I'm pretty sure I'll be done talking about football in the near future but today has pretty much been football dominated.
Right now the Cowboys vs Raiders is on TV and I have been knee deep in my Strat draft pretty much all day (even though very few picks have been made) so my mind is 100% tuned-in to football.
So, let me get to my bitch right now. The game is being watered down by instantly reviewing everything at every opportunity, and they are still fucking it up.
Case in point - Raiders first drive and Carson Palmer throws an interception which is returned to the 37 yard line or whatever. They go to commercial while the play is being reviewed (because EVERY single turnover is going to be reviewed this year) and when they come back we get to see some other angles and hear the decision.
The Decision? The play stands.
However, during the replays it clearly shows that while he was making the interception and going to the ground the Raider receiver CLEARLY touched him, which should be down by contact near the 5 yard line. But, I guess that part of the replay got ignored.
If you are reviewing the turnover you should also review how the turnover finished. I'm not talking looking for penalties or anything but placement of the ball should count for something.
I know that these are replacement officials but the guys up in the replay booth are the same as last year (which was made public by the announcers) and they should be giving some sort of guidance.
Here is the confession - pre-season football bores me. I genuinely hate it. I love football once it hits the regular season and post season and can watch pretty much every game every week if I had the ability and opportunity, but pre-season just bores the shit out of me. Position battles, back ups, guys who's names I'll learn long enough to last until the pre-season is over only to be regulated to the practice squad somewhere and hopefully given another shot the next year while competing against all the newly drafted rookie future stud muffins. It's pretty much the same reason why I don't follow college football, just too many new names to learn every year since the change is constant with most players being on a 3 or 4 year rotation at most before becoming professional football players, doctors, lawyers or crack addicts.
In fact, the game is still on but I stopped paying attention after the play I referenced above. I started doing other things like searching Youtube for Isaac Hay's "Chocolate Salty Balls" and the scene where Cartman gets offered to fuck an Asian lady.
I'm like a puppy, easily distracted.
So, two pictures of puppies before I hit publish.