How in the world, with the benefit of instant replay, can you make a call like the one that gave the touchdown and the victory to the Seattle Seahawks last night?
I was actually pulling for the Seahawks, with their snazzy uniforms and rough and tumble defense and new rookie quarterback, to win the game.
But not like that. How can you get it wrong? That’s what instant replay is for. Clearly the ball was intercepted. If a replacement referee can’t even see, with the benefit of instant replay, that the ball was definitely not in the possession of the receiver as the two men went to the ground, then it’s time to can the replacements.
For all they’re good for, maybe the league should just go without referees and instant replay, and let the fans decide close calls on a text vote or something. Even Seahawks fans should have voted for an interception last night.
My theory that the replacements weren’t so bad turned on the assumption that anyone could get a call right with the benefit of instant replay. I was wrong. My bad.