Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Prevents Ravens’s Jacoby Jones From a Kick-Return Touchdown by Stepping Onto Field … “The Tomlin Tackle”
If it is Thanksgiving Football, we are most certain to have a controversial play …
In 1993 there was the bone-head touching of the blocked field goal by Leon Lett in the Thanksgiving Day game between the Cowboys and Dolphins on the frozen, icy, snowy field in old Cowboy Stadium. 1n 1998 there was the botched referee coin flip in OT between the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers that cost the Steelers the game. In 2012 there was the the Patriots-Jets finale game that on Thanksgiving Daynight gave us the infamous “butt fumble” by Mark Sanchez. Now we have the “Tomlin” tackle. As the Ravens’s Jacoby Jones gets the kick off and is about to bring it back for a TD, he had one man to beat. Who knew it would be Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin? What is even more unbelievable than Tomlin saying it was not intentional was the fact that the referee running down the sideline on the play and had to avoid Tomlin, never called any type of foul. HUH? In a day in which one sometimes think the NFL has turned into a “flag” football league where teams are no longer allowed to hit and play defense, how do the referee’s miss this call? The ref could have given Baltimore a touch down, he could have called an sportsman-like penalty for a player/coach being in a restricted area of the field. He did nothing.
Check the tape below. Tomlin can be seen standing in the stripe of white paint that nestles the field, facing away from Jones as he comes racing up the sideline during his 73-yard return.
The replay clearly shows Tomlin shifting his eyes from the video board to Jones, hopping out of the way just in time. No contact was made, but Tomlin’s proximity to the field of play appeared to be a factor in Jones deciding to cut back toward the middle of the field where he was tackled by Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen.
Judge for yourselves.
Tomlin explained the play after the game: “I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron; it provides a better perspective for me. Obviously, I lost my placement as he broke free, and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play.”
“It broke my stride a little bit,” Jones admitted, “(but) I still shouldn’t have got caught.”
Baltimore Raven’s QB Joe Flacco accused Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of intentionally interfering (VIDEO) to stop Jacoby Jones from scoring on a kickoff return. Well yea, I have no pony in this race as I basically dislike both teams, and it was pretty obvious that it was intention. Especially, with the grins that Tomlin had on his face like a little boy who just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
After the Steelers scored to close to 13-7 in the third quarter, Jones broke free down the sideline but slowed up with Tomlin on the white stripe near the field of play — with his foot on the field at one point as Jones neared his location. Tomlin, who had his back to the play, was not penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct but Flacco believes he should have been.
It was nine months ago at the Super Bowl that Flacco took flak for suggesting to teammates that they should run out on the field to tackle Ted Ginn Jr. on the final play.
“That’s exactly what he just did,” Flacco said. “He was looking at the big screen the whole entire time, he knew where he was, he knew where Jacoby was. He pulled my move.”
NFL Rulebook: rule 13 section 1 article 4.
RESTRICTED AREAS Article 4 All team personnel must observe the zone restrictions applicable to the bench area and the border rimming the playing field. The only persons permitted within the solid six-foot white border (1-1) while play is in progress on the field are game officials. For reasons involving the safety of participating players whose actions may carry them out of bounds, officials’ unobstructed coverage of the game, and spectators’ sightlines to the field, the border rules must be observed by all coaches and players in the bench area. Violators are subject to penalty by the officials.
The NFL can thank their lucky stars that Pittsburgh did not come back and win this game as the Raven’s only ended up getting a FG after this run back, rather than the 7 points they should have. The NFL is to review the play and I would expect that a harsh penalty is going to have to come down on this. You can’t allow this to happen again. Look for the referee to get smacked down too and down-graded.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin should have been penalized for stepping on the field last night and the play will be reviewed for discipline over the next week, an NFL official confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Daily Commentary – Friday, November 29, 2013 – CBS Takes Action After False Benghazi 60 Minutes Report
- CBS makes reporter Lara Logan take a leave of absence
It would appear that lying is worse than smoking crack …
Just how bad is it for Barack Obama? The crack smoking, foul mouthed, bizarro Toronto mayor Rob Ford actually has a higher approval rating than Barack Obama. Kind of amazing. Barack Obama is at all-time lows in every single major media poll, including a CBS poll that has Obama’s job approval at 37%. But then again, if you Ford told the truth and admitted to smoking crack, Barack Obama lied through his teeth to the American people and took away their health insurance with Obamacare.
