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Rodgers is miffed he didn’t get a second call of toss

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It was the most disputed coin toss since Phil Luckett and Jerome Bettis on Thanksgiving Day in 1998. That’s because it was the only disputed coin toss since Luckett told Bettis he called heads when Bettis claimed he called tails.

Actually, Puckett claimed Bettis called “heads-tails,” a no-lose proposition that covers any outcome. Including when the coin doesn’t flip.

That’s precisely what occurred on Saturday night in Arizona, as the Packers and Cardinals got together for a rematch of a 2009 wild-card classic that went to overtime after 90 combined regular-season points. Referee Clete Blakeman, who like most humans has opposable thumbs, didn’t manage to get enough oomph under the first try, making the oversized coin behave more like a Frisbee, landing on heads because it never turned over.

The fact that the Cardinals won both the non-flip and the flip (since the Packers called tails) should have made it a no-harm, no-foul curiosity. But it’s not that clean and tidy; the Packers think they should have had a chance to change their mind on the call.

“Clete had it on heads,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game, via Jason Wilde and Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “He was showing heads, so I called tails, and it didn’t flip. It just tossed up in the air and did not turn over at all. It landed in the ground. So we obviously thought that was not right.

“He picked the coin up and flipped it to tails, and then he flipped it without giving me a chance to make a recall there. It was confusing. . . . “I think he was trying to avoid the embarrassment of what just happened. He flipped it quickly.”

Rodgers claims he would have called heads if given a chance to call it again.

Regardless of what Rodgers says after the fact, the reality is that, post-Luckett, the NFL dispensed with the whole “call it in the air” thing and requires the visiting team to lock in the choice before the coin is tossed. So the fact that Blakeman tossed the coin without flipping it shouldn’t change anything for the second call, unless Rodgers anticipated in calling tails that Blakeman was going to treat the coin like a pancake or an omelette.

In the end, the coin toss was the only broken egg in a Saturday night classic that went a long way toward cleansing the league’s palate after the Steelers-Bengals Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting game from a week earlier.

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  1. tahnoonzee says: Jan 17, 2016 6:32 AM

    Rodgers should have called it anyways. Hindsight is always 20/20.

  2. vikingforlife says: Jan 17, 2016 6:34 AM

    Seriously?????

  3. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 17, 2016 6:37 AM

    Because A-Rodge is just one of those guys who always expects special treatment from the NFL officials.

  4. booboo31 says: Jan 17, 2016 6:40 AM

    Not sure why he’s complaining about this. They redid the flip and cards won it fair and square.

  5. cornellsteelers says: Jan 17, 2016 6:43 AM

    It’s always something with the Packers, isn’t it?

  6. nflequalswwe says: Jan 17, 2016 6:48 AM

    Bye felicia

  7. floratiotime says: Jan 17, 2016 6:49 AM

    Stop talking. Seriously. Just stop.

  8. homerx says: Jan 17, 2016 6:57 AM

    Did Rodgers get carted off in the Whambulance, I didn’t notice that? Maybe if he wouldn’t have thrown interceptions he would have won, not because of his cll in the OT coin toss.

    And the coin toss was not th eonly broken egg in that game. The officiating was horrible on both sides, many missed calls, most in the pass interference area. Rodgers should be more upset about that.

  9. thisisastupidusername says: Jan 17, 2016 7:04 AM

    From a hall of fame quarterback with possibly the best throw (hail mary play) I’ve ever seen, the controversy he’s trying to start about a coin toss is an embarrassment.

  10. smokehouse56 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:05 AM

    Oh God. Now it’s the coin toss that lost the game.

  11. truthserum4u says: Jan 17, 2016 7:05 AM

    “Clete had it on heads,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game. “He was showing heads, so I called tails, and it didn’t flip. It just tossed up in the air and did not turn over at all. It landed in the ground. So we obviously thought that was not right.

    “He picked the coin up and flipped it to tails, and then he flipped it without giving me a chance to make a recall there. It was confusing. . . . “I think he was trying to avoid the embarrassment of what just happened. He flipped it quickly.”

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    First of all Rodgers is lying. Blakeman showed both Palmer and Rodgers each side of the coin separately. After showing Rodgers the coin Blakeman puts it in his left hand while Rodgers picks tails. So neither side was showing as Rodgers claims. Again, it was in his hand, not on top ready to be flipped. After stating the coin didn’t flip, Blakeman simply picks it up, puts it on his hand and flips it. He didn’t “flip” it to tails before flipping the coin as Rodgers stated. And he does it so fast, it would have been nearly impossible for Rodgers to see what side was facing up. Especially since Rodgers is looking at the ref next to Blakeman before looking back just before the flip. It can be seen as clear as day on the video. What a freaking liar.

    Secondly, once a side is called, that’s the side you get. You don’t get to re-choose. That way there’s no confusion or controversy. Pick one and it’s yours.

    By the way, there was audio tape that proved Bettis said heads-tails, so as bad as Luckett was, he got that one right.

  12. stellarperformance says: Jan 17, 2016 7:06 AM

    I agree. A do-over is a do-over. You start over.

    But it really doesn’t matter. The Packers could’ve helped themselves by bringing the QB down instead of allowing him to scramble loose for the game-winner.

    I’m proud of them for proving the naysayers wrong. I hope they all lost a lot of coin in Vegas.

  13. dansardo says: Jan 17, 2016 7:06 AM

    Rodgers has nothing to be unhappy about that game. He peed down his leg the entire game (like he has most of the playoff games he has played since his team won the SB) and then he throws a pass up at the end and a reciever bails him out and he looks like a hero. The only time he has had any success in the playoffs is when his defense was top 3.

  14. insightfulcomments says: Jan 17, 2016 7:07 AM

    Two flips wasn’t enough? Now you want to call both of them?

  15. punkyqb says: Jan 17, 2016 7:11 AM

    Erin still crying.Packers really didn’t deserve to win the game. Not one hail Mary but two got them there. How much more luck do you want. That had to be one of the worst games that Palmer has had, I don’t know if it’s his thumb or what but if he plays like that against the Panthers or Hawks Arizona will be watching the SB from home.

  16. docsweeney says: Jan 17, 2016 7:12 AM

    Typical Rodgers.

    Q: how are Aaron Rodgers post game comments like a cheesehead?

    A: both are yellow, soft and full of holes?

    Chalk up another mark in your sub .500 playoff record, ARod.

  17. screamingsheep69 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:12 AM

    The integrity of the game.

  18. screamingsheep69 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:15 AM

    What was the betting line on a flip that didn’t flip in overtime after a hail mary?

  19. sbaltimore says: Jan 17, 2016 7:17 AM

    Guess Rodgers should have DOUBLE CHECKED before making his call.

  20. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 17, 2016 7:17 AM

    Rodgers is nothing but an arrogant S.O.B.

    Will someone please give him some more cheese with is whine?

    EPIC FAIL !!!!

  21. mattcro0172 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:19 AM

    Time to give both teams a possession.

  22. selfpromotingqb says: Jan 17, 2016 7:20 AM

    The endless “Aron Rogers is the greatest” propaganda is sickening.

  23. RegisHawk says: Jan 17, 2016 7:20 AM

    Does this guy ever *not* have an excuse? Heard him whining about “not getting the ball in OT” also. Grow a pair.

