Originally Posted by RedsFan75
When Thurman was tripped into Big Ben in the previous game it was flagged, every other incident of hitting someone in the knees in the recent NFL has been flagged. Why not this one?
Same reason the phantom-interference was called on Kashvaharn and the Steelers got a wonderful gift with a 1st-and-goal at the 5-yard-line. It is the STEELERS vs. the lowly Bengals. It is the same reason there was not a call on an interference with T.J.. It is the STEELERS vs. the lowly Bengals.
We see this in all sports. It is some unconscious thing that refs/umps seem to have and do. Not all the time, but often enough that it is noticable and recognized by many fans.