League Admits Officiating Mistake, Childress Will Get Fined
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress is a dumbass.
And a pedophile.
But that’s beside the point.
Childress wasn’t too happy with the officiating in the Green Bay Packers 28-24 victory over his Vikings, on Sunday. He was particularly perturbed about tight end Visanthe Shiancoe’s second-quarter touchdown reception, which was overturned upon review, and he let it be known in his post-game comments.
“I must not understand a catch in the end zone for them to take Shiancoe’s off the board,” Childress said. “That’s not the way it’s taught, that’s not the way we’re told. That goes back to the Tampa game that Tony (Dungy) coached years ago (and caused a change in the ruling of how the ground can alter a catch).
“You control the ball and it doesn’t make any difference if you control it with your hand or forearm. Period. That’s not the way it’s taught at our owner’s symposium and that’s wrong. That’s wrong. … They said he didn’t control it and he controlled it. The litmus is 50 drunks in a bar, those 50 drunks say that’s a catch and 50 writers in this room, you may be drunk too, but it’s a catch.”
You don’t understand a lot of things, Brad. That is for sure.
Yesterday, Childress revealed he spoke to the league office and they admitted the call was a mistake, which is apparently a no-no in the NFL’s eyes.
But Childress said Monday he called the league and NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson acknowledged the call was a mistake. Childress revealed at his news conference that Johnson said he was “disappointed that the call was reversed.”
Word is that dumb sonofabitch will be fined for his lack of discretion.
Spokesman Greg Aiello said league policy is not to comment on conversations between Johnson and the clubs. Aiello said Johnson “is obligated to give his factual opinion of any call that is questioned by a club.” But the policy also “states that all such conversations are confidential and are not to be discussed publicly,” Aiello said.
Unfortunately for the 2-4 Vikings (hahahahahahahaha!), no amount of complaining, public or otherwise, is going to change the outcome of the game.
And for that, we thank you.
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