It seems the infamous Lance Easley, that replacement referee responsible for the Fail Mary, is coming out of the woodwork yet again.
This time, he’s crying a sob story about how his life is unravelling in a variety of ways, including a divorce after a marriage of 28 years and an indefinite leave of absence because of psychiatric problems, including a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide ideation.
Up until this point, this despicable piece of human garbage has been pulling all the stops to extend his 15 minutes of fame. Or, more accurately stated, his 15 minutes of infamy. Instead of admitting he is responsible for arguably the worst call not just in NFL history, but in the history of sport, this man sought to profiteer off of the misfortune he caused the Green Bay Packers by peddling a ghost-written book, attending charity softball games sponsored by Richard Sherman, and showing up at venues catering to Seattle Seahawks fans — from local Seattle comedy shows, to cameo appearances at sports bars where displaced Seahawks fans congregate in California.
In this video, Easley goes before a bar of transplant Seahawks fans gloating about his call, and pontificating, with much pride and glee how his actions may be the genesis behind a Seattle Seahawks dynasty, similar to how the Immaculate Reception and the Tuck Rule game spawned dynasties for the Steelers and Patriots.
It all seems quite convenient to be coming out with this now, 15 seconds after the NFC Championship game was set, with the Packers traveling to Seattle to get another shot at revenge and redemption. Admittedly, staging a divorce after 28 years of marriage, a mental breakdown and a medical leave of absence is a bit far-fetched to extend that 15 minutes of infamy. All of these things are undoubtedly true, although almost certainly embellished to some degree so Easley can get his name back in the news.
I say there should not be one ounce of compassion or empathy extended to this man. Indeed, I regard it as most welcome news indeed that he is suicidal. After all, it is never too late to make the right decision, Lance.
Such animus, as righteous as it is, should only be set aside to explain how wrong Easley is in daring to claim that he is innocent or blameless.
“Nobody died,” Easley said. “There were no laws broken. It wasn’t scandalous. There was no sex tape. I didn’t do anything wrong. It just happened to be a contentious call right when everything was spiraling out of control.”
Wrong again. It was, in fact, scandalous and is still an unconscionable travesty and injustice to this day. And Easley did do something wrong, just as Roger Goodell and his band of cronies also did something wrong by putting those clowns out there in the first place. It is not necessarily that Easley made a bad call. It is that he had the audacity to claim all along that his decision was the right one, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence, and — above all — daring to profit off the misfortune he caused.
After more than two years, this pariah still does not get it. So let me offer a clue by offering one Jim Joyce for consideration: the umpire who blew what should have been a perfect game for Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Armando Galarraga several years ago. Unlike Easley, this man acted with integrity, admitting he “cost that kid a perfect game,” while expressing true regret for his actions and apologizing to Galarraga personally, with a hug and tears.
Had Easley just admitted his wrongdoing and apologized, instead of seeking to profit off the harm he did, all the blame and anger would rightly be directed against Goodell and his minions for putting Easley in that position to begin with.
Instead, Easley chose to repeatedly rub it in the face of every Packers fan across the nation, gloating about it and seeking to profit off the wrong he did. And now, after years of pandering to Seahawks fans and milking every last cent out of this infamy, he comes out of the woodwork once more with some boo-hoo, cry-me-a-river story about the difficulties he is suffering.
Having chosen not to take that correct path, may he reap the whirlwind and incur our wrath unto death and beyond.
Despite everything, there is still the possibility of a silver lining, at least for those who count.
As much of an unconscionable travesty as the Fail Mary is to this day, just as Lance Easley is vermin who deserves nothing but contempt, disdain, and loathing, it is still possible for this travesty to be rectified at long last. The Packers can do so by marching into CenturyLink Field and emerging victorious in the NFC Championship, exacting a certain measure of revenge in front of all those Seahawks fans.
And if this man carries out that darker proposition mulling about in his small, petty mind, there will be even greater reason to celebrate.
Didn’t do anything wrong? Burn in hell.
Talk about the very definition of “mid-life-crisis”
As I have with EVERY person I have ever seen around town wearing their BRAND NEW Seahawk rags “What is the name of your stadium?” “What is your backup QB’s name?” “Where did Your QB go to College?”
Best answers for those questions, in order; “I don’t know the name of it, someone just sent it to me” “We don’t have a back up QB” “Hawaii”
Screw this guy. He has used every attempt to make money and notoriety from this debacle. He is just getting what he deserves.
Props to Rodgers and the Packers for a great win against the Cowboys. I know that E. Wolf does not represent the majority of Packers fans, who I know to be some of the classiest fans around. But, I’ve just got to say I’m surprised that he’s not censured more by Cheeseheads. This article really degrades this site and the Packers community. Looking forward to a good game this weekend.
Don’t sweat it, E. Wolf is a piece of shit white supremacist hebephile gasbag who is still hung up on this loser replacement ref and a regular season game from three years ago that had little impact in the season overall. Most of us are good people.
Hoping for a good game absent of egregious calls one way or the other.
