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Old 23 January 2019, 12:17 PM
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Judge NFL being sued over bad call in Rams-Saints game

In a Hail Mary move, a New Orleans attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to get the NFL to address a blown pass-interference call at the end of the NFC Championship game in which the Saints lost to the LA Rams.

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Old 23 January 2019, 01:10 PM
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Then again, the rule is there for a reason; if ever it would be invoked, wouldn’t now be the time to do it?
I assume the time to do it, IE, the reason the rule in there, is for malfeasance type of issues. IE, it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt that one of the referees accepted a bribe from a Rams official or someone else to make the Saints lose.
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Old 23 January 2019, 07:28 PM
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Agreed. I don't think a blown call is reason enough, or they would have had to reverse a LOT of games. This may be a particularly egregious example of one, but there have plenty of others that probably determined a game's outcome.
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Old 24 January 2019, 02:22 AM
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Agreed. I don't think a blown call is reason enough, or they would have had to reverse a LOT of games. This may be a particularly egregious example of one, but there have plenty of others that probably determined a game's outcome.
You are right in the fact that there are plenty of others. But most blown calls are understandable in how the official made the call. It may have been bad angle, blocked view, a questionable judgement, miscommunication, or inattention. This is the result of human nature and limitations. I referee junior football, and I'm rather junior, so, I have my viewpoint from the sidelines as either Line Judge or Head Linesman. I've made wrong calls. I've missed calls. I've made calls that the Head Referee has reversed. But, I can put my hand on my heart and say that I made the call as I saw them.

This was not a questionable call. Unless the Line Judge or Head Linesman was looking at something completely different altogether, they blew a call that was cut and dry.

But, your point is valid. If they do it for this one, the floodgates may very well be opened for the Line Judge who places the ball in a spot that appears questionable to have the game result reviewed.
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Old 24 January 2019, 12:47 PM
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Wonder if there will be a decrease in the Super Bowl ratings because of this? Probably not.
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Wonder if there will be a decrease in the Super Bowl ratings because of this? Probably not.
Just as likely, if not more so, the controversy will lead to an increase, just by being talked about so much.
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