  24. kev359 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:20 AM

    My favorite part of every Packers loss is “who will arrogant Aaron blame this one on?” This guy is such a tool. Try playing better the other 59 minutes and that should fix the problem

  25. baddegg says: Jan 17, 2016 7:21 AM

    Tossgate

  26. abninf says: Jan 17, 2016 7:22 AM

    Rodgers claims he would have called heads if given a chance to call it again.
    ======================================

    What else do you expect him to claim?

  27. favresthumbdrive says: Jan 17, 2016 7:29 AM

    It was so cute watching Fabio out there trying to play tackle football on Fitzgerald’s 75 yard catch.

  28. nflrule says: Jan 17, 2016 7:31 AM

    Rodgers and Brady ALWAYS expect special treatment from all around them.

  29. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jan 17, 2016 7:31 AM

    He’s not complaining. He’s answering a question.

    -not a pack fan

  30. yb1956 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:33 AM

    Now the NFL needs to define what a coin toss is.

  31. kurtrundell says: Jan 17, 2016 7:35 AM

    Has Rodgers taken Brees’s mantle as the QB has comments on anything and everything?

  32. jets4thewin says: Jan 17, 2016 7:36 AM

    This is one of those things you say immediately after the loss in frustration and don’t realize until the next day how stupid sounding it was.

    Packers should be more upset that no one was covering Fitz, that Shields dropped an easy INT, and that Rodgers skipped a crucial pass to James Jones.

  33. amaf21 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:38 AM

    Stop whining.

  34. wiscobear says: Jan 17, 2016 7:38 AM

    I guess he thinks the refs called a good game if that’s the best excuse he can come up with.

  35. rjc32586 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:40 AM

    The rule book is actually very specific about what should happen in this case. Rodgers and Palmer are supposed to play a game of rock, paper, scissors, shoot. If that ties, then the teams do the old XFL scramble for the ball, but it has to be the heaviest lineman on their roster. Come on refs, learns the rules!

  36. favresthumbdrive says: Jan 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    It was so cute watching Fabio trying to play tackle football on Fitzgeralds 75 yard catch.

  37. rjc32586 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    The rule book is actually very specific about what should happen in this case. Rodgers and Palmer are supposed to play a game of rock, paper, scissors, shoot. If that ties, then the teams do the old XFL scramble for the ball, but it has to be the heaviest lineman on their roster. Come on refs, learns the rules.

  38. smedley61 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:48 AM

    The NFL officiating in general is a joke. And I’m referring to most all games all season. They may need to go back to when they were introducing them before the game as insurance salesmen during the week who only officiated on Sundays.

  39. dukeearl says: Jan 17, 2016 7:51 AM

    Another case opportunity for Ted Wells… after all the first one went so good….

  40. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 17, 2016 7:53 AM

    Should have went for two and the win after the Hail Mary TD…So who’s your scapegoat for this playoff loss, since you don’t have Bostick to kick around anymore, Aaron?

  41. relggigeht says: Jan 17, 2016 7:57 AM

    Blaming the officiating is getting old. Give it up, Aaron. You lost.

  42. selfpromotingqb says: Jan 17, 2016 8:02 AM

    Arron Rodgers is NOT HOF QB

  43. marvin1958 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:06 AM

    Tough loss. Congrats Cards and their fans. Not as tough losing to a non-expansion franchise that has suffered its share of indignity of the years. I’ll be pulling for the Cards throughout now. Good team.

    Not winning this way is getting tiresome to this Packers fan, but at least gives a bunch of numbnutz on this site something to gurgle about.

    Aaron, brother … you’re right, if it’s a do-over, it a do-over and you should have been given the opportunity to recall … however, if it doesn’t flip don’t give ’em no lip.

    To all the brain dead Vikie trolls here … congrats to you as well. In your sorry little world, you win because the Pack don’t?? Even though someone else had to do it for your guys — because they were in South Beach clubbing?? Hey, whatever floats your Love Boat.

  44. vikesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 8:10 AM

    This absolutely ridiculous excuse brought to you, Ladies and Gentlemen, from the team and fanbase who claim they never make excuses!

  45. justintuckrule says: Jan 17, 2016 8:10 AM

    This is why I love Eli manning. He’d never cry about s coin flip. How embarrassing.

  46. vikesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 8:11 AM

    I’m kind of surprised that we haven’t read something about how the Packers win more coin tosses than the Vikings.

  47. chump-change says: Jan 17, 2016 8:17 AM

    Is there really a Rule that the coin has to turn over? Sounds like an unwritten, playground rule to me. I think the packers should feel lucky that they got the ref to do a do over on a toss they lost.

  48. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says: Jan 17, 2016 8:18 AM

    Impossible to feel bad for such a smug cry baby

  49. jbdvks says: Jan 17, 2016 8:19 AM

    Not fair to fans these OT rules. Both teams should touch the ball. Unless the TD scoring team gambles and converts on a 2 point try.

  50. pillowporkers says: Jan 17, 2016 8:20 AM

    Cardinals have to be thankful that Blair missed that kick for MN. An actually good football team would’ve beat ARI tonight.

  51. dynalee10 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:24 AM

    Great game don’t despoil it with whining .

  52. waldoampere says: Jan 17, 2016 8:25 AM

    Aaron, that’s kind of lame. Maybe you should complain about why your D didn’t cover one of the all-time great WRs on the first play of overtime.

  53. sgmjerry220 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:26 AM

    The difference between how to lose,
    Cincinnati=No sportsmanship
    Green Bay=Crying, whinny babies; be professionals
    Minnesota=Class; shake the opponent’s hand and move on.

  54. realfootballfan says: Jan 17, 2016 8:28 AM

    This is what’s annoying about Rodgers. You didn’t deserve a second chance to call differently. The coin didn’t flip. That was what needed a do over, not your call. Just accept a loss and stop saying if you had done this it would have been different. You played awesome in the clutch, but then you say stuff like this which is so insincere.

  55. mountie97 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:29 AM

    Wow what a joke. Cant believe Rogers is complaining over this. What a baby. Reflip doesnt mean recall. It isnt the best outta 3. You lost because you used all your luck on the hail-mary.

  56. TheDPR says: Jan 17, 2016 8:32 AM

    I like how he asks the refs for a flag after almost every incomplete pass, regardless of the timing or amount of contact there was or if the ball was even catchable.

  57. theeclevelandsteamer says: Jan 17, 2016 8:38 AM

    Above is the math behind Rodgers wanting the opportunity to change his call.

  58. fofrenchy says: Jan 17, 2016 8:46 AM

    NFL will now add the coin flip to the list of plays you can challenge.

  59. sopadegato says: Jan 17, 2016 8:48 AM

    Rodgers never should have had the chance, because by the rules, that “miracle” hail mary wasn’t a catch. The receiver never had control, and bobbled it all the way down.

    But the Packers will continue to whine and cry and call foul, despite the officials bailing them out and nerfing TWO Cardinals TDs that would’ve put the game beyond his reach.

  60. cinzano08 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:49 AM

    Bettis being confused is par for the course. No reason for ref to allow a team to change their call due to a bad flip. Sour grapes to me is all it is. Remember losers try and winners do.

