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    No one talks about the OL issue... no holding calls at all?

    During the regular season they made calls, then, suddenly, the NE OL can do anything they want. Sure they let the other teams off when they play them but Brady is very very very immobile whereas Foles, Bortles, and Mariotta (before he dinged his quad again in the playoff game) are above average mobile.
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    Holding is rarely called in the SB, been that way for some time. Lots of things aren't called in this game.

    For whatever reason the NFL has deemed that penalties shouldn't be called in the biggest game of the year. We've all seen games that were complete eyesores due to the number of flags thrown. The NFL doesn't want people, who normally don't watch football, witnessing a disjointed game. They also have to keep the game on time, and having flags all game gets that out of whack. Imagine one of those long Sunday afternoon games, due to flags being tossed around all afternoon, happening in this game. It wouldn't end until 8pm/11pm.

    The NFL is big business, the game itself with regards to competition is not what they are concerned about. Its a Billionaire's club, and they care about money.

    Sure we have great players and the game, at times, can be a great spectacle. But the NFL is about churning out millions for the owners. The game itself, who wins or loses, is secondary.

    No other sport is like this, where the rules are secondary in the biggest game of the year. Sure, whistles are a bit tighter in Gm 7 of an NBA or NHL game. But stuff still gets called. In the NFL they don't call anything.

    Holding, pick plays, illegal contact, do whatever you want.

    Not taking anything away from Philadelphia, they deserved that game. But for the true NFL fan, not the ones that show up once a year, it can be frustrating to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biz View Post
    Holding is rarely called in the SB, been that way for some time. Lots of things aren't called in this game.

    For whatever reason the NFL has deemed that penalties shouldn't be called in the biggest game of the year. We've all seen games that were complete eyesores due to the number of flags thrown. The NFL doesn't want people, who normally don't watch football, witnessing a disjointed game. They also have to keep the game on time, and having flags all game gets that out of whack. Imagine one of those long Sunday afternoon games, due to flags being tossed around all afternoon, happening in this game. It wouldn't end until 8pm/11pm.

    The NFL is big business, the game itself with regards to competition is not what they are concerned about. Its a Billionaire's club, and they care about money.

    Sure we have great players and the game, at times, can be a great spectacle. But the NFL is about churning out millions for the owners. The game itself, who wins or loses, is secondary.

    No other sport is like this, where the rules are secondary in the biggest game of the year. Sure, whistles are a bit tighter in Gm 7 of an NBA or NHL game. But stuff still gets called. In the NFL they don't call anything.

    Holding, pick plays, illegal contact, do whatever you want.

    Not taking anything away from Philadelphia, they deserved that game. But for the true NFL fan, not the ones that show up once a year, it can be frustrating to watch.
    Falcons got called twice for holding in the final 17 minutes last year. Both calls taking them out of field goal range. The second one was clear, first one you could call that one every other snap.
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    I’m sure you can find a holding call here and there.

    The point is that penalties are rarely called in this game that are called in every other game.
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    the Pats had 0 live ball penalties in the game, and people are saying the refs screwed them over? good grief
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    another in season call they let go






    ARTICLE 8. INITIATING CONTACT WITH THE CROWN OF THE HELMET

    It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.
    Note: The tackle box no longer exists once the ball leaves the tackle box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbone View Post
    No one talks about the OL issue... no holding calls at all?

    During the regular season they made calls, then, suddenly, the NE OL can do anything they want. Sure they let the other teams off when they play them but Brady is very very very immobile whereas Foles, Bortles, and Mariotta (before he dinged his quad again in the playoff game) are above average mobile.
    Tom Brady is the NFL's Crown Jewel, they lose him and the whole league suffers (Money & TV) Look what happened when Green Bay lost Rogers, their season was over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhawk12 View Post
    The guard moved on the play. Itís clear as day. If called, which it shouldíve been, itís 4th and 6 and Eagles punt. That was the biggest missed call
    I thought I was the only one that saw that, or thought I saw it. The super bowl is really phony football. Hardly any penalties; that's not the way the game is played in reality. It's a joke. It's really just entertainment anymore unless you're gambling which most of us on this site do.
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    New England should have even been in this game. It's about time Reporters called out Riverton in his shady calls for NE.
    3 million viewers were watching and Riverton couldn't over turn either call, cause he would have been exposed for the crook he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    another in season call they let go






    ARTICLE 8. INITIATING CONTACT WITH THE CROWN OF THE HELMET

    It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.
    Note: The tackle box no longer exists once the ball leaves the tackle box.

    LMFAO! Dude post a better pic! Jenkins facemask is touching Cooks hand in that pic! Come on man!!
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    When I say only blatant penalties would get called on a hail mary a false start is rather blatant.

    By the way had the Clement TD been overturned they would have kicked FG meaning they lose 4 points ...... is (41-4) more than 33?

