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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by skymike Funny you say. I'm a lone wolf here, being probably the only person in the world who does not want Replay. And I know I'm wrong, basically, for whatever reasons. This is my thing about Replay. ...

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Old 09-11-2019, 10:43 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
Funny you say. I'm a lone wolf here, being probably the only person in the world who does not want Replay. And I know I'm wrong, basically, for whatever reasons.

This is my thing about Replay. It gives the officials a second opportunity to blow calls. How many times do they get the REPLAY wrong?

It does exactly what it was not intended to do: It CREATES calls. I'll forgo mention of the infamous Dez Bryant call vs. the Pack, since we hate the Cowboys. Lets go instead the Homer route, and recall the first year of replay. 1988, I think. Eric Martin has just caught a TD from Bobby vs. the Giants in a critical playoff run game. Officials stopped, ran the play in micro-motion, and decided that an amoeba had space between Eric's fingers, and called an obvious TD back. I saw this coming, and I've hated replay ever since. We might have taken the division from SF, with a win in that one.

It destroys the rhythm of the game, to me, at some points making it unwatchable. It makes the game more a litigation, than a field battle. I dont want to cheer the Call. I want to cheer the Play. And I think it creates a litigious mindset--- where everyone wants a do-over. Play the damn game. I've even seen instances, where I am sure we would have scored 7, instead of settling for less, because in the disruption of replay, we fell out of offensive rhythm, or we gave the defense a breather, when we were rolling.

Again, I know this is an unpopular opinion but I think we can all agree Football would be better, if we didnt notice the officiating.

Line up for the Next Play, and lets Go.
Fair point. But we live in a litigious society. The horse has already left the barn with replay. Other sports get it right. Why can't the NFL?
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