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like2god
02-09-2008, 12:58 PM
I guess some people are taking the loss kind of hard. :lol:


To: National Football League; Commissioner Roger Goodell

We the fans of the New England Patriots demand that the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell review the last 1:40 minutes of the Super Bowl held February 3rd 2008. At 1:22 in the fourth quarter, after Jacobs attained a first down the clock was stopped. The following are the rules regarding clock management in a game.

1. The stadium game clock is official. In case it stops or is operating incorrectly, the Line Judge takes over the official timing on the field.

2. Each period is 15 minutes. The intermission between the periods is two minutes. Halftime is 12 minutes, unless otherwise specified.

3. On charged team time outs, the Field Judge starts watch and blows whistle after 1 minute 50 seconds, unless television does not utilize the time for commercial. In this case the length of the time out is reduced to 40 seconds.

4. The Referee will allow necessary time to attend to an injured player, or repair a legal player’s equipment.

5. Each team is allowed three time outs each half.

6. Time between plays will be 40 seconds from the end of a given play until the snap of the ball for the next play, or a 25-second interval after certain administrative stoppages and game delays.

7. Clock will start running when ball is snapped following all changes of team possession.

8. With the exception of the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half, the game clock will be restarted following a kickoff return, a player going out of bounds on a play from scrimmage, or after declined penalties when appropriate on the referee’s signal.

9. Consecutive team time outs can be taken by opposing teams but the length of the second time out will be reduced to 40 seconds.

10. When, in the judgment of the Referee, the level of crowd noise prevents the offense from hearing its signals, he can institute a series of procedures which can result in a loss of team time outs or a five-yard penalty against the defensive team.

Nowhere in the above rules does it state that in the conditions of what was happening on the clock should be stopped. Also in addition to this six seconds were added to the game clock. Had this illegal clock stoppage not occurred there would have been 40 seconds less time on the clock, 46 seconds less if you consider the six seconds added on after the play. This means that after that play, if the clock was running the way it is supposed to by the rulebook, there would only be 42 seconds left on the clock. Furthermore if this was not enough on the subsequent play time was not taken off during the play followed by a random flashing of numbers on the clock.

The following drive took the Giants a total of 52 seconds on the game clock from the point that six seconds were added to the clock. However if the time was managed the way it was supposed to be there would have been no time left on the clock after Eli Manning was tackled at :50 seconds on the game clock. This irrefutable proof demands that Super Bowl XLII be reviewed from the point of the first illegal stoppage.

We the fans of the NFL demand that Commissioner investigate this matter as it is in his ability and it is his responsibility. The following is what the commissioner may do in this matter.

Commissioner’s Authority

The Commissioner has sole authority to investigate and to take appropriate disciplinary or corrective measures if any club action, nonparticipant interference, or emergency occurs in an NFL game which he deems so unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of a game.

No Club Protests

The authority and measures provided for in this section (UNFAIR ACTS) do not constitute a protest machinery for NFL clubs to dispute the result of a game. The Commissioner will conduct an investigation under this section only to review an act or occurrence that he deems so unfair that the result of the game in question may be inequitable to one of the participating teams. The Commissioner will not apply his authority under this section when a club registers a complaint concerning judgmental errors or routine errors of omission by game officials. Games involving such complaints will continue to stand as completed.

Penalties for Unfair Acts

The Commissioner’s powers under this section (UNFAIR ACTS) include the imposition of monetary fines and draft choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game’s result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the extraordinary act occurred. In the event of rescheduling a game, the Commissioner will be guided by the procedures specified above ("Procedures for Starting and Resuming Games" under EMERGENCIES). In all cases, the Commissioner will conduct a full investigation, including the opportunity for hearings, use of game videotape, and any other procedures he deems appropriate.

