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2009-11-08 10:24:45 AM  
it's far more than 5 calls. there have been questionable calls in every Fla game I've seen. Even the Tenn game. Several drives kept alive by questionable calls.
 
2009-11-08 10:28:27 AM  
I'm a life-long SEC fan, but this conference is starting to look as bad as the NBA with regards to officiating. Mike Slive needs to go.
 
2009-11-08 10:51:49 AM  
Which means it's now, what, two months straight that the SEC has had their fingers in their ears screaming "LALALALALALAICANTHEARYOULALALALA"?
 
2009-11-08 11:11:58 AM  
And, of course, anyone actively involved in the SEC will get fined and suspended so long and hard their head will be spinning for years if they so much as whisper about the terrible job the refs are doing. Way to go, SEC. Y'all suck.
 
2009-11-08 11:47:09 AM  
Well looks like Alabama can look forward to another 12-2 season closed out by getting spanked by the Mountain West champions in the Sugar Bowl.

Or maybe the bowl executives will grow some balls and it'll be Boise State that gets to smack down the bloody vaginas.
 
2009-11-08 12:01:28 PM  
I think this is just a clever ploy by the SEC to eliminate the BCS.
 
2009-11-08 12:02:04 PM  
Maybe I wasn't watching close enough, but I didn't see any of the bad calls this weekend. A couple possible pass interference, but nothing out and out bad. Of course, I was watching OSU-PSU, and didn't switch until the 4th quarter.
 
2009-11-08 12:03:40 PM  
...the same Boise State team that barely won yesterday against 3-6 LA Tech? The same Boise State team with a strength of schedule ranking of 79th (vs. 40 for UF and 25 for Bama)? THAT one?

You're kidding right?
 
2009-11-08 12:09:03 PM  
sarasotarockstar: ...the same Boise State team that barely won yesterday against 3-6 LA Tech? The same Boise State team with a strength of schedule ranking of 79th (vs. 40 for UF and 25 for Bama)? THAT one?

You're kidding right?


Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.
 
2009-11-08 12:10:58 PM  
I don't really give a shiat about any college team, so I can objectively say:

I think the guy was in bounds, but those two replays on the video linked were not definitive. Lousy angles.
 
2009-11-08 12:14:45 PM  
This is worse than the old days, when you had to be up on the Kentucky basketball team by at least 18 in Lexington with a minute left to have any chance to win.
 
2009-11-08 12:17:13 PM  
Dafatone: sarasotarockstar: ...the same Boise State team that barely won yesterday against 3-6 LA Tech? The same Boise State team with a strength of schedule ranking of 79th (vs. 40 for UF and 25 for Bama)? THAT one?

You're kidding right?

Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.


If only those same players were on the team. The beauty of college football. Boise is an ok story - but Cincinnati has a better shot at the Natl' Championship than the blue fielders do.
 
2009-11-08 12:21:40 PM  
Dafatone
Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.


Thanks to Stanford, the Oregon win means little now..
 
2009-11-08 12:25:39 PM  
Dafatone: Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.


Because past years matter. Ohio State won a National Championship in 2002, so they deserve to be #1. It's the exact same thing you are saying.

What matters is this year, and you've played one big team and the local high schools, and you just almost lost to one of those high schools.
 
2009-11-08 12:27:17 PM  
In 2009, major college football spawned the new sport of biatching about referees.

Not excluding myself of course, college football discussion on Fark appears to have hit a new low. It seems like if you were to take the pulse of this place, Florida, Alabama, Texas, USC, and LSU are the only five teams that really deserve to be in any kind of national title discussion year in and year out, the TCUs, Utahs, Boise States, Big Ten, and Big East teams of the world can go fark themselves and play a real schedule, but life is unfair, UNFAIR, when the referees give Florida and Alabama all of the calls even though those are two of the five teams that are acceptable national championship contenders in a given year.

