The Eye on the Sideline
Imagine sitting at home on a nice fall Saturday afternoon watching your favorite college football team playing a game. Your team is winning by 3 with one minute to go. The other teams throws a pass into the endzone and the receiver makes the catch but it looks as if he came down out of bounds. You see the referee signaling the touchdown, but as the replay comes on you can clearly see that the receiver was out of bounds. Your team ends up losing on the botched call. It?s a horrible felling when your team deserves to win but doesn?t on the account of the referees. This example is rare but similar occurrences happen like it all the time that changes the whole outcome of a game. Even though the Big Ten is experimenting this year with instant replay in conference games a lot of people are totally against instant replay in college football.
Two years ago in an AFC playoff football game, the New England Patriots were
trailing the Oakland Raiders 13-10 with 1:43 to play. The Patriots were driving and had the ball on the
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