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  • Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport will open its TSA lines the morning after the Super Bowl at 3AM. Concern running high what affect government shutdown will have on security lines that day
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  • Hoping to convince Dan that the NFL can fix obvious officiating mistakes without triggering the downfall of the republic.
    Today: @SeifertESPN (3:30), @lakeshow73 in studio (3:55). Plus: Why Tom Brady remains underrated.
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  • Illustrates the mindset that has kept PI and all other penalties off the list of reviewable plays. Seems to me that “clear and obvious” would limit overturns to only the most egregious misses.
    A member of #NFL rules-making Competition Committee: “I am always open to discussion on any subject, but most PI calls can be very subjective. Unfortunately, this one was a bad miss. How do differentiate?”
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  • The big question is whether the competition committee and owners will be any more amenable. If you go by the theory that crisis yields action in the NFL, it has a chance…
    Source confirms that the NFL intends to discuss whether pass-interference calls can be reviewed this offseason, as it has done for the past several years. https://t.co/HppNyYMGQI
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  • Right. The idea isn’t to re-officiate every call in the booth. The point of replay is to fix clear and obvious mistakes. Really bad judgment can be clear and obvious.
    I'm so sick of the argument that pass interference can't be reviewed because it's a judgment call. Sometimes, the video evidence makes it clear and obvious that judgment was horribly exercised.
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  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh at the time: "We can't fix [a bad call] because we decide not to be able to fix it. We can fix it. Just make it reviewable."
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  • The @NFL has been fighting over replay expansion for years. In 2016, @Ravens proposed reviewing most plays EXCEPT judgment calls like pass interference. Even that plan was tabled and never resurfaced. https://t.co/lr3dbV2SzB
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  • I think this one was my favorite.
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  • @nflcommish Generally speaking, “extraordinarily unfair act” is contemplated to be, say, a fan running on the field and breaking up a FG attempt — not a bad officiating call.
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  • References @nflcommish's authority to impose fines, draft-choice forfeitures, suspensions and reversal of game’s result or rescheduling of game, either from the beginning or from the point at which an extraordinary unfair act occurred.
    Rule 17 Section 2 Article 3 @NFL ?⚜️
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