NFL is getting what it deserves for massive title game screw-up

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January 31, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman defends New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 20 at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. No penalty was called. (TNS)

There are plenty of interesting story lines that will play out during Super Bowl week in Atlanta, but none as delicious as the one currently playing out in New Orleans.

NFL lawyers were in federal court Monday trying to fend off a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Saints season-ticket holders who want NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to take action to mitigate the harm done by the notorious no-call in the NFC title game that almost certainly cost their team a place in Sunday’s big game.

Perhaps, in some perfect alternative universe, there would be something that could be done to reverse the injustice that resulted from the inability of a whole bunch of veteran officials to see a pass-interference violation that was obvious to just about every one at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the millions of fans who watched the game on television.

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