A rundown of opinionated coverage about the supposed lack of recoverage of Ben Roethlisberger's fumble in the Miami Dolphins' heartbreaking home loss Sunday:
Palm Beach Post reporter Ben Volin blogs as much visual evidence as he can muster to show Dolphins outside linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis recovered the ball.
Not only is referee Gene Streratore from the Pittsburgh area, but the official who signaled touchdown, head linesman Jerry Bergman, is a Pittsburgh native, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points out.
Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote notes: "The ref owns a Washington, Pa., company called Steratore Sanitary Supplies, by the way. That's appropriate."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde hashes out a number of issues pertaining to the controversial call, including whether it was followed to the letter and conspiracy theories.
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero bemoans the officiating crew's inability to use common sense because a lack of video evidence forbade it.
Palm Beach Post columnist Greg Stoda writes "The refs quit on a crucial play, and then concocted a cover-up escape."