the steelers are playin the patriots in the championship game, and they score a go-ahead, 4th down td to heath miller with 14 seconds to go. its a 30 - 27 victory & on to the SB!!...woops- wait a minute- theyre reviewing the catch to see if miller controlled the ball throughout the entire process of catching & running & going to the ground & controlling the ball & securing his mouthpiece & crossing the goal line & making a goddam sandwich!!!!! this whole thing about what defines a catch, what constitutes a catch, etc. has GOT to be improved/modified before it literally RUINS and alters an outcome in a Championship Game or Super Bowl! weve seen it in the lions game last year, and of course yesterday with the ravens bengals. how the hell did it get to this point where a catch is now so conditional!??? how the hell did it get to the point of the tuck rule, and every other bs rule? is this really what the fans want, the players want, and ownership wants?? does anyone TRULY know if that was a catch yesterday against the ravens?- i do- it was a CATCH, BUT- according to the new-age conditional rules put in place- not necessarily. its practically impossible to say if its a catch or not when you have a play like that yesterday- so then it comes down to some arbitrary decision based upon who knows what. theyve got replay- which im a proponent of- but it comes with a terrible by-product- crap like that yesterday. replay has reversed countless bad calls- which is great, but this replay stuff on defining catches/non-catches is a disaster-waiting-to-happen for the NFL. then again- maybe its not a disaster- after all- more controversy = more exposure & ratings, right?
the point is- the bengals player caught the ball yesterday for the tying touchdown. tom brady fumbled the ball against the raiders and the pats DID NOT win the game; i dont care WHAT the official outcome was. if the steelers ever get burned on one of these "attorney rules" in a playoff, championship, sb game- im gonna be beyond furious!! its a great game, im a big fan, but theyve gotta find a way to cut this crap out. you either caught the ball or ya didnt, enuff of this conditional catch attorney rule bs!!!!!!