  61. 44mpo says: Jan 17, 2016 8:54 AM

    I don’t know how but I am sure Belichick must be behind “Tossgate”.

  62. jwilliamsspf says: Jan 17, 2016 8:54 AM

    After a great game by both teams…this…that’s a bummer to hear in the post game press conference. If it’s a re-flip, why would he get a luxury of recalling it? It’s just the flip that went wrong, not the calling of it.

  63. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 17, 2016 8:59 AM

    So if the second coin flip landed on tails, does anybody think that Rodgers would be complaining about the coin toss?

    Rodgers is classless and a whiner.

  64. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2016 9:03 AM

    The bottom line is Aaron Rodgers is not clutch when it matters. He put up poor throws when his second string receivers got open for him throughout the game, and a few of them were for touchdowns. It’s time to stop blanketing him with the title of best QB in the NFL. He’s not Brady, Ben, or Eli – calm and cool under pressure. That’s what it takes to win multiple rings. He chokes in the playoffs every game, and when his defense isn’t top notch, he can’t overcome it.

  65. ravensfan56 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:08 AM

    Wisconsin has the most whiners per capita in America. From Badgers fans complaining about not getting Diamond Stone to Aaron Rodgers yapping about the coin toss, it never ends.

  66. dirtysouthironmen says: Jan 17, 2016 9:10 AM

    AAron wanted best 2 out of 3.

  67. buckeyeguy5 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:11 AM

    No ‘discount double checks’ with coin flips Aaron

  68. docsmith54 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:13 AM

    Foresight is 50/50. Hindsight is 100/0.

  69. docsmith54 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    And maybe he and State Farm can work the discount double-check guy into their most recent ad and create something remarkably funny. (Coin is tossed; cheesehead says, looking skyward, ‘discount double-check’)

  70. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    Rodgers whines and crys more than Brady, he had his shot and the Cards won the flip fair and square and her got beat. suck it up butter cup!!

  71. norseyapper says: Jan 17, 2016 9:18 AM

    The game was reffed in that “play off” mode. They let a lot more go by without a flag than they do in the regular season and that is pretty typical .
    I prefer the game called that way, less flags, all the time. But in the playoffs that style will always leave people whining about what could have been called.

  72. cowboy19 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:18 AM

    REALLY… What a JOKE! And I picked the winning powerball numbers too (after they were drawn)

  73. movike says: Jan 17, 2016 9:21 AM

    The “greatest pass ever”? Come on now … He just flung it as far as he could (with his eyes closed!) and the receiver came out of nowhere to catch it. That play was at least as much Janus (sp?) as it was Rodgers.

    Now the one in Detroit? Now THAT was incredible.

  74. burtreynoldstoupee says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 AM

    Rodgers, R-E-L-A-X .

  75. packerssuckcheese says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 AM

    He’s going to be miffed when the chokers don’t make the playoffs next year!

  76. thejuddstir says: Jan 17, 2016 9:23 AM

    I agree that overtime rules need to change, but Rodgers whining is one for the ages. I wonder how a QB who wears a skirt would look with a pacifier in his mouth….probably just like Erin. After hearing Erin’s crying, I bet there’s many a defensive player shaking their head and thinking about all the “roughing the passer” calls they got for touching the china doll. It’s call karma Erin!!

  77. youngs79 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:24 AM

    That game was delicious. Packers got beat by a former Vikings ball boy. In fact, the only touchdowns scored by the Cardinals were by guys born and raised in Minnesota. For a team that said they could turn it on when they wanted to, someone forgot to tell Fabio that on Fitz’s long play in overtime. He looked overmatched and was flailing on that play. Nice try Fabio.

  78. suncawy says: Jan 17, 2016 9:24 AM

    The refs can’t get the coin flip right now, either ? The NFL is doomed. It will have to do away with the coin flip and change it to rock-paper-scissors….best out of 5 wins.

  79. pacodawg says: Jan 17, 2016 9:25 AM

    Can’t they just use a quarter?

  80. leatherface2012 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:25 AM

    wow, ok..anyway packer fans. you always deride other fans for using “excuses” of bad refs..injuries…bad luck. ok then riddle me this….write a short explanation about the packers loss without using any excuses, and no, not “they scored less than az..ok go ahead, i’m waiting.

  81. leatherface2012 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:28 AM

    It just tossed up in the air and did not turn over at all. It landed in the ground. So we obviously thought that was not right.

    no, lefty cal rodgers, it landed on the ground, not in it. here’s a fact. back in 2003 mike tice, then coach of the vikings had the game tape from lambeau looked at again by the league office. the nfl admitted 8 calls against minnesota that shouldnt have been called..dont bring up refs again cheese-dopes

  82. ninjapleazee says: Jan 17, 2016 9:30 AM

    No more green milk?

  83. leatherface2012 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:31 AM

    this proves how dumb mccarthy is. once your at midfield or the opponents 45. call a hail mary. it will work every time apparently

  84. nflfan22 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:34 AM

    ..would have called heads on the the re-flip.

    Sure, Aaron, whatever you say…

    This might be the worst case of wahhhhh sportsmanship that I have ever seen.. Lost a lot of respect for Rodgers today.

  85. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:39 AM

    Another first class job by NFL officials.

    Guy couldn’t get the coin to flip ? Really ? Knowing full well the point of the coin toss is that it has to flip so its random ?

    Is there a 5 year old out there who couldn’t have gotten it to flip ? I don’t think so.

    No effect on the outcome of the game but ridiculous.

  86. tommytd says: Jan 17, 2016 9:41 AM

    Now the NFL needs to define what a coin toss is.
    ***********************************************
    Excellent…now we can add another chapter to a rulebook nobody understands in the first place…I love it!

  87. rohinaz says: Jan 17, 2016 9:42 AM

    So basically Rodgers wanted the ref to flip the coin a 3rd time, or as many times as necessary until he wins.

    Rogers shouldn’t complain about the refs. Between the hail Mary ‘catch’ where possession wasn’t maintained. Petersons 100 yard pick 6 that was called back. John browns td called back for a crack back block which by rule is below the waste. And the fact the Packers were not called for holding EVEN ONCE.

    Rodgers you sound like a whiney b.

  88. iowahbr says: Jan 17, 2016 9:44 AM

    Rodgers should go back to the Bears proposed rule change that gives both teams a possession regardless of whether or not the first team to score scores a TD or safety. Greenbay voted against that rule so Mathews should be silent on this and just go visit his barber.

  89. orivar says: Jan 17, 2016 9:45 AM

    Calls were missed however I’m on the theory that they just decided they were going to stop calling them and let them play football cause it went from being a flag heavy game at the start, to no flags at all.

  90. tqaztec says: Jan 17, 2016 9:45 AM

    R-e-l-a-x

  91. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:45 AM

    I call BS Rodgers. The ref clearly made a mistake that you were verbally upset with and made a move to rectify the situation. There was nothing unfair about it. The second toss was a good one that visibly flipped several times. The Cards had just as much of a chance to lose it. Sour grapes bc one of the most amazing 4th quarter comebacks in NFL history was all for naught.

    If the Cards had lost the second toss (and subsequently the game) do you think they would be complaining that it was unfair? I doubt it.

