Monday, November 27, 2006

Penalty on...errr... sumthin' and either an 8 or a 3

Something you'll eventually see if you watch enough football... (though I have friends who would argue that there's no such thing as enough football)...

A referee sternly comes out and calls a penalty on number 67 for holding.

The commentator shuffles his notes for a second, then says something like "Well, there IS no 67 on the Cardinals, he probably meant 57." Or "I doubt that call was on Johnson, since he's on the sideline and in dress pants today."

Simple mistake, they're only human, blah blah blah, right?

Here's the question ---

We're supposed to trust these guys to determine whether a player at the bottom of 9 other players crossed an imaginary plane of existence with a ball and if he had control before hitting the ground but not after.... when they can't read a 2 1/2 foot tall number off the back of a guy standing in front of them?

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