It's really starting to bug me that the videos of Santonio Holmes' winning touchdown catch are being pulled, but even more so that the only video I find being pulled are the ones showing the catch from the back of the end zone.
NBC made sure not to show it, and only showed us the shots from the sidelines and goal line, but there is at least a video out there where the camera is located in the back, which would be to Holmes' left and in clear view of his feet. More especially the foot that nobody could seem to see touch the ground.
I consider myself to be a smart man, and I know what I saw watching the game. As I've said before, you could tell he didn't get his right foot down because it was hung up on top of his left foot.
But now we have video to prove it, and every time I press play, right after seeing thumbnail to confirm that that video is what I'm looking for, I instead see “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NFL Properties LLC.”
It's really suspicious that so many other videos, many of which right beside the video they had pulled, have not been pulled despite falling under the same copyright.
I hate to be the one yelling conspiracy, but how can we see this as anything but a conspiracy? Why won't the NFL let fans view this video? This one video, a video that could obviously call into question the NFL's policies about replays and game officiating, a video that could prove the Steelers did not win the Super Bowl.
I want to know what the NFL plans to do about a few issues during that game.
- Why was there not a review of the Warner fumble with a few seconds remaining?
- Why was Harrison not thrown out of the game for his outright thug behavior against a defenseless Cardinal player?
- Why was this catch ruled a catch despite more than enough evidence to the contrary?
And finally, what will they do to show the fans they didn't rig the game after pulling the only clear evidence proving Holmes didn't get his other foot down?
Maybe we ought to start a new website just for this … www.HolmesDidntGetHisFootDown.com … that won't work …