^This was the call that made Mike Pereira famous, by the way.^
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Detroit's Officiating Woes
It seems that the Detroit Lions can't catch any breaks with officiating. Yesterday's game was proof of that as a referee missed an illegal bat by C.J. Wright from a Calvin Johnson fumble in the red zone. This was late in the game and this would've helped the Lions at least tie the game. The NFL has even stated that there was a mistake in spite of the referee not admitting to missing the call. It isn't just the Detroit Lions that can't catch a break with officials; the Detroit Tigers had the same thing happen to them a few years back with Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game. Hey, at least Jim Joyce admitted that he screwed that play up. Anyways, here are some other times where the referees have toyed with Detroit sports fans.