In 1989 the Chicago Bears traveled to Lambeau Field having won eight games straight over the Packers. With just seconds left on the clock, on fourth and long with the Bears leading 13-7, Packer quarterback Don Majkowski rolled right, started to run, then fired an apparent touchdown pass to receiver Sterling Sharpe. That was until a ref on the field correctly ruled that Majkowski was over the line of scrimmage, calling a penalty.
Then the play was reviewed via the instant replay booth, and several long minutes later the Packers were awarded the touchdown, thus winning the game 14-13 once the extra point was kicked.
For at least 10 years after this game, the Bears placed an asterisk next to this game in their media game, identifying it as the “Instant Replay game.”
Had Facebook and Twitter existed in 1989 (I’m pretty sure it didn’t), Bears fans would have been able to whine just as vehemently as Packer fans currently are for being screwed on a bad call.