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Old Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:47pm
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NFL Official Review

The NFL has re-instated its popular segment, "Official Review".

I think the popularity of Mike Pereira and Jim Daopoulos had something to do with this decision.

Here are links: TV Segment and online version.

Carl Johnson and Dean Blandino tag-teamed the incomplete pass by the Steelers that was initially ruled a fumble, returned for a TD, and flagged for group celebration. TD came off the board with the reversal, penalty stayed by rule.
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Honestly, not sure why they stopped doing this. They continued the segment the year after Mike retired, and had Carl doing the segment. I don't remember seeing it the next year.

I think it's great for the NFL (and the NBA) that they have these type of segments. I think the NHL would benefit from a similar segment, but to be fair to them, the way Mike Shanahan goes about an articulates to the public through video, reviews on hits and/or suspensions is top notch.
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I seemed to recall that Johnson handled a couple of episodes after Pereira's departure. He was, shall we say, abysmal. He just didn't have the polish to go on t.v. and present these plays. Has he improved? I guess I'll have to tune in or log on and see.
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