The Saturday game between Miami and Duke had everything but the band.
Oh, and competent officiating.
Now, I am not one to complain about officiating. In fact, I only complain when they are bad. I realize that sets me apart from everyone else, but I gotta draw a line somewhere. And “bad” is where that line is.
But I digress. The last play was amazing. Eight laterals and a touchdown later, Miami wins 30-27.
Then the replay process started.
Nine minutes later, Miami is still the winner.
Then the league got involved.
Twenty-four hours later, Miami is still the winner, but now with a huge asterisk.
The league admits that the officials got it wrong both on the field and on the replay. A Miami player was down prior to his lateral, meaning that the game should have ended right there with Duke having won.
The league takes this so seriously that they suspended the whole officiating crew, replay officials included, for two games.
But they don’t take it seriously enough to actually fix the problem. And the result is that Duke is hung out to dry....