Pete Hanson’s Daily Blog: The Zebra Did It
I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan. They lose a lot of games. And it seems that a lot of those games come down to one close call (and often a bad call) by a referee at the end of the game that costs the purple people eaters the victory. This is not just a Vikings thing. Happens to all teams every now and then. Ref blew the call and cost us the game!
Or did he?
I would argue that the Vikings left themselves in a position where they could be victim to a bad call at the end of the game. Not the ref’s fault. It’s the team’s. Sure the ref should get the call right, but things happen that are out of the team’s control. So what can the Vikings do about it? How about building a 21 point lead? Then bad call or not, they will not be a victim.
Honestly, it’s so much easier to blame the ref though. I get it. (Even if you had 3598 other seconds during the game to insulate yourself from such a travesty.) If the game’s close, how can you not realize you’re in a precarious situation. Your job: Don’t let it be close. That’s control. That’s not being a victim.
Way too many victims in this world. (Oh, and by the way, open your damn eyes ref!)