I must preface the headline by mentioning that criticizing officiating has never been “my thing”, nor do I feel it’s the reason the Pittsburgh Steelers outright lost to the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. The purpose of this exercise is to discuss what I feel is the “inconsistent consistency” of the enforcement …
The New England Patriots players celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates his touchdown catch in front of Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson (54) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife, Barbara arrive on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. | Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, took part in the pregame coin toss — and the New England Patriots had the ball first in Super Bowl 51.