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Saints get a gift from the replay official

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This year, every touchdown is subject to review.

Apparently, “every” doesn’t mean what it used to mean.

On what likely will be a game-clinching 12 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees to running back Darren Sproles, Sproles stepped out of bounds on the one.

But the guys in the replay booth never buzzed the referee to take a closer look at it.  And so the referee never looked at it.  And so the touchdown stands.

Saints lead, 30-13.

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37 Responses to “Saints get a gift from the replay official”
  1. turk2875 says: Sep 18, 2011 3:39 PM

    Wow, both the games I have locally are freaking blow-outs. Where’s Deion Sanders when you need him??

  2. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 18, 2011 3:45 PM

    Doesn’t matter. The lack of depth on o-line, safety and wideout is biting the Bears hard right now. maybe this will force Angelo to do something.

  3. wherezwaldo says: Sep 18, 2011 3:46 PM

    The Aints have been getting gifts from the officials for a couple of years now. nothing new here.

  4. Bearfan54 says: Sep 18, 2011 3:49 PM

    It was a gift for the roughing the passer call on Cutler earlier.

  5. larrydavidstern says: Sep 18, 2011 3:57 PM

    Whoever is running the replay booth upstairs needs to 100% be fired! Ru kidding me!?

  6. Bearfan54 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:03 PM

    Someone please explain why Cutler is under center on 3rd and 15 with no one in the backfield?

  7. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:10 PM

    Lovie has the “deer in the headlights” look again.

  8. oxycode30 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:21 PM

    Bad game but it figures the Bears get screwed, and the Saints rewarded by a “blown call.” One wonders though how, if every touchdown is reviewed, Sproles stepping on the sideline would be missed.
    In the longer run though we can’t complain about the obvious and longstanding league bias against the Bears when we’re pathetic along the O-line. Our QB and receivers are fine, above average even but with an O-line like that NOBODY could succeed. Tice needs to figure something out, even if its bungie cords and duct tape because this s#it isn’t acceptable. Carimi better be ok for next week. Spencer needs to play center and Garza guard. We lost today, we can’t allow that to happen against the Fudgepackers.

  9. Deb says: Sep 18, 2011 4:32 PM

    This convoluted review on TDs is laughable. Let’s say it is a TD but the field officials don’t call it a TD. Since it’s not a score, the coach has to use a challenge to get it reviewed … except it really is as score, so it should have been reviewed automatically. Or if the guy upstairs was taking a potty break when Sproles steps out of bounds on the way to a score that really isn’t a score …

    Are the guys in the league offices who come up with this stuff subject to random drug testing?

  10. vikesfansteve says: Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    Reminds me of the NFC Championship when they were stopped on 4th & 1 and given the first down.

  11. fan73 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    what about the gift they gave the bears on that roughing the passer? it lead to a TD …clearly was a clean hit and he lead with his shoulder, and wasnt late

  12. 504in860 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM
    Reminds me of the NFC Championship when they were stopped on 4th & 1 and given the first down.
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    Meanwhile, the Vikings are 0-2 (again).

  13. 504in860 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:41 PM

    oxycode30 says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:21 PM
    Bad game but it figures the Bears get screwed, and the Saints rewarded by a “blown call.” One wonders though how, if every touchdown is reviewed, Sproles stepping on the sideline would be missed.
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    Oh please. GTFOH! The Bears offensive line SUCKS. How about protecting Cutler better? 2 huge blown calls against the Saints: that so-called roughing the passer, and the non roughing the passer call against the Saints.

  14. fan73 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    didnt matter anyway cuz the bears were getting manhandled

  15. brintfatre says: Sep 18, 2011 4:49 PM

    The final score was 30 to 13. How did you decide which touchdown was the “game winning” one?

  16. dkeyser says: Sep 18, 2011 4:52 PM

    vikesfansteve says:Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    Reminds me of the NFC Championship when they were stopped on 4th & 1 and given the first down.
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    Reminds me of when lord and savior Favre cost you the game…Keep dwelling on that…its gotta be better than watching the crap team on the field this year..10-0 and 17-0 halftime leads given up..Yup, theyre good

  17. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:54 PM

    If Carimi is hurt, that could be trouble. And he’s a rookie.