Folks can say a lot of things about me, many of them worse than what you have. White supremacist is not one of them.
Thanks, I figured as much. Enjoy the game.
He didn’t deny the hebophilia accusation though…
White supremacist….are you….kidding!
Straight from Nazi Germany, don’t cha know!
One of the Packersnews writers did a piece on Lancy Pants prior to the week 1 game. Wood maybe? Written in a tone where we should have some sort of compassion for this shit bag. It was likely trolling. Only TotalPackers can write about Easely with proper perspective.
No, nobody deserves severe mental illness, life crises and suicidal ideation. He has my sympathy if all of this is true and not simply a cry for attention. On the other hand, his absurd call is not something he should have tried to parlay into anything self-serving at all. He should have just shut his pie-hole and let his day of infamy fade into the sunset.
After his call in that game, Mr. Easely made a conscious decision to milk that scenario for everything it was worth including monetary benefits, with total disregard and disrespect to anyone outside of Seattle. I will treat Mr. Easley with the same respect he treated Packer fans across the country while enjoying and reveling in his 15 minutes of fame.
Karma is a bitch. Ask Dallas fans.
Fuck you Mr. Easley
3 minutes in….
While I agree that he went too far with seeking the attention he so desperately wanted, I don’t think it is ever right to wish somebody killed themselves. If he truly is in a deep, dark place in his life, I feel for the guy. That’s tough and I wouldn’t truly wish that on anyone. Life is too short for us to be wishing those kind of terrible things on other people.
With that said, I really can’t see a circumstance where this guy has a valid claim of PTSD. That’s a slap in the face to myself and my buddies and anyone else who has legit PTSD issues when he throws that card out there. What a scum-bag. He made a poor call on national TV… SO WHAT!? How does that give you PTSD? Does he see his buddy dying in his arms or screaming for help when he goes to bed at night? Give me a flipping break.
No, I don’t wish death upon this guy. But I do wish he would just shut up and disappear and quit begging for attention. What a child
Ryan: I would like to thank you and your buddies services and sacrifices for this country.
So this shit stain has PTSD? Really? I have been in the military for 12 years and completed 2 deployments to Iraq and 1 to Afghanistan and have seen the terrible shit human beings do to each other. My guess is he talked some dumb ass psychiatrist into “diagnosing” him with PTSD so he can get back in the spotlight. If he has PTSD from this situation then all those gamers that play Call of Duty have PTSD. Fuck him.
Like the ones that claim they got it from basic training? Ha! Or the SOBs that fly the droids overseas but sit in the A/C stateside and go home to their wives every night, yet still get Combat Action Badges and decorations.
As the author of this piece, I obviously have no sympathy for this man whatsoever. And just to be crystal clear, I am not engaging in hyperbole. I believe he deserves any and all misfortune that may befall him. And I will remain forever implacable in maintaining my controversial stance, as always.
With that stated, I think the rationale for the PTSD disorder stems not from calling a football game, but the death threats he has received, the strong language denouncing this man.
While I can imagine death threats could cause something like this, again, I have no sympathy. Had he followed after the likes of Jim Joyce who admitted his wrong and then went away, I might feel different about it, although I would still have a conflicted sense of sympathy for Packer fans who do that sort of thing.
However he chose not to go down that path and instead did things far, far worse–namely electing to capitalize on the harm he did our team. pandering to Seahawks fans and so on. It is for these reasons that I harbor such incredible animus towards the fellow.
Be that as it may I of course express gratitude and admiration for veterans like you who have experienced what you references. I just saw American Sniper and was truly moved by it.
So if a guy – who was way out of his depth – makes possibly the worst call of all time and costs the Packers one game, in a season where they won the division anyway, and then goes on to try to make some cash from his mistake he no longer deserves to have good mental health?
Listen, his claim of PTSD is likely complete BS, but if he’s contemplating suicide and this call ruined his marriage, that really sucks. Nobody deserves to go through that over a game. Yeah, it may be a billion dollar a year game, but it’s still a frakking game.
Perspective folks, perspective. He may be an incompetent ref and a bit of a profiteer, but he’s still a frakking human being.
I’m with you. I wish no ill will towards the guy, what-so-ever. Am I annoyed by his antics and apparent desperate need for attention? Yes, I am. Like Wolf said, I wish he would have just done like Jim Joyce and taken the higher road. He didn’t, but that doesn’t mean he needs to suffer a terrible life for it.
I just get annoyed with the term PTSD. I have no problem if the guy said he had depression, which he probably does suffer from. And that’s too bad. But to me, using the term PTSD automatically, in most people’s minds, is associated with soldiers. And to botch a football call doesn’t really compare to what our men and women in uniform go through. I think his struggle with PTSD, in this instance, was something to put on headlines and get people to read the article.
Some people just have weak minds that break easily, maybe he’s one of them; maybe he had major issues before that bs call, (more thank likely) like fear of rejection or embarrassment. Maybe his PTSD (assuming that’s what he has if anything) is a mild case. None of us fucking know. If he is indeed lying about this shit, for further attention or sympathy, then he deserves to burn on a rotating spit emanating from the middle of the Lake of Fire.
