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The refs are totally favoring the Patriots. Or the Broncos. Or something…

Know this — every fan feels like their team is the one getting hosed by the refs. I’ve never seen any solid evidence to show otherwise. Today is a mini-edition of “idiots that can’t read” (on our contact page) and have been telling me how awful “my” refs are. Not as bad as the insane Cowboys fans, but stupid nonetheless.

The refs are favoring the Patriots!

Ken Tewksbury – tewksburyka@msn.com
It appears on the Denver /New England game you are obviously for New England. Do teams from the West have a chance with your system?

Jerry Simmons – jerrysimmons48@yahoo.com
The refs for in this first game are terrible they must be for New England like always all the refs have been awful y’all year

The refs are favoring the Broncos!

Sergy Chebotarev – sergychebotarev@yahoo.com
I am really beginning to get upset over the bias that is always shown against the patriots. This is rediculous and needs to be corrected. Maybe I just won’t watch anymore.

Jody Smith – jsmith02062@gmail.com
Just watch the replay of the Patriots Broncos game and the horrible calls in the first quarter For example a push on the run back by amendola by number 87 of the Broncos And the no call on pass interference on Gronkowski. If you can’t call a game fairly then do everyone a favor and resign ! This was not even veiled you are a disgrace lets hope you all get better as the game on

C’mon. Just enjoy the games.

The 2015 NFL season kicks off this week!

The season is nearly upon us. Check out the 2015 page and we’ll be populating it with assignments as we learn them. If you hear of any that you can help with, please comment on that week and help us out. Enjoy the games!

Wow, Dallas has the worst fans ever

Every week we get emails through our contact page that should never be sent.  I intentionally have very little text on there, in the hopes that people will actually read it.  If you don’t want to click through, it says:

I am just one guy, and I’m not affiliated with the NFL.  Venting to me is pointless. If you choose to waste my time and vent anyhow, we reserve the right to publish your full email on the site, including your name and email address.

Pretty clear.

After the Lions-Cowboys game last week, I got a decent number of upset Lions fans that emailed me.  After the Dez Bryant no-catch today, though, wow!  Not only did I just get hundreds of emails from Cowboys fans that clearly can’t read, it’s at best a 50/50 call anyhow.  I tend to think it was a good call on a bad rule, but my opinion doesn’t matter; I’m just a dude watching the games.  The Lions got hosed, which most everyone can agree on, but the Dez call is more difficult.  Regardless, I have nothing to do with it.

I don’t know if this means Dallas has the worst fans, but they’re clearly not big on reading, don’t spell especially well, and love exclamation points.

That said, the “we reserve the right to publish…” part of that page has been up for a while now.  If people feel like flooding my inbox with insults, I’ll share them here for all to see.  Here is a small sub-set of what has come in so far. Feel free to write back to any of them and start up a friendly dialog. 🙂

Be advised, these emails are completely untouched, including foul language, so proceed as you see fit.


Bill Gloeckler – billwill403@yahoo.com
I’m not a Packers fan but i now believe these games are fixed by the officials. I and all my friends will be sharing this on Facebook worldwide. I’m done with the payoffs you recieve

John Cannon – j.cannon4rd@gmsil.com
The refs absolutely suck this year. They have ruined football. That Dez Bryant call was terrible.

RJ ware – rware@yahoo.com
Yall mother fuckers are worthless. My bind grandmother makes better calls. Yall do not deserve to call professional games you sorry chick sucking mother fuckers

Martin Loewen – lmloewen@att.net
Fucking call me you fucking pussy refs for overturning that dez Bryant catch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 432-638-0656

later from Martin again…

Tell me to my face that dez Bryant didn’t catch that ball!!! I dare you!!!!
Martin Loewen
513 CR 201
Seminole, TX 79360

scott collins – theboatape@yahoo.com
Y’all have ruined the game of football for me that was a catch by Bryant he clearly showed possession and elbow was down before ball come. Out I thank it was a touchdown me and my father are through watching football you officials have ruined the game for us we hate yalls. Guts

Brenda Schumacher – bs.pilates@gmIl.com
Even the Dallas “haters” are so aware and calling you guys WHIMPS AND WEAK!! You buckled under last weeks horrible call against the lions so you thought you could redeem yourself against a Dallas and all you did – confirmed you are weak and have no business refereeing! Stupid call against Dez!! His knee was down and he had total control of the ball with one hand! Call the game correctly and stay out of the teams way to lose or win! You buckled under pressure of haters do in my eyes- I will never trust you until you turn it around and prove you can call a game justly. Worts call EVER!!

