- Feb 19, 2012
one analyst said the same. They both did the right thing but it comes down to reputation. Which in reality is BS. The director even said he watched both on video and both did it per the rules.
I agree to a large extent, but can't fully agree.
I agree that many fans are making judgments without knowing the rules and when you can and cannot move the ball. The rules were 100% perfectly applied and followed in both situations based on what Reed and McIlroy reasonably believed or "claim" to happen.
The problem is in limited situations like yesterday, we are left with players being able to "claim" things to take advantage of the rules. And in those situations reputation will impact whether we fully buy those claims as truthful or not. Based on Reed's reputation, and his strange actions regarding the official, it make me question his claims. But it's possible everything that happened yesterday was fully above board. I just can't give it the 100% thumbs up.