Don't get me wrong, I sometimes find bouts of collective schizophrenia to be really endearing...
 
2009-11-08 12:32:32 PM  
collegesportsnation.com
 
2009-11-08 12:39:25 PM  
if the networks don't like the calls being upheld, how about spending some more money for more camera crews and more cameras?

I've seen such crappy replays no wonder calls are upheld due to not enough proof to overturn.

The networks provide the evidence so they can do more towards providing the evidence.

/NBA refs will always be the worst. farking LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls
 
2009-11-08 12:41:34 PM  
Hobodeluxe: it's far more than 5 calls. there have been questionable calls in every Fla game I've seen. Even the Tenn game. Several drives kept alive by questionable calls.

there are questionable calls in every game played. it's just that their isn't a hubble telescope version of an electron microscope focused on the awesome kent/akron battles as their is on the florida or alabama games.
 
2009-11-08 12:46:14 PM  
Dafatone: Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.

OU was horrible the year they beat them, it wasnt really a surprise to anyone and the jury is still out on oregon, are they really that good or is USC really down this year and just ranked high because they are USC?

And that call wasnt as clear cut as the writer wants to justify, if its the call Im thinking of its very close and all you really see is grass falling off his shoe, it could be kicked up or it could be just falling down but it wasnt enough to over turn the call. The gouge in the grass was most likely from the bama player that came after he went out of bounds, either way they should consider that payback for the UGA game call and get the sand out of their vag.
 
2009-11-08 12:50:32 PM  
Oh just saw it, thats not the play I was thinking of but still this is a lesson to receivers and DBs, never bring the ball to you like that if you are coming down out of bounds, every official will call that you didnt have complete possession and will call it incomplete. It happens in the pros as well, receiver brings the ball in, its ruled no catch, receiver holds the ball out and its ruled a catch.
 
2009-11-08 12:51:12 PM  
Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.
 
2009-11-08 12:53:24 PM  
GAT_00: Dafatone: Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.

Because past years matter. Ohio State won a National Championship in 2002, so they deserve to be #1. It's the exact same thing you are saying.

What matters is this year, and you've played one big team and the local high schools, and you just almost lost to one of those high schools.


The past doesn't matter, true. But if you're a Boise fan (which I'm not, you might want to direct that "you" elsewhere) what more can you ask of your team? I don't think beating Oklahoma 4 years ago has any relevance now, but it's evidence that "haha your shcedule sucks you're gonna get creamed" doesn't stand up now, just like it didn't then.
 
2009-11-08 12:55:07 PM  
Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.


Okay, what do you disagree with? Is his foot not inbounds? Does he not have possession?

To me, both of those are very, very clear. He had the LEFT foot down with possession, and then got the right one in too.
 
2009-11-08 12:56:06 PM  
Dafatone: sarasotarockstar: ...the same Boise State team that barely won yesterday against 3-6 LA Tech? The same Boise State team with a strength of schedule ranking of 79th (vs. 40 for UF and 25 for Bama)? THAT one?

You're kidding right?

Every time they get a chance to step up to the plate against a big team, they deliver.

Oklahoma in that bcs bowl game a few years ago, Oregon this year. They lost to TCU last year but it was TCU. They were playing better than Utah at that point.


It's really cute how Boise St. supporters keep talking about that Oklahoma game. If you want other fans to take the Broncos seriously as an elite team, you have to stop bragging about beating a 7th ranked team by a point in OT back in 2006.

It's like the guy who thinks he's a stud because he lost his virginity to one of the pudgier dance team members back in the day. Congratulations on getting some stank on your hang-low, and it's a nice little score, but the guys currently banging college cheerleaders aren't impressed with your past.
 
2009-11-08 12:57:47 PM  
Ah steamingpile, the premier SEC apologist on Fark.
 
2009-11-08 12:58:55 PM  
Dafatone: Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.

Okay, what do you disagree with? Is his foot not inbounds? Does he not have possession?