  18. vikesfansteve says: Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM

    Meanwhile the Saints get away with cheating. again.

    Tainted title.

  19. mdd913 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM

    Reminds me of the NFC Championship when they were stopped on 4th & 1 and given the first down.

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    Reminds me of the Vikings having a golden opportunity to win that game and choking it away. THIS IS NOT DETROIT MAN THIS IS THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!

  20. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 18, 2011 5:04 PM

    The Bears got wiped up and down the field. So much for them being the more “physical” team.
    Cutler looked like he wanted to take his towel and go home, when he wasn’t constantly spitting it almost looked like he was crying. That offensive line was offensive and the defense obviously isn’t what it once was.

  21. mikemcsaint says: Sep 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    Don’t mention the 3 blown calls in the Bears favor. And I see Mrs. Teve is still crying. Amazing!! Your team is still terrible and the Bears are soft. The Saints manhandled them. Without the 2 blown calls on the first drive they don’t score a touchdown.

  22. philtration says: Sep 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    Piss poor play by the O line, stupid game plan by running the ball only 5 times in the last 3 quarters and no one but Forte to bail them out.

    I am tired of seeing play makers on the opponents offense while the bears drag out guy like Sanzenbacher.
    It is the same old thing year after year.
    The defense is supposed to stop players like Brees time after time while the offense keeps giving him better and better field position.

    I can say “It was just one game” but it is not just one game.
    I see this year after year

  23. 504in860 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:14 PM

    Clearly Olin Kreutz was the problem on the Bears offensive line. Ha!

  24. 504in860 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:18 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM
    Meanwhile the Saints get away with cheating. again.

    Tainted title.
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    Cool story bro. Meanwhile, Vikings are 0-4 in Super Bowls and on their way to Los Angeles.

  25. illwillthemick says: Sep 18, 2011 5:25 PM

    coaches cant even throw red flag for scoring plays… andy reid got a flag for throwinmg a flag in the pre season..

  26. kennyrogerschicken says: Sep 18, 2011 5:28 PM

    oxycode30 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:21 PM

    Bad game but it figures the Bears get screwed, and the Saints rewarded by a “blown call.” One wonders though how, if every touchdown is reviewed, Sproles stepping on the sideline would be missed.
    In the longer run though we can’t complain about the obvious and longstanding league bias against the Bears when we’re pathetic along the O-line. Our QB and receivers are fine, above average even but with an O-line like that NOBODY could succeed. Tice needs to figure something out, even if its bungie cords and duct tape because this s#it isn’t acceptable. Carimi better be ok for next week. Spencer needs to play center and Garza guard. We lost today, we can’t allow that to happen against the Fudgepackers.

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    “Fudgepackers”, huh? You’re an idiot, and a pretty classless one at that. Oh, and the Bears receivers are just as terrible as their offensive line.

  27. mdd913 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:32 PM

    Meanwhile the Saints get away with cheating. again.

    Tainted title.

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    Better than not having one at all…..you know, like the Vikings. How’s McNabb workin’ out for ya?

  28. neovenator250 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:35 PM

    Considering the ridiculous calls the Bears were getting in their favor earlier, this was fine. I notice that you didn’t mention the perfectly legal tackle that gave the Bears a 1st and goal after they had been stopped. The announcers for the game had no clue why that flag was thrown. If that didn’t happen, the Bears wouldn’t have had the one touchdown they got. Not to mention the flag that SHOULD have been thrown on the Bears defense for throwing Robert Meachem to the ground once he was already off the field. So crazy Bears homers, much as you’d like to believe the Saints were gifted this, the Bears got away with plenty.

  29. oxycode30 says: Sep 18, 2011 6:12 PM

    @kennyrogerschicken:

    Yeah, Fudgepackers… you know, that team up in Wisconsin who lost twice to the Bears in the regular season last year and will again this year starting next week. Fudgepackers, yep. If the shoe fits… its a perfectly acceptable moniker.

