As a child I recall being subjected to the hideous 4 year torture of watching the winter olympics. After watching an especially impressive performance by an American, and then seeing him get the silver after getting beat out by a technically correct but uninspiring Soviet, it gives me a clue as to what may have happened on the field yesterday.
Ref #1 - Touchdown!!!
Ref #2 (Poindexter) - Wait wait wait!!! There's an interpretive rule here, we need to form a Zebra huddle!
Ref #3 (aka Poker Joe) comes sprinting across the field 40 yards - I saw it all! That wasn't a catch!
Ref #1 - what do you mean?!?!? I was standing right here, I saw it!
Poindexter - But you weren't thinking of Article 8, subparticle 68b line 142!
Poker Joe - Hey, I saw it too, and I think Poindexters right.
Ref #1 - You're full of shit Joe, what's Poindexter right about?
Poker Joe - Explain it to him Poindexter........
Poindexter - It clearly states that this interpretive rule demands we score the artistic accomplishment of the supposed catch. Here are some cards, rate between 0-10. He has to get above a 9 for it to be a catch
All three write their tallies.
Ref #1 - 10 I guess, this is gay. It was a catch, Touchdown, end of story.
Poindexter - I gave him an 8. His left heel dragged his right shin on the double axle. Unforgiveable. Then he never paused at the end of his program, bad artistry.
Poker Joe - I give him a 6. What Poindexter said.
Ref #1 - Really Joe, 6? So even if Poindexter gave him 10, he couldn't have gotten a 9. Exactly how much are you into the bookie for this game Joe?
Poker Joe - I have no idea what your talking about.
Poindexter - The decision has been reached. I can't wait to announce this on National TV. Oh dear, I need a notebook to hold at waist level guys, I'm so excited!
Ref #1 - No worries Poindexter, no one will see a thing.