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Justice Could Be Served for Only Around $10.95

August 23, 1986

About the NFL instant replay system, I would like to suggest a bare-bones-budget-backup to assist in future mishaps.

See, they have these telephones you can lease from AT&T for peanuts. You put one in the press box with the officiating crew, the other on a card table on the sidelines manned by the alternate zebra who sits on a folding chair (table and chair from Abbey Rents about $6). Now, if one of these $7,000 garage door openers doesn't work when it is supposed to, the guy in the booth calls the official on the sideline who blows a whistle ($4.95 at any sporting goods store) to stop the action and justice is served.

TONY SEDIA

Brea

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