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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Morning pixels: Local athletes tweet frustrations with replacement refs


If you went to bed early last night, then you missed the biggest replacement ref debacle yet. A Seahawks hail mary pass to the endzone was clearly intercepted by Green Bay. One ref called it as such. The other, who was standing directly in front of the catch and saw a Seahawks player with his hand on the ball, ruled it a touchdown. The touchdown call stood and Seattle was handed the win.

Keith McMillan has the complete breakdown here, and you can see pictures of the chaos here. It was an embarrassment to everyone involved and I would not want to be Roger Goodell’s secretary today.

Some of our local athletes, including a few Redskins, were watching as well.

@RGIII Speechless after that...

@KirkCousins8 How was that a touchdown? I don’t understand...

@NickSundberg This is all I ask of the refs. Read the rule book. Its all you have to do all week. At least know the damn rules and how to implement them.

@GrahamGano I feel like I’m living under a rock since I haven’t seen “the catch” from last nights game. Have read all about it though.

@BillHamid28 Haha.. Let the NFL fines begin... Smh..

@ShelvinMack That’s a INT......they need the refs back big time.....

Yes, Shelvin. Yes they do.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Boz says the sun was in the Nats’ corner yesterday.

* The Nats’ magic number is now five.

* Tracee Hamilton says Kyle Shanahan should have faced the music on Sunday.

* Trent Williams is day to day.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Ian Desmond and Davey Johnson, after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez lost a ball in the sun:

“Payback,” Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. Added Ian Desmond, using the same word as his manager: “It’s funny the way baseball works.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Trevor Booker acting out a presidential fantasy on Air Force One.

PHOTO OF THE DAY II
Members of the Maryland football team took some time to visit with children at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

(Courtesy of UMD Football)

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Nats at Phillies, 7 p.m. on MASN. Blue Jays at Baltimore, 7 p.m. MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.

GREAT CAUSE OF THE DAY
On Oct. 4, local athletes and celebrities will walk in a fashion show to benefit Becky’s Fund, an organization that promotes awareness for domestic violence and provides victim support. Confirmed runway models for this year’s event include John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Lorenzo Alexander, Chris Pontius, Kedric Golston, Reed Doughty and Gary Clark. Tickets can be purchased here. See you there.

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Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Terps, Wizards, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Kirk Cousins, Nick Sundberg, Graham Gano, Bill Hamid, Shelvin Mack, Ian Desmond, Davey Johnson, Trevor Booker

 
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