JT The Brick: NFL Official Was “Grandstanding” And Trying To Embarrass The Raiders Organization

Like most Raider fans, FOX Sports Radio host and Raiders team employee J.T. The Brick isn’t happy about the folded index card that Gene Steratore whipped out to burn the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday night.

But it isn’t specifically the call that has J.T. incensed – it’s the manner in which Steratore used the card to embarrass the Raiders organization on national television.

“Once Steratore grabbed that card and folded it in half and then put it between the ball and the base of the stick and it still showed that there was air there, it shouldn’t have been a first down.

He made matters worse by making that decision, folding the paper and trying to embarrass the silver and black.

It was low moment in the history of the NFL when it comes to an official grandstanding on Sunday night football, the highest rated game in all of television, and that referee grandstanded, made it about him all night, tried to embarrass the Raider organization, did that to the Raider fans in attendance who have busted their asses all year to go watch that team play even though relocation was announced in years to come.

Raider fans once again get screwed by poor officiating on top of the fact that that official looked like he enjoyed it when he smirked in front of Jack Del Rio on a night where he called 14 penalties against the Raiders.”

For what it’s worth, J.T. The Brick isn’t the first to note that Steratore seemed to be stealing the spotlight for himself on Sunday night.

Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman tweeted on Tuesday, “Del Rio is right. Steratore seemed to enjoy the spotlight a little too much. Plays into belief some coaches have that some refs think the game is about them and not the players and coaches.”

Actually, it goes even farther than that though. The game is also about the fans and the fans in Oakland got another raw deal from an NFL referee who is either a fraud (assuming he understands a folded index card is wider than an unfolded index card) or has no common sense (in the case that he doesn’t understand that a folded index card is wider than an unfolded index card).

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3 thoughts on “JT The Brick: NFL Official Was “Grandstanding” And Trying To Embarrass The Raiders Organization

  1. Skip said the same thing, and he’s a Dallas fan. He stated flat out that GS was doing a lot to get the focus on himself, then got so caught up in his act, he screwed up, and made the wrong call.

  2. Steratore is a fucking asshole!! He should never be allowed to referee another Raiders game whether in Oakland or Vegas. Mark Davis needs to show some balls and file a grievance to the league but I assume he’s scared!! AL wasn’t scared!! Steratore will get what’s coming to him!

  3. NFL IS A FAKE SPORT…. DONE WITH THE NFL.. AND FAKE CALLS… THE NFL WHERE A TD IS NOT A TD.. A FUMBLE IS NOT A FUMBLE.. I’LL STICK WITH WWE…

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