I'm going to boycott them because they can't a hold of their players allowing them to protest at their place of employment. Shame on you NFL, get your employees to respect our flag or Americans will not support you.
I could not agree more. .they all get paid from a free nation they live in .how about respecting it..if they must sit. .Leave them in the locker room until the opening is over..what a shame they don't respect the u.s.a. maybe they should leave...
..-. the NFL. You allow a scum bag to wear socks with cops as pigs, but fine a player who honors fallen on 911. You are a bunch of traitors and ..-. ..-Fire Roger Goodell ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .... .. --
To Whom it may concern: Just watched a couple of good games today but don't really have the desire to watch anymore.On this day 15 years ago our country was attacked by terrorists and as you know thousands of people lost their lives, So here we are honoring those people and the NFL has players disrespecting those people because they take it upon themselves to demonstrate some other cause other then those who lost their lives 15 years ago today. I can't believe the NFL allowed that to happen. I can't believe I saw a player raising his fist in the the air, yeah he was black, the NFL permits it, does the NFL promote it?
Very disappointing last few weeks for the NFL, I am done watxhing. There is a very simple solution. No employees of the NFL are allowed to engage in politics on company time, no politics in the workplace, do it on your own time. This is a reasonable solution for everyone
I will not watch another nfl game with the 49ers until kapernick is gone, he has the right to protest, 49ers have a right to cut him, we have the right to change the station, which I did.US vet
I have been a 49ers fan ever since I can remember, and I am a Veteran, and very proud of our county. I am so discussed with Colin Kaepernick’s lack of respect for the National Anthem, and the lack of the team’s management involvement to correct this situation. To go further, NFL has decreased its self by not stepping up to the 49ers management team.It is a shame a professional in the NFL has so little respect for the very thing that allows him to express his options. What does this show our young impressionable minds (children), they should be taught respect and honor for our country.I let this go the first time Kaepernick did this hoping someone with the team would talk to him. Apparently, it’s OK with the 49ers to disrespect our country, so long as the almighty dollar keeps rolling in. I will NO LONGER support the 49ers in anyway. I have unsubscribed to your email list as well as the NFL’s. I will no longer purchase ANY NFL team products or go to see a game! And if it continues, I will also express this to all of your sponsors. Maybe, just maybe when it hits your bottom line someone with the team will stick-up for this country.
As a Veteran, and a retired Firefighter I am offended by the actions of these few overpaid cry baby's, I am appalled that the NFL allows these political statements to continue. They would not allow the Police officers who lost their lives in Texas to be honored, They impose fines on players who wear shoes commemorating those who gave their lives protecting others due to the horrible events on September 11, 2001. These are the real hero's, who day in and day out make a difference in the lives of people that they have never met. The Military continues to protect this Great Nation, that is symbolized by the American Flag, which is honored by the National Anthem. I agree that they have a right to free speech, but please do it in a less disrespectful way. A raised fist symbolizes another political agenda. The Seahawks did it the proper way without disrespecting our country, our military, and our public servants. The next time you feel the need to make a political statement please remember this; the NFL is nothing more than entertainment. I too have the right to free speech but I also have a right to choice. I have been a football fan for over 50 years but, after seeing the raised fist protest last night I changed the channel and did not watch the game. I may be in the minority but if enough fans "change the channel" you will all be looking for a different way to make a living. Maybe then, you too can make a REAL Difference in someone's life.
Why not end the national anthem controversy. Play the national Anthem BEFORE the players even come on to the field....Just Sayin...
I am not watching NFL because of Kaepernick's actions, this has filtered down to high school, even pee wee football. I even have Direct TV NFL package fro FREE and will not watch any of it. Keep personal religion and political issues out of Sports.
I am not a Bills or Seahawk fan but what I witnessed last night was horrible. If it was my favorite team I would be really upset. Sorry for what happened to you Buffalo fans but what you saw is why Seattle wins so much at home. They pay off the refs.
Please say that Lady Gaga is NOT the act for the 2017 Superbowl half-time show! She is horrible!
GOODELL IS A STUPID DOPE YOU ALL BETTER LISTEN TO OUR PRESIDENT!!
