Tuesday, January 17, 2006

march madness cant come soon enough

Is there anything more painful than American Idol?!? I think not.

I was 3-2 on this weekend's NFL game picks, a slip off from last week's 3-1.

So our local LBOH (Little Ball of Hate) Jen Engel is still ranting about how "horrible" the officiating was this weekend in the NFL playoffs. I'll admit, the Polamalu non-interception call was pretty bad, but other than that, there wasn't much to complain about. A missed delay of game and a questionable pass interference call we're maybe the only other calls that were game impacting. All in all, the teams that played better and won the turnover battle came out on top.
You can't review every play until 'everyone' is happy and thinks they got it right. No one would every watch a game that takes 5 or 6 hours to play. Comparison to the systems employed in college football is a joke, as NO ONE likes the current college football review system to begin with. There's going to be judgment calls in every game, which people are going to disagree about, and that's part of what makes the game interesting. Outside of the non-interception call, the refs didn't miss any obvious calls this weekend and no more than they have been all year. The only difference is that there were only 4 games this weekend and they were all televised. Calls will be missed in every game, it’s the nature of the game and you live with it.

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