  92. stuartscottslefteye says: Jan 17, 2016 9:47 AM

    A terrible pass that is deflected into the arms of a very fortunate unintended receiver for a touchdown. A great defensive play turned into a lucky offensive play. Makes me laugh to hear Cards fans whining about how “lucky” the Packers are. Say what you will – but there was more skill than luck involved with the execution of that hail Mary than there was with that fluky deflected pass. You hate seeing a terrible play get rewarded by shear luck and happenstance. There was nothing terrible about that hail Mary. I’m not a fan of either team – just calling it like I saw it.

  93. vikingjack73 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:48 AM

    Rodgers wants to blame the refs for not calling several pass interference penalties on AZ

    He wants to blame the refs for not doing the coin toss correctly

    But he should blame his defense for failing him at the most critical moment!

    Typically “the baddest man on the Planet” has solid performances in the playoffs, but then why does GB keep losing???

    1. Rodgers is 0-7 lifetime in OT games
    2. Outside of the 4-0 playoff run in 2010, Rodgers is just 3-6 in the playoffs
    3. Under Rodgers, GB has won more than 1 playoff game just ONCE in a specific year
    4. For the 2nd consecutive postseason, GB blew a 4th quarter lead

    So blame the refs, blame injuries, blame bad luck (last year’s onside kick) but it seems that the Pack are wasting Rodgers’ prime years

    At 32, Rodgers has 5-6 more legit shots at another SB

    If Rodgers truly wants to get out of Brett Favre’s shadow & prove he’s the best QB in Packers history, he will have to bring them to at least one more SB

  94. melikefootball says: Jan 17, 2016 9:48 AM

    Rogers is miffed over a lot of things. How many chances does he want I would have called, I guess Rodgers should get as many chances as it takes to get the ball, how fitting the cardinals went straight down the field in three plays and good by Rogers.

  95. rollotomasi14 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:52 AM

    Never hear Brady whine after a game like Rodgers does.

  96. corporatemediaprostitute says: Jan 17, 2016 9:54 AM

    Joe Buck or Chris Collinsworth calling a Packers game is torturous.

  97. tommytd says: Jan 17, 2016 9:54 AM

    The better team won.

  98. cross300 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    What else do you expect him to claim?
    _________________________________________

    How about not claiming anything. No one is blaming him for not picking the right side of a coin.

  99. doyouevercheck says: Jan 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    Right, and I really think the choice on the flip is left to the guys on the field. Most teams that is determined on the sideline.

  100. ncphinsfan says: Jan 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    Quick… Goodell call your buddy amd arrange a new Wells Report about Unfair Coin Flipping. It will only cost 25 million dollars and take about 6 months to determine you had a 50/50 chance of winning.

  101. 1pavikingfan says: Jan 17, 2016 9:58 AM

    I remember after he beat the Vikings last year, how he drank a grape soda at the press conference. I wonder what flavor soda Mr. Class was going to drink if they won.

  102. donchscks says: Jan 17, 2016 9:59 AM

    John Madden always said that you call Heads ALL the time.

    Takes the guesswork out of it and you never have any regrets.

    He’s right.

  103. jackbassett says: Jan 17, 2016 10:01 AM

    Studies have shown that the odds for heads/tails is not really 50/50. It’s 51/49 in favor of the side that was facing up at the time of the flip. This applies only if the coin is balanced. A penny, for instance, is heavier on the tail side. A spinning coin tends to fall toward the heavier side more often. Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article on this.

    P.S. I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  104. tonebones says: Jan 17, 2016 10:04 AM

    Wow Aaron. Really?

  105. noffy32 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:05 AM

    Always a whiner. Sorry Rodgers, you lose this one.

  106. luccabrazzi says: Jan 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    Oh and I guess, you don’t “show up when it matters most”. That was the statement Karen rodgers made BEFORE he choked away his division at home by throwing a pick in the endzone against the vikings. So not only did you choke away you’re division, you choked in the playoffs as well. That is NOT showing up when it matters most Mr. Rodgers…

  107. solo681 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    When a game ends Tied and must continue into Overtime, the Refs should pull out a table in center field with two chairs and make the opposing QB’s arm wrestle for the decision on whether to kick or receive.

  108. suhmonster90 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:15 AM

    I usually would rather have picked the other option when my 50/50 shots go south..

  109. vikingsnyc5 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:15 AM

    Great game. Packers fans should be proud of that effort. Whining about the coin toss is useless and saying to Vikings fans we needed someone else to beat you is plain stupidity. If you recall we went to Lambeau and won the North by beating YOU!

  110. DerekCarrsGoldenArm says: Jan 17, 2016 10:18 AM

    “Rodgers claims he would have called heads if given a chance to call it again.”

    And I would have colored in the 4, 8, 19, 27, and 34 plus the 10 on my Powerball sheet last week “if given the chance to call it again.”

  111. ragejet says: Jan 17, 2016 10:19 AM

    Coin-gate! I think the ref is dirty I want an investigation into that coin, call the bullpen tell Ted Wells to get warmed up… Let’s find that coin boys and have Wells flip it at the rate of $500,000 a flip… He was quick to grab and flip again then quickly dispose of the loose change… Trick coin… Or maybe we should just say good lord thank you for that intoxicating NFL football game!!! All Hail Larry!!! Even Packer fans have to give it up, he caught fire! GO BROWNS!!!

  112. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:19 AM

    I’ve never been prouder of Rodgers. He significantly padded his HOF resume last night. What a tremendous game by both teams.

  113. trainwrecksryan says: Jan 17, 2016 10:27 AM

    God what a whiner. I hope he never sniffs a championship again.

  114. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 17, 2016 10:33 AM

    Aaron Rodgers classless coin flip excuse, explains the entire mentality of the packer fan base.

    “Only losers complain about the refs, except when we want to complain about the refs”

    GOD was with Cards, right Aaron?

  115. hippieway says: Jan 17, 2016 10:37 AM

    After 60 minutes of competition, you’re pissed about a coin flip?

  116. firedog784 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    Maybe this wouldn’t happen if they stopped trying to flip dinner plates for the toss.

  117. samadams14 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:39 AM

    Anyone for best 3 out of 5?

    Like many dumb NFL rule controversies, the coin flip is no exception.

    Solution? Make a coin that says HOME on one side and AWAY on the other. But, leave it to the league to implement it and then perform the toss in a men’s room next to the ball boy room out of the sight of everyone.

  118. hazelmn says: Jan 17, 2016 10:39 AM

    What stings for Packer fans is that the past two years were golden opportunities in Rodgers’ peak. But they lose a devastating game to the Seahawks last year, and this year they barely cannot close the deal on beating the Cards. Rodgers isn’t getting any younger. He won’t keep getting chances like this.

  119. tliffy says: Jan 17, 2016 10:39 AM

    He would be. Rogers and Brady 2 biggest babies in football. Oh they are just competitive right? Shut up and play….quit badgering refs….Should have made more plays during regulation so he wouldn’t have needed a coin flip.

  120. fartweasel says: Jan 17, 2016 10:42 AM

    Whiny baby. See ya next year!!! Hahhaha

  121. nyking1963 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:46 AM

    No way………that was interference. It hit the side of the table. Everyone knows that’s interference.
    Ok fine..you win:)

  122. upnorthvikesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 10:49 AM

    Packers got enough help this season from the refs. Without the bad call at the end of the Detroit game they wouldn’t have even been in the playoffs!

