Thread: Olympics: The Offside Goal
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03-01-2010, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Eukaryote View Post
Tell that to NFL fans when judging whether a player making a catch had two feet in bounds or not. Offside is a very similar situation and it should be reviewed. Especially in a championship game.
It's not the same situation at all. In the NFL they review the catch not the play leading up to the catch. Reviewing offsides prior to a goal would be like the NFL going back after every touchdown to review for illegal formations, false starts, ineligible recievers downfield, or anything else that can be claimed to have compromised the integrity of the play. It would be mayhem and absolutely nobody would enjoy it.

Of course, as I alluded in the prior post, I think the NFL has already gone overboard with reviews. Even the Super Bowl was slower than usual because of the insistence on endlessly replaying every close play to try and spot some tiny flaw in how a guy was holding the ball when he hit the ground. Even when it doesn't wipe out the play, it wipes out the offense's momentum and ultimately the drama of the moment.

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