We have seen players get "star" calls where the refs don't call it exactly fair according to the book. A lot of that has to do with the exposure of a "star" player in the national media. Since Denver is basically in "fly over" land according to the mainstream media, it rarely gets the national exposure given to large market teams especially on the coasts. Now we have a nice chance at a season long exposure on the national level that is simply unheard of for this team.
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I would love to see Nene get the calls but it may be too late for him as he has been in the league long enough that the refs have an ingrained reaction not to give him those sorts of calls.