Rob Ford, the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, has a higher approval rating than Barack Obama, according to a survey.
A Forum Research survey of 1,049 Toronto voters found that 42 per cent approved of the job Mr Ford has been doing as mayor of Canada’s largest city.
Although it is a two point drop from two weeks ago, it is up from the 39 per cent approval rating he had before he admitted smoking crack cocaine.
By comparison, earlier this week Mr Obama’s popularity slumped to an all-time low, with only 37 per cent of Americans approving of the job he is doing.
The result suggests that Mr Ford could still be competitive in next year’s municipal election, although only 33 per cent of those polled said they would vote for him in 2014.
Posted November 25, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Harry Reid, the Senate Democrats, Barack Obama & Joe Biden’s Nuclear Hypocrisy … Senate Goes Nuclear with Democrat Party Vote 52-48
Partisan Democrats end 225 years of precedent … Democrats just striped the protection of “We the People” who are in the minority.
Democrats were against it, before they were for it …
Yesterday, Democrats broke 225 years of precedent, when the U.S. Senate voted along Democrat partisan line 52-48 to invoke the so-called nuclear option allowing confirmation for most presidential nominees by simple majority. Some Democrats split with the party and voted against the change; however, the 52 votes were all of the Democrat party. Hmm, isn’t how we got Obamacare? What this does is the Senate voted to severely limit the use of the filibuster, one of the few tools a minority party has in our representative democracy. This was nothing more than a “Naked Power Grab.” As Dana Milbank writes, Congress wasn’t broken before, it certainly is now. What Reid (D-NV) and his fellow Democrats effectively did was take the chamber of Congress that still functioned at a modest level and turn it into a clone of the other chamber, which functions not at all. They turned the Senate into the House.
The Senate vote Thursday to lower the barriers for presidential nominations should make it easier for President Obama to accomplish key second-term priorities, including tougher measures on climate change and financial regulation, that have faced intense opposition from Republicans in Congress.
The move to allow a simple majority vote on most executive and judicial nominees also sets the stage for Obama to appoint new top officials to the Federal Reserve and other key agencies — probably leading to more aggressive action to stimulate the economy and housing market. And it frees Obama to make changes to his Cabinet without the threat of long delays in the Senate before the confirmation of nominees.
Laura Ingraham discuses the “nuclear option” on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’.
Remember when Senate Barack Obama said he was against the “Nuclear” option in 2005? So why the sudden change of heart Obama? Maybe because as we saw with Obamacare, you are just a lair. Hmm, did Obama also run in 2012 on the notion that “if you like the rules of the US Senate you can keep them’? What a frigging hypocrite.
HMM, WHAT CHANGED. REPUBLICANS THREATENED IT, BUT NEVER WENT THRU WITH IT. OBAMA HAS TRULY DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY AND ITS GOVERNMENT.
The Gateway Pundit has more on Harry Reid and Dems Overturn 1806 Senate Rule & Pass ‘Nuclear Option.’
Senator Barack Obama in 2005 against the nuclear option
Senator Joe Biden in 2005 against the nuclear option. Take a good listen at what Biden says when he was in the minority.
Obama says this is not what the Founders intended … compilation of numerous Democrats who were against it, before they were for it.
Joe Biden calls it a “naked” power grab and says, “you will not be in the majority forever”.
