Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Eye In The Sky

Watched the Packers- Cowboys today.

Congratulations to the NFL and its media.  And I guess its fans.  You've all got what you've wanted.

REPLAY!  YAY!

Two weeks in a row playoff games were decided by unseen judges who look at seemingly infinite replays slowed down to almost uninterpretable speeds and divine what it really was we just saw.

And determine the outcomes of playoff games.

To Dallas advantage last week, and disadvantage this week.  Judging from the reaction on Fox's post-game, I'm not the only one troubled by this.

Now baseball is heading down this path.  Oh happy day.

We are now in uncharted waters.  A league office now has within its power the ability to change results of a game, and no one else has a say.

Is this good for sports?

Any conspiracy theorists out there?  Gamblers?  People who just want to watch athletes determine the outcomes of our sports, not dudes in dark offices who are accountable to no one?

Replay enthusiasts- is this really what you wanted for all of us?

As Bulldog would say-
"This stinks.  This is total BS."

And I couldn't agree more.

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