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There will be an extra point

Top three comments in Johnsonville, immediately after witnessing what Wayne Laravee referred to as “The Travesty”:

1. “Russell Wilson: First quarterback in NFL history to win by throwing an interception.”

2. This is how Obama is going to win in November.

3. I thought Giants fans [i.e. JOB] were out of control!

Then to add insult to injury, because points scored by a team in a game are part of the play off calculus at the other end of the season, as the AP reported it, the Packers had to eat their anger and show the stuff of true sportsmen by having to endure a final humiliation:

The game wasn’t over for another 10 minutes after both teams went to their locker rooms and were summoned back to the field for the extra point. But that was just the cap to one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory.

ADDED: The NFL came out definitively in favor of the rep refs (i.e. Footlocker employees and Lingerie football rejects):

Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball. (emphasis mine)

Comments

  1. You really think that’s how Obama is going to win in November? I think he’s going to win because Romney’s programming has a glitch. I’m not saying I’m excited about it, mind you.

    Funny, though.

  2. Tie goes to the runner?

  3. We got some pretty crap calls earlier in the game. For the record.

    • Don’t doubt it atall. In cases like this, injustice is also apparently blind…

      But I guarantee you talk to any Packer fan (no dog in this particular hunt myself, mind you) and he’d be happy to trade the bad calls against the Seahawks in the game for the bad calls against the Packers…

      JOB

      (Go Giants!)

  4. This is off the subject, but has anyone reading this blog seen the movie You Belong to Me?

  5. Actually, it was called Never Let Me Go:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Let_Me_Go_(2010_film)

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

      I haven’t seen the flick, but have listened to the novel on audiobook. Excellent novel (and beautifully read) — the saddest piece of fiction I have put myself through since being assigned Sounder in grade school. I’ve been wanting to see the movie version. It looks like it catches at least some of the book’s sense of beautiful melancholy.

      Why, sir, do you ask?

  6. Haven’t read the novel, but the author intrigues me very much after seeing the movie.

    You won’t be disappointed and I look forward to your comments.

    Thanks Angelico.

    I cannot recommend this film enough. Not for kids.

  7. For better or worse, this is the first Korrektiv post that has inspired a post of my own…. http://www.ironiccatholic.com/2012/09/if-garrison-keillor-authored-apocalypse.html

    • I would have called it “If Matthew Lickona Authored the Apocalypse”, but oh right, I think that’s Surfing with Mel.

      • Matthew Lickona says:

        Would Pastor Inqvist have drunk in public? I recall an episode where Father visits him while the pastor has a cold and Father brings a bottle of brandy with him and the Pastor is so very grateful because he couldn’t have bought the booze himself, since people would talk.

        Otherwise, lovely. “It was never a game,” is so fabulous it hurts.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

      Superb pastiche that stands on its own.

      Keillor should just turn over Prairie Home Companion to IC and M-Lick, and Writer’s Almanac to J-Pot, and enjoy his declining years in peace and quiet, without ever again trying to sing on the radio.

      • Ha!

        I love Keillor and will mourn when he retires next year. I’ve seen the show live many times–he’s amazing in person and irreplacable. But thanks.

        Although Father Wilmer would get more airtime this way….

        But yes, J-Pot should do Writer’s Almanac for sure.

  8. notrelatedtoted says:
  9. This post WAS NOT intercepted, despite what the officials say…

    JOB

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