Another weekend of football, and another weekend of bad officiating. I know many of you know I’m a cheese head, and are thinking “he’s just whining because his team lost” …not really. This is becoming a league wide problem, and fans are getting fed up with it. I have since cancelled my NFL Sunday Ticket, and refuse to purchase anything that will generate revenue for the league. I know…I know one person can’t change the world, but it’s piece of mind for me. On a lighter note at least a couple Packer fans can find humor in it.
Appleton native Alyssa Gruender got her 15 minutes of internet fame — millions of views and Instagram likes from famous pro athletes. Gruender, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a 2016 graduate of Appleton North High School, acted out a silly skit where she plays a quarterback and is gracefully laid down onto some grass by her boyfriend, Sean McGann. They filmed it Sunday afternoon outside McGann’s home in Baraboo, shortly after Matthews was called for a penalty for a hit on Washington quarterback Alex Smith. McGann tweeted it out with the message “How to sack a quarterback in the NFL….wait nvm.”
How to sack a quarterback in the NFL….wait nvm. pic.twitter.com/EYuOo4qNEq
— Sean McGann (@seanmickeyG14) September 23, 2018
The video seems to get across the exact feelings of a lot of NFL fans — and Packers fans in particular — after three weeks of the season. This was the third week in a row Matthews was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty. This time it nullified a 17-yard sack in the third quarter of the Packers’ 31-17 loss at Washington.
Matthews made headlines after the game, telling reporters the NFL “is going in a direction I think a lot of people don’t like. I think they’re getting soft. The only thing hard about this league is the fines that they levy down on guys like me who play the game hard.“. I agree 100%
This is a foul for roughing the passer – the defender lands “with all or most of the defender’s weight” on the passer. Rule 12, Section 2, Article 9(b): https://t.co/s9YKN8NLuT #GBvsWAS pic.twitter.com/ei2QZkvvzx
— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) September 23, 2018