The NFL has the worst referee system and worst rulebook in pro sports. Now you have playoff games two weeks in a row where the outcome was unequivocally altered by the referees the damned replay system.
Last weekend it was a reversal of a pass interference call, a judgment call, where never before had you seen such a call reversed. You can argue whether that was pass interference or not but you'll lose that argument for two reasons: A, if you're being honest, you know you've seen less interference called as interference; and B, again, you've never seen that call reversed before. Without that happening, a different teams wins that game.
Same thing with the call in today's Cowboy/Packer playoff game. The outcome changed who would win the game. First, there's this rule defining what is and what is not a catch, defying what you know with your own damned eyes to be a catch; and secondly, even within that rule I think it's a catch.
Now before you go all "tuck rule" on me, you know full well I've always said that was a horrible rule and it decided a game unfairly. This rule needs to be changed as well back to what a catch used to be -- the receiver had control of the ball and made one, two (and counting his knee) three steps. Isn't that control? Isn't trying to reach for the goal line "making a play" with the ball? And why the hell isn't he down when his touches down and he still has control?
Hopefully this shit doesn't follow the old adage that this stuff happens in threes because I don't want to see it again in the four games remaining in this season, especially if it helps screw my team too.
Thankfully there's a frigging hockey game coming on.