So. The replacement refs totally blew the end of the Packers-Seahawks game last night. Like, it wasn’t even close. I imagine you’ll see the replays elsewhere. As I joked* last night,
If this was the Muslim world, Green Bay fans would be burning the shit out of a bunch of NFL embassies. What a joke.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 25, 2012
I assume this is what those nutters are feeling when they ransack an embassy: impotent rage. (Of course, this is over something that matters—the NFL—and not some pedophile false prophet, but I digress.) There’s literally nothing that I or any other NFL fan can do to alter the outcome of the game. Roger Goodell could care less what the fans think. And he could obviously care less about the quality of the game, or he wouldn’t have locked out the refs in the first place and replaced them with refugees from lesser leagues. He only cares what the players and the coaches say insofar as he needs to figure out what sort of fines to levy on those who, like T.J. Lang, dare speak truth to power.
I’m not going to call for a boycott here because I know no one will join me. I’m not going to call for federal investigations because that’s not the role of the government. All I’m going to do is note here that Roger Goodell has beclowned himself, the NFL, and the game of football. I’m likely nothing more than a hashmark being compiled by whichever low-level monkey Goodell has monitoring social media for mentions of himself. I am filled with impotent rage.
Never forget, Packers fans:
*By the way, if you want to see me in full-fledged meltdown mode my Twitter feed last night is about as close as it gets.