Tag: referees

The thrill of victory, the excuses of defeat

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I’ve seen articles from several of the leading sports websites talking about last night’s college football national championship game.

The argument goes that Alabama benefited from poor officiating. Continue reading “The thrill of victory, the excuses of defeat”

The NFL, human nature, and theology

Like so many others, I was watching football last night when what clearly appeared to be an interception was ruled a touchdown. The handling of the situation was an utter debacle. Referees who were out of position hesitating to make conflicting calls before declaring that it was a touchdown. it decided the outcome of the game and the officials got it wrong.

Among football fans, on blogs, and through social media, there has been outrage that this could happen.

Why?

Because it wasn’t fair. The right thing didn’t happen. Continue reading “The NFL, human nature, and theology”