Another poll and another new low for Barack Obama …
According to the most recent CNN poll, President Barack Obama has hit an all-time low with his job approval as only 41% approve of the job he is doing, while 56% disapprove. This poll is just one of many recent job approval polls that have Obama hovering at 40% or under in the 30′s. Even more troubling for Obama is that he has lost the middle and women as the approval/disapproval is remarkably far apart: Independents 32-63, Moderates 40-56 and Woman 40-53. Powerline makes an important point in that this is just the beginning of the slide as the real affects of Obamacare have yet to hit a majority of Americans. When 10′s of millions or greater lose their employer insurance plans, lose access to their preferred physicians and hospitals, “Poll numbers that look like a floor today will look like a ceiling in six months.” Yes they will.
And right on script, Obama looks to blame everyone but himself.
- ABC News/Washington Post
- Quinnipiac University
- PEW Poll
- FOX News
- National Journal Heartland Monitor
- NBC News/Wall Street Journal
- CBS News
As President Barack Obama’s approval rating hits another all-time low, a new national survey also indicates that Americans say the President has less power than congressional Republicans when it comes to shaping events over the next year.
According to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, 41% of Americans approve of the job the President’s doing in the White House, the lowest level for that crucial indicator in CNN polling. Fifty-six percent questioned say they disapprove of Obama’s performance, an all-time high in CNN surveys.
The President’s overall job approval rating is down three points since mid-October after being stuck in the mid-40s for several months in CNN polling. But it’s worth noting that Obama’s woes did not begin with the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website in October, Holland pointed out.
“The real damage came in June, when reports about NSA spying and IRS treatment of conservative groups caused an eight-point drop in his approval rating – a far more significant change than what the numbers from October suggest,” he said.
How comical is it that Rasmussen is the outlier poll that favors Obama the best at 43% approve, 55% disapprove?
UPDATE I: Hot Air takes a look at several of the cross-tabs of the poll, and they do not bode well for Democrats.
Posted November 22, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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HUH? Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao Testifies that 60 to 70% of Obamacare Web Site Still Needs to Be Built … Payment & Accounting Systems Have Yet to be Built
OK, I am officially speechless, this is worse than an EPIC FAIL … This is a complete and unmitigated Clusterf*@k.
After 3+ years, some where in the range of $400 to 500 billion and growing, President Barack Obama, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, CMS and the Obama techies allowed the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov to go live and according to testimony today from Chief Obama IT Officer Henry Chao, 60 to 70% of the site still needs to be built? Not fixed, but built!!! As reported at NRO. the payment, back office and accounting systems of Healthcare.fail have yet to be built. How is these even conceivable?
The information-technology systems of Obamacare are still anywhere from 30 to 70 percent unfinished, an administration official testified today.
Admittedly, the answer from Henry Chao, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy chief information officer, in a House hearing today isn’t really clear. At one point he seems to indicate 30 to 40 percent of the information-technology system supporting the Obamacare exchanges is unfinished; at another point it sounds more like he’s saying 60 to 70 percent. But the news is stunning either way: HealthCare.gov was launched with some massive parts unfinished, and they are still unfinished.
It would appear that The Politico’s initial estimates were wrong. To be honest, I do not care if the number is 40% that still needs to be built. As Q and O stated, this is mind boggling. Amen brother, it actually might go even beyond that. Even with all the “glitchy” issues that have marred the roll-out of the website, no one that testified bother to ever mention? Really? Folks, I am a healthcare project manager and data analyst by trade and it is simply beyond the realm of all things possible for anything like this to occur. Unless it was intentional.
So let’s clarify what was testified to, the payment and accounting systems still need to be built. That means that Sebelius and Obama allowed a web site to go live to the American people where the Obamacare law forced Americans to purchase health insurance and a law that booted individuals off their current private insurance policies, even if they liked them and wanted to keep them, and no one can actually pay for a policy. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Folks, you are not enrolled in Obamacare until you pay your first premium. That has to be done by December 15, 2013 in order for an individual to have coverage effective January 1, 2014.
