Sez Me …The whistleblowers have made it painful for me to face reality. Reality television.The problem with “reality” TV shows is they’re not real, which doesn’t seem to bother people who couldn’t grasp reality if it were glued to their faces.At once, the NFL offers the best and worst of reality television (and this doesn’t include the phony “Hard Knocks”). Some games are good, more are bad, but gamblers watch with rooting interest and drive The League along the Golden Brick Road to billions.I have an idea for a show exposing the worst of the game. It’s a can’t-miss, filled with dumbness, getting away with stuff, without direction, above reproach, but real.It’s called “The Zebra Bunch.”Officials are real. Too often real bad.OK, it would be an awful show, but no more awful than watching what officials do week after week.All kidding included, if you’ve paid attention during these playoffs, you know the zebras are stampeding over the hash-tagged savannah. The postseason is worse, if possible, because for some stupid reason, the NFL breaks up the best crews and uses individual “All-Stars,” which puts them in a discomfort zone.I’m not about to go over everything. Let’s use this one.In Vegas-Cincy, the almost-famous premature whistle on the Joe Burrow touchdown pass — which the zebras allowed to pass — is just one example. They later said the whistle blew after the pass was caught. It clearly was not.After some flags, they huddle not thinking we know they’re listening to New York’s opinion on calls. They always will have problems properly calling pass interference, often the game’s most severe penalty.There are no perfect answers. I don’t think full-time officials are one.The least The League can do is have a sky judge at each game correcting mistakes, if possible. They’re in charge. If they see something wrong, they can correct it. Immediately. Such as a questionable PI call. Bad enough, when some mistakes easily can be seen on replay, it still isn’t fixed.Rarely are they held accountable, but at least Jerome Boger’s Raiders-Bengals crew has been surgically removed from further playoff participation.Nevertheless, they become the center of attention — and rarely in an Emmy-nominated way.When a game is over, we shouldn’t be talking about the officials any more than owners. We don’t watch games to see them.The NFL holds the magnifying glass to America’s sporting world. Wagering is The League’s figurative placenta, and when gamblers (a suspicious lot) question some of the things going on, it’s not good.Perfection can’t be reached, but the NFL has the wherewithal to make it far less controversial and get back to what it’s supposed to be — football players playing football. …Are there too many NFL playoff games? Maybe. But people watch (more football for me). Gamblers gamble. The NFL long ago sacrificed class and quality of play for bank. …Survey Sez: The Spanos Family Feud has expanded. Now Fredo’s nephews reportedly are suing him for a whole lot of money promised them when he yanked his Judases out of here. As Lawrence Welk would say: “A fine family man.” …Burrow may have to dig like his last name to last long in the NFL. …Forget the historic incompetence at the end of the Cowboys’ game with the 49ers. So many people just assumed Dallas was scoring there. Assuming is the mother of all mistakes. …I think Jerry Jones will either fire Mike McCarthy or neuter his game responsibilities, leaving it to coordinators. Happened before. I know. …Unless the owners are Paul Brown, George Halas or Al Davis, they don’t know more about football than their head coach. …Bruce Arians was fined $50,000 for slapping a player (where it could be seen) on the helmet. He makes $8 million a year. So for him, it would be a candy bar. …Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world who know where their bread is buttered work for the NFL. …Young football geniuses have one major issue. They over-genius. You dare to be great, not stupid. …With Mike Mayock canned, will the next Raiders GM continue to bring in ex-Judases? …Did the loss of one receiver really turn the Cardinals from the best team in September and October into a bunch of cactus huggers? Hard to believe. …Bad reality show? Steelers-Chiefs, a turnoff, was the most-watched TV program since the Super Bowl. …John Elway is about to have his eighth grandchild. A long wait for his next quarterback. …Never Learn Dept.: The Bill Belichick tree is a giant that produces millions of seeds, little fruit. They say you learn from the best, but it doesn’t apply to Bill. …Word is Jim Harbaugh would take the Raiders’ job, which is perfect. Vegas loves people who’ve never won anything. …If Davis were alive, he might hire Colin Kaepernick. …Or maybe hang on to Rich Bisaccia, who dragged a firehouse through hell and still made the playoffs. …Linebacker Willie Gay has become the latest Chief to get arrested. Some players will do anything for a contract extension. …Saw a clip of a driverless race car going 173 mph. Not for me. But funny seeing a cop put a speeding ticket under a windshield wiper and an order for the car to be in court. …Rolls-Royce sales have increased nearly 50 percent during the pandemic. Happy to help. …The Astros have rebranded their Sugar Land Skeeters to Space Cowboys. Stupid. Will they be Outer Space’s team? …Robot umpires are coming to Triple-A baseball. Can’t they just order umps to use the same strike zone? …Too many people who live in The 858, say they’re from The 619. …“The Golden Men,” aka the Lakers, may be looking for a new coach, a young franchise voice. Well, James Earl Jones, who first spoke at The Burning Bush, just turned 91. …RIP, Martin Luther King Jr. On his day of remembrance, hypocrites in great numbers come out of their holes, laud him, say what they don’t mean, and go back down for a year doing everything to undo what he accomplished. …Fearful the Rooney Rule is too weak, NFL owners approved “MLK” helmet stickers for the Rams and Cardinals last Monday night hoping it will be enough to appease Black assistant coaches who don’t get head coaching jobs. …June Jones turned down a return as Hawaii’s football coach, saying it was an offer “No coach in his right mind would accept.” For the same reason, June once turned down Bobby Beathard’s offer to become the Judases’ head coach for the Rainbows’ job, where it was possible to have success. …Legal betting in New York from Jan. 8-16: $603 million. California? …Twitterazzi: I am not interested in your food, fantasy team or wordle. …If, as planned, I go horseback riding soon, should I make sure the steed has been given Ivermectin? …If you want to avoid COVID, get in tight with the NFL. Not one case since the playoffs began. It must share their secret non-invasive cure with the caravan of doubters.