Chris McAlister Is Our New Hero December 5, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Sports.
IF HATIN’ ON THE PATRIOTS IS WRONG, WE DON’T WANNA BE RIGHT
FITSNews – December 5, 2007 – We’ve never had a problem with the Baltimore Ravens. Sure, their fans b*tch and moan from time-to-time about how the Colts bolted the City of Baltimore for “greener pastures” in Indianapolis 23 years ago, but we can understand that. No hard feelings, right? Plus, the Ravens aren’t “replacement players,” they’re consistently competitive and have the most exciting defense in the league. In fact, we were rooting hard for them on Monday night when they came up just a little short of handing the hated New England Patriots their first loss of the season.
“It’s hard to go out there and play the Patriots and the refs at the same time,” McAlister said. “They put the crown on top and they want them to win.”
Specifically, Baltimore had New England stopped on a key fourth down play late in the game but the referees insisted a timeout had been called prior to the play. On another do-or-die fourth down for New England, the Ravens were called for a questionable defensive holding penalty. Adding insult to injury, New England’s game-winning touchdown catch with forty-four seconds left appeared to have been bobbled by wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.
The Patriots have already had one cheating scandal this year, and it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if NFL officials are giving them the benefit of the doubt in the hopes that they can become the NFL’s first undefeated team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.