As we go through this pandemic Danny Boyce has decided to mention some of what he is missing from the sports world. Some will seem silly, some will seem serious, and there’s a distinct possibility that the reader will feel the opposite of which ones are which. But again, it’s sports, so enjoy!
Part 4: Arguments over Replays
Don’t get me wrong: I will never support replay. On the Top 2 List of things that have ruined sports instant replay is #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, and #10.
That being said the arguments are beauties to behold.
In any televised game watched by more than one person there will be a replay on a close call and every side of the argument will be covered:
“BOTH FEET WERE IN!!”
“YEAH, BUT LOOK!!! HE’S BOBBLING THE BALL!!”
“NO HE ISN’T!! LOOK!! HE’S GOT POSSESSION!!”
“AW, LOOK! THE KNEE HIT FIRST!!”
“NO IT DIDN’T!! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT SHOELACE TOUCHING THAT BLADE OF GRASS?!?! HE’S IN!!”
We could make a reality TV show out of these conversations.
“C’MON!!! HE’S CLEARLY OFF THE BAG!!”
“OH! SEE IT?! THE LAMP WAS ON FIRST!!”
“OH MY LOGIC!! HE’S CLEARLY OFFSIDES!!”
While replay itself drives me nuts, the fact that we as fans have become so reliant on it is undeniable. Why? Because we care. Replay will never truly work. But the arguments people have over them are strangely enjoyable. I could go for one right now.