I hate to say I Told You So, but I’m going to do it anyway: video replay is destroying pro sports.READ MORE: Palo Alto Launches Response Team for People Experiencing Mental Health Crises
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: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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: Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area Counties