I know it's not just me now, last night on the Lapo show Paul was clearly not pleased with the officiating on Sunday and why should he be. This whole season the officiating has been "inconsistant" and to be blunt just brutal. Lapolice stated that he would like to see more consistant officiating FOR ALL games and ALL teams, and this is not an excuse for the BB losses, but have seemed to be getting worse and worse each game.
Winnipeg - 9 penalties
Saskatchewan - 4 penalties
Honestly a late hit on Buck was not called but 2 late hits on Durant were called, at least 3-4 BLATANT holding calls (or should i say non calls) against Goodspeed himself, it is getting pretty ugly (the officiating) and the league needs to ADDRESS this issue a.s.a.p. Seem as though some teams have more "leeway" than other's when it comes to calls/non calls and it's just ruining the game and quite frankly is giving the CFL a bad name. Beginning of the year the nylon was flying on every play (penalties where no penalties occured), now it's the middle of the year and the nylon is glued to the refs pocket (non calls) to me that is total INCONSISTANCY. There is a fine line on most penalties i understand, but that fine line has been strayed from so many times and has actually cost teams games (not only the BB'S), HAM VS CGY was a great example.
What does the league do? I am no expert but it starts with the officials reading/knowing the rulebook and calling penalties on a consistant basis for all teams and it seems that they are not doing this. Hire competant non partial officials, maybe bring in officials from the states and have half Canadian and half American (dumb idea i know but makes sense), add another HEAD referee. I don't know exactly how the league should address this but they HAVE to. Let the debate begin!!