After 16 games, dozens of touchdowns, and countless hits, the Dallas Cowboys 2014 season came to an end in January when officials, reviewing an instant replay, decided a mind-imploding reception by all-star wide receiver Dez Bryant was in fact not a reception at all. The decision seemed illogical at the time. How had officials used such powerful technology to make such a seemingly asinine call?
This year, instant replay will continue to play a pivotal, if not maddening, role in professional football, along with the other major league sports that have adopted to technology into their officiating. To explain the history of instant replay, and its current role inside of sports, I invited SB Nation’s Dan Rubenstein to the show.
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