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.
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.
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

All the 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...

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.

Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.

Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.

Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.

Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica. 

The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.

The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks. 

This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.