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Harryo the K

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You have your head burried in the sand.
Explain how anyone can claim the Spanos are terrible people but I still follow their team
not qualify for an ostrich with head in the sand approach?


For my down under friends....

HOW IT STARTED: It's an optical illusion! Ostriches are the largest living birds, but their heads are pretty small. "If you see them picking at the ground from a distance, it may look like their heads are buried in the ground," says Glinda Cunningham of the American Ostrich Association.

WHY IT'S NOT TRUE: Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand—they wouldn't be able to breathe! But they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs. Several times a day, a bird puts her head in the hole and turns the eggs. So it really does look like the birds are burying their heads in the sand!
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
Horrible tackle. Williams still kept going forward.
well yeah he did get about 2 extra yards but with his momentum likely would have either way, not sure he could have stopped him right at the spot with that angle and with a leg tackle, he had to come full speed just to shut it down ASAP......the big factor was the intimidation of the hit....that ignites a D and sets the tone.....and it makes the WR's look over their shoulder all the time waiting for the hammer to hit em the next time around.
 
Explain how anyone can claim the Spanos are terrible people but I still follow their team
not qualify for an ostrich with head in the sand approach?


For my down under friends....

HOW IT STARTED: It's an optical illusion! Ostriches are the largest living birds, but their heads are pretty small. "If you see them picking at the ground from a distance, it may look like their heads are buried in the ground," says Glinda Cunningham of the American Ostrich Association.

WHY IT'S NOT TRUE: Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand—they wouldn't be able to breathe! But they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs. Several times a day, a bird puts her head in the hole and turns the eggs. So it really does look like the birds are burying their heads in the sand!
This site remains my principle source for flightless bird data!

As to the deanlickers, I'm not sure they're ostriching (I mean, the spanos crimes are sooooooooo glaringly obvious),
I think that continuing to support an openly evil regime is probably little more than weakness...too hard to abandon your emotional investment, admit that it's time to separate.
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Concudan

Still Chargin
Staff member
Administrator
meh, calls go both ways, you know that. Refs will flag those sometimes and sometimes not. That D deserved the win, they just out played the bolts at the LOS and in the secondary........kind of sour grapes to blame it on the refs , I agree with you it goes both ways......but that's what fans of each team always do anyways. So be it. Mostly those even out over the course of a game or season, it's always been that way.
Show me where I blamed the refs. I said they straight up didnt throw a flag for things that other QBs would get the falg for. Some piss poor calls killed multiple drives by the O. There were valid and invalid calls made.
 

Concudan

Still Chargin
Staff member
Administrator
Someone said that the Refs have sucked all year and I believe it as the Chargers have been beneficiaries of calls/non-calls the previous 2 victories. No big deal right, since they are still playoff bound.
Bull ****. A hit to QBs head is not 'no big deal'.
 

Concudan

Still Chargin
Staff member
Administrator
Explain how anyone can claim the Spanos are terrible people but I still follow their team
not qualify for an ostrich with head in the sand approach?


For my down under friends....

HOW IT STARTED: It's an optical illusion! Ostriches are the largest living birds, but their heads are pretty small. "If you see them picking at the ground from a distance, it may look like their heads are buried in the ground," says Glinda Cunningham of the American Ostrich Association.

WHY IT'S NOT TRUE: Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand—they wouldn't be able to breathe! But they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs. Several times a day, a bird puts her head in the hole and turns the eggs. So it really does look like the birds are burying their heads in the sand!
Because I dont have to follow your rules. Get over it.
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
Show me where I blamed the refs. I said they straight up didnt throw a flag for things that other QBs would get the falg for. Some piss poor calls killed multiple drives by the O. There were valid and invalid calls made.
ah ok, just so it's clear you aren't blaming the refs for the loss it's all good, thanks for clarifying. Calls go both ways, we've seen it all year.....am sure the Ravens would have liked some calls to go their way too that didn't. My problem with the refs is they are not consistent and also have become bigger than the game itself....too many subjective calls made possible by overregulation of the game. I do believe we likely are in argreement on that issue.
 

Concudan

Still Chargin
Staff member
Administrator
ah ok, just so it's clear you aren't blaming the refs for the loss it's all good, thanks for clarifying. Calls go both ways, we've seen it all year.....am sure the Ravens would have liked some calls to go their way too that didn't. My problem with the refs is they are not consistent and also have become bigger than the game itself....too many subjective calls made possible by overregulation of the game. I do believe we likely are in argreement on that issue.
Agree. The NFL has over complicated the rules and there is too much for the Refs to try and keep track of, IMHO.
 
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I am not sure why that video was directed at me. It doesn't explain why you think refs can't keep track of the rules. It only explains why Pereira, as a ref, didn't think he should follow rules.

