Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by BengalErnst » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:27 pm

StoneSentry wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Metallifreak10 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Why they wouldn’t add the 2 seconds and pull everyone back onto the field idk. I get it, a mistake was made, but it would’ve been easy rectifying that mistake.
Yeah, they just didn't want to bother. The explanation boiled down to "uhhh, I dunno, we thought the game was over. Oh well."
Just got home. Appreciate all the updates good sir. I’m now a little worried about the ending of the game.

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by Metallifreak10 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:54 pm

At least they admitted the mistake and there were consequences.

https://www.xfl.com/articles/xfl-statem ... uston-game

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by MGB01 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 pm

I couldn't tell if Zorn tried to put the offense back on the field or what, might have helped nudge.

But Booker isn't the only guy that should be fired from this, Blake(?) needs to go too. He looked like he was trying to go right over and confiscate the jerseys that Gates signed.

Unfortunately, between this, the 1-4 start, and the COVID scare, we may have just lost Seattle as a market. SD ready?

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by HVGuardian » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:26 pm

Metallifreak10 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:54 pm
At least they admitted the mistake and there were consequences.

https://www.xfl.com/articles/xfl-statem ... uston-game
This is about all you could hope for in the aftermath of what happened. A real shame as the game was otherwise very entertaining and competitive.

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by Regular Joe » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:21 am

MGB01 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 pm


Unfortunately, between this, the 1-4 start, and the COVID scare, we may have just lost Seattle as a market. SD ready?
Seattle will be fine. They're crazy & it's a party. Don't you remember the 30 years the Seahawks were perenial celler dwellers? Zorn was the QB there for awhile. They will love the team at 1-5. But it looks like their offense is showing signs of life, so hopefully they have a little more fun and notch a win.
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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by Firecop » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:27 am

I really have to admire the league for stepping up and taking responsibility for the error. Undoubtedly, this same incident won't ever happen again in the league and at the end of it all, that's all we can really hope for or expect.
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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by MGB01 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:20 pm

Regular Joe wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:21 am
MGB01 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 pm


Unfortunately, between this, the 1-4 start, and the COVID scare, we may have just lost Seattle as a market. SD ready?
Seattle will be fine. They're crazy & it's a party. Don't you remember the 30 years the Seahawks were perenial celler dwellers? Zorn was the QB there for awhile. They will love the team at 1-5. But it looks like their offense is showing signs of life, so hopefully they have a little more fun and notch a win.
Um, the Hawks were never perennial cellar dwellers--they've had 17 losing seasons in 44 and the worst stretch was four in a row (and even one of those was a playoff gimme for a rebuilding team thanks to Alex Smith: Turnover Machine)

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by Hammerpgh » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:31 pm

Sounder wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:33 pm
With Houston having just taken a 3 pt lead....it made no sense going for two. You go for one to make it more than a field goal, or you go for three to make it a six point game where a TD only ties it.
I didn't get this either, it made no sense whatsoever. The coaches are really struggling to get to grips with what the best option is on some of these extra points. Two points there was just no benefit other than if they just feel their chances are better a bit further out 🤔 Decided upstairs before the drive started apparently.

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by Hammerpgh » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:37 pm

Real shame that game ended with that controversy because it was another exciting Houston game. They just poorly managed the clock at the end having come back brilliantly and should have just been smarter. PJ should have just dropped back to use up more time and heave the ball out like JJ said. Game over, no controversy.

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Re: Game Thread: Seattle Dragons @ Houston Roughnecks Sat 7-Mar-20 2PM ET on ABC

Post by MGB01 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:09 pm

Seems that as he started going from the Mahomes of the XFL to the Russell of the XFL he ended up closer to the way Russell ended his last Super Bowl than the obvious Mahomes go back eight yards and airmail it--cue all the jokes of 'well of course the Seahawks were scouting him"

Which possibly leads to another problem that's been in the NBA for years, anticipation. It's likely they were anticipating PJW to do the same and had the game call ready. Then when he didn't, oh brother.

Big that the league got out in front of this. I'd like to see more than Booker fired (Blake needs to go too), but it needed to be done nonetheless.

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