“And just who in the hell,” you ask, “is Verle Sorgen?”
Verle is the Pac-10’s director of instant replay. You may recall his grave concern over the debacle that was the officiating in last year’s Oregon-Oklahoma game.
This year Verle has been forced to turn his attention to a call (a non-call, more accurately) from last weekend’s Oregon State-Washington game. Here’s the play:
Sure, that looks pretty clear cut to you and me. But evidently the replay official stepped out for a smoke or was checking out the blonde in Section 113, because not only was the call on the field not overruled, play wasn’t even stopped to review the officials’ decision.
Needless to say, OSU folks are upset. Not ol’ Verle, though.
Sorgen was quoted saying the lack of replay on Bernard’s fumble “wasn’t that egregious unless you are an Oregon State fan.”
Perspective is a wonderful thing in a bureaucrat.
Sorgie, you’re doing a heckuva job.