  30. tommytd says: Sep 18, 2011 7:17 PM

    Another top notch performance turned in by the Chicago franchise! What an EmBearassment AGAIN.

  31. cassrangers says: Sep 18, 2011 10:01 PM

    wondering if this was an intentional snub against the Bears for them blatantly breaking the kickoff rule in the preseason…. hmmm

  32. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Sep 18, 2011 10:19 PM

    you know, that team up in Wisconsin who lost twice to the Bears in the regular season last year and will again this year starting next week.

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    ummm…yeah, kind of doesn’t matter AT ALL that your team beat Green Bay ONE TIME in the regular season last year….and then lost the NFC title game to them when things really mattered….am not really a Green Bay fan but your comment is just foolishness.

    Next you’ll be talking about the “division title” …

  33. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 19, 2011 12:46 AM

    vikesfansteve says: Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM

    Meanwhile the Saints get away with cheating. again.

    Tainted title.
    ________
    Meanwhile the vikings franchise is just horrid, absolutely horrid.
    I think you should worry less about the Saints’ “tainted title” conspiracy theories and you need to look at your own house.
    I think your owner is involved in his own conspiracy to get that team moved out of that miserable town.
    -Vikings sign Favre who throws the game away against the Saints
    -The roof caves in at the stupid paper roof dome.
    -Vikings sign McNabb
    -Vikings are 0-2, ruining Adrian Peterson & Percy Harvin’s youth.
    -vikingsfansteve talks, prompting the team to put in an immediate request to be moved as far away from him.

  34. vtopa says: Sep 19, 2011 1:15 AM

    Vikes fans and Bears fans. What a bunch of whiny little girls. Vikes fans…please quit trolling all the Saints posts to cry about how your team let the Saints slip past them to WIN the Superbowl. Its just pathetic. Bears fans? SUCK IT. That’s what you get for the classless and disgusting behavior you exhibited toward Saints fans in 2006, making fun of Katrina, throwing snowballs at female Saints fans, spitting on fans. The coaching staff showed Saints players news footage of Chicago fans’ behavior toward Saints fans at the end of every film session last week. Saints players took that s*** seriously. Whiny punks. We pushed you around ALL DAY. BWAAAHAHAHAH!!

  35. comeonnowguys says: Sep 19, 2011 10:43 AM

    “Without the 2 blown calls on the first drive they don’t score a touchdown.”

    There was one. Just because it goes against your team, it doesn’t make a bad call.

    This isn’t the NBA. Bad calls tend to even out over the course of a game. Or are you going to just ignore things like Payton lights into the refs during a timeout and a spotted dead ball is magically moved forward for a first down for no reason? Yeah, didn’t think so.

    It happens. You can nitpick every single play for calls and non-calls. Get over it. Enjoy your win. Sheesh.

  36. musicman495 says: Sep 19, 2011 5:11 PM

    vikesfansteve says: Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM

    Meanwhile the Saints get away with cheating. again.

    Tainted title.

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    Right. Favre’s interceptions and Peterson’s 12 fumbles had nothing to do with it.

    Look at it this way – Saints kept your team from being only 0-5 team in Super Bowl history.

  37. cdsaints says: Sep 21, 2011 9:37 AM

    “Without the 2 blown calls on the first drive they don’t score a touchdown.”

    There was one. Just because it goes against your team, it doesn’t make a bad call.

    This isn’t the NBA. Bad calls tend to even out over the course of a game. Or are you going to just ignore things like Payton lights into the refs during a timeout and a spotted dead ball is magically moved forward for a first down for no reason? Yeah, didn’t think so.

    It happens. You can nitpick every single play for calls and non-calls. Get over it. Enjoy your win. Sheesh.

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    Fair enough, so then no one should be complaining about Sproles stepping out of bounds. Even if it was called, it would have been 1st and goal from the half yard line. They were scoring regardless.

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