Please do the right thing and investigate this game.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

Click Here To Sign Petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/XLIItr...tion-sign.html (http://www.petitiononline.com/XLIItr...tion-sign.html)

byroan
02-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Pats fans themselves say it's absurd.

http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showpost.php?p=793134&postcount=21

Mindwarp
02-09-2008, 01:03 PM
Hello pot, kettle is on line 1 For you

TotoreMexico
02-09-2008, 01:18 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

The Confessor
02-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Classic


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/biggest_whiner_statue_1-1.jpg

brandon27
02-09-2008, 02:56 PM
haha thats absolutely ridiculous... leave it to pats "fans"

WISfinfan13
02-09-2008, 03:02 PM
how about the illegal timeout called in the ravens game...that should also be reviewed...not to mention all the bs calls that went in the Pats favor this year...What a bunch of crybabies

like2god
02-09-2008, 03:33 PM
I just found it amusing. I know a few Pats fans and they think the whole thing is ridiculous. If the Pats had won, I wonder if the same type of petition would have popped up from Dolphin fans who refused to recognize the Pats achievement. ;)

ForthAndGoal
02-09-2008, 05:15 PM
This Is too funny!:lol:

http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/02/09/cheaters-feel-cheated-patriots-fans-want-final-1-40-of-super-bo/http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/02/09/cheaters-feel-cheated-patriots-fans-want-final-1-40-of-super-bo/

Mike13
02-09-2008, 05:19 PM
:lol:

phinatic8818
02-09-2008, 05:20 PM
haha i love them patsies fans. sour grapes

Beaker
02-09-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm sure the NFL will look into this, right after they deal with the second Spy gate installment.

JamesBW43
02-09-2008, 05:23 PM
New England tears are delicious

Dfan06
02-09-2008, 05:24 PM
lmao I love pats fan misery

LtDan
02-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Did you see the first reader comment?? The english teacher this guy had needs fired immediately:


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1. these people that are crying about the clock being stop well they should be crying about why no penalty was called when brady got hit in the head. when on different play after ball was knock out of bradys hand said player after brady put his are down by his leg the player grab bardys wrist and try to yank his arm out of its socket,oh i forgot the pats are the cheaters and the dirty players so those do not count. and the same goes for the pe3nalty that was called on the pts for a false start when the replay clearly shows that the penalty should have been against the defencive end of the gaints.how about the two lets say judgement plays that both went in favor of giants when twice the possesion of the ball was in the hands of the pats then went to giants.Oh i guess i should not forget the two elegal contacts that were clearly visable to all, all except the refs. that is.one being when the bur guy ran into mr.gay before pealing off to make catch. the other be the tumor gut making ljke a running back and straite arming the defencive back for five yards but of course the offical did not see it . thats football stuff happens but if your going to gry about some make it something real.

RGF
02-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Let me get this straight. The Patriot fans are whining because their team did not get favorable calls? That has to be the single most funniest,yet ironic thing I`ve ever heard. The Patriots were getting all,I mean ALL , the calls for as long as I can remember. The gall of these idiots suggesting they`ve been cheated is absurd.

Stefins
02-09-2008, 05:36 PM
That is too funny, I love it.
I just sent it to a pats fan I know.

Deof Movestofca
02-09-2008, 05:37 PM
Name: (required) Patsy Fanzar Soreloozers
Email Address: (required) CaughtWithVideoTape@Belicheat.com
Comments: (optional) WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

phinman1
02-09-2008, 05:46 PM
I relish in their pain.

studsatele
02-09-2008, 06:17 PM
personally. i recomend going to footballsfuture.com and clicking on the pats room and without class and with mucho arrogance, point out that they performed the single greatest choke outside of jenna jameson or tom bradys dad.

TomBradyWoot
02-09-2008, 06:50 PM
The whole thing is ridiculous. But for a couple of you to sit there and put it on the whole group is just as ridiculous.

The game's over. Pats lost. What's done is done.

MR NFLFAN
02-09-2008, 07:19 PM
I just knew it...its a conspiracy! :D

Jets81
02-09-2008, 09:26 PM
Did you see the first reader comment?? The english teacher this guy had needs fired immediately:


:lol:

shula_guy
02-10-2008, 01:08 AM
The patriots fan in general have been doing this same song and dance all season. They are very resentfull about being caught cheating. I have heard it all from them. There big excuse seems to be " It is being over inflated and everyone in the nfl is guilty cheating". They dont deny it, they just like to down play it. Everytime anything slightly controversial occurs with another team they are all about pointing thier fingers and mockingly calling for investigations.

