Behind the black curtain
Posted by keithosaunders on October 20, 2011
Each time I see one of those NFL refs disappear behind the black curtain to review a play I wonder what he’s actually looking at. I mean, what is behind the curtain?
I’m picturing a Times Square-esque Show World setup circa 1984.
The ref steps behind the curtain and instead of a TV monitor he finds a coin operated machine. He pops two bits into the slot and an automated window slowly rolls open to reveal a sultry naked lady.
In the meantime we home viewers are treated to expert analysis by some former ref in a Los Angeles TV studio. “This is what will happen, yadda yadda yadda…”
The ref does his business, exits the booth, and announces to the crowd…
(all together now)
AFTER FURTHER REVIEW, THE PLAY STANDS.