To me, both of those are very, very clear. He had the LEFT foot down with possession, and then got the right one in too.


I disagree with those two things being indisputable. You know as well as I do those were two crappy camera angles and the line judge standing right behind the guy while the play was going on probably had a better view of his feet than we do with these camera angles and he called him out at the time. I get sick of a replay on every play in college football. It was close the line judge called him out get over it.
 
2009-11-08 01:01:34 PM  
oh and if I recall correctly the call was that he didn't have possession when he went out of bounds. Yes his feet were in bounds at some point in time of course they were. The question is did he have the ball.
 
2009-11-08 01:05:48 PM  
Dafatone: Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.

Okay, what do you disagree with? Is his foot not inbounds? Does he not have possession?

To me, both of those are very, very clear. He had the LEFT foot down with possession, and then got the right one in too.

to me it looked like he had just touched the ball as the first foot(the left) was coming off the ground...now maybe the right did hit inbounds but its hard to tell from those 2 angles, and then you have the was it in possession cause he was tucking etc argument...which brings up the not enough definitive evidence to reverse the call on the field.
 
2009-11-08 01:07:03 PM  
"only five teams that really deserve to be in any kind of national title discussion year in and year out"

And that is complete and utter bullshiat. That's why the system now in place is there, to funnel the money and recognition to and ONLY to the selected few who it is decided they "deserve" it.
This is why the College Football championship is an utter joke in this country and needs to be CHANGED.
The teams who are playing the very best at the end of the season are the ones who SHOULD BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO BE CHAMPION, not some elite school that is only there by "tradition" or popularity, decided by committee up against an unlikely cupcake. However, that quote above is absolutely correct in one aspect, only a very few have ANY chance at the national championship and that's very wrong and very unfair.
 
2009-11-08 01:24:31 PM  
sensai: Ah steamingpile, the premier SEC apologist on Fark.

No Im not, personally if a bomb would have hit the stadium and incinerated both teams I would not have cared, I hate all teams besides UGA and bama is 2 on that list, lsu is like 4th with florida and tennessee being 1 and 1a. (ok well maybe I would have cared if all the innocent fans died, but they chose to root for those teams, so you gets what you deserve!)

All that being said, if a receiver brings the ball into his chest then officials will rule it no catch because they believe until he brings it in he doesnt have complete possession. Its a stupid rule but its called in almost every game and even in the pros.
 
2009-11-08 01:43:54 PM  
Until the majority of SEC teams schedule equal numbers of home and away games like the they should (cough PAC-10 cough) they shouldn't be eligible for the BCS title. Extra home games in college are such an advantage, they are playing with a stacked deck.

And the LSU/UA game, I couldn't tell if it was good D or bad O. Looked a lot like bad O to me... I saw a ton of open receiver bad overthrows...

And riddle me this AP.. How does Stanford end up in the top 25 when the OS Beavers who beat them, and only losses are to #5, #12 and #15 gets not in the top 25? Stanford lost to 4-6 team!!

College Football is rigged, and so is the SEC. There I said it.
 
2009-11-08 01:45:34 PM  
Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.


The issue is not the play in most people's minds, it's the fact these calls seem to consistently favor specific teams. And the way the bowls are set up it makes perfect sense. The SEC has a very vested interest in guaranteeing Florida or Alabama are both in the top 3 when they play for the conference title.

Does that mean there is corruption? Of course not. But the way the bowl system is set up sure makes it look bad.
 
2009-11-08 01:56:25 PM  
Correction, Arizona is the #18 team... so they lost to #5, #11 and #18.

And those hating on BSU for strength of schedule? Lets look at this cupcake machine:

Charleston Southern (quick what league to they play in?)
Troy (name that league?)
4 vs 5-4 teams
1 vs 2-8 team
2 vs 4-5 team
1 vs 6-4 team
1 vs 7-2 team
Florida International

Mix in that they played in 8 yes 8 HOME GAMES

When you take out the league prejudice it looks a little soft doesn't it.
 