    It seems a lot of the opinions here are implying the Eagles couldn't win without help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMags View Post
    When I say only blatant penalties would get called on a hail mary a false start is rather blatant.

    By the way had the Clement TD been overturned they would have kicked FG meaning they lose 4 points ...... is (41-4) more than 33?

    It seems a lot of the opinions here are implying the Eagles couldn't win without help.
    Really??

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    Not taking anything away from Philadelphia, they deserved that game.
    Take away Clements TD and they have 41-4 and still win.

    Right, because the game plays out exactly the same.....and you're assuming a guy that missed an XP will make the FG.

    Nobody is saying Philadelphia didn't deserve the victory. The Super Bowl is becoming a joke, the league worries more about how the game looks......not bogged down with penalties.....than having the game played out under the same rules as every other game.

    BTW knocking a guy off his route 30 yards downfield is pretty blatant. Why is that ok on a Hail Mary but not every other play?
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    The crown of the helmet of the top, which didn't make contact.

    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    another in season call they let go






    ARTICLE 8. INITIATING CONTACT WITH THE CROWN OF THE HELMET

    It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.
    Note: The tackle box no longer exists once the ball leaves the tackle box.
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    https://youtu.be/wEF426bK5dU?t=9m2s

    This play? I don't see a false start.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhawk12 View Post
    The guard moved on the play. Itís clear as day. If called, which it shouldíve been, itís 4th and 6 and Eagles punt. That was the biggest missed call
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    The most amusing part about this thread is I'd wager if you look at the history of the people complaining, they are the same ones that complain about the game being too long and constantly whining about how long it takes for the replays and the duration of the game. This was one of the most efficient games of the year as far as duration and yet people are still whining. You simply can't win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyforlife View Post
    The most amusing part about this thread is I'd wager if you look at the history of the people complaining, they are the same ones that complain about the game being too long and constantly whining about how long it takes for the replays and the duration of the game. This was one of the most efficient games of the year as far as duration and yet people are still whining. You simply can't win.
    What does efficient mean??

    People want the championship decided by the same rules as every other game. Thats not an unreasonable expectation. Nobody is "whining".

    How about you look up the history smartass, or are you too lazy to do that with your straw man argument??
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    Lets see:
    Cooks .... helmet to helmet
    Foles catches TD ..... illegal formation
    Clement TD .... lost possession
    Ertz 4th and one ....false start on guard
    Ertz 4th and one ...... illegal pick
    Ertz TD ...... also lost possession
    Hail Mary ....... illegal contact
    There must be more ..... I guess this was the crookedest SuperBowl ever played

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhawk12 View Post
    The guard moved on the play. Itís clear as day. If called, which it shouldíve been, itís 4th and 6 and Eagles punt. That was the biggest missed call
    What about Amendola getting stripped you can clearly hear the whistle after the ball was out. That's a drive that produced 7 for NE and the player that recovered the ball was running the other way when the whistle blew so that fumble not counting salvaged 7 for NE and may have saved more Eagles points. I'd have to say that's a pretty big play that was missed.
    There was also a good case for PI on the Eagles first 2 point try also a big play.
    Bottom line when you dissect a game play by play in stop and slow motion you will aways find stuff but we live with what's called and not called and when the smoke clears Eagles Win ....... Google It!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMags View Post
    What about Amendola getting stripped you can clearly hear the whistle after the ball was out. That's a drive that produced 7 for NE and the player that recovered the ball was running the other way when the whistle blew so that fumble not counting salvaged 7 for NE and may have saved more Eagles points. I'd have to say that's a pretty big play that was missed.
    There was also a good case for PI on the Eagles first 2 point try also a big play.
    Bottom line when you dissect a game play by play in stop and slow motion you will aways find stuff but we live with what's called and not called and when the smoke clears Eagles Win ....... Google It!
    No offense to you, Eagles played great and deserved to win, but IF the ball was out OR the ref hadn't blown the whistle, thats the Patriots ball anyway cause the guy who recovered went out of bounds then came back in and was the first to touch it. Would have been dead ball going Patriots way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanatic View Post
    No offense to you, Eagles played great and deserved to win, but IF the ball was out OR the ref hadn't blown the whistle, thats the Patriots ball anyway cause the guy who recovered went out of bounds then came back in and was the first to touch it. Would have been dead ball going Patriots way.
    Nice try but it wasn't a pass. On a fumble once your back in bounds you CAN be the first to touch it. Sorry those are the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biz View Post
    The flags arenít thrown much in the SB. They let a lot of things go.

    The Ertz TD was a catch, he took 2-3 Full steps before diving. I thought it was clearly a catch.

    The Clement TD should have been incl based on the rule. The ball was moving before 2 feet down.

    Having said that Philly deserved that game, and I bet the other side
    your comments are true and accurate
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