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The End of the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Game Was Hilarious (Unless You're a Packers Fan)

The End of the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Game Was Hilarious (Unless You're a Packers Fan)

My first thought when I saw the interception by Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings that was ruled a touchdown catch credited to Golden Tate was, "I'm just glad this didn't happen to my team." Holy shit would that be tough to swallow.

We've rounded up some reactions from around the web including video of the play in question:

Green Bay Packers players not surprisingly had a few things to say on Twitter about the play. [Deadspin]

As of the 1:45 am, Packers guard T.J. Lang's tweet had nearly 62,000 retweets and over 17,000 favorites.

Here's how the AP described the scene:

SEATTLE -- In a bizarre ending that capped a brutal weekend for
replacement officials, the Seattle Seahawks somehow beat the Green Bay
Packers 14-12 on Monday night in a game that's certain to re-ignite
frustrations over the locked-out refs.
Russell
Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the
final play of the game, a game that finally ended 10 minutes later when
both teams were brought back on the field for the extra point.
Wilson
scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as
the clock expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way,
then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the
field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott
came out from under the hood and announced "the ruling on the field
stands" and CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.
It was nearly 10 minutes before the teams were brought back for the extra point.
The final decision is only going to fuel debate about the replacement officials coming off a weekend filled with disputed calls.

You think?

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe shared his thoughts at Deadspin:

One of the main points Commissioner Goodell has always harped on is
protecting the shield: not letting anything tarnish the brand of the
NFL. Commissioner, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but right now
the shield is tarnishing faster than a sailor's virtue in a two-dollar
whorehouse.

All the NFL.com videos of interest regarding the blown call:

>>Video of the play called a Golden Tate touchdown

>>Here's the Packers locker room watching the play after the game and Greg Jennings mocking the refs

>>Watch the NFL Network break down the rules of the simultaneous catch (clearly it didn't look like one)

>>Here's Pete Carroll and the Seahawks (pretty funny)

"Tie goes to the runner. Good call." LOLCarroll

We may update this post with more fun reactions...

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Position Title: Intern
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NBA Notes: Bulls bring back Doug Collins as special adviser

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NBA Notes: Bulls bring back Doug Collins as special adviser

CHICAGO -- Doug Collins has returned to the Chicago Bulls. Just not on the sideline this time around.

The rebuilding Bulls hired Collins on Tuesday to serve senior adviser of basketball operations, providing "an expert resource" for the front office and coaching staff.

Collins will report directly to executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson. General manager Gar Forman and coach Fred Hoiberg remain in their jobs.

"Doug will not be coaching," Paxson said. "Doug will not be a decision maker. None of the roles have changed."

While no one is getting fired at this point, Collins becomes another set of eyes for an organization that finally committed to a full rebuild after taking a patchwork approach in recent years (see full story).

Pelicans: Cunningham agrees to contract
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a one-year contract worth $2.3 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo, has not been announced.

The 6-foot-8 Cunningham spent the past three seasons in New Orleans, where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game last season.

The 30-year-old Cunningham has spent eight seasons in the NBA, beginning with Portland, which selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Villanova.

Cunningham could start for New Orleans at small forward in a lineup that would feature DeMarcus Cousins at center, Anthony Davis at power forward, Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.

Heat: Dragic retiring from Slovenia team
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- NBA guard Goran Dragic has confirmed he is retiring from the Slovenia team that won the European basketball championship.

Dragic says on Tuesday, "I achieved what I wanted, the gold medal, and this is the right time to bid farewell."

The 31-year-old Dragic led Slovenia with 35 points to beat Serbia 93-85 in the final on Sunday in Istanbul, earning the MVP award.

He says Slovenia's qualifying campaign for the 2019 world championship will start in November, and it would be impossible for him to play due to his professional duties with the Miami Heat in the NBA.

Tens of thousands of jubilant Slovenes greeted the new European champions on Monday in the capital of Ljubljana.