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Is officiating ruining the sport?

seer-12thman

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There seems to be alot of bad calls lately that the Officials haven't corrected. All these rule changes have definatly taken away from the game. The outcome of to many games is decided by the officials. Any question on a call and the play should be reviewed. Officials should be held accountable for bad calls. Some kind of penility should be given to an official, like a game suspension if a bad call determines the out come of a game. Three bad calls that are not corrected by an official and he should be suspended for the rest of the season. Teams should win on the field not by officiating.
 

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During the 2009 season, there were 328 challenges -- 228 by coaches and 100 by replay assistants. A total of 126 challenges resulted in reversals. During the playoffs, 15 reviews were called for, with six reversals. Reversal rates have increased over time. In 1999, only 29 percent of challenges were successful, compared to 40 percent in 2009.

The way I see it since 40% of challenged calls are being overturned then it is likely that 40% of the flags thrown are also incorrect? Seems the NFL has enough data to support the idea already.
 
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A good example was the TD that they reviewed in the Colts game and changed the call to a safety. The TD call was right you could see on the replay he had control of the ball and slid threw half of the end zone. Some times these calls look awful fishy. No excuse for changing a good call to a bad call. Again in this game the officials determined the outcome of the game instead of it being decided on the field. The players were really upset with the officiating of the game but can't say much because they will be fined. That's stupid!
 
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