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I understand that Ben Reiter's article on the controversial call from the Packers-Seahawks game (This Photo Tells a Story) was intended to present the referees' side, but it still does not change my conclusion: The refs botched the play. How many times have both an offensive and a defensive player come down with the ball, and possession not been awarded to the player who had the ball in both arms?
David Kimball, St. Louis
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I always understood Lance Easley's position on why he made that call. But because everyone was fixated on bashing the replacement officials, he wasn't given the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully fans can now see how Easley was just trying to do his job in a high-pressure situation.
T.J. Birkhead, Rochester, N.Y.
I used to believe that Easley simply made a mistake. Now I realize he's an arrogant idiot. Rather than take ownership of the error, he continues to try to "sell" it.
Tom Hansen, Venice, Fla.
Brian Koppelman's essay on why Hollywood should not turn its back on sports movies (SCORECARD) was a great read but needs one small clarification. The scene from Rudy in which the Notre Dame players lay their jerseys on the coach's desk never happened. It was added by the filmmakers.
Mark Sonderman, Orlando