Dear nfl the refs in the Monday night game for the packers vs Seahawks did such a horrible job I don't think I can ever watch football again. I am a Tampa bay fan and I'm so disgusted by what these"refs" have done to totally disgraced the game!! I'm not sure how you can sign a check for these people because you have lost several fans just in my household. I hope that one day you can bring football back but until them I will no longer watch this sport. Sincerely a disgusted disappointed enraged ex fan. If you have any questions please contact me at [email protected]
I agree all the calls suck if a person punched a player the player that got hit would get tbe flag sunday was to much i thought until i watched the monday night game these refs need to go and the regular refs need to come back even when they do they wil need sometime to adjust to the game so it looks like we will not get a good called game all season
All four games I watched from Sunday morning to Monday night were adversely affected by the scab referees. Most noteworthy: Harbaugh being allowed to challenge a ruling on the field in Minnesota after he had used his last time out, resulting in San Francisco getting the ball; the no-call on the vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Darrius Heyward Bey in the Oakland endzone; and last but not least, the preposterous series of calls to end the game last in Seattle. And I'm a Seattle fan! The scabs gotta go. Bring back the pros!
Absolutely horrendous game. The Packers were robbed of a win. These refs have got to go. Roger Goddell you have lost control and have tarnished the NFL. What disgrace to the fans and the league. You need to come to an agreement with the "real" refs or you may be out of a job sooner that you want. Another game decided by replacement refs who couldn't agree on the call when it happened. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
My letter to the NFL today:09/25/2012NFL Corporate Office HeadquartersNational Football League280 Park Ave., 15th Fl.New York, NY 10017 USAAttn: Commissioner Goodell,I am fully aware you will not read this letter but hopefully someone at your office will and convey my sentiments that are in harmony with millions of other fans after last night’s embarrassing episode by your little league referees.I am a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings but I am also a fan of the Packers. On Sunday I was at the 49rs / Vikings game and the officiating was weak to say the least. Being more of a Packer fan I felt somewhat safe, thinking this anomaly will finally take hold and the zebras will start to figure out the game. Needless to say, that is not the case. It is as obvious as the nose on your face what transpired on that last play with the Seahawks; a blatant offensive foul (pushing the defender in the back) and then the indecisive call by either official claiming the Seahawks scored the touchdown. For God’s sake, neither official was within 10 yards of the catch when they began their flurry of signals; indicating change of possession and/or a touchdown.This is only the second letter I have ever mailed to anyone in the NFL. The pride I have in the game and the overall management (your office) of the league is diminishing my respect for the profession. At the end of the day, the NFL is essentially entertainment, but do we want it to be synonymous with the World Wrestling Federation? Are you the next Vince McMahon?For the sake of your customers (me and millions of others who attend and support the game), not to mention all of the players, GET THE PROFESSIONAL REFEREES BACK ON THE FIELD.!!! If you need a donation because the billionaire owners won’t budge, I think the fans of the Packers, Saints, 49ers, Ravens and Patriots will gladly chip in a few bucks to get this settled.
Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 5 states:Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
The problem is ... it was NOT a simultaneous catch! It was clearly an interception by the defender who was downed in the end zone with possession BEFORE any "simultaneous" possession occurred!
What is with big Joe Flacco banners placed in Denver by the NFL? That is just dumb! Like everyone in Denver is not going to watch the game anyway. Plus, I bet Facco doesn't want to be more of a Target!
So disappointed with response to Ray Rice's punishment. He should be suspended for a year. What does this say about the nfl .'s attitude toward women? That we have no value! No excuse for putting hands on a woman. He looked like a caveman. I thought this was 2014, guess I'm wrong.
As a football fan who is also a woman, I am deeply disappointed to say the least, with the slap on the wrist Ray Rice has received for his appalling public abuse of his wife/former girlfriend. Are women second class citizens in this country? In contrast, former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress got a four-game suspension for illegally carrying a firearm, and that was prior to his trial. Don Jones received a suspension of indefinite length for his insensitive tweets (in response to Michael Sam being drafted by St. Louis), until Jones recanted and submitted to behavioral modification and paying an undisclosed fine.Is this evidence of the values of the NFL? Carrying a gun illegally or dissing a gay man are weightier offenses than knocking a woman out cold in public.Shame on you all.
Seriously?! Rice gets a two game suspension for clocking his female partner, a woman less than half his size? I guess the message to the world is the NFL in general and Baltimore in particular don't give a crap about women. Thanks, guys, you've made me a soccer fan.
