Raider Fans - Class Action Could Reveal What Goes on Under Hood

Big AL FanContributor IDecember 16, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 22: Referee Scott Green #19 stands with head sets on at the replay booth during the game between the Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on November 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the 49ers 30-24. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Let's say you spend your hard-earned money on an expensive car—advertised to get 60 MPG. You fill the gas tank, drive around for a day, and the tank is empty much sooner than you expect.

Your calculations say you averaged five MPG. You take the car back to the dealer, and they tell you that they reviewed the odometer, and the ruling in their garage is that you are getting 60 MPG. They will not take the car back. Get over it.

Do you have recourse?

You have both physical and visual evidence. Do you sit there like a chump and do nothing, or persist until justice is served? Do you think an honest jury would rule in your favor?

Now, what if that expensive car was an NFL team that you have spent hard-earned cash on, while investing numerous hours of time, resources, and emotion?

Week after week, you are told that what you see visually has been reviewed and has not really happened, so get over it. Does this cause you emotional anguish? Do you have recourse?

I need to ask this question because I have spent a great deal of money, time, and emotion on my team. I have physical and visual evidence that will show weekly injustices levied against my NFL team for years now.

It is very easy to prove these injustices with or without the rulebook.

What if your team were playing and they clearly benefited from an injustice, such as a call that was reviewed but still favored your team? As a true fan do you feel good about this? Do you want your team to win a fairly called match?

Who's directing the officials? Why is this happening? I am certain, if one of these squirmy zebras were on the stand, they would squeal like a pig.

Does anyone reading this feel the same?

If so, leave a comment and include the team name that gets jobbed the most by the refs. You can leave an estimate of how much you spend on your team on an annual basis. For me, I can't really put a specific number on it as of this writing.

If this experiment works, this type of dialogue can lead to investigations as to what exactly is going on under the hood.

At the very least, maybe a fairly called game.