Guttpuppy wrote:Nothing should be predetermined in football.
You think? But you don't really think refs go out there totally blind do you? They get the coaches riding them before the game, saying watch for #77 he holds all the time, etc. They know which players get video sent to the league week after week. They have other refs, I would guess, telling them about certain players. Of course if a call in a previous playoff game went the wrong way and it got publicized you canbet that will be called tighter or looser, depending on the situation of the bad call. When you get your head filled with all of that it is very difficult not to let it affect your calls during the game and I would bet 90% of the time they don't even realize it. No matter what you can't take the human out of the ref.