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By Tammy Bruce
Team Obama's bizarre behavior helps Gitmo terrorists foil justice
Topic - Mike Pereira
When fans and media are talking more about the officiating than what Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, LeSean McCoy and Brandon Boykin do to get their teams in the playoffs, there's a problem the NFL would rather not be confronted with.
Here's the deal, football fans: NFL officials are going to mess up. Calls will be missed. Others will be made that shouldn't have been.
The helmet-to-helmet hit by San Francisco safety Donte Whitner that sent Saints running back Pierre Thomas to the locker room early in Saturday's NFC playoff game was legal.
Upon further review, the Dolphins-Steelers officiating crew made only one mistake on the pivotal play of the game.
"I think the one thing you need to do when there are critical mistakes is be transparent and admit it," former NFL officiating director Mike Pereira told The Associated Press.
"In Dean Blandino, the league has a guy capable of explaining it, and he understands the need to do so, and he is media savvy and explains it clearly."