I am not sure if you are calling me out for complaining about reffing. I never said this was the worst officiating I have ever seen. The worst officiating is in the NBA or maybe in what used to be the WAC. I can't possibly think this NFL season has the worst reffing I've seen because, for the most part, I didn't see it. From what I did see, it looks the same as ever.

And when the **** has bashing the refs ever been popular in the media? Announcers and reporters seem to go out of their way to justify or ignore bad calls. And, if coaches or players complain, they get fined and get blasted for whining. Pereira is full of himself and called himself out for being a biased ref. Reffing is too technical? What the ****? Technical is all reffing should be. If it's a foul, throw a flag. If it isn't a foul, don't throw a flag. Any other ref philosophy means, in an otherwise technical contest involving rules and a scoreboard, the ref is deciding **** no rule says he should decide.
 
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I'd be at peace with a name change and a return of the Chargers brand to San Diego.
I am a lot easier. Change the team's name back to "San Diego Chargers," and I will be back on board. The team could keep playing games in L.A. and even keep L.A. somewhere in the title. If the Spanoses rep San Diego again, then pencil me in as their #1 fan. Until then, **** the Spanoses and **** the NFL.
 

Concudan

Still Chargin
Staff member
Administrator
I am not sure why that video was directed at me. It doesn't explain why you think refs can't keep track of the rules. It only explains why Pereira, as a ref, didn't think he should follow rules.

I am not sure if you are calling me out for complaining about reffing. I never said this was the worst officiating I have ever seen. The worst officiating is in the NBA or maybe in what used to be the WAC. I can't possibly think this NFL season has the worst reffing I've seen because, for the most part, I didn't see it. From what I did see, it looks the same as ever.

And when the **** has bashing the refs ever been popular in the media? Announcers and reporters seem to go out of their way to justify or ignore bad calls. And, if coaches or players complain, they get fined and get blasted for whining. Pereira is full of himself and called himself out for being a biased ref. Reffing is too technical? What the ****? Technical is all reffing should be. If it's a foul, throw a flag. If it isn't a foul, don't throw a flag. Any other ref philosophy means, in an otherwise technical contest involving rules and a scoreboard, the ref is deciding **** no rule says he should decide.
Like the refs you are thinking too hard. The video if you watch it, ckearly says that these two ex-heads of NFL officiating thi ks the NFL has made the rules too technical, just as I do.
It is not a slap in your face or pissing on your sandles.
If that us really what you want we can meet up for a few beers, and once the tank is full I can oblige you... <--- only 3...
 
Like the refs you are thinking too hard. The video if you watch it, ckearly says that these two ex-heads of NFL officiating thi ks the NFL has made the rules too technical, just as I do.
It is not a slap in your face or pissing on your sandles.
If that us really what you want we can meet up for a few beers, and once the tank is full I can oblige you... <--- only 3...
How can rules be anything but technical?

I haven't been slapped in the face in a few decades, but I am sure I still wouldn't like it. And I can piss on my own sandals.
 
Have Gilly explain it to you. You seem to be playing obtuse on this topic.
I am not playing obtuse, acute, or rhombus. I am asking real questions that you aren't answering. Gillman and I agree on just about everything so I assume he'd be interested in knowing how rules aren't technical. If I am wrong and Gillman has it all figured out, he can let me know. I will let Whooki Mane answer questions that have you baffled.
 
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Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
Hey you two leave me out of sandal-pissing. Not interested. Besides, my prostate would likely put me at a great disadvantage in any sandal-pisssing contest.

On a more serious note......I'm not sure what you 2 are truly arguing or debating about or where the conflict lies, because I've sort of not really gone into detail on the nuances of your banter. However that said, I think I've made it abundantly clear I think the refs are largely incompetent and it seems more evident this year than others somehow. Given that obvious incompetence in many games and in crucial situations, I'm not sure if it's possible to say if said botched calls are the result of rigged officiating or just plain dumbass officiating where they have no clue as to what they are doing. Either is possible and that is the problem. When you have so many regulations and rules with subjective interpretation the very controversy you 2 are arguing about is what results. Rigging ends up being in the discussion because the officials are so damn incompetent and inconsistent, and the rules just amplify it all because they can be interpreted differently from play to play. That league is a total mess right now IMO. If they went back and played the game exactly with the same rules and equipment and media coverage and players union as in the 60's/70's, you would not be seeing this mess. Commercialism and political correctness and liability/risk management have all ruined the game compared to what it used to be. JMHO.

A final thought. Teams, if they are truly good, should generally overcome one or two or three botched calls that go against them in a game. Botched calls go the other way too. So mostly they even out , but even when they don't, great teams are good enough to overcome them most of the time.

  • Carry on however......get those sandals soaked boys!!!!:laugh:
 
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