I guess we now know why Team Obama wanted to count the policies in one’s cart as enrollment. I would dare say that there are no actual enrollments in the federal exchanges, it would be impossible with no payment system in tact. This defies all logic. Even Barack Obama and his Chicago gang cannot be this ignorant. One actually has to go out of their way to be this colossally incompetent. I cannot see how this site will be fixed by the end of November a promised by Barack Obama. I also cannot see how the accounting functions can be completed by December 15.
But do not fret America, Obama can fill out a NCAA Basketball bracket like no body’s business, much to the admiration of a gushing media.
Team Obama Cooked the Books with Unemployment Numbers One Month Before 2012 Election … Jack Welch Vindicated!!!
THE CHICAGO, ALINSKY WAY: “THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO WIN” … WELCOME TO UNEMPLOYMENT-GATE!!!
Remember the skepticism by many when the remarkable coincidence occurred in the last reporting month prior to the 2012 Presidential election, when low and behold the unemployment numbers dropped from 7.1% to 7.8%? The numbers were hailed by Obama, his minions and an all to willing lap-dog media as the country’s economic situation was headed in the right direction and Obama’s policies were working. Just one problem, as reported in the New York Post, “The numbers were manipulated and the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it”. Why is this not a surprise from what has become one of the, if not the most corrupt and scandalous White House’s ever. It was not a shock to Jack Welch, who at the time questioned the numbers reported and basically called them flat out dishonest.
Jack Welch was attacked for his comments on the unemployment numbers … Watch the VIDEO below of Chris Matthews going after him. Welch would not take back what he said. Matthews asked for an apology. Looks like Mathews owes Jack Welch an apology.
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.
The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.
And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.
And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.
“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of Jack Welch’s tweet and the 873,000 jobs that were created. What a frigging joke. Just how corrupt is the Obama presidency? Hot Air also emphasizes an important point in that this is not just a political election issue, election issue, Crudele reminds his readers that investors make critical decisions based on BLS data and its reputation for integrity and so does the Federal Reserve. At this point Richard Nixon is looking like a Boy Scout compared to Barry O.
Look for all of Barack Obama poll numbers to hit the 30′s after this.
OH MY CANADA … Toronto’s Crack Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Says the Following During Live Media Presser … “He Gets Enough Pu$$y to Eat at Home” VIDEO (Update: Wants to Run for Prime Minister Of Canada)
OH MY CANADA … CAN THE TORONTO CITY HALL PLEASE RESTRICT ALL OF THIS LOONS POWERS …
So you thought that you had heard it all from Toronto’s crack smoking mayor Rob Ford? Not even close. At a presser answering some media questions and allegations against him, Ford did the unthinkable. Ford stunned everyone in attendance with his lewd, inappropriate and foul mouthed comments about allegations in court documents released that he had claimed to have been intimate with former policy adviser Olivia Gondek. Are you kidding me, who says this? Does this man have any self-restraint? Your wife must be so proud.
“It says I wanted to eat her pu**y and I have never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married and I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”
Warning, and we do mean warning: Graphic piggish language from an admitted crack user
Really Mayor Ford? When a individual finally admits to smoking crack, admits to one of his many drunken stupors and goes off on a foul mouthed tirade wanting to kill someone and thinks nothing of it to use the “P” word in public … I would dare say that you are pretty much capable of saying anything. Just saying.
This man does not care about politics, he is a self-centered narcissist who has no self-control and the world and media attention needs to center around him.
Last week they stripped him of most of his powers, now they look to take away all of his powers and make him mayor in name only.
A new challenge to Mayor Rob Ford awaits him at Toronto City Hall today, as councillors are set to consider yet another motion to limit his powers.
The motion calls for paring back the mayor’s office budget so that it is equivalent to that of a regular member of city council, and for the balance of his budget to be administered by his deputy.
The councillors will also consider delegating additional powers Ford holds to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.
