Call me crazy for caring, but I honestly don't think Santonio Holmes placed his right foot down in the endzone for the game winning TD. It was my initial thought as I watched it during game speed, as it probably was for mostly everyone else since the NFL speed is so ridiculously crazy.
But then the replays of his feet made me change my mind and concede that he scored.... ......until I saw that that one angle.
I'm talking about the angle that looked like the footage was being taken from where the right Offensive Tackle would have been. It was only shown once on TV, but it convinced me that I was right. (OK maybe convince is a strong term - but it made me feel pretty confident about it)
It's my firm belief that Santonio's right foot was resting on his left foot, and didn't actually touch the ground... at all!! As I kept my eye on his right toes during the entire clip (from that one angle) - I clearly saw that his cleats were caught up and there was space between his right foot and the ground throughout the whole play. All other angles make it difficult to notice if there's any air under his foot, except this one.
I have no love for the Cardinals (who just beat my team), and I have absolutely nothing against the Steelers - I'd rather see them win it all before I watch another ring go to the Cowboys, Giants, or Patriots.
I'm just wondering why no one else is even debating this. I went onto the Arizona blog after the game and unless I'm missing something, there wasn't one comment about whether or not they were robbed.
To be fair, if this call went the other way and the officials called back the TD - I honestly think there would have been more of an outrage and I would understand why. The one angle I showed isn't "overwhelming evidence" or whatever its called in the rulebook.
All I'm saying is that don't you think this is worth maybe a little discussion? Or an ESPN mention here or there? Oh yeah - that assumes people outside of Pittsburgh and Arizona actually cared.
Here's a pic on the play - yeah you can make the argument that his foot touched the ground either before or after this one nanosecond when the picture was taken. But I still say that the other angle showed it was like this throughout the whole play: