Sigh, Instant Replay Comes To State Football Finals
Instant replay is one of the most controversial things in sports. It is a crutch for officials to avoid making bad calls or an instant bailout for them. Instant replay has mostly been in the pro and college game for the last several years. Well, it is now coming to high school football. Only for the Wisconsin state football final this Thursday and Friday at Camp Randall Stadium. This does not mean that it is a good idea. This sounds like an absolute dumpster fire which is par for the course with the WIAA.
Any play can go under review just like in college football. Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the WIAA paid $6,000 for this project for seven total games. If you do the math, that is $857.14 per game. That is an absurd amount to pay for a replay system that we’re only using seven times all year over two days? That feels very reckless to me.
Nothing can be traditional and sacred anymore. Maybe the Tosa Turkey Bowl which I’m probably too old to be playing in, but that’s about it. Replay in high school sports makes me think that they’re taking away some of the fabric of the game. Sure, a mistake could happen with the officials, but that’s part of a weird life lesson. You’re not going to always have instant replay there for you.