Joe Harrison – joe@harrisonfinancial.net
As a retired referee, I just witnessed the worst playoff call I have ever seen. After the Dallas receivercaught the ball, he maintained control for three steps which demonstrates a legal reception. He again caught the ball placed two feet on the ground and continued to run. The ground cannot cause a fumble on a run. Was this call made for profit or just pure stupidity!!!!
Joe Harrison

Jacke Zannini – jackie.zannini@comcast.net
That’s the worst call of all time taking the catch away from Bryant. Not a fan of either term but 2 bad calls against Dallas. The refs ruined the game & should be FIRED w/ no pension -and investigated. Totally changed the fair outcome of the game. Unacceptable & you should be ashshamed. Appears criminal!

Bruce Burnett – bruceburnett16@gmail.com
I really think you need to find people who know the game before you have them referee a game like the Dallas vs Greenbay lots of BAD CALLS….. get with it or get out of the sport !

Montgomery Heathman – drmheathman28@yahoo.com
The referees in the Dallas vs Green Bay are the most inept I have seen in 45 years of the NFL. The call on Dez Bryant’s catch in the fourth quarter was terrible. I’m launching an investigation to determine influences compromising the integrity of their actions on the field, including any possible financial gains possibly made by their officiating. They all should be fired.

tim pohs – timpohs@gmail.com
The officials in the playoffs this season are all blind as hell they don’t even deserve to work at the piggly wiggly my blind def mute grandmother can call games better than them

alina paradoa – speak4u@mail.com
Which one of you made that lousy call at the Dallas-G game?
Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A blind man could have seen the catch better than you.
I don’t how much you get paid for doing what you do, but you should in all honesty quit or give your money back… Damn unbelievable.
Go ref at middle school games man, not even high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brittany self – brittanyself21@yahoo.com
I am highly concerned that y’all don’t know how to call a complete catch. Y’all screwed over the Cowboys against the packers in the playoffs 2015. Y’all should make it right towards football teams that y’all don’t like. Y’all have a lot of outraged fans this season. Y’all need to learn how to call the right plays or don’t be a refree at all. Thank-you

brian machado – bmachado72@gmail.com
are you kidding me! Not only did Dez make great catch he had total enough control and presence of mine to extend arm with ball to end zone. Thanks for nothing u blinde f!

You do not belong with the rest of the competent refs., an embarrassment to your profession.

chris rake – chrisd101560@yahoo.com
How is it even acceptable you will let a official dictate the outcome of a playoff game of this magnitude. I find it very unprofessional and unecceptable especially at this level and this far into the season (playoff game). The Dallas Cowboys in all fashion should have won this game. I am appalled, not to mention it takes away the integrity of the game. I am ashamed and I hope you can sleep at night. Who’s side were the refs on today???????

Brian Steelecoachbsteele@cox.met
You guys are trash Steratore is a piece of shit he fixed that game for Green Bay you can all go fuck yourselves you cheating pieces of shit


I’ll post more as they continue to come in…

The playoffs are here!

We’ve updated the referee assignments for wild card weekend (thanks to Ben at Football Zebras) so go check them out.  Enjoy the games!

Slowing down the crazy comments

We get it — people are passionate about football.  However, lately the comments have been getting a bit crazy.  We looked at a few options to get things under control and decided to simply use open registration to handle it.

We considered pre-moderating comments, but that can really stifle conversation if lots of time goes by before I have a chance to approve them.  On the other hand, we could have user registration process require moderation, but that becomes a lot of work as well.

As of now, you’ll need to be registered in order to comment but the registration is free and completely open.  We’ll see how it goes.  You can register here and get back to commenting!  If you have other thoughts on how it could be handled better, please let us know. Thanks!

The 2014 NFL season kicks off tomorrow

The new season begins tomorrow night, and we have a few of the week 1 assignments figured out.  If you know of any others, please leave a comment and let us know.  Enjoy the games!

2014 preseason rolling along

Happy new season!

Assignments are up for preseason week 2.   Check ’em out, and use this post to leave your thoughts on the games.  Enjoy!

Referee Assignments for the Divisional Playoffs

The second round of the playoffs are coming up this weekend, and the referee assignments for the games have been posted.

Head over to our Playoffs page to check them out, and then use this post to comment on any noteworthy calls this weekend.

Enjoy the games!

Referee assignments for Wild Card Weekend

The playoffs are upon us, and the referee assignments for the opening weekend have been posted.

Head over to our Playoffs page to check them out, and then use this post to comment on any noteworthy calls this weekend.

Enjoy the games!