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Why MNF Sucks

Jon Gruden - AP Photo

Can you at least fix Gruden's hair?!

I haven’t seen every game in the 2010 season, but I’ve made a point to watch every prime-time game… even when they’ve been hard to watch. And trust me, some of these games have been very hard to watch. Out of the 3 nights (Thursday, Sunday, and Monday), Sunday has been, by far, the best produced by NBC with the best games, but for the other 2, there’s been some major issues. First, just to get it out of the way, the NFL Network had some great games on Thursday night, but is absolutely butchering it with the commentating. Just listening to Matt Millen makes me feel like I’m losing (burn!), and honestly, I’m tempted every week to mute the game. Why couldn’t they have someone like Mike Mayock in the booth? Then we all might actually gain something from all the chatter. Anyway, at least some of the games have been able to make up for the mental bleeding caused by that crew – because the same can’t be said about Monday Night Football on ESPN. Here’s why they suck.  Continue reading

Living in Fear of the Zebra

NFL Referee - Getty Images

"Worship me, James Jones. I am an almighty referee."

As a lover of all things defense, you can only imagine the frustration and disappointment I feel with the way NFL officiating is headed. And it’s not that I don’t agree with player safety – I totally agree with the increased attention on helmet-to-helmet collisions on defenseless receivers (although those hiked-up fines are ridiculous) – but when officiating starts to impact the outcome of a game, that’s when I start having issues with it. Officials are not in the game to decide who wins and loses. That job should belong solely in the hands of the 22 players on the field. Referees are merely there to chaperone the game. So why are they making such a big influence in the game, even with the exercise of instant replay? I’m tired of the cliche excuses the NFL always makes to defend their poor little referees, talking about the “speed of the game,” etc. Instead of making excuses for their horrendous calls, just fix it. My biggest peeves regarding officiating after the jump…  Continue reading