3 Responses to “Fine. The ball is snapped, and Fox’s clock still shows 0:01.”
The clock on the screen is wrong. The real game clock was already at zero seconds.
Just in case you’re curious, here’s some more information on the fact that the clock on the screen was actually wrong. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/why-didn-t-seattle-final-snap-first-half-203744127–nfl.html
Yes, Fox’s clock showed :01. So what? Fox’s clock is not official, and the one that is clearly showed the play was not snapped in time, as the Fox broadcast demonstrated almost immediately by replaying angles that showed the actual stadium clock visible.
And even if it was the wrong call — and it wasn’t — they weren’t lined up correctly. Even if we pretend the clock was called incorrectly, that’s a ten-second runoff and the end of the half. Only way anyone can see this as Seattle getting screwed is if they got a little too used to the refs literally handing them games earlier in the season.