First, let me apologize, as I had a business trip for my other job that didn’t allow me to post anything for the past week. We’re back!
That title is not an outrageous statement. I attended my first ever game at Sun Life on Sunday and witnessed a robbery. There was even video evidence of the robbery, but the ‘police’ brought down the wrong guy.
As I sat and watched replay after replay, it became clearer and clearer that Big Ben DID fumble before crossing the goal line. AND, those replays not only showed white jerseys on top of the ball, BUT they also showed a white jersey coming out of the pile with the ball. On top of all of that, a white jersey HANDED the ball to the official. What more proof did the jury…I mean officials need?!
At least the jury in the OJ case had the excuse that he wasn’t caught on video. WHAT WAS THE REF WATCHING UNDER THE HOOD? Re-runs of Livern and Shirley?! Seriously, I know the ridicule only lasted for a day or two nationwide, but this was one of the worst calls in the NFL in years! And, as a result, the Dolphins are 3-3 and will need a big second half of the year to make the playoffs. Yes, I know, I know, they had other chances, didn’t capitalize on mistakes by the Steelers. All true, and I 100% agree. BUT, when the Dolphins outplay the Steelers, a 5-1 team by the way, and there is video proof of a horrendous call, you can’t help but be ticked off.
On top of all of that craziness, there was a stat book error by the refs. The incorrectly assessed Chad Henne an INT on the last play the Dolphins ran. James Harrison was credited with an INT that literally bounced a yard away from him on the ground, before bringing it. It should have been a fumble and wouldn’t have changed any type of outcome in the game. However, it was another terrible call by the officiating crew that SHOULD be fined or suspended. They were THAT bad.
I might be done ranting for a little while now! Looking ahead, as I’m hoping the team already has, the Dolphins head to Cinncinnati to take on the Bengals (2-4). The Dolphins have been good on the road (3-0) and need this game and the next one in the worst way. Think of this, Phin Nation, the Dolphins have lost to only the 5-1 teams in the AFC. They were in 2 of those games. This team is not far away from being a serious contender.