I haven’t really gotten into this subject since it is covered so thoroughly by every news outlet this side of Diego Garcia. Vick was frustrated and said stuff he shouldn’t have on Sunday. Even if he believes it to be true, you don’t bring that subject up in that setting. It gives fodder for critics (I thought the NY Post cover was hilarious).
NFL officiating guru (and major jackass in my opinion) Mike Pereira wrote a column “proving” statistically that Vick didn’t get less calls or that Brady/Manning got more calls. Of course he completely skewed the situation by cherry-picking numbers to prove his point.
A reader sent along a much better study written by someone else. The author doesn’t seem to have any kind of agenda, which always makes me more trusting of the information. The author also understood that in order to evaluate the situation you had to take into account the number of hits, penalties, and plays. You can’t just see who drew the most flags. That’s ridiculously bogus for understanding the true situation.
Kudos to Franklin for his outstanding work on this subject. Enough of my talking. Go check out what he had to say. Good stuff.