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Should there be a time limit on official replays?

johnblairgobucks's picture
March 28, 2014 at 11:11pm

Watching this year's NCAA basketball tournament,  most of the close games have 3-4 reviews in the final 2:00 of game time, where officials go to the sideline to view a t.v. Monitor on a possession review.  Some of the reviews take a few minutes to resolve.  During the review process in college football, some take 3 to 4 minutes.  I know it's not a humongous amount of time, in the grand scheme of things, but it does become tedious to watch and sit through. Sometimes these review pauses seem to kill momentum, give teams breaks  or even not get the call correct anyways.

I feel that if a college basketball review takes more than 30sec, or a college football review takes more than a minute, they should go with the call on the court/field.  Splitting hairs with super slow motion and close up/alternate view camera  angles shouldn't be used for great amount of time, when they aren't used consistently throughout the course of the entire game.  If it's important enough to do extra long reviews in the ending moments of the game, it should be done throughout, but it isn't.

Anyone else get bothered by the increasing number of lengthy reviews?

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