Do you want apologies for bad calls?

A phantom holding call against Ahmard Hall in the Titans’ season finale killed Chris Johnson’s chance to catch Eric Dickerson’s all-time single season rushing record.

Ed Hochuli’s call wiped away a 62-yard touchdown.

Jim Wyatt reports the referee recently apologized to Hall for what he admitted was an incorrect call.

Hall responded with the professionalism you’d expect.

Hochuli’s apology is part of what appears to be a trend. The Seahawks recently got an apology for botched calls in their Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh. A baseball umpire who ruined a perfect game with a blown call was quick to beat himself up over it in public.

Calls are going to be missed. For years there was a code that the officials involved didn’t really talk about them. Now apologies after the fact seem to be in vogue.

When you tear your hair out over a call when it happens and it haunts your team, does an apology down the road do anything for you?