Let's Go to the Tape

A rash of referee blunders in NFL games has fans pleading for a review of key calls by instant replay

Famine, disease, wrongful prosecution. The injustices of the world are many, but there may be none more dreaded or debated than a blown call late in a National Football League game. Coaches and players foam; league officials squirm; and frazzled fans dial the personality-disorder hotline called sports talk radio. Pro football, which made violence a Sunday virtue and Vegas the national bank, is the beast in all of us.

So let's kill the refs.

When three blatant officiating blunders led to losses for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers in recent weeks, the whole playoff picture was torn from...

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