Wow!!! What to say? That’s bizarre beyond any level of rationality.
It’s far worse than the Galarraga perfect game call because the officials had a chance to get it right and still missed it. At least Joyce had no recourse. He would have fixed it if he could have.
This group had that chance, and still missed it.
And unlike Joyce’s blown call, this affected the outcome of the game.
They actually looked at the play, probably several times, and still missed it.
The “process” was over when he came down in control of the ball, with two feet in bounds, then a third foot down, then fell down on his backside, then rolled over, and then put the ball on the ground.
Anywhere else on the field, that’s a catch.
In fact, if the receiver catches the ball short of the end zone, simply reaches out and breaks the plane of the line, and then has the ball knocked out of his hands, it is a touchdown.
But this isn’t?
That’s simply bizarre.
The Lions don’t need any help to lose.
And they don’t deserve any help to win.
But this one was stolen from them.