Even if you didn't watch the playoff game between the Rams/Saints, I'm sure by now you have heard about the blown call in the last 5 minutes of the game. The Rams pass interference penalty against the Saints thatthe Rams to advance to their first Super Bowl since 2001.
There is an obscure rule on the books that would give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell the power to change the outcome of the game and send New Orleans to the Super Bowl, over the "admitted" botched pass interference call. Especially since Saints coach Sean Payton says the officials told him they blew the call and Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman admitted he committed pass interference because he was beaten on the play.
Of course this will never happen. In my opinion, we'll get more smoke and mirrors from the NFL. But there does need to be some accountability somewhere for such blatant errors when refereeing. Especially in the crucial last minutes of a important playoff game.
Reportedly, The NFL will discuss (once again) the possibility of making calls review-able with coaches’ challenges in the off-season. That would’ve made this obvious call correctable, but it might open a big can of worms for most judgement calls where there’s a lot of gray area.
It will be interesting to see where this goes if anywhere. I'll be watching closely. For what its worth, I'm not a fan of either team, but this was as bad of a missed call (no call) as I've ever seen. In my opinion, the Saints got robbed! If I was a fan I'd be as livid as I know they are.
For the complete story from CBS Sports go HERE!
UPDATE: A Louisiana attorney has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell over a controversial missed call in the New Orleans Saints' NFC championship loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. More on this HERE: