Sunday, November 04, 2007

That was a catch!

Supposedly this catch was overturned because it was "indisputable" that Matt Caddell didn't make the catch. If these photos are not proof that it was very disputable, I don't know what is. The burden of proof was on the side that says the catch was not made. In my opinion, it would be easier to say it was indisputable that the catch was made!

From the NCAA rules, "In order to reverse an on-field ruling, the replay official must see indisputable video evidence through one or more video replays provided to the monitor."Indisputable means: not disputable, unquestionable, indisputable proof, beyond dispute or doubt; undeniable, indisputable evidence.

This call probably should not have been reviewed, but if it was reviewed or challenged, this shows that there was no INDISPUTABLE evidence that justifies taking this catch away from Caddell and Alabama. It is true to say that we lost this game in many other ways and I am not putting it all on the refs like some Ole Miss fans did after Bama defeated them a few weeks ago. I just expected a little better result from the officials. When are they held accountable for their performance? The replay rule is turning into a joke when they review too many plays and they do not understand the meaning of indisputable evidence.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree completely. That was perhaps the worst overturned call I've seen yet. It was a freakin' catch! How can it be indisputable that it wasn't?