The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Football

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jan 19, 2007, 07:55am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Mullica Hill, NJ
Posts: 798
Super Bowl Officiating comments

I have read now in two separate articles in Referee magazine that the NFL has backed the officials for calls made in last year's Super Bowl. The call on the very first touchdown (the OPI) call received a "thumbs-up" from the supervisors at last year's game. It's discussed in this month's edition.

It's still (no surprise) being talked about in the Philadelphia media. Fans and these "radio jocks" went on for at least 20 minutes last week and it happened again the other day. They truly think the officials won the Super Bowl for Pittsburgh....AND THEY SAID THAT!

Just curious....is this dead horse still being beaten (and incorrectly) across other areas of the country?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jan 19, 2007, 08:39am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Clinton Township, NJ
Posts: 2,065
REPLY: Wouldn't be surprised if it's still regular talk-show fodder in Seattle!
__________________
Bob M.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jan 19, 2007, 12:02pm
Esteemed Participant
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 4,775
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob M.
REPLY: Wouldn't be surprised if it's still regular talk-show fodder in Seattle!
It really isn't...I haven't heard much of anything about it since last spring. Most of us Seattle fans know that the Seahawks just didn't play very well on that particular Sunday.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jan 19, 2007, 02:33pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 415
The trouble is, you can't prove a judgment call was right, especially to biased sports fans. No quoting of rules or comments from supervisors will convince an armchair or studio "expert" that the call was correct. If you show them the rule, they just say "that's never called that way" or "that happens on every play", etc.

Controversy over actual wrong calls does live on (Don Deckinger's World Series goof will live forever for St. Louis Cardinal fans) but the judgment call arguments usually die out after a few months.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Fri Jan 19, 2007, 02:39pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Clinton Township, NJ
Posts: 2,065
REPLY: The one call from last year's SB that was judged to have been incorrect was the ill-advised BBW call made by Leavey against Seattle QB Hassleback after an interception. A recent article about Leavey in REFEREE mentions how he's still upset by the fact that he blew the call.
__________________
Bob M.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Super Bowl Hats LDUB Football 27 Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:29am
Super Bowl Thoughts BktBallRef Football 23 Wed Feb 09, 2005 05:08pm
Super Bowl Experience ljudge Football 1 Wed Feb 09, 2005 04:38am
Super Bowl mplagrow Basketball 19 Mon Feb 02, 2004 08:25am
Super Bowl JMN Football 2 Mon Jan 27, 2003 03:05pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1