Where Does Instant Replay End?

CORRECTS MAXIMUM SECURITY DISQUALIFIED, ADDS WINNER COUNTRY HOUSE - Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, center, crosses the finish line first ahead of Country House, left, and jockey Flavien Prat, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

When I first got into the business of broadcasting, instant replay wasn’t much of a topic. The USFL(not the NFL) was the first major sporting league to use the technology. Harry Usher, who was the last USFL commissioner before the NFL figured out a way to kill off the fledgling league, saw replay as a way to enhance the product.
Today, you can’t get through a sporting event without a stoppage.
Umpires in baseball talk over a play in question, put headsets on for all the patrons to see(a bad look), wait, and then get a response from someone in another part of the country. Same goes for the NBA, NHL, and now horse racing.

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby went through a reported a 22-minute delay before a final decision was reached to overturn the result witnessed by the naked eye. Instant replay determined the outcome.
The idea of a human error being taken out of play because we have technology is a fair point. I just wonder if we’ve gone too far in all sports.
Alabama was the first state to approve replay in high school football. New Jersey, Texas, and Minnesota tried out replay in the high school playoffs last Fall. The AIA is looking into the use of replay, but coaches I’ve spoken with our mixed at best on the topic.
Perhaps it’s just the rules of replay. The New Orleans Saints were probably feeling some sort of anxiety if they were watching the end of the Derby on Saturday. Texas Tech basketball players were likely in the same boat.
Watch any sporting event and you’ll see players and coaches look up to the video board for replay as soon as ANY call is made.
I don’t know how to reel back in the use of replay. I just know that the beauty of competition and the idea of the call not always going the right way because of an officials call, is part of life. It’s one thing if it’s a pass interference that’s as plain as day. It’s another when the camera’s have to be in use for twenty-two minutes to determine an outcome.