Wow. What a terrific first half of football on Saturday. Real shame that, once again, the officiating played such a big part in deciding the outcome in the second half. All fans should be scared of Black's beauties and when they might roll into town to call another pille of crap like they did Saturday.
Case in point.
- Missed interference calls on both teams.
- Missed holding calls, primarily against Montreal
- Missed offensive off-side calls, again, primarily against Montreal (their recievers were one or two yards over the line of scrimage before the ball was snapped all afternon)
The piece de resistance, however, came in the third Quarter with the absolute bogus chop-block call against Ottawa. Even the CBC commentators called the call an Ã„ffront" against all fans in the league... the proper word is BS. Evidently, Mr. Black has charged his officials with calling at least one penalty to coincide with the weekly garbage he posts on the CFL website.
Video replay cannot fix poorly trained officials. Be afraid. Be very very afraid of officiating like we saw on Saturday.