Has anyone in New Orleans gotten over the infamous no-call involving the Saints in the NFC Championship game?
Drew Brees threw a pass towards Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was flattened by Rams' cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who made helmet-to-helmet contact before the ball had even reached Lewis. However, Robey-Coleman, who initially told reporters the play was definitely pass interference, said Saturday the pass was tipped, in which case pass interference would not be applicable.
A week before the Super Bowl, and the memes are focusing on 3 things: Still making fun of the New Orleans Saints, showing everyone supports the Los Angeles Rams, and the usual New England Patriots are cheaters remarks.
With the score tied 20-20 on Sunday and 1:45 remaining in the game, the Saints faced a third-and-10 from the Rams' 13-yard line. Back in 2012, when replacement refs were on the field, a Saints-Panthers official was pulled because he was just openly living his life as a Saints fan. The Rams tied up the game with a field goal to force overtime.
Two lawsuits have been filed. As a result, conspiracy theorists and fans alike have been popping up, demanding Roger Goodell invoke a rarely known rulebook and overturn the outcome of the game. Saints coach Sean Payton said after the game that he received a call from an National Football League executive admitting the error.
"And, because the officials on the field are humans, like the players and coaches, errors will happen", according to the NFL's court papers. Fans of the Saints aren't going to forget having to surrender NFL Draft picks because of it either.
The story that won't go away any time soon is only getting juicier by the day, it seems. They knew they missed the call.