Talk About Home Field Advantage

Did you see the Lions get jobbed at Seattle last night?

The Lions were working on a road win at Seattle. With 1:45 left the Lions advanced the ball to the Seattle 1-yard line, where Calvin Johnson fumbled. Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the end zone, which should have been an illegal batting call. The official made a judgement call that it was not a purposeful batting, making it a touchback and Seattle’s ball, instead of Detroit’s ball at the Seattle 1.

Sometimes you have to be better than good enough to win. There are about 20 NFL teams that wouldnt have won that game no matter what, and Detroit is one of them. Remember the game Seattle won against Green Bay when the replacement officials blew a call at the end? It’s the way sports works. It’s the way things work. Seattle though, isn’t in bed with the league like certain other teams.

Of course, the Denver Broncos have a similar home field advantage. In fact, they have the same record over the same time period Seattle does. The only way you’ll beat them at whatever the hell they call that place they play is by giving them a real beat down, and that’s not going to happen. You have to get Denver on the road, which is damn near impossible because the league isn’t going to make them play their rough games on the road. 

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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