  123. hahalolrofl says: Jan 17, 2016 10:54 AM

    He is just shocked the refs didn’t pull off the win for him

  124. titantaco says: Jan 17, 2016 11:01 AM

    R.E.L.A.X Rodgers….

  125. ziplock10 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:02 AM

    Please whine more….. You should’ve won. Palmer played like crap… No one to blame but the Packers and McCarthy’s lame play calling..

  126. diehardfootballfan says: Jan 17, 2016 11:02 AM

    Have a good vacation Miss Rodgers.

  127. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:03 AM

    Remember back when people said that Favre was the more entertaining QB to watch?

  128. h0metownzero says: Jan 17, 2016 11:06 AM

    I’m inspired and in awe of the quiet serenity of Packer fans this morning. They truly do set a fine example for fans everywhere.

  129. dajudge247 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:06 AM

    I knew it was inevitable Mr. Munn would whine about something “unfair” that caused him to lose, but the COIN TOSS?! Seriously?! I guess I should expect nothing less from the NFC North runner-up.

  130. ariani1985 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:06 AM

    The late bert starr never lost a coin toss little erin!

  131. thetooloftools says: Jan 17, 2016 11:08 AM

    BLAME THE PACKERS D

  132. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 11:11 AM

    Aaron Rodgers….0-7 in overtime games. Maybe the rule committee will meet this week just for him to change the rule that everyone get a possession in overtime.

    However, I think the Green Bay Rodger fans must be proud. They must own the top 2 spots at losing the quickest in overtime. 3 plays last night, and what 4-5 against the Seahawks last year?

    Looks like the defense celebrated the tie as a win last night, and made plans for the next game. Just like last year..

  133. sonhoodoo says: Jan 17, 2016 11:12 AM

    I saw the headline and thought Rodgers was being ridiculous, but in reading the situation, he has a point.

    He apparently makes his pick based on what is showing when the ref displays the coin and chooses the opposite. When Blakeman showed heads, Rodgers showed tails. If Blakeman doesn’t jack up the throw, no big deal. But, he does and picks it up and prepares for the next flip with the tail side up. If that had happened in the first place, Rodgers would have picked heads. So, Blakeman should have just restarted the entire process over or flipped it with the head side up.

  134. collectordude says: Jan 17, 2016 11:14 AM

    Rodgers & Matthews are whiny babies.

  135. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 11:16 AM

    BTW…was it Shields who left Larry all alone? I am not sure…but he came running back to that side of the field like a housewife whose hot dish started on fire in the kitchen…

  136. jvw1982 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:18 AM

    I guess God wasn’t with him on the coin toss….he giveth and taketh away…..hail mary was nice, the coin flip not so much…..Brady>Rodgers

  137. conflictedobserver says: Jan 17, 2016 11:25 AM

    nice try aaron, now go get married to someone who will let aaron do what aaron wants to do when he wants to do it by aaron’s rules. he makes himself look like a bonafide Tool when he says/does stuff like this.
    Tell him to get a db who will stay within a tv screen’s view of larry fitz and he might have won the game.
    blame the ref and coin flip.
    aaron, such a toolish play my boy

  138. jeydrade says: Jan 17, 2016 11:32 AM

    Playoff atmosphere, stuff happens.

    We lost because we didn’t make enough plays.

    Haters keep hating on one of the greatest QBs of the modern era. He can come over as arrogant, sure, but so can 90% of the other NFL players. Move along.

  139. bridgeh2o says: Jan 17, 2016 11:35 AM

    Another lost year by McCarthy and TT for the green bay rodgers.

    They went 0-3 in Lambeau against the NFC North this year.

    They started their 25 year assault into the abyss, ala 1968-1992.

    Their only hope is rodgers, and they are fully aware.

    So, when she is whining about a coin flip, you do understand there is terror in their minds that it is all coming to an end.

    Buckle up runner ups!!!!!!!!!!

  140. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 11:36 AM

    I’m inspired and in awe of the quiet serenity of Packer fans this morning. They truly do set a fine example for fans everywhere…

    Where? All I see is fans from a bunch of teams speaking the truth about a QB who thinks he is entitled..

  141. hazelmn says: Jan 17, 2016 11:38 AM

    Rodgers is an all-time great QB. Stats last night weren’t great but he was clutch. He was beaten by an equally all-time great WR (Fitz). I wish he would stop whining about a coin toss.

  142. stellarperformance says: Jan 17, 2016 11:40 AM

    packerssuckcheese says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:22 AM
    He’s going to be miffed when the chokers don’t make the playoffs next year!
    //////////////////////////////////

    I think is is safe to say he couldn’t care less if the Vikings make the playoffs next year.

  143. simplec72 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:48 AM

    Blame whomever left number 11 wide open, not the ref for your demise.

  144. wantsomecheesewiththatwhine says: Jan 17, 2016 11:48 AM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 17, 2016 7:17 AM

    Rodgers is nothing but an arrogant S.O.B.

    Will someone please give him some more cheese with is whine?
    ————————————–

    green bay already has lots of cheese. they just have to whine to keep up with it all.

    i’m very surprised at rodgers. he normally doesn’t whine like that.
    now we see why belichik picked matt patricia and dumped capers after one year

  145. leatherface2012 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:49 AM

    this is the only thing that would have made the post game reporting sweeter……”well aaron, tough loss, but as you stated 2 weeks ago, you will turn it on when it’s for all the marbles….best of luck next week against the seattle- carolina winner” i bet he would have stormed off with steam coming out of his ears

  146. bubbahotepp says: Jan 17, 2016 11:53 AM

    Good God, the refs can’t even get a coin toss right? We’ve all tossed coins all our lives and I know I’ve never seen one do that. Where’s Rod Serling when you need him?

  147. tjacks7 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:56 AM

    I have to agree with Rodgers. The NFL and their refs go so far out of their way to bend the rules to help their princess.. Phantom illegal contact or holding on picks, call holding 1/4th of the time.. Roughing the passer if you put a finger on him.. Why can’t he call beads or tails after the coin has been flipped and landed?

  148. avikesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 11:56 AM

    8 more months until whine with cheese, buh bye!

  149. Blackpool says: Jan 17, 2016 11:58 AM

    So now he’s going George Costanza on us?

  150. donewithfootball says: Jan 17, 2016 12:00 PM

    Lets do 2 out a 3. Heads/ tails and then the side stained by tear drops. What a cry baby. Ashamed to be a packer fan

  151. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 12:01 PM

    Dom Capers lost the Seahawks game in overtime, and should have lost to Dallas in the Playoffs last year with his aggressive Cover 0 coverage. He took it another step this year by not covering anyone in overtime.

    Scheming and drawing up designs and effective implementation for that must have kept him up this past week…

  152. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:03 PM

    That was a tremendous football game, and a heroic effort by both teams. Congratulations to Larry, Carson and Bruce on a terrific win.

    I could not be more proud of the Packer faithful. Their grace and humility is truly inspiring for us all.

