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...

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

Twenty-five of the Union’s 34 games in 2017 will be featured on CSN and TCN, as Jim Curtin’s club vies for a second straight playoff berth.

Twenty matches will air on TCN, while five can be seen on CSN. The nine others will be appear across 6ABC, ESPN and FOX Sports 1.

The Union’s season opener on March 5 at the Vancouver Whitecaps will broadcast on TCN and the team’s home opener on March 11 against Toronto FC will air on CSN. The next three games — March 18 at Orlando City SC, April 1 at D.C. United and April 8 vs. the Portland Timbers — will be shown on TCN.

The Union are coming off an 11-14-9 season and their second-ever trip to the MLS playoffs in which they suffered a first-round exit to Toronto FC.

For the Union’s full 2017 schedule, click here.

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.

Toews notched his fourth career hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:02 left to stave off a spirited rally by the Wild, who began a franchise-record eight-game homestand on Feb. 8 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Toews had a goal and two assists in that one and has 37 points in 35 career games against Minnesota.

Chicago's captain has been chewing up almost everyone else, too, with 20 points in his last 12 games. Toews' wing men Nick Schmaltz and Richard Panik had the other goals, giving the Blackhawks 34 goals in their last eight games. Their first line totaled nine points.

Mikael Granlund's second power-play goal for the Wild brought them within 4-3, before Ryan Suter hit the crossbar with a shot that nearly tied it (see full recap).

Islanders open 9-game road trip with win
DETROIT -- Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.

De Haan's shot from above the left circle was stopped by Petr Mrazek, but the rebound went off Detroit defenseman Xavier Ouellet and the back of the goaltender's left leg and into the net. John Tavares scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a two-goal lead and they coasted to the victory.

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for New York.

Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit and Mrazek finished with 19 saves.

The Islanders, in contention for a wild-card spot, began a stretch of nine straight road games by winning for the third time in four games and improved to 8-13-4 away from home (see full recap).

Crosby, Penguins take care of Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also scored to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounce back from their only loss since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh moved three points behind East-leading Washington and is 7-1-3 since the break.

Jeff Skinner scored for the last-place Hurricanes, who have their second five-game losing streak in the past five weeks. They have been outscored 19-4 during the current slide.

Matt Murray made 29 saves for the Penguins while Cam Ward stopped 19 shots for Carolina (see full recap).