Unless you've been basking in the sun on a barefoot cruise in the Carribean this past weekend, you've no doubt read, heard or seen SOMETHING about the now-famous play between the Miami Hurricanes and the Duke Blue Devils.
Just in case you WERE in the Carib - here's how it went down - with just seconds left in the 4th quarter, the Miami Hurricanes received a kick-off return and then proceeded to complete eight (yes that's EIGHT) lateral passes before Corn Elder ran down the field and scored the game-winning touchdown. A flag, thrown in the backfield, was quickly retrieved and the TOUCHDOWN was declared official. Game Over - Miami Wins.
There's just one problem. Review of the play, both by video and still pictures, clearly shows
that the player who initially caught the ball fell down on one knee prior to tossing the ball off to the next player - a fall that should have ruled the ball dead and stopping play. The end result is that the ENTIRE officiating crew - both on the field and in the booth - have been suspended for two games with Commission Joe Swofford citing that it was necessary to do so to ensure quality in officiating.
Despite the fact it's obvious the player was down and that officials have been suspended the play will stand. Simply because there's no ruling which allows for a reversal. Wow! Really?
What do YOU think?