The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Time is on my side...

The Patriots last second win on Sunday was aided by a clock operator error that added 52 seconds to the fourth quarter:

The error occurred at the beginning of the fourth quarter. With 14:51 remaining, Steelers receiver Cedric Wilson ran a reverse and was held to no gain; the play ran the clock down to 13:59.

A false start was called on Steelers guard Kendall Simmons on the next play, but instead of resetting the clock to 13:59, the clock operator set it back to 14:51 -- the time before Wilson's running play began. No one noticed the error, including the officiating crew.


While there is no way to tell if this error would have affected the outcome of the game, it certainly didn't help the Steelers, who lost on a last second Adam Vinatieri field goal.

Whoops.

2 Comments:

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:00 AM  

  • I'll bet it was Tom Brady and his dastardly ring of corrupted clock operators and referees (tuck rule)...

    Sorry, the angelification of Tom Brady is starting to get to me.

    By Anonymous Scott H, at 3:35 PM  

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