  153. bengcolt says: Jan 17, 2016 12:04 PM

    Grasping for excuses of a loss here buddy…

  154. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 12:07 PM

    A terrible pass that is deflected into the arms of a very fortunate unintended receiver for a touchdown. A great defensive play turned into a lucky offensive play. Makes me laugh to hear Cards fans whining about how “lucky” the Packers are. Say what you will – but there was more skill than luck involved with the execution of that hail Mary than there was with that fluky deflected pass. You hate seeing a terrible play get rewarded by shear luck and happenstance. There was nothing terrible about that hail Mary. I’m not a fan of either team – just calling it like I saw it.

    There sure is…and great observation. The Green Bay Rodgers got into the playoffs by avoiding a 3-7 record in the last 10 games by such imaginable skill of the Hail Mary against Detroit. And it was on display last night… 4th and 20..and then still another hail mary to tie the game. I think Clements and McMuffin need to stop all offensive plans and just practice the hail mary. It will be their offense since the skill required is so high to run it…

  155. revelation123 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:12 PM

    The refs certainly didn’t do Green Bay any favors, that’s for sure.

  156. linemanguy74 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:13 PM

    Well Chris and Al can put their Packer jerseys away till next year

  157. markgoldman20 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:16 PM

    A) Should have gone for two
    B) Should have spiked the ball (didn’t matter after all, but can’t imagine Brady or Manning making that mistake).

  158. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 12:17 PM

    But everyone…be assured Rodgers will get over this…However, if that 100 yard pick six he threw counted…He would be unconsolable…

  159. bert1913 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:18 PM

    the nfc west owns the packers

  160. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 17, 2016 12:18 PM

    Look for the Packer organization to present a new coin toss rule for Aaron Rodgers.

    “We propose any GB captain be allowed to call heads we win, tails they lose for our call on the coin toss.”

  161. harry hands says: Jan 17, 2016 12:21 PM

    All I can say is…Ha. Ha!
    Oh, and the Vikes would’ve beaten either one of these teams. No way AZ wins another game this season, unimpressed with them. Had to go to OT vs a average GB team. GB was lucky to take it to OT…because of some BAD coaching by AZ.

  162. jeydrade says: Jan 17, 2016 12:23 PM

    Keep hating on Rodgers. His numbers make you look silly.

    Keep hating on the Pack, they still have 13 championships and surprised people in these playoffs.

    Haters gonna hate, but hate never changed anything.

  163. rhett16 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:28 PM

    This didn’t decide the game, don’t complain about it. That being said, I am genuinely curious now if there is a rule in the NFL rule book addressing this. They seemingly have rules for everything, there must be something that says what the official procedure is if they have to redo a coin flip, for whatever reason.

  164. h0metownzero says: Jan 17, 2016 12:35 PM

    It’s times like these that really demonstrate the differences between fans that have been there, and those that haven’t.

    I could not be any prouder of Packer fans today.

  165. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 17, 2016 12:35 PM

    This is a prime example of why GB loses, and is filled with losers.

    Fitz, Palmer, Floyd. All classy and all around good guys. Don’t whine, complain, or anything like that. They just play the game hard. Fitz just wants to win. Look at the contract he has. Restructured to take less money, and fit better under the cap. And is likely to stay are Card his whole career. Great! That’s loyalty right there.

    Erin… A whiner, cries, and whines because someone took their ball away and wanted to play somewhere else. Needs to be the highest paid player, doesn’t care about the players around him, and cries when they lose. Because he’s a “me me me” type of guy. Needs that high paycheck so he can feel in the same league as his gf.

    It’s called whine because you have small penile syndrome erin. And yes, you have it!

    Congrats Cards, and your fans! You guys deserve that win, and I hope you win 2 more games yet!

  166. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 12:37 PM

    I wonder if Julius Peppers called No Maas on that Fitzgerald catch…no one wanted to tackle him…

  167. jhtobias says: Jan 17, 2016 12:44 PM

    lets stop complaining packer fans were starting to sound like Viking fans blaming the officials for the loss. Leave that loser mentality to Viking fan base..

    Cardinals made one more play than the packer and deserved to win .

  168. rosstuckershair says: Jan 17, 2016 12:50 PM

    Maybe they should have brought in Broadway Joe for the coin toss. Then no one could have called heads or tails. It would have eliminated the problem..And it only would have cost a bottle of whiskey and an appearance by Suzy Kolber

  169. immafubared says: Jan 17, 2016 12:58 PM

    Jan 17, 2016 12:16 PM
    A) Should have gone for two
    B) Should have spiked the ball (didn’t matter after all, but can’t imagine Brady or Manning making that mistake).

    ========================================
    Their coach would have had to time outs left. Good ol Mike waste his argueing over ball placement that would make a four yard difference and stuff like that

  170. zeke2517 says: Jan 17, 2016 1:01 PM

    Given another opportunity, I would have been right. Promise.

  171. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 17, 2016 1:03 PM

    Rodgers was pissed because the do over was not eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

    Seriously if he wants to complain about something how about not letting a slow old man weave through the middle of your defense.

    How do you get through the Packer defense? Serpentine!

  172. joetoronto says: Jan 17, 2016 1:06 PM

    She’s always crying about something.

  173. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 17, 2016 1:09 PM

    jeydrade says:
    Jan 17, 2016 12:23 PM
    Keep hating on Rodgers. His numbers make you look silly.

    Keep hating on the Pack, they still have 13 championships and surprised people in these playoffs.
    ———————

    Wrong chum.

    The Packers season was an EPIC CHOKE and FAILURE.

    Packers were the Super Bowl darling favorites.
    Packers were supposed to run away with the division.
    Packers lost the division to the team they say is the worst NFL franchise in history.
    Packers got gifts from the refs and luck.

    And now Rodgers, McCarthy and their fans are complaining about the refs and bragging how humble they aren’t?

    EPIC FAIL for the Packers and their fans!

  174. joparks2012 says: Jan 17, 2016 1:12 PM

    Regarding the OT rules, they don’t need to change. They went from any score first wins the game to making the offensive team that scores a TD or the D getting a TD or a safety on the first possession in OT the only official game ender, otherwise the other team gets a shot at the ball. I think the college OT rule is terrible taking special teams out of the game with the exception of the extra point. If you lose the toss and have to play D, and you want to see the ball in OT, stop the other team from scoring a TD. It’s that simple. The Packers let a future HOF WR run loose in their secondary and if they wanted to have their Jesus have the ball in OT, then they needed to stop the Cards 3 times from inside the 5 yard line. They didn’t but it was their own fault the Cards got down there in the first place. They lost a fair & square coin toss and then their D massively bent and ultimately broke. This insistence on the OT not being fair is ridiculous. The game is offense, defense and special teams and all 3 should play a part and all 3 do play a part. Arguing about a coin flip as the catalyst to it not being fair is ridiculous because you can score points in any phase. It’s not like baseball where you can only score runs when you are up to bat which is why extra innings are not sudden death. If you want to win in OT you either score a TD or you prevent the other team from doing so and then you score a TD (if you can) or you kick a FG if you need to.

    So for those of you who are perceiving a slight, the OT in the NFL is more than fair.

  175. dtroxallday says: Jan 17, 2016 1:27 PM

    90 combined regular season points? Really? You do know what you’re talking about, right? Oh, that’s right. We’re supposed to decipher your errors.

