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Offline flowers

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Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« on: January 09, 2014, 02:24:51 PM »


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Re: Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 10:45:25 PM »
Oh good God. You know how many blown calls have cost games both in regular season and in the playoffs and maybe even in the Super Bowl XL in 2005 between the Steelers and the Seahawks. That game was full of bad calls favoring the Steelers.

the web is full of stories on those blown calls.

Super Bowl XL head official admits to blown calls   (Steelers vs. Seahawks)

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Super-Bowl-XL-head-official-admits-to-blown-call?urn=nfl,260901

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Re: Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 10:48:00 PM »
Maybe this guy will join my class action suit demanding that the Cowboys fire Jerry Jones.

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Re: Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 11:55:39 PM »
Maybe this guy will join my class action suit demanding that the Cowboys fire Jerry Jones.
Fire the owner..LOL.
Lemme know how that works out.

Besides, he's perfect. I enjoy watching his head explode EVERY season at the last game when Romo finds yet another way to choke.
Different qb this year, same result.
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Re: Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 07:36:21 AM »
“Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.” - Ryan T Anderson

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Re: Steelers fan files injunction to remove Chargers from playoffs
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 10:27:06 AM »
First of all, he has no standing. Being a fan is not nearly enough of an interest to get a lawsuit. Such a suit would have to come from the Steelers organization, not some prisoner. There might be a few very limited cases, such as buying playoff tickets in advance, but as a prisoner I am certain this is not the case. Second, he is filing in the wrong district court; next week's game is in Colorado, and that's where the injunction would have to be filed. Or perhaps the Southern District of New York if the whole league is involved, since the league offices are there.

However, the would-be plaintiff has a point. The NFL has never overturned the result of a game in its history, including grievous officiating errors or outright malfeasance (contrast with the NCAA, where such forfeitures are almost routine). There is no evidence the league even has considered the idea, leaving the internal appeals process useless. Formal apologies are the best the league has to offer, and they obviously do nothing to fix the problem. There is a law on the books prohibiting the television broadcast of rigged contests. Perhaps outside legal action may be warranted in this case.

Nevertheless, this suit does not come close to meeting any serious threshold for success.
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