August 30, 2008
I support the use of video replay in major league baseball. I'm specifically hoping the Dodgers will be able to review the acquisitions of Andruw Jones and Jason Schmidt and possibly overturn those decisions. Rob Osborne Manhattan Beach -- Is there any chance baseball's limited use of replay could be expanded to include all Chicago White Sox games umpired by Doug Eddings? Ron Reeve Glendora
June 11, 2005
Fox Sports West is ruining Eric Gagne's entrance into the game. Their stylized, jerky, blurry, computer generated picture takes all the excitement out of his entrance. It seems fake and looks like an old replay. Let us enjoy the moment in real time. Robert Levenson Van Nuys
December 6, 1986
This letter is being sent to correct the distorted reporting by the press of what occurred after the USC-Notre Dame game. The booing started only when Ted Tollner's picture was projected on the large replay screen. Once his picture was removed, the booing stopped. When his picture reappeared, the booing returned. The team was not the subject of the fan's displeasure. KEVIN M. BOETHLING Anaheim
June 4, 2010
There is something charming about a game that relies on human judgment and accepts human fallibility in enforcing its rules. And there is something reassuring about a game that turns to the latest technology to double-check humans and get its judgment calls right. There is nothing satisfying about a game — in this case, our national pastime — that relies on humans most of the time and technology some of the time. That weird dichotomy, as every baseball fan knows by now, was on display Wednesday, when Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was robbed of a perfect game by a close call at first base.
September 16, 2008 |
Anyone who caught a glimpse of NFL replays Monday probably knows about the uncalled fumble by Denver quarterback Jay Cutler, and the ill-timed whistle of referee Ed Hochuli. Hochuli's blown call with little more than a minute remaining in the San Diego-Denver shootout paved the way for the Broncos' 39-38 victory -- and could change the way the league handles similar dead-ball controversies. Horrendous as it was, that mistake might not have been so pivotal had there not been an earlier officiating breakdown that also went against the Chargers.
January 28, 1995
Although I can't predict the final score of the Super Bowl, I can say with a certain degree of confidence that an official will make an erroneous call exposed to millions of viewers through instant replay. The only troublesome aspect with it previously was the long delays for the fans and players. But that's easy to remedy: Allow the official in the TV booth no more than 60 seconds to reverse a call. If a decision isn't made in that amount of time, the call stands. BRUCE JAGOROSOVICH Carson
January 18, 1987 |
In one of the most bizarre occurrences ever seen on sports television, a college basketball official put on a CBS headset and watched a replay in order to make a ruling Saturday. As it turned out, the official made the incorrect ruling, and it cost No. 1-ranked Nevada Las Vegas a point just before halftime in a game against Oklahoma at Norman, Okla. Las Vegas ended up losing, 89-88.
December 13, 2009
Mike Dunleavy benefited from two replay reviews and made two free throws with one-tenth of a second left to help the Indiana Pacers withstand Gilbert Arenas' first triple-double in 5 1/2 years and beat the Washington Wizards, 114-113, on Saturday night. Arenas had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double and his first since March 19, 2004. With Indiana down by a point and out of timeouts, T.J. Ford drove to the basket, and the ball was tipped out of bounds by Washington's Brendan Haywood.
February 7, 1987
As Super Sunday approached, I was intrigued with the spotlight on one Mr. Mark Bavaro. The media was all over him, but "Rambo" handled it the way "Cobra" would have, keeping to himself and letting his actions do the talking. One incident that passed unnoticed was that when Bavaro caught his touchdown pass, he made the sign of the cross. I thought this was done in deep respect and gratitude, but later I saw the replay and discovered he did it the wrong way! Way to go, Mark, you really blew your cover on this one. I think he was better off doing the Gatorade shuffle or something.