Actually, it’s probably one of the most agonizing experiences in all of professional sports.
That’s why it easily finds a place in Worst About Sports.
Instant replay is so painfully long and irritating that I’d prefer listening to more Richard Sherman jibber-jabbering and Peyton Manning “Omaha-ing” than watching extended replays that are anything but “instant.”
So, why is NFL instant replay that bad?
You can read thousands of pages of Congressional legislation – twice – faster than a ref can sort out the very same play that he and his NFL officiating crew just witnessed live only a few moments ago.
Ironically, fans at home can raid the refrigerator, hit the head and update their fantasy picks, then find themselves stewing on the sofa as the zebra clad man slowly and seriously studies replays from every conceivable angle under a cloaked hood.
His decision should be easy, but it’s NOT.
The actions of the main man in stripes always seems slower than that of a slug’s.
Exactly what’s the ref doing under that black curtain? Checking emails? Watching ESPN Sports Center? Tweezing unwanted nasal hairs? Calling Domino’s for a post-game delivery?
Or, reading an unabridged edition of War and Peace?
As an added bonus, I included one of my MIKE Minute Monologues on instant replay. Just click on the red image above to listen.
MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!