There were a lot of very bad things to take away from yesterday’s Redskins game, but perhaps one of the most talked about was the inept officiating crew.
It was clear early on that the refs did not have control of the game. Scuffles and punches after the whistle became a common occurrence, almost as common as the broadcast crew’s use of the word “chippy.”
You can read more about the chaos here, and some of the post-game quotes highlight what was going on.
“Never have I been involved in a game like this.” — Mike Shanahan.
“You wait for the second [punch] to be thrown before you throw a flag? They were doing a lot of dirty stuff after every play.” — Santana Moss, after the game.
“This is the dirtiest game I’ve ever played in. Hitting after the play. A guy ripped my helmet off one time. I didn’t know that was legal.” — Darrel Young For the record, not legal.
“They were doing a lot of dirty stuff after the play. In those situations, sometimes your emotions get the best of you.” — Fred Davis
“I think the game was out of hand from early on. It was tough to try to keep your composure. It was real chippy.” — DeAngelo Hall
“Obviously everybody wants the officials back. Hopefully it can happen in the near future.” — Shanahan
“The Rams/Redskins officiating crew is 50 shades of lame.” — Colin Cowherd. At least he didn’t use “chippy.”
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER ...
* Mike Wise says the Redskins have learned a tough lesson in overcoming adversity.
* Jason Reid says that loss of momentum was also a big problem.
* The Nats had a tough day too, getting swept by the Braves.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Please don't blame Josh for this loss we should of been put the game away it was just one bad decision we will rebound and be great #httr— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) September 17, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Ryan Zimmerman, telling us all not to panic about being swept by the Braves:
“We’re fine. We’ve put ourselves in a great position. We’ve played well all year, and we have two weeks left of playing baseball. Everything is right in front of us.”
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT II
Gio Gonzalez to Davey Johnson in the dugout during the fourth inning:
“I’ll kill you if you take me out.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
The Kastles won their second straight World Team Tennis title.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
This pretty much sums it up.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Orioles at Mariners, 10 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
The National Zoo is reporting that a Giant Panda cub was born last night . Stay tuned to the Panda Cam if you want to catch a glimpse.
Wednesday is Talk Like A Pirate Day. If you speak pirate, Krispy Kreme will give you a donut. If you dress like one, they’ll give you a dozen.