Of course, Sunday was the second day of the NFL playoffs, and I was hoping for some good games, but the early game between the Bengals and Colts was not very close, but the afternoon game between the Cowboys and Lions was a very good game, even though it was marred by a poor referee call near the end of the game. A flag had been thrown for pass interference about half way through the fourth quarter which would have given the Lions a first down on the Cowboys' 22 yard line.....certainly it was likely the Lions would have scored at least a field goal from that position making it a six point game with 8 minutes to go. The replay showed it was pass interference, but inexplicably the referee 'picked up the flag', meaning the penalty was nullified making it 4th down and 1 yard to go.....the Lions ultimately punted.....a very poor punt, by the way......and the Cowboys ultimately marched down the field scoring a touchdown and winning the game by 4 points. When I was a professional soccer referee one of my goals for each game I officiated was not to be the story after the game. Unfortunately, as I sit here writing today's blog entry that referee has become the story, and I feel for him.
TLE was home by '4ish' with reports of a wonderful bridal shower for Sharon, and judging by the many pictures posted by those attending it looks like it was. We read for a while, and then watched 'Resurrection' and 'CSI' before going to bed.