if the assinine players cant play by the rules, thats what you get. Refs are supposed “play” by the rules and throw the flags when they are justified. Its the players you should be pissed off at. If they cant play within the rules, they should go back to stocking shelves.
Have to agree with you. Everyone hates to see penalties all the time( especially the ones against their own team) . But how many times do we hear fans complaining about non-calls they thought their own team got jobbed on?
I would rather see a non-call then a call every play?
Because what is happening is big plays are being wiped out by cheap calls. Like the Argos first play of the game that went for big yards, but was called back. If that one play stood and the ARgos scored, who knows how the game might have gone?
They say you can call a penalty every play in football. But the refs should use their heads and keep the &^&%* out of the game.
I mean somebody should tell them not to call a penalty on every play. And only call flagrant fouls. Not anything that happens.
YOu wonder why you don't see many penalties in the GRey Cup? Because the refs are told not to call alot of penalties.
That should appy to the regular season as well.
Because enough is enough, or it'll be enough of the CFL this year for me.
It's the job of the refs to keep the game fair. If they throw a flag, it's because someone did something they shouldn't be doing. If they just let it go and "let them play" then they're allowing them to cheat.
You don't want holding calls, don't hold. You don't want offside calls, stay onside. You don't want roughing calls, control yourself. You don't want objectionable conduct penalties, grow up.
I hate when people say "if it weren't for this penalty, they would have scored a touchdown." What they're really saying is, "if we had been allowed to cheat, we would have scored more points." Illegal blocks call back kick returns because, if not for the block, the return wouldn't have existed. Holding calls back pass receptions because, if not for the hold, the QB may have been sacked.
Sometimes the infraction has nothing to do with the play, and that can be annoying; but it isn't the fault of the officials, it is the fault of the player who committed the foul.
Funny thing, sitting in the crowd, our seatmate beside us and our group "called" most of the penalties before the ref announced them. Whether they were against the Lion's or Argo's, most of them were pretty obvious.