Frazier: NFL called, unprompted, to talk about officiating day after Vikings loss to Ravens

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 6:29 AM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The NFL has contacted the Minnesota Vikings about some questioned calls by the officials in Sunday's game at Baltimore.

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rjr2205Dec. 9, 13 4:24 PM

I imagine the NFL official said something like "Hey Fraz! Just called to say, remember the playoff game in New Orleans, well this was just more of the same!! Keep up your "good work" there in Minnie'!!! HeHeHe". Imagine the difference in treatment had the NFL screwed over THE DALLAS COWBOYS and then made a call to MR JERRY JONES!! Minn sports teams can be give this kind of treatment, as we most often get the poorest of officials, with impunity!!

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BCanniffDec. 9, 13 5:51 PM

Probably just a warning that if Frazier complained he would be fined. This has become a real loss of confidence in the officials by the coaches, players and fans. Mistakes by refs seem to cause the Vikings more problems than most teams. It would be interesting to see the grades the referees have gotten for working Viking games over the years. My guess is no higher than a D.

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u4775Dec. 9, 13 5:57 PM

Probably the worst officiated game I have ever seens instant replay come into existance. And strangely virtually every bad call went against the Vikings. Hmmmmm.

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voner26Dec. 9, 13 6:05 PM

Probably the worst call made was when CS said" Frazer is going no where." What a a***nine statement to make about the worst coach in the NFL by a GM. I agree, he is going no where because nobody else would hire him as seen with the seven turn downs by other clubs that interviewed him earlier as a head coach. That says it all.

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gcrackerDec. 9, 13 6:17 PM

Hey Pete Morelli... Helen Keller just called and said that even SHE could see you got all those calls wrong yesterday.

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kennyrogersDec. 9, 13 6:30 PM

Frazier should have asked them about missing Jacoby Jones stepping out of bounds three times on his touchdown return and about blowing the call on Marlon Brown's game winner because he didn't have possession with BOTH feet down. They just gave that to the Ravens becasue they blew the Lee Evans touchdown call in the 2011 AFC title game.

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paco22Dec. 9, 13 7:08 PM

Saying the NFL isn't rigged is like saying the WWE isn't staged....

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DO1023Dec. 9, 13 8:02 PM

Coaches and players get fined for complaining about officials mistakes. Officials should also be fined for mistakes that alter the outcome of the game. The dollar amount should be public knowledge.

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zoilovDec. 10, 13 6:59 AM

My favorite penalty was calling the vikings for 12 on the field, when the Ravens had not even snapped the ball. In fact, the Ravens hadn't even been set and were calling an audible.

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zoilovDec. 10, 13 7:04 AM

Now that the NFL made sure the Refs gave the Ravens all the breaks, which more than assisted in giving them victory, guess what? The league kept one more team in the playoff picture, and next Monday's game with the Ravens and Packers has high importance. This isn't the NFL, it's the WWF. Minnesota fans wasted 3.5 hours watching a fixed game...

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