The referees, who originally had signaled a touchdown, changed the ruling to incomplete. The play was then reviewed, and it was determined that Johnson never completed his movement to the ground with complete control of the ball.
The rule in question states, "If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete."
Are you kidding me?
But but but...since I've been divorced from this pathetic organization now for 2 years I must say this. I DON'T CARE that they lost or that they got robbed. I don't care!!!
A few of you, the nemesis of my plight, the albatross around my neck will continue to berate me for even mentioning a team I don't care about. Yeah I get it, so get over it. My point is this, screw them they deserve it.
They've been robbing me blind for over 30 years. They've been robbing their fans for 53! My sympathy for them is zero. No, I don't support the NFL rule. Common sense has been overturned by process. What a joke.
The call was a joke. The game was a joke. The rule is a joke. The organization is a joke. Nothing new. The NFL is no longer fun. Next year when the NFL goes on strike, are we going to still feel bad about a blown call? Are we going to cry about Albert Haynseworth squabbling over a few million dollars? Put your anger where it should be, and that is toward the NFL, their stupid rules, their totalitarian rule to take any fun out of the game. They take themselves too seriously. Thank God for fantasy football, it's the only reason I watch anymore. Sympathies to those who have Calvin Johnson on their team.
Yeah I'm ticked off.