Recall Brother Andy’s “Leslie Nielsen Theory of NFL Refs.” We laid it out this way in a post earlier this year:
Andy has a theory about NFL officiating. And once you hear it, I think it becomes hard to watch games without thinking it is true.
He says NFL refs are like Leslie Nielsen as the umpire in Naked Gun: They make calls that will generate applause from the home crowds. Someone who has more time than I do should look it up. Do home teams get more calls than away teams? I would guess that they do.
Then we got some scientific backing with this post, citing a Jason Wilde report.
“According to research done by The Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin, NFL officials have been harsher on the road teams than the home teams each of the past nine weeks, assessing more penalties for more yards to the visitors.”
Well, it seems that Tramon Williams is now a believer in the Nielsen Theory.
Here is Tramon Williams on the crucial — and very questionable — 40-yard pass interference call. “Our legs got tangled up, but they’re the home team, so there ain’t much I can say about it.”
Keepin’ it Real, even though it’s not Thursday. You have to love Tramon Williams.