There, I said it.
This isn't to say that this would have changed the game in any real way--the Cowboys had their chances and, even if it might have changed the outlook, I won't descend to the level of Buffalo Sabres fans and whine about it: "Hull was in the crease...boo hoo." But for the sake of clarity, there was a hold and it was really clear. We'll chalk it up to the humanity of the referees, and let Sensabaugh explain the situation.
"Look, I know officiating is hard. I'm not the type to complain about plays, about calls. I know how hard it is to ref a little league basketball game. That's hard enough. You're always going to get criticized.
"But that's a play that should have never happened. I'm not going to make any excuses. They played a good game and they beat us.''
Well said, Gerald.