I hate to say I Told You So, but I’m going to do it anyway: video replay is destroying pro sports.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong. Tell me how important it is to “get the call right.” Tell me how we can’t have a situation where TV replays prove the officials got it wrong, but we allow a bad call to stand. Tell me how we can’t have the technology but refuse to use it.
And I have a two-word answer: Dez Bryant.
Some will argue that it’s just the NFL’s impenetrable rule defining what constitutes a catch that needs to be fixed. But it’s really deeper than that, because no matter how you re-write the rule, there will always be a gray area, a region of doubt, a place where judgment is required.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center
I’ll challenge replay advocates this way: if you’re so sure that video replay is the way to go, why isn’t every call (including balls and strikes in baseball and pass interference in football) reviewable?
You already know the answer: because it would make a mockery of the game.
I have news for you. We’re most of the way there already.MORE NEWS: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar