Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Jun 17, 2007
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- Future wetlands, LA
Sigh. I remember this like it was yesterday; apoplectic that somehow that call was made after Ernie Conwell fell down with clear possession. There was almost no possible way to wrest control of a ball from a receiver lying down on the turf without touching him ... so NFL refs determined it was an interception by saying Conwell didn't have possession yet and thus could not be reviewed. Insult added: the DB clearly contacts Conwell and then falls to the turf, gets up, and runs it in for a touchdown ... and wasn't called down. Almost as infuriating as the time the refs blew the whistle in the middle of a play accidentally so the Saints just lost a down for no reason.Katrina season a tight end was laying on his back and the defender forced a fumble by taking the ball from him while he was somehow not down.