NFL Replay needs a new name
Patrick McManamon, of the Beacon Journal, suggests that the NFL replay system has grown too big for its britches and needs to be retired.
I completely agree. This season, portions of games under review have become actually painful to sit through.
Here’s a quick definition of the rule from McManamon’s article.
"Take a quick look, see if the call was right or wrong and fix it — provided it was obvious. As NFL coach Mike Holmgren once said, correctly and accurately, it’s the kind of thing where 50 guys in a bar can watch the play and easily agree what they saw."
I wish that this were still the case. It has grown / evolved / morphed into something that only an NFL referee could love.
The game should not be decided by a "referee under dark of the replay booth making a judgment on a game of speed based on a super-slow-motion replay of a play."
I say, If you can’t do it right, then don’t do it.