Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/25/12
There was a football game once. During that game a play occurred in the final minute of the game and resulted in the referees determining the outcome of the game by poorly misinterpreting the rules. That game then affected the entire season because of division standings and playoff seeding. That game was played on September 12th, 2010 in front of actual NFL referees at Soldier Field in Chicago after Calvin Johnson scored what everyone thought was a go ahead touchdown for the Detroit Lions. However because he set the ball down to begin his celebration, it was ruled an incomplete pass. The Bears won. (This is a guest post from Peter Christian) Last night, a little more than two years later, another game was played with replacement officials overseeing the games rules and another controversial play in the end zone in the final seconds of the game occurred. Similar outcry, outbursts and mental breakdowns took place. The difference is that last night, the replacement refs were right. N...
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