thank you for replying. I wasn’t bad mouthing officials. I was simply asking a questions. I have friend that is an official and he study film as well.Some good points Wildcat, but as a former official I can say that most spend hours each week reviewing rules, studying mechanics, and when film is available, studying that too. Most have real jobs and families too. Then they show up and do their best on Friday nights as part of a crew often missing a member. Yes mistakes happen, but every official I've worked with regrets those more than any fan or coach. I urge all of you with such passion for the game to consider applying to your local chapter.
But I think my post was clear that you can’t blame a W or L on officials. I had that question about reviewing film like 3 weeks ago and an officials answered it.
Thank you for your time.