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Posted on: December 22, 2008 9:37 am
Let's go back to why the NFL decided to go to replay.  The current system was put in place in 1999 because of a few horrible calls.  I recall that one was Vinny Testaverde being awarded a TD against Seattle on an obvious mistake.  The system was meant to clean up these situations. 

Let's review a few calls from this season...
  • Exhibit A: Missed fumble in Denver that even Hoculi admitted was missed
  • Exhibit B: Ball ruled a muff in Falcons-Eagles game that led to a Westbrook TD and no chance for Falcons to win
  • Exhibit C: Pittsburgh TD in Baltimore that required enhanced video to see

I could go on and on, but there is not enough time and space to pick out all of the mistakes that have been made.

Replay was meant to ensure that obvious misses were overturned.  There are still obvious misses that are going on.  And now officials are using replay to call the games.  I witnessed one yesterday in the Eagles game where officials overturned a 1st down.  Even the announcers said that was a bad overturn.  If the play is close, the officials should not be overturning the play.  It's that simple.  There needs to be clear visual evidence that indicates that the play should be overturned.  If the NFL or any other sport wants to make officiating perfect they will take the human element out of it and replace it totally with technology. 
Category: NFL

Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2008 12:04 pm

After further review...

this is very true i am very upset about the call that were made this year by officals

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