The CFL is trying to reduce the number of video reviews in every game.
Keep right on reducing them … right down to zero!
The CFL is like virtually other every league that has video review. Major League Baseball, the NHL and the NFL are all looking at ways to reduce the effect video reviews have on their respective sports. They want to get the call right, but they can’t – even upon video review.
They want fewer challenges. Fewer delays. Fewer mistakes. So they implement more rules. They add more explanations. They expand on their interpretations. That’s backwards.
Now the CFL wants to conduct its video reviews during commercial breaks. It wants to penalize frivolous challenges. It’s trying to explain how to assess – on video – the extent of illegal contact on an eligible receiver and roughing the passer.
Jeepers! Doesn’t it make the most sense to go the other way? Be logical. The only way to perfect video review is to eliminate it.