Let’s get this nonsense out of the way. The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 on Sunday. There was a controversial call where an apparent fourth-down catch by Dallas’ Dez Bryant late in the game was overturned. The play, if it stood, would have resulted in a first down and given the Cowboys the ball inside the Packers’ 5-yard line and a chance at the go-ahead score.
The ruling — that Bryant didn’t have possession of the ball through the entire catch — was absolutely correct. Was it close? Yes, but clearly the ball hits the ground and comes out at the very end of the catch. If you want to argue about something, it’s that the rule itself sucks. And maybe you have an argument there.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped Cowboys fans from proclaiming that they were robbed by the refs, which we find completely laughable for a couple reasons. First, even if the refs had called that a catch, the Cowboys would still have had to score a touchdown to take the lead. They would also have given Aaron Rodgers and the Packers over two minutes to go and score again themselves.
Rodgers was on a streak where he had completed his last 10 passes, two of them for touchdowns and eight of them for first downs. That doesn’t matter, but we get it. You’re pissed because you didn’t get the opportunity to lose the game later than you did and by Rodgers’ hand.
Second is the fact that the referees handed Dallas a game last week by picking up an obvious pass interference flag against the Lions. And Cowboys fans were all like, oh, too bad for you. Well, too bad for you fucking pricks now, huh? The Cowboys win because of a blatant screw up one week and then lose partially because of a correct, but controversial call the next and THEY have been wronged?
Eat a dick.
Naturally, the Lions were pretty pleased about this.
Naturally, the Cowboys homers were not pleased.
Oh, right. The Cowboys homers…
Hey, no one likes either of you. Did you know that?
Anyway, the trolls were also plenty happy.
That’s Wisconsin Governor Paul Ryan sticking it to New Jersey Governor and Cowboys fan Chris Christie, who awkwardly hugged Dallas owner Jerry Jones last week. Christie and Jones looked like this after the call was reversed.
Soon after this photo was taken, Christie ate Jones.
Finally, we’ll come back to this. The refs made the right call according to the rule.
Enjoy your vacation, Dallas. We’ll look forward to more of your whining next season.