The New Orleans Saints got robbed. Frankly, I’m still too upset about the whole thing to talk any further about it. Instead, I’ll just leave thoughts from across the world of sports for your viewing (or sulking) pleasure.
Hate to say it, but the officials, at least in part, send the Rams to the Super Bowl.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) January 20, 2019
Officials missed a call that could have been pass interference, helmet to helmet, unnecessary roughness, face guarding, any of them. Instead it was none of them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2019
The game, and legacies, were changed.
NFL screwed us out of a Brees vs Brady matchup! Still can’t believe it.— Marcus Cromartie (@Cromartie_M) January 21, 2019
Maybe the most tainted victory in history. #NFCChampionshipGame— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) January 20, 2019
I don’t mean to harp on it but that missed call should worry any football fan. Because even with something THAT obvious, there’s no accountability. Game just kept going. It’s funny now. But wait until it’s your team.— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) January 21, 2019
This is bad & should force NFL to set some precedent
As a fan who doesn't have a dog in this fight, I can't help but feel that the Saints were robbed in the #NFCChampionshipGame. The refs missed such an obvious call at the end on the 4th quarter that cost the Saints dearly.— Hawkeye KSCS DJ (@HawkeyeOnAir) January 20, 2019
Find me a worse no-call than that. Ever.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) January 20, 2019
Was able to confirm with league source that Sr. VP of officiating Al Riveron indeed admitted to Saints coach Sean Payton that the officials should have thrown a flag after the sideline hit. Defensive pass interference should have been called.— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 21, 2019
Still have no idea how the refs missed that PI in New Orleans..— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 21, 2019
I've seen the Saints/Rams no call pass interference play at least 50 times this morning.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) January 21, 2019
It's more egregious with every viewing.
Not sure I’ve ever seen a more blatant last-minute pass interference penalty that was TOTALLY MISSED by the refs. How does that happen? Look where the football is. #saints #Rams pic.twitter.com/N1UsMi3UeB— Chris Gailus (@chrisgailus) January 20, 2019
Congrats to @RamsNFL. Coach McVay is a helluvs coach. Their defense played well too. But the @Saints were robbed in that non-pass interference call. That was ridiculous. Shouldn’t have been an OT. No matter, if it’s the @RamsNFL vs @Chiefs I’m lovin’ that.— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 20, 2019
They don’t sell textbooks about football penalties, but if they did, this play would open the chapter about pass interference. https://t.co/AQeSG1nXjq— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 21, 2019
The @Saints got robbed on that pass interference call. Can’t believe you lose a shot to get to the Super Bowl that way. This will hurt forever.— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) January 20, 2019
Saints: “That was pass interference on the Rams!”— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 20, 2019
That was one of the most blatant no call pass interference plays maybe ever... Saints big time screwed there.— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) January 20, 2019
Saints got robbed!— Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) January 20, 2019
I don’t know how @NFL responds to this. When @Browns robbed by an official the official was fired, but it was early in season, it was @Browns. A real league would call this a travesty, and quickly. Do-over next weekend. That becomes the fail safe weekend. @saints just robbed.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) January 20, 2019