The NFL Finally Explains Why They Won’t Replay Saints vs. Rams

The NFL has finally broken their silence and revealed the real reason that they will not be replaying the final two minutes of the Saints versus Rams NFC Championship game. Basically, it all came down to money. The financial burden of not having the Super Bowl on February 3, 2019, would be too much for the NFL to handle.

People forget that the NFL is first and foremost a business. Sadly, they really really do not care about your feelings. If they were to replay this game, then it would push back the date of the Super Bowl. If that were to happen, the NFL would lose out on about $100 million. I don’t care if Roger Goodell was a Saints fan; this game isn’t being replayed.

The NFL has done everything they could to rectify this besides replaying the game. They have fined Nickell Robey-Coleman $26,739 for the hit and officially recognized there was a mistake in officiating that directly impacted the outcome of the game.

I feel for Saints fans. Soft 7 Sports is even co-founded by a Saints fan from Louisiana who wrote a letter to the NFL via this website. I feel for all 750,000 Saints fans who signed a petition for the game to be replayed. If this happened to my Broncos, I would be just as upset and demand a replay too. But, this would set a dangerous precedent.

If we were to hypothetically replay the game from the missed pass interference call, Rams fans would demand that they game then be replayed from missed facemask call the drive before. It was pretty blatant, not as blatant as the missed PI, but it definitely happened. It would start a vicious cycle of reviewing plays with painstaking detail finding the smallest penalty to use as grounds for a replay. Just not feasible.

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia 2

We’re back for the second Saturday in a row. As always we want to let our Soft 7 readers out there know that we love you all for your minds. Now, it is time to put those minds to the test. Time for the second installment of Saturday Morning Sports Trivia.

  1. On Sunday February 3rd, 2019, the LA Rams took on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl ___? (what number Super Bowl)
  2. Sean McVay and Julian Edelman once played each other in college. What were their respective colleges and what respective positions did they play?
  3. What NBA franchise has the most NBA titles with 17?
  4. Who was the first overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft?
  5. How many career home runs did Hank Aaron hit?
  6. Mariano Rivera was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class with what percentage of the vote?
  7. Two Americans in the 2003 NBA draft were selected in the first round straight out of high school. LeBron James and who else?
  8. In what city is Tottenham Hotspur FC located?
  9. Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray had the decision of professional football or baseball. What team did he initially sign with in the MLB?
  10. What soccer team has won the most UEFA Champions League titles?

Matching: Match the NFL Team to the amount of Super Bowls they have won.

Packers__________3
Steelers__________2
Bengals__________6
Colts_____________4
Broncos__________0

Answers:

  1. LIII (53)
  2. Sean McVay- Miami (OH), Wide Receiver, Julian Edelman- Kent State, Quarterback
  3. Boston Celtics
  4. Kwame Brown
  5. 755
  6. 100%
  7. Travis Outlaw
  8. London (North London)
  9. Oakland A’s
  10. Real Madrid

Matching:
Packers: 4
Steelers: 6
Bengals: 0
Colts: 2
Broncos: 3

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