Rice is no difference than you or I. We all have did something we was not proud of.
I will never personally never watch another NFL game; ever. Furthermore, my entire family will not be allowed to watch any games ever again in this home. (This likely means nothing to you, but I do at least intend to make this stance VERY known and why. That a "PROFESSIONAL" athlete can be "re-hired" after beating up on small children or spouses is SICK. No actual rehabilitation of their behavior required -- just that they "did their time" and a slap on the wrist, then back to business as usual. This sends a very clear message to high school kids (and younger) who play football that you can get into pro-football and stay there regardless of your behavior or lifestyle. Hey, you can be a complete thug and/or druggie and still make millions of dollars and be on the next Wheaties box cover. Whoo-hoo!
What is going on in the NFL with players and the long hair. what happened to the dress code the NFL had????
Rice's career should be finished just like bill cosby's is.....what the hell
Im trying to understand this rice can beat his wife, then girlfriend, on camera and only get a slap on the wrist by lifting his suspension but bill cosby's career is toast for sexual harassment,,,,,,, if rice beats his wife he also rapes her,,,,,,,, what does this say about us as a society,,,,, im disgusted and nauseous,,,,,, I wont even watch the superbowl now the nfl is not an american icon in my eyes anymore,,,,, SHAME SHAME
You should suspend Ndamukong Suh for intentionally stepping on Arron Rodgers leg. You need to set an example by also fining him this kind of dirty playing should not be allowed especially when he has played dirty before.
Seems that the NFL is getting in the habit of supporting thugs. I'm finished watching after 50+ years.
You change Ndamukong Suh suspension to a fine? You know he's guilty,other players on his team are guilty of the same offense,yet you change your mind. You suspend a head coach and other coaches for paying a reward for hard hits on other players yet you let this thug continue play. I'm truly not sure how to take this or how to explain it to my grandson who is a football fan. I very disappointed with this decision.
If you believe Suh's excuse that his feet were numb - your brain is numb. It's really all about the money not the integrity of the game. What a pathetic group of over paid under talented players, owners and leadership.
Suh should be suspended from football,the Detroit team is a dirty bunch and a poor example to professional football. This goes back to the days of Phil Lambeer with the Pistons. How he won the appeal shows real poor judgement on the leagues part. This message sent down from the league will hurt football
After watching football all year , ive found the players have no heart anymore for the game. its about the money. if you big shots would cut there pay to half if they lose a game , we might see football agian . pay them all if they win . but they know win or lose they get paid , so they have gotten soft wont run for ball dive for ball or make any iffert to win the game
RE: Give back the game to the fansThe number of commercials per hour 'seem' to be greater than game minutes played. In reality, they are not. Money derived from advertising wins out. That said, the games are difficult to watch as the interruptions by commercials are so frequent. At 65 I have been watching for a long time... now I find myself switching channels. In short, your are losing this viewer.
NFL has no shame. Pulling flag for obvious pass interference in Detroit vs Dallas game. Simply to boost your TV income because more people will watch Dallas than Detroit in the next play off game this shows how corrupt you really are.
NFL please answer this question. OK you picked up a flag on an obvious interference call. That wasn't right but nothing you can do about it now except apologize and expect a public apology. But on that play at the end you see Dez Bryant out on the field with out a helmet on arguing that call. What was there no flag for that. That is two things that Dallas did on that one play and neither got penalized. It is obvious that you wanted Dallas to win, the head of Officiating in the Dallas booth and on a Dallas party bus earlier in the week. That guy should be fired. The NFL has a lot of embarrassing things going on and the blatant disrespect for the game by you and your refs is a good place to start. Clean house and apologize. Would be great start. The Lions would have been in scoring position and at least had a shot at a field goal. But the refs made sure that wasn't going to happen. Your league officials are a disgrace. Suh got fined for stepping on a player. So should the refs or even fired for fixing a game. Disgruntled fan, of the Detroit Lions and no longer a fan of the Corrupt NFL league office and there so called refs.
Just get the crew from the Lions-Colts game off for the rest of the playoffs, I don't know if they are incompetent or being paid off.
absolutely agree... disgraceful compounded by silence from the NFL! An obvious mistake does NOT go away... fans need to have faith in a level playing field. NFL needs to remember the mistakes of made with ray rice incident and how that blew up.
