Really one fan right! The question is not just that play it was the fact the whole game there were lots of one sided calls. May I remind you this is not the first time the refs have called games one sided. But your statment one fan does not like the call is wrong. The Stampeder organization believe exactly the same thing I do and the can break down video better then anyone.
Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 09:03PM
Saturday night the Calgary Stampeders lost 16-23 to the Toronto Argonauts in an error filled game at Rogers Centre.
The final minute of the game brought with it a controversial call on Ron Johnson’s “catch? at the Argos' five (5) yard line.
“Although we believe Johnson had complete possession of the ball within the air, and long after contact with the ground, we are comfortable the proper procedures were followed by the officiating crew, with respect to review of the play in question. We abide by the call and have no plans for any official appeal,? said Team President and Owner Ted Hellard. “Our sole focus right now is our upcoming game against our Division lead the BC Lions.?
The call raised a great deal of response on network, CFL and various fan internet comment boards. Most of the comments featured concerns about the crews’ interpretation of the call and how it impacted the image of the CFL as a league.
When asked for a comment on this issue Hellard stated, “We have reviewed the film and stand by our position that Johnson’s catch was good. The League has given us confirmation they will provide us a complete explanation of the call, broken down frame by frame.
There has been some indication the replay may have been viewed at full speed only which may have made it difficult to clearly see Ron’s possession of the ball. Having said this we have moved past the Toronto game and look forward to the challenge next week.?
Requesting his thoughts on instant replay, Hellard responded positively, “Clearly instant replay has been a major success in our league and we support it completely. At this point we have not made a decision whether we will post the actual replay on our site as part of our fan highlight viewing package.?
So with no appeal to be made, the Stamps direct their focus to Vancouver in hopes of a victory to keep the goal of Division Championship Title alive