  176. expertatnfl says: Jan 17, 2016 1:30 PM

    Whiner.

  177. mikeoxwells says: Jan 17, 2016 1:33 PM

    Cleve could have used a “Discount Double-Check”.

  178. expertatnfl says: Jan 17, 2016 1:40 PM

    You’ve heard of the butterfly effect, correct? Well if Rodgers was given a chance to call it again, and he had called heads, then the flip would have turned up tails.

  179. bonesawisready says: Jan 17, 2016 1:49 PM

    Wow, and the Viking fans think the Packer fans are classless and unintelligent? One need only look through this comment section to see the truth.

  180. purpleguy says: Jan 17, 2016 2:00 PM

    I don’t know what’s funnier: the cheesers complaining about the refs or the cheesers (who trolled the Vikings after their loss) patting themselves on the back for being good losers.

  181. jhonnyklassik says: Jan 17, 2016 2:15 PM

    Sure what ever you say rodgers, ive never ever seen or heard someone say oh they call their choice based on the position of the coin before its flipped lmao.. rodgers searched high and low for this excuse to use.

  182. thun2der says: Jan 17, 2016 2:19 PM

    Try to be a man, Erin. Coin flip, really ? Rodgers has always been over rated . He is quickly turning into the new Peyton, regular season champ, then losing in post season. 7-6 career post season record as a starter. He can’t carry Brady’s bags. Or Ben’s.

  183. thejuddstir says: Jan 17, 2016 2:19 PM

    revelation123 says:
    Jan 17, 2016 12:12 PM
    The refs certainly didn’t do Green Bay any favors, that’s for sure.
    ===================================
    Typical GB fan comment. They’re so use to the refs doing them favors that they’ve come to expect it, LOL . No where in the rule book does it say that just because Rodgers wears a skirt that the refs have to do additional favors besides keeping bubble wrap around the drama queen. At least Raji and Peppers took it like men and said it “was on them” that they lost instead of being whiners about something like a freakin’ coin flip like Erin and Clay. Rodgers would look even better with his skirt on if he had Clay’s long golden locks……or vice versa.

  184. h0metownzero says: Jan 17, 2016 2:27 PM

    It’s amazing that even in defeat, Rodgers first ballot HOF legacy continues to grow.

    What a tremendous football game.

  185. abjr says: Jan 17, 2016 2:27 PM

    This is how we end up with so many overcomplicated rules….I’m sure they will now add three paragraphs minimum to the coin-toss rule for an instance that is less likely to occur again than lightening striking the ball during a game.

  186. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 17, 2016 2:28 PM

    The refs were horrible. Did you see the play where the receiver bounced the pass off the turf AND was down by contact and the refs called a completed pass and let the receiver get up and run?

  187. toybkshr says: Jan 17, 2016 2:28 PM

    It all boils down to the Pack didn’t play well this year and were lucky to get as far as they did.

    That offenses has bigger problems than just missing Jordy Nelson.

  188. powersnatch0102 says: Jan 17, 2016 2:29 PM

    Entitledtown. It rings true.

    Nice loss packers. You made the entire world happy. We all cheer against you because your team and fans lack class. AZ dominated you and without a lucky Hail Mary toss you would have been even less interesting.

  189. ariani1985 says: Jan 17, 2016 2:31 PM

    Little Erin Rogers sure has this playoff losing down to a science!

  190. akboots says: Jan 17, 2016 2:32 PM

    To all the brain dead Vikie trolls here … congrats to you as well. In your sorry little world, you win because the Pack don’t?? Even though someone else had to do it for your guys — because they were in South Beach clubbing?? Hey, whatever floats your Love Boat.
    —————————————————-Aaron, is this really you??? You sound exactly like him!!! Now please stifle yourself.

  191. billsfan1 says: Jan 17, 2016 2:42 PM

    If the coin doesn’t flip then you’re not getting fair odds for either heads or tails. The coin toss odds are not based off tossing the coin but rather the rotation. There is no question this did not provide equal opportunities for each outcome and should have been done over.

    I enjoy watching both teams so I don’t care who won but the refs are so incompetent that they can’t even do the coin Toss correctly. Yep! This is what 175k per year gets you

  192. toooverbearing says: Jan 17, 2016 2:47 PM

    First of all… it’s always an excuse with these guys. You know what else could have happened? The Packers could have played defense in overtime. Yeesh… like the Brett Favre jersey retirement party, it was a conspiracy against the Packers by the refs who must have been so good at it they made it look like they were screwing the Bears the entire game. SMH.

    But I will say this about NFL overtime, they still don’t have the format right. At the beginning of the game, someone needs the ball so you have to have a coin flip which arbitrarily gives one team an edge. But at least after half time, the advantage is reversed and the other team gets the ball. That’s the problem with the coin flip in OT though, you are arbitrarily giving one team an advantage again. You could go the college route (which I think is crap to watch), but there may be an easier better alternative.

    If regulation ends in a tie, just keep playing until a team scores. No coin flip, no kick off, no reset. If the clock hits zero and the Giants have the ball, third down and eight on their own forty yard line, that’s exactly the way OT starts. The game is just extended. You already reversed the one arbitrary coin flip and made it equitable. The down, distance and field position was all earned by both teams through the flow of the game and sometimes it will favor the team with the ball and sometimes it will favor the defense. (1/2)

  193. toooverbearing says: Jan 17, 2016 2:51 PM

    With this system, calling the direction in the original coin flip will be more important (could potentially make a difference with more field goal attempts including an OT game winning attempt).

    When tied, no one will kneel on the ball to put it into OT. They’ll be trying to advance the ball and making smart football plays… no hail mary’s either when tied. You’ll get teams with the lead kneeling at the end to ice the victory or teams losing by less than a TD throwing hail mary’s at the end, but it will be straight up football strategy if there is a tie. (2/2)

  194. toooverbearing says: Jan 17, 2016 2:52 PM

    Packers are still cry babies. They lost because they were not as good at football yesterday, not because the coin flip didn’t go their way.

  195. aaronitout12 says: Jan 17, 2016 2:53 PM

    No one in Green Bay cares about the coin toss. Including the Packers themselves. The ref did the right thing and re-flipped, AZ won the toss. Are all you trolls really blind to the fact that during the media phase, the players have to answer questions? So when Aaron was asked what happened, he elaborated. BIG DEAL. The coin toss had nothing to do with the outcome of the game, other than it should be fixed so both teams have chance at ball no matter what receiving team does with it. Yes, that is a bad rule. And yes, Vike fans, it was even a bad rule in 2009.

    All that being said, Arizona is the better team…..and the better team won. Really wish McCarthy would some day have some grit in the playoffs, go for two…..I KNOW Arians would have. Arians plays to win, McCarthy plays not to lose.

  196. gridassassin says: Jan 17, 2016 2:59 PM

    Good lord, the team that gets ALL the breaks in the playoffs from officials.

    The Dez Bryant non-catch and constantly snapping the ball after the play clock has expired.

    He’s never won an OT game. It must be the coin toss’s fault.

