Remember this call from the Arkansas-Auburn game on Sunday? How could you forget? It may have cost Arkansas the game, but we’ll never know. If nothing else, it prompted a hilarious press release from McDonald Eye Associates, a vision correction facility in Fayetteville, Ark.
As Sports by Brooks Live points out, the eye center sent out a press release on Tuesday morning that has promised any on-field or booth official from Saturday’s game free laser eye surgery. The company has suggested the game’s officials must have had something wrong with their eyes and that “errors and incorrect calls from the game could have possibly been avoided with better vision.”
As someone who has horrendous vision and has been told I’m a candidate for laser eye surgery, I have a pretty good idea of how much the procedure costs and it’s usually upwards of a few thousand dollars. McDonald Eye Associates must be the workplace of some pretty die hard Razorback fans if they’re making a point this loudly.
Whether it means I’d be admitting a mistake or not, I’d definitely cash in on this offer if I were one of the officials from the game and had bad eyes. Saving a few thousand dollars because someone disagrees with a call or two that you made? I can’t think of a better reason to swallow your pride.