Are you actually going to let the patriots play the supper bowl? They cheated and by cheating they should lose the super bowl and the colts should go.They deflated balls after the inspection that's just wrong. You want to be a roll model then do it right show our youth that cheating is wrong and don't just fine them or take draft picks.If you let them play that's sending the message to our youth that cheating is ok .
Did Rams file for relocation yesterday ?
I just read the article where several NFL teams took cash from the Department of Defense to honor the active duty military and Veterans. They got paid to make it look like they were supporting our military and Veterans. How lo can you go Mr. Goodell with your disgusting actions. The NFL is the most under handed dishonest and absolutely un-American group that I have ever had the dishonor of ever knowing and for so many years enjoyed watching football games and the greats of the game play. As a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps for nearly 7 years and a Vietnam Veteran I am so disgusted at the NFL and the teams involved in taking cash to honor our active duty military and our Veterans. I do not think the NFL, these teams and Mr. Goodell can sink any lower in any way than they have with the breaking of this story where they proved they do not honor our military or our Veterans unless they are paid to do so. I am SSgt Joseph Whimple U.S.M.C. 02-1970 thru 12-1976
I can not believe that the Dept of Defense should have to pay the NFL. This is so degrading and the NFL, players and teams should be ashamed of themselves. I believe Roger Goodall should pay back the Dept of Defense all that money because it belongs to tax payers. We pay enough for game tickets that we do not need to pay for this. I thought the NFL was a non-profit?
Commissioner Goodall: Why were the Patriots fined $1 million and the Ravens nothing. The Ravens knew about the Ray Rice video tape and withheld that information concerning a felony. Why didn't you investigate the Colts because they could have deflated the football on their sideline to give the NFL League Office evidence. This is so crazy. You know yourself as an attorney (maybe that is why you can pull illegal things against players and teams) that there was not enough evidence to charge Brady or the Patriots. You should kiss your job good bye because when the lawsuits are filed, you will not have a job and there probably won't be an NFL. Maybe someone should look into your background and the off shore accounts that the NFL has.
The NFL continues to hit new lows with the recent Brady ruling, charges to the Dept. of Defense, the handling of violence against woman & children, and the way they treat their players as a disposable resource. Unfortunately the only way to communicate with the NFL is with their pocketbooks. I would love to see a petition to have fans who are disenchanted with the leadership of the NFL signup to cancel their subscription to the NFL network for starters!!! This is the only way to get the attention of the owners who are in position to exact change in the direction of the league. Hit them in the pocketbook is the only thing they understand. I would be the first to signup but have to admit I will sorely miss Amber!!! Thankfully, the NFL has taught me that everyone is replaceable. P.S. I know the Wife will be happier with the cheaper cable bill!!!!
Like how the NFL & good old Roger decided to make the Patriots & Tom Brady take it up the _ _ _!!! Over balls supposivly under inflated, balls the refs themselves touched/caught has they set them on scrimmage line, hmmm wonder why they didn't notice balls felt different!!! And it seems everybody forgets an under inflated ball doesn't travel has far as a ball that is inflated or say over inflated which Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers admitted his balls are.... They fit his hand better, during an aired T.V. interview prior to Pats/Colts game deflate gate contriversy!!Why no suspension/fine etc be presented to Aaron Rodgers & the Packers org.. To me an over inflated ball is definately cheating it will travel further distance when thrown ( look at Rodgers yrds per pass since he became GB's QB) an over inflated ball travels farther when kicked punt/FG/kick offf!!! But nobody seems to care about Aaron rodgers over inflated balls they preffer to tarnish one of the greatest QB's this game has seen, a QB who prooved in Super Bowl game against Sea Hawks it doesn't matter what the football psi is he can throw the football period the end!!
I really don't understand what has happened in the NFL. Commissioner Goodall and his staff have made bad decisions for quite some time and are not held accountable to any common sense standards.It seems that all decisions are being made mostly for his own personal gain and not for the good of the game. It is sad to see this happening to the game I love.
Commissioner Goodall: Great job, I don't feel this is about the action but the integrity of the spirit. You don't stand in front of police when they are trying to solve a case. Especially when you do not have anything to hide, and Tom Brady was not their to help the shield. I would suggest one more thing to find out where Tom Brady's stands. Why don't you place him on the Commissioner list so he will still get paid but can't play any games until the case is over. Just a thought.