Personally if they think they got grounds for a petetion its thier right to start one, let the leauge tell them if it has or hasnt any merrit to it.

Its kinda funny because most patriot fans will tell you everyone is out to get them and the leauge is bias against them, and every non patriot fan will tell you the exact opposite.

I am Bane
02-10-2008, 02:28 AM
I guess some people are taking the loss kind of hard. :lol:


that whole thing is just pathetic

unluckyluciano
02-10-2008, 02:32 AM
The whole thing is ridiculous. But for a couple of you to sit there and put it on the whole group is just as ridiculous.

The game's over. Pats lost. What's done is done.
Don't you have a petition to sign :err:

;)

Jt0323
02-10-2008, 06:23 AM
I'm 100% that if the Giants had lost they could have found something like this and made a petition just like this and then what would you say?
he said it best, if it was the other way around Pats fans would say the Giant fans are big babies

TomBradyWoot
02-10-2008, 12:01 PM
he said it best, if it was the other way around Pats fans would say the Giant fans are big babies

Smack talk not permitted here.

BleedinGreenNC
02-10-2008, 01:03 PM
Smack talk not permitted here.


Would you like a tissue for your issue?

FinsGirlie
02-10-2008, 01:47 PM
i read through 3 pages of this petition just to see what kind of replied had been left. nearly 85% of the three pages i looked at were people saying things like, wow the cheaters are calling cheating? or thats too bad, or how ironic. lol

padre31
02-10-2008, 11:56 PM
That Super Bowl is the gift that keeps on giving...:lol:

satz
02-11-2008, 09:52 AM
I have seen both the big forums and talked to people and how come no one know about looks me to like a jet fan or miami fan makjing noise.

cdy_0513
02-11-2008, 09:47 PM
I have seen both the big forums and talked to people and how come no one know about looks me to like a jet fan or miami fan makjing noise.
What in the hell are you trying to say??? :err:

Vertical Limit
02-12-2008, 11:22 AM
What in the hell are you trying to say??? :err:
lol I tried, and I just don't know what he was trying to say. My brain hurts.

Pagan
02-12-2008, 01:03 PM
A request for the NFL to investigate the final 1:40 of Super Bowl XLII (http://www.petitiononline.com/XLIItrut/petition.html)

MR NFLFAN
02-12-2008, 01:16 PM
I clicked on the petition link in the original posters message and this is what I got.



The petition ID does not appear to be valid.

Coral Reefer
02-12-2008, 02:37 PM
Almost 18,000 Pats arse hats signed. :sidelol:

This is great.

These guys think they are creating some great movement and all they are doing is giving us yet another opportunity to Laugh our arses off at them.

It's the perfect petition.

unluckyluciano
02-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Almost 18,000 Pats arse hats signed. :sidelol:

This is great.

These guys think they are creating some great movement and all they are doing is giving us yet another opportunity to Laugh our arses off at them.

It's the perfect petition.
If there has yet to be an overturned superbowl to this day what makes them think they would overturn this one. Pretty arrogant thinking IMO.

unluckyluciano
02-12-2008, 02:46 PM
68.jessica Logsdoneverything the pats do is looked at with close detail just cause it was a different team doesn't mean it should be handled any different
:boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo:

unluckyluciano
02-12-2008, 02:47 PM
38.Dave RosenthalI can't believe this isn't a big story. I mean, we should be 19-0, but the NFL hates that Pats, so instead we have to go through this the rest of our lives knowing we got jipped.

Agua
02-14-2008, 03:23 PM
If there has yet to be an overturned superbowl to this day what makes them think they would overturn this one. Pretty arrogant thinking IMO.

I think it's probably just their naivete in light of having never been on the bad side of officiating.

brandon1986
02-15-2008, 02:41 AM
this is too funny the patriots being exposed as cheats and them losing the superbowl it is just PERFECT