I am anti-replay in college football. The Big 10 has it, the SEC wants it… I used to think it was worth having around, just to make sure the call was made correctly, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s worth it.
I was shocked at how much I hated instant replay in the Big 10 this season. The stoppages in the game just killed the flow. I’ve just come to expect it in the NFL, and I’ve come to expect the college game to flow smoothly. It made it much harder to watch. I can’t remember if I used to feel that way about the NFL, and just got used to it, but I know that I hated it this year in the Big 10.
The other issue is that it’s not fair for conferences like the SEC and the Big 10 to have instant replay, when smaller schools can’t afford to always have that many cameras around. ABC rarely comes to town when Marshall is playing Kent State, and neither one of those two schools is probably all that thrilled about having to pay for 20 cameras to videotaping every moment of the game. It’s just further evidence of the divide between the haves and have-nots in college football, and about how the haves don’t give a fuck.