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A Breath of Fresh Air

Want to turn ESPN Radio off?  Want Trent Dilfer to be out of your life forever?  Want all the “Cowboys are the hottest team” parrot’s to shut the heck up?

Well, our good friend over at the Vikings Ship is actually bringing some good news to our doorstep today.

Check out his article by clicking here.  He breaks down the stats and gives us about a zillion reasons to believe in our Purple!

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6 Responses to “A Breath of Fresh Air”

  1. olderthandirt says:

    Thanks for the link Adam. Pretty interesting read. So I guess the “Boys” aren’t that great after all. LOL

    I forwarded that article to a Vikes fan in OK. She replied with some info that the ref for the game is a born and bred Texan, and he is the worst of all refs, when it comes to flagging the homefield team.

    What say you to that??? Is the rumor correct??

  2. olderthandirt says:

    I was told the refs name is Walt Anderson, and his crew is the worst, by far, in officiating for the homefield. Have we dealt with him in any other games this season???

  3. olderthandirt says:

    113 penalties for 1,029 against home teams. The most for any crew in the NFL.

    Looks like it could be a flag happy day. Just what we need. ………….NOT!!!!

  4. bigjohnny84 says:

    Great link Adam. How can the media ignore the stats? Thanks to the Vikings Ship for the info. Geez Dirt tell me it aint so, this could be a game decided by the officials, I hate it when they do that.

  5. olderthandirt says:

    Should Walt Anderson recuse himself from this game?

    Here’s his background:

    Raised in Channelview, Texas where his father was a high schooll football head coach. He played quarterback for his father at Channelview. Later, he played football for Sam Houston State University.

    He became a dentist and received a Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Texas.

    He began officiating junior high and little leagues, high school, then eventually college. In 11 years of college experience, he worked games in the Lone Star Division II, Southland Divison I-AA, and Southwest Athletic Conferences (Division I).

    On April 26, 2006, Anderson was named Coordinator of Football Officials for the Big 12 Conference.

    He currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

    Of course he will be completely unbiased.

  6. olderthandirt says:

    9:52 AM Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
    Rick Gosselin/Columnist E-mail News tips
    The Cowboys haven’t even boarded the plane yet for their NFC semifinal game with the Minnesota Vikings this weekend but already have caught a huge break. A league source said the NFL has assigned the officiating crew of Walt Anderson to work the game between the Cowboys and Vikings.

    The Anderson crew was the only one of the league’s 17 officiating crews to assess 200 penalties this season. It also led the league with its 1,794 penalty yards, 172 more than the No. 2 crew. That should alarm the Cowboys, one of the league’s most penalized teams this season.

    But it’s even more alarming to the Vikings. Anderson’s crew was harder on home teams than any officiating crew this season. It assessed 113 penalties for a staggering 1,029 yards on home teams.

    As a means of comparison, the Cowboys drew the Ed Hochuli crew for its opening-round playoff game last weekend. Working the same number of games (15) during the regular season, the Hochuli crew called 22 fewer penalties for 317 fewer yards against home teams than Anderson.
    Anderson’s crew assessed 10 or more penalties against six teams this season. Five of them were home teams. He also assessed 100 or more yards in penalties against five teams. Four of them were home teams.

    Anderson worked one game apiece involving the Cowboys and Vikings this the season. In the Minnesota-Detroit game at Minneapolis, Anderson assessed 13 penalties for 91 yards against the Vikings. His crew penalized Detroit only four times for 40 yards. In the Cowboys-Broncos game at Denver, Anderson penalized the Broncos 10 times for 81 yards. He penalized the Cowboys seven times for 70 yards.

    In the Baltimore-Green Bay game in December, Anderson walked off an NFL season-high 310 yards in penalties. He was hard on the road Ravens, assessing 12 penalties for 135 yards. But he was even harder on the home Packers, assessing 11 penalties for 175 yards.

    By the way Walt Anderson lives in Sugarland TEXAS.

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