Council has already taken steps to restrict Ford’s powers in recent days, amid a high-profile scandal that has seen the mayor admit to having smoked crack cocaine, to buying illegal drugs and to other behaviours he has deemed embarrassing to have revealed.
Could he just go to his reality TV show and stopping making a mockery of things. More from CNN of Toronto’s biggest embarrassment. The idea that Ford even contemplates being Prime Minister after all of the stuff he has been through lately tells us more than we need to know of Rob Ford.
Sounding confident about his re-election chances, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said this weekend that he has aspirations for higher office.
“Yes, one day I do want to run for prime minister,” Ford said during an interview with Fox News Channel’s John Roberts.
Without delving into specifics, Ford said that he is receiving treatment while insisting that he does not suffer from addiction.
Umm, Did Democrat New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand Just Admit “We All Knew” that Barack Obama was Misleading Americans on ObamaCare
Welcome to Obamaland where knowing lying and defrauding the American people is simply not being specific.
Check this out, New York Democrat Senator Kirstin Gillibrand just admitted on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that they all knew that Barack Obama was lying when he promised the American people, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, period.” When asked by Martha Raddatz whether she had been mislead by Barack Obama, Gillibrand’s response was … “No, we all knew.”
New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said this morning on “This Week” that President Obama should have been more specific when he made his famous promise — which he subsequently backtracked on — that Americans who liked their health care plans could keep them under his signature health care law.
When asked a second time if she felt misled by the president, Gillibrand repeated, “He should have just been specific.”
“No, we all knew.
How do you like them apples America? This Democrat Senator just admitted that they all [Democrats] knew that people could not keep their insurance if they liked it. Kirstin Gillibrand thinks that Obama’s credibility issue is the implementation of “glitchy” Healthcare.gov, not the fact that he and the rest of Democrats knowingly lied to people. What Obama and Democrats did is called FRAUD!
However, its more than that. If they knew and knowing mislead the people as Alinsky principles teach them that the ends justify the means, it would mean they also partook in a conspiracy, collusion and a cover up. Democrats are kidding themselves if they think that they and Obama do not have a credibility problem with “We the People”. Democrats are in for a hell of a time in 2014.
Comments from video:
Raddatz: Do you feel misled by Obama?
Gillibrand: He should have been more specific. Because the point is if you are being offered a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick you are going to have to go into bankruptcy. Those plans should never be offered. [But yet millions of Americans lost perfectly good healthcare plans, even Democrat Kirsten Powers.]
Raddatz: So were you misled?
Gillibrand: No, we all knew. The whole point of the plan is to cover things people need.
Watch Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-D) Spin Through Her Teeth, Stumble & Stammer as She Tries to Rewrite What She Previously Promised in Obamacare
Good grief, House Democrat Minority Leader sounded like Porky Pig this morning on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as she struggled to defend her past words and promises.
It was not meant to be a trick or gotcha question, but David Gregory confounded Pelosi on NBC’s Meet the Press’ when she was asked a simple question regarding keeping her promises the the American People. But for moonbat Nancy Pelosi, she could not seem to even muster a lame apology like Obama. Not for this liberal progressive true believer. She did her best Harry Houdini trying to contort and twist out of a straight jacket and Bill Clinton in parsing her words. Isn’t it interesting that she now uses the words, “there isn’t anything in the law,” as opposed to, “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” I hardly think the millions of individuals who have lost their insurance coverage in California Ms. Pelosi care about semantics.
“Let me commend the president. He’s gracious and he’s taking responsibility but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything in the law that said if you like what had before 2010 you couldn’t keep it.”
But wait, that is not what Nancy Pelosi said in the past. From The Weekly Standard comes San Fran Nan getting busted in a lie. But then again what should we expect from Democrats who have been caught in a major lie with Obamacare making promises to the American people they very well knew was not true. What is amazing is that her web site even to this day says, “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”
“Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it?” Pelosi asked. “I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.”
In fact, Pelosi said in 2009: “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” Pelosi’s website still states: “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”