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I'm seeing a trend of replay booth officials who think its their job to referee from the booth instead of deciding if there is undeniable evidence to overturn calls. In the Ole Piss vs Texas game the booth decided the player stepped out and called back a TD even though there was an official looking at the players feet and was within 2 yards of the play. The booth Is there for plays where a ref is in a bad position, or missed a bang-bang play or etc ... but if you have a official that has a clearer view of the play than video evidence can provide, you don't get to change the outcome of a game. Just my opinion
TRADITION IS THE FOUNDATION GREAT PROGRAMS ARE BUILT UPON.
All that is great, except he was clearly out of bounds.
I was waiting for this, how do you know? You gotta take the camera angles and distance into account and there was a official standing right there looking down at his feet. If there had been a sideline camera view that showed he stepped out then fine, overturn it. But with what they had they couldn't with the rules they have in place. I've seen it before, angles from high up they look like they step out, then a sideline view shows they were still in. Never the less, it was a bad call by the booth
Just happened again with USC, there wasn't enough video to overturn that play. But they did
This is the problem. Whether you or the replay officisk "think" he was out of bounds is immaterial. There must be demonstrable, irrefutable evidence or the call on the field must stand. The OP is exactly right.
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