The NFL scrapped the tuck rule this year, 11 years too late for the Raiders. And the Raiders are not over it.
NFL Network put out a promotional tweet last week letting fans know that the January 19, 2002, tuck rule game — in which Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson appeared to force a game-clinching forced fumble on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, only to have the officials rule it an incomplete pass — would be re-broadcast on the league-owned network. Whoever runs the Raiders’ official Twitter didn’t seem to appreciate that.
Immediately after NFL Network tweeted to promote the tuck rule broadcast, the Raiders tweeted at NFL Network:
Shortly after that, the Raiders tweeted again to say they’re not over the tuck rule game:
The Raiders will never be over the tuck rule. At least the NFL is done with it.