The single worst call I have ever seen.

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    Detroit lost to the bears today 19 to 14. But actually they won according to most people who watched the replay.

    The refs called what looks like a clear cut Touchdown back and reviewed it (inside 2 mins) and made some BS remark about the Process of catching the ball. Because the receiver bobbled the ball for a millisecond. The problem is he caught the ball and got both feet down in the end zone, and only then appeared to bobble for a second before falling to the ground with the ball again under his control.

    Now how is that pass caught like that in the end zone not a TD.

    Me senses so Bear fan refs in the mix.
     
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    It doesn't matter that his feet were down. You have to have complete control of the football until you're downed.

    Even the slightest amount of bobble, as you mentioned, is considered not having control.
     
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    WTF? I turned off the TV right after the Loins scored. LOL

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    Nevermind, I just watched the play. I spoke too soon.

    He had possession and control all the way through.
     
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    I don't think it was a bobble....I think the problem was he dropped the ball when he came down on it at the very end of the catch. Of course, that was after getting two feet down, a hand down, and his ass down with control, but they have the stupid 'maintain control throughout the process of the catch' rule. I thought it was a TD.

    It certainly wasn't the worst call I've seen in the NFL, though. How about the playoff game between the Colts and Steelers a few years ago, when the Steelers picked off Manning near the end of the game, and after review it was overturned? That was certainly worse, and I think may have been the worst call I've seen.
     
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    No. Its not a bobble. Its because he has to keep holding onto the ball as the ball hits the ground. If the ball and been in his hand when he stood up, then its a TD. Because it leaves his hand as it hits the ground, its an incomplete pass. That's the rule, apparently.

    I was watching the game when it happened. The commentators said afterwards that it was an incomplete pass.

    Frankly, I think it's a inconsistent when that is not a TD but when the ball carrier is running the ball into the end zone, all it has to do is break the plane of the goal line and the play is over, even if he fumbles it a moment later. I think the argument for the incomplete pass is that he never had possession.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    I do not know what game you watched. But on FOX the commentators called it a Terrible call, and a clear touchdown.
     
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    I saw that. It was a really shakey call. I would have called it for Detroit but then again, I'm not a ref. This call is pretty "rank" like that call that robbed the kid out of a no hitter in baseball earlier this year. It's a toss-up as to which was the worst call.
     

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