On a side note, Wolf, you get way too fucking involved in other peoples’ personal lives, man.
The Definition of a Scab
Scabs have been called many things by many people during the course of labor history but Jack London’s description of the scab, “written with barbed wire on sandpaper,” easily dwarfs all others.
“After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, the vampire, He had some awful substance left with which He made a scab.
A scab is a two-legged animal with a cork-screw soul, a water-logged brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.
When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the Devil shuts the gates of Hell to keep him out.
No man has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with. Judas Iscariot was a gentleman compared with a scab. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A scab has not.
Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas Iscariot sold his Savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commission in the British Army. The modern strikebreaker sells his birthright, his country, his wife, his children and his fellow men for an unfulfilled promise from his employer, trust or corporation.
Esau was a traitor to himself: Judas Iscariot was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country; a strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his country, his wife, his family and his class.”
You are one messed up dude! Union beiotches thinking they own this country. Theres actually people out there with NO JOBS. But just to have a job isn’t good enough for you. Oh no, you want to stand outside and hold a stick, while berating some other person who just wants to better his situation.
Oh but hes a piece of schite because he’ll take the job you’re too good for.
I ever chance upon this jizz-bag remnant standing on a window ledge of a tall building with the spotlights on him, I’m going to be calling out “Touchdown, motherfucker, touchdown. Let’s see your ass touch down – hard.”
Well no real referee would act like he does (^ soccer referee). They get off by doing a good job and having all three entities of a game ‘know it’. Those entities are players, coaches and spectators.
Acting like he does is an embarrassing stain on refereeing of all sports.
Interesting how the guy who introduces him asks Sleazy Easley to tell a story, and immediately he tries selling his stupid book.
This scumbag has been milking this shit for profit and attention by showing up to events in Seattle ever since the whole thing went down.
Does anyone know what the ref from the immaculate reception is doing these days? How about the ref from the tuck rule? No, because they don’t don’t try to push themselves into the media with stupid bullshit looking for attention.
PTSD? Fuck you.
I seen in the yahoo article Easley asked ” Why couldn’t the ball have just hit the ground? Or why did Green Bay try to catch the ball?” DERRRRRR, that’s what defenses do. It’s called an interception, which clearly fucking happened. But instead, you called it a touchdown for the other team. Till this day you still deny that you were wrong. Meanwhile, the entire world, including the Seahawk players, know that it was poppycock.
I don’t wish bad things upon him, just fucking go away. GO AWAY.
I think hoping he commits suicide goes just a bit far. Financial ruin, his house burning down, stuff like that on the other hand, I am not completely opposed to. I do think this guy is a big time dick carrying on the way he did with his “celebrity status” and trying to profit off of one of the all time biggest robberies in sports. And I despise the guy because of it, but certainly dont hope for him to kill himself.
We won that game fair and square and you whiny faggot ass Packers fans won’t let it go. Starting a dynasty? Oh yeah! Fuck You!!!!
That shiny spot on your momma’s thigh was the better part of who you might have been.
I’ve seen your shit before, and now I finally placed it. You were the fuck that gave the welcoming address to the Children of Fathers Who Should Have Worn Condoms convention.
Can I pull the trigger? Lol
Disgusting article from a disgusting person.
You are capable of writing one article and one article only. You just substitute different names into the sentences, much like a ten year old uses Mad Libs.
Favre, Belicheck, Easly etc.
I see you’ve become truly twisted and sick. You are delighting in the suicide of another man. Only the lowliest of characters would write something like this.
E.Wolf, if you are 16-21, I can understand your ignorance, and want to say to you, hey man, you are going to look back on these articles and cringe one day. Lay off. Stop writing them.
If you are a grown man however, God help you. You really want your legacy to include your active participation and encouragement of a man to commit suicide?
Think how this will look in 30 years when no one cares about the Fail Mary, or even knows who Leasly is. You want this to be the record of your life?
Who will be judged harsher? You or Leasly?
As my sophomore football coach said to a guy named Bruce V. once: “Bruce I think it’s time to hang up the cleats.”
I’d say the same to you E. Wolf. This little experiment of writing has run it’s course.
And to Monty, You are just as much of a piece of shit for running this on your site. I’m starting to think that your favorite photo bomb of that white trash whore in Lambeau, is very representative of your background.
I have been reading totalpackers for a while now and I will no longer visit the site after this article. Too much anger and hate in the blog posts
I’ve tried to stay away before, after Monty had written an article about how a former Minnesota player had been accidentally shot in a bar fight he wasn’t even involved in. I love his say it like it is approach on this site, but it’s like he actually hates football players more than he does serial rapists. I can’t take it anymore.
In the end it’s just football. Is it REALLY worth it to wish depression and suicide on this guy? I can’t believe what I just read….
Wow…Karma really is a bitch
I’d stay there is a pretty good chance that this is what happens after E. Wolf complains about his food. Mmm, tasty.