I admit at the beginning of the season I was an advocate for instant replay to be brought to the CFL. This season, however, it has failed miserably.
All year long we've seen several problems with the instant replay system. Among them are::thdn: Too many challenges in which there were not the proper camera angles for the officials to even make a ruling, leading to "insufficient evidence" to be called on a large amount of challenges. :thdn: Inconsistant rules which have plagued the entire season. Sometimes a coach can make a challenge on a certain type of call, while other times they can't. Look no further than tonight's game with Saskatchewan. Danny Barret couldn't challenge the simultaneous catch but earlier in the year Don Matthews was allowed to challenge this in a game against Winnipeg. :thdn: There have been several times this year that the officials on the field have seemingly or even downright obviously made the correct call, only for it to be overturned. I point you to the same "simultaneous catch" when Montreal played Winnipeg that I mentioned in my last point. :thdn: Coachs using instant replay to generate stoppages in play without having to use a timeout. Finally tonight the officials did something about it. Unfortunately it took them until the final week of the season.
That said I still believe that instant replay can work for the better of the CFL in the future. Hopefully the league can learn from the many mistakes this season and next year we will actually have a competent and reliable instant replay system.