A friend (and Facebook Friend) predicted that “Civilization set a new record for most f bombs in one night.”
This is why (watch until the NFL pulls this off YouTube):
Or listen to the incredulous Packer announcers (while they’re still on YouTube).
Facebook showed off various people’s quick graphics skills:
To say that the (replacement) officials FUBARed the call and the replay is to engage in gross understatement. The NFL rules state:
Item 5: Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers.
It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
The Green Bay Press–Gazette also reported the officials, if that’s what you want to call them, forced Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers to use a kicking ball instead of a regular football for the two-point conversion attempt that, had it succeeded, would have made the finish different.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King tweeted that it was “One of the great disgraces in NFL history.” I’m sure he’ll have more on this later today.