VIDEO: Remembering the 'Fail Mary' 8 Years Ago Today
By David Hayes
Some wounds simply never seem to heal, even with copious amounts of time passed. And for Green Bay Packers fans, the infamous "Fail Mary" game ending against the Seattle Seahawks is likely a prime candidate for these exact kind of sore subjects.
Eight years ago to the day, on Sept. 24, 2012, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks looked to get one final shot on the final play of this Monday Night Football matchup with the Packers down five by tossing a prayer to the back of the end zone. And surely, fans of both franchises vividly remembered what happened next.
Perhaps, what many also remember fueling the controversy of seemingly blatant blown call was the fact that the officiating crew up through this game in the 2012 NFL season were the 'replacements,' If you will, during a lockout by the NFL Referee Association.
And no less than two days later, after this disastrous ending for Green Bay and overwhelming criticism from NFL fans overall, an agreement between the league and NFL Referees Association was reached. A timely coincidence? Almost certainly not.
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