  197. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 3:06 PM

    The Jerry Rice fumble that inexplicably wasn’t. The uncalled face mask in Arizona 6 years ago. The Fail Mary. The equally bad non-fumble call in favor of the Saints the week after the Fail Mary. Last night, the Packers were penalized 7 times and the Cardinals only 3.

    And yet the “refs favor the Packers” nonsense continues like a broken record.

  198. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 3:10 PM

    So let me get this straight: In week 17 of 2013, Rodgers went 3 for 3 on 4th down conversion in the winning drive against the Bears, capped by a 48 yard touchdown on 4th & 8. This year, he led a comeback from a 9 point deficit in the 4th quarter against the Lions, capped by a 61 yard Hail Mary. Last night, he converted on 4th & 20 and completed a Hail Mary, his 2nd of the year. And he somehow isn’t clutch???

  199. tjacks7 says: Jan 17, 2016 3:10 PM

    Honestly, I don’t see what Kevin Lanflisi saw in Rodgers. He should be glad they broke up.

  200. jjackwagon says: Jan 17, 2016 3:13 PM

    Have a Snickers Erin, you get a little miffed when the breaks don’t go your way.

  201. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 17, 2016 3:14 PM

    In 2009, the Packers’ defense allowed one of the greatest passing performances in playoff history. In 2011, they allowed one of the greatest combined passing and rushing performances in playoff history. In 2012, they allowed one of the greatest rushing performances in playoff history. In 2014, they allowed one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history. In the Packers’ last 2 playoff losses, they lost in overtime without getting the ball.

    But Rodgers’ 7-6 playoff record is somehow his fault. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

  202. elks84 says: Jan 17, 2016 3:48 PM

    Rodgers explained what happened. Doesn’t sound like he’s miffed.

  203. fanofpft says: Jan 17, 2016 5:46 PM

    It didn’t flip the first time why would it get recalled? AR is over thinking this and the same thing might have lead to his off year.

  204. sleazysnake says: Jan 17, 2016 6:17 PM


    in 2003 mike tice, then coach of the vikings had the game tape from lambeau looked at again by the league office. the nfl admitted 8 calls against minnesota that shouldnt have been called..dont bring up refs again cheese-dopes

    The Vikings fans are calling out the Packers for making excuses, while they are posting garbage like this, from 12 years ago? Let it go

  205. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 17, 2016 8:09 PM

    I suspect that all these Viking fan tantrums have to do with the outpouring of league wide respect and love for the Packers and their beloved fans over the past 24 hours. This has made their degenerate fans even more bitter than usual.

    Add to that all the tricky underwear stain in laundries throughout MN today, and it becomes easier to understand all their emotional outbursts.

  206. bostonfan4eva says: Jan 17, 2016 10:17 PM

    Since when do you get to change your mind? Head, tails, no wait tails, heads. I’m so confused. Turn it to tails I call heads, turn it to heads, I call tails. No wait, I’m confused now ref. Can we do Rock, paper scissors instead?

    Rogers is such a tool. This is not a discount double check. Love those players from “Entitlement” town.

  207. dsheik says: Jan 17, 2016 10:40 PM

    @sopadegato says:
    Jan 17, 2016 8:48 AM

    Rodgers never should have had the chance, because by the rules, that “miracle” hail mary wasn’t a catch. The receiver never had control, and bobbled it all the way down.

    But the Packers will continue to whine and cry and call foul, despite the officials bailing them out and nerfing TWO Cardinals TDs that would’ve put the game beyond his reach.

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    Agreed. After watching the replay I didnt think the hail mary would stand. Honestly it looked like he never had control. I was kinda glad they upheld it just because it was such an exciting game and I didnt want it to end. IMO the Pack were fortunate they still ruled it a catch after reviewing it. As far as Aaron wanting a “recall” on the coin toss….. Lame. I was surprised they even re-flipped it for him in the first place. I

  208. vikingforlife says: Jan 18, 2016 4:56 AM

    filthymcnasty3: league wide respect and love for the Packers and their fans over the past 24 hours??? Ok??? Maybe pity??? Maybe, why, in Rodger’s extreme awesomeness, didn’t he go for 2 and just end the game so he wouldn’t have to worry about a “coin toss”???? Ding, Ding, Ding!!! That’s the answer!!!!

  209. madmike66 says: Jan 18, 2016 9:15 AM

    Erin Rodgers is the whiniest b**** in the league. Listening to this “controversy” play out is music to my ears…it just accentuates why he’ll never win again. Winners don’t make excuses when they come up short…losers do that.

    And truth be told, I have to thank the football gods for Erin nailing that hail mary at the end. Because the only thing better than watching Packers fans see their team lose is giving them a brief injection of hope right before making them watch their team lose. It makes their utter despair that much deeper.

  210. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 18, 2016 10:23 AM

    You people whining about the Hail Mary realize that the ball never touched the ground, right?

  211. theuglitruth says: Jan 18, 2016 12:15 PM

    Aaron Rodgers: full of “yeah, but’s” after the game! It’s during the game your supposed to do something about it….crybaby!

  212. rlpftt says: Jan 18, 2016 2:59 PM

    Rodgers cries more then any other player in the NFL. It’s hard to watch the guy, he cries after every play. It’s like watching the NBA years ago before they put emphasis on stopping the constant crying.

  213. tokyoquiltmaster says: Jan 19, 2016 4:32 PM

    Haha Karen Rodgers will make an excuse about litterally everything.

  214. artvan15 says: Jan 20, 2016 9:59 AM

    They should have kept flipping until the Packers won the toss. Then they should have played overtime until the Packers won.

  215. packerpauly says: Jan 20, 2016 10:35 AM

    OK, as a Packer fan I was disappointed that the coin didn’t flip on the first attempt. That being said I think the referee didn’t do anything wrong and picking up said coin to flip it on the second try. For A-Rod to whine about this is over the top. There was no need to have a second attempt at calling the flip since the flip never occurred. Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and take what fate dictates to you.

  216. dddip says: Jan 20, 2016 7:34 PM

    And people think BRADY whines about everything? Yikes. Not even remotely close when you look at someone like Rivers, or perhaps the biggest whiner in the league: Aaron Rodgers.

    Every few weeks this guy airs out complaints about teammates/refs/rules/etc. through the media.

    Dude is a joke and a front-running fraud.

  217. m2karateman says: Jan 22, 2016 7:52 AM

    Shut up you pansy ass, Rodgers. You SAY you would have changed the call if you were given a chance. Easy to say in hindsight. You only get the once chance, that’s the rule. If you don’t like it, go join some other professional football league. I hear the CFL is looking for players….

  218. hess97 says: Jan 24, 2016 4:52 AM

    I wish Rodgers would stop whining about this. It really takes away from his legendary performance the field that night.

  219. vikingcheesegrater says: Jan 24, 2016 1:32 PM

    I wonder if Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr would have whined about the coin toss? I have a feeling they would have been more concerned with how the team played on the field.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Titletown” has left the building. Two Super Bowl wins in the last 48 years since Lombardi was coaching. Think about that. An average of ONE TITLE EVERY 24 YEARS just doesn’t seem to live up to a name like “Titletown.”

    Rodgers needs to quit the whining, head back to California, and go work on his yoga.

    R-E-L-A-X…Gooze-Frabba.

    Let the big boys like Tom Brady win playoff games.

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