DirecTV spokesman Robert Mercer apologized via email to customers after the satellite provider mistakenly forced some viewers to miss a successful Hail Mary attempt by the Detroit Lions at the end of regulation in Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, according to ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith. Mercer's email was short and sweet:
"I don't have all the details, but it was our error. We sincerely apologize to you and all the viewers who missed the TD."
The first portion of the play was able to be seen, but right as Lions wide receiver Titus Young was about to catch the ball off of a deflection, some NFL Sunday Ticket viewers saw their televisions cut to a commercial break. While it isn't the first time FOX, CBS and other networks have made a glaring blunder such as this, the timing for this particular mistake could not have been worse.