You’ve seen the video by now. I won’t pretend that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t. Green Bay Packers defensive back M.D. “20/20” Jennings clearly intercepted Russell Wilson’s hail mary pass as the clock expired in last night’s Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Even my brother, a diehard Seahawks fan, texted me as the world was going nuts that the league’s replacement refs should be fired. It was amazing, to say the least, and I can’t even imagine how I’d react if I were a Packers fan.
I think Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy summed it all up quite nicely.
“It was awful. Just look at the replay. And then the fact that it was reviewed, it was awful,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers succinctly summed it up. “That’s all I’m going to say about it.”
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was equally concise. “Don’t ask me a question about the officials,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years in football.
That said, Ape already did a great job in capturing some of the reactions from last night, and the USA Today has a fun rundown (a fundown!) of random sports figures’ reactions. I poured myself a hot cup o’ java this morning and settled into Twitter to see what I missed after my feed was clogged faster than Kirstie Alley’s toilets on Taco Tuesday last night. The vitriol – if that’s even a strong enough word – for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Twitter is hilariously outrageous.
There were death threats, calls for suicide, and some of the most vulgar invitations for self pleasure that I’ve ever read. Unfortunately, I try to keep these here pages as clean as possible, so I ignored those. Well, most of them. After the jump, I’ve included this morning’s wet spot of PACKLASH.