Raiders got some help from refs

Raiders got some help from refs

There are 18 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 16, 2008, titled Raiders got some help from refs. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

How undisciplined are the Raiders? How about four false starts and three offsides penalties by halftime? How anemic? How about 200 minutes between offensive touchdowns? How embarrassing is Oakland's franchise? ...

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United States

#1 Nov 16, 2008
ed hochuli had money on the game
it is apparent that the refs might as some of the calls are from out of space
what game are they looking at

Since: Jul 08

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Nov 16, 2008
yeah hochuli is terrible

Since: Apr 08

Downey, CA

#3 Nov 16, 2008
Last year, we would have found a way to lose a game like this, so we should take heart. We'll need to be sound in all phases of the game next week to beat the cheatriots, though. Keep pace with the jests, beat 'em in the last game and take the division!
Hector Rivera

Palm Bay, FL

#4 Nov 16, 2008
I'm happy to have another win, but it's ridiculous how these 2-7 teams are playing us! Then again, we should be destroying these teams! That is, if we really are a playoff contender. I don't feel good about the Pats game. Oh yeah! What the hell was with these refs!!!!

Kansas City, KS

#5 Nov 16, 2008
That call was horrid. Could have cost us the game.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#6 Nov 16, 2008
dont forget mcfadden spiked the ball after a play and no flag for delay of game.

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Nov 16, 2008
Horrible, the league should be ashamed. It seemed like the zebras were trying everything in their power to help Oakland.
Miami Marty

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Nov 16, 2008
The rule change committee should look at video review of pass interference penalities. Over the years I've seen many "phantom" defensive pass interference infractions. Because its a spot foul, it can have game changing implications. If there is contact then the video replay will show it. If there is no contact and the onfield ref's vision was shielded then the play should be overturned.

“Left Coast Fin Fan”

Since: Dec 06

San Diego, Calif.

#9 Nov 16, 2008
My high-def TV set can vouch that I was cursing the refs for that bogus call. First of all, it was an uncatchable ball. Second, nobody touched the guy! A dreadful call that changed the game's momentum. Ed Hochuli and his crew has turned into one of the league's worst.
Joe S

United States

#10 Nov 16, 2008
The worst officiating crew in the NFL should be canned. I have seen refs in Pee Wee do a better job. There are plenty of college refs who can do the job better and are willing to go to the NFL. Get rid of Hochuli and his crew!


#11 Nov 16, 2008
It was the lame Raiders, you could have had 20 bad calls and still won. Stop crying.
Phish Fan

Pflugerville, TX

#12 Nov 17, 2008
As bad as the call was - and it was horribl - what was just as bad was the announcer confirming what an accurate call it was!

Holley, NY

#13 Nov 17, 2008
Next your gonna say the refs blew it in the Chargers/Pitt game. Or that the NFL shaves points. Whats next Ethan, let me guess, the WWE is predetermined. Thanks for trying to keep it real.
Misterios Gayfest

Houston, TX

#14 Nov 17, 2008
true, it is "horrible" the lame schedule the dolphins have left.

dolphins stink.
jests sux

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Nov 17, 2008
="Misterios Gayfest"]true, it is "horrible" the lame schedule the dolphins have left.(Hey dummy- you play the schedule you're given)(moron)
dolphins stink?

Really?@ 6-4? What is the record of the Texans? huh? aha ha ha ha ha ha ha- you're a loser hater.

Balm, FL

#16 Nov 17, 2008
Misterios Gayfest wrote:
true, it is "horrible" the lame schedule the dolphins have left.
dolphins stink.
What are you a Oakland fan. Why are you on this board reading things about the Dolphins. Closet Dolphins fan?


“ Seal Of Democrat Party”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#17 Nov 17, 2008
Wait wait wait. I do belive the phins almost lost every game last year and now you all want to bag on a team that at least has won 2 games. You the losers!

Alachua, FL

#18 Nov 17, 2008
We (Dolphin Phans) are not whiners, we beat the Raiders and we are happy. It is just unfortunate that the quality of officiating in the NFL has declined over the last few years.

I agree with MIAMI MARTY comment #8- The review committee should look into reviewing pass-interference calls. They are sometimes major (yardage) penalties with game changing ramifications.

A bad call shouldn't make a good team lose a game. There have been several bad calls in the last month against Miami and we've won 4 in a row. What does that tell you?

Miami's Got Their Groove On!


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