I am not a fan of the challenge system.
I find it difficult to believe that details such as the placement of a spot (ball) can be properly relayed over the phone.
I saw in a game where the spot was challenged after the offence got a 1st down. Then, the ruling was overturned, fine. The only problem is that the ball was not moved after the spot was deemed incorrect.
If the ball was not moved that means that the ball was in the correct spot and the first down marker was in the wrong spot, but that makes no sense.
Therefore it must have been the ball that was in the incorrect spot. But if the refs cannot move the ball because they didn't know how far to move it, then the whole idea of challenging a spot seems pretty unsound. Maybe the refs just forgot to move it, which makes them incompetent.
Either way, I hate the idea of making a long-distance call and asking some dude in Toronto what he thinks happened.
I would not be so opposed to the challenge if I didn't still see problems emerging, but I still see problems.
I really think the head official at the game should at least be able to discuss the outcome of a challenge with Toronto.
It seems cheap that the head official is telling the fans something he heard over the phone. That practically makes it a rumour.