MDS has covered the inability of referee Bill Leavy’s crew to notice a fumble by Packers receiver Greg Jennings in real time and Leavy’s inexplicable failure to overturn the ruling on the field via replay when the video conclusively showed that the ball was coming out before Jennings’ knee or lower leg were down.
I need to chime in separately on behalf of all Seahawks fans who can feel the pain that Giants fans currently are experiencing.
Leavy led the officiating crew in Super Bowl XL, which many Seahawks fans believe Leavy and company botched in multiple ways. And with good reason; Leavy admitted in 2010 that he screwed up, in multiple ways.
“It was a tough thing for me,” Levy said at the time. “I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game and as an official you never want to do that. It left me with a lot of sleepless nights and I think about it constantly. I’ll go to my grave wishing that I’d been better.”
Regardless of the outcome of today’s game, Leavy has acquired yet another lifelong regret. And Seahawks and Giants fans will be left to wonder how Leavy ends up getting those postseason assignments.