2009-11-08 01:57:30 PM  
SharkTrager: Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.

The issue is not the play in most people's minds, it's the fact these calls seem to consistently favor specific teams. And the way the bowls are set up it makes perfect sense. The SEC has a very vested interest in guaranteeing Florida or Alabama are both in the top 3 when they play for the conference title.

Does that mean there is corruption? Of course not. But the way the bowl system is set up sure makes it look bad.


Yeah it just almost comes out as trutherish the way the headlines get worded every single week. If a holding call against Alabama or Florida is missed there's a ton of people out there who just love to act like it's some great conspiracy that refs are willing to keep secret even after they get suspended. The refs don't get a share of that money at the end of the year and they're the ones making the calls. I've seen plenty of other games with questionable calls but it seems like only the SEC games get greenlights on fark when some moron with a blog and a LSU pennant writes a story about it.
 
2009-11-08 02:05:25 PM  
Kurmudgeon: "only five teams that really deserve to be in any kind of national title discussion year in and year out"

And that is complete and utter bullshiat. That's why the system now in place is there, to funnel the money and recognition to and ONLY to the selected few who it is decided they "deserve" it.
This is why the College Football championship is an utter joke in this country and needs to be CHANGED.
The teams who are playing the very best at the end of the season are the ones who SHOULD BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO BE CHAMPION, not some elite school that is only there by "tradition" or popularity, decided by committee up against an unlikely cupcake. However, that quote above is absolutely correct in one aspect, only a very few have ANY chance at the national championship and that's very wrong and very unfair.


That is what is so interesting about sports: it's the only industry where you can piss on your customers year in and year out and have them still come back for more.
 
2009-11-08 02:10:34 PM  
Chunks McGunks: SharkTrager: Chunks McGunks: Wow you've got to be kidding me. That video was indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball? Me thinks retarded author is retarded and is just trying too hard to make a non-story into a story.

*NEWS FLASH* close plays happen in every game not just when Alabama and Florida play and if you look at that play with unbiased eyes and have to have indisputable evidence that he came down in bounds with the ball I don't think you can call that an interception. Unless of course you were biased towards LSU or against Alabama. Then yes that should have been reviewed and called and interception.

The issue is not the play in most people's minds, it's the fact these calls seem to consistently favor specific teams. And the way the bowls are set up it makes perfect sense. The SEC has a very vested interest in guaranteeing Florida or Alabama are both in the top 3 when they play for the conference title.

Does that mean there is corruption? Of course not. But the way the bowl system is set up sure makes it look bad.

Yeah it just almost comes out as trutherish the way the headlines get worded every single week. If a holding call against Alabama or Florida is missed there's a ton of people out there who just love to act like it's some great conspiracy that refs are willing to keep secret even after they get suspended. The refs don't get a share of that money at the end of the year and they're the ones making the calls. I've seen plenty of other games with questionable calls but it seems like only the SEC games get greenlights on fark when some moron with a blog and a LSU pennant writes a story about it.


I have a radical idea. Very radical. Stop paying conferences for bowl appearances. Have the money go to a central fund and split it evenly between all D-I teams. Normally I don't like that kind of thing but the system as it stands serves to protect/benefit the pre-determined elite conferences. The Big 10 alone is proof that it's ridiculous how much "benefit of the doubt" is given when bowl performance shows it is not deserved.
 
2009-11-08 02:10:59 PM  
steamingpile: OU was horrible the year they beat them, it wasnt really a surprise to anyone and the jury is still out on oregon, are they really that good or is USC really down this year and just ranked high because they are USC?

They won the Big 12 and only had two losses during the regular season, one of which was against Oregon in a tremendously controversial (^) game. They also had the premiere running back in college football with Adrian Peterson, along with a talented WR corps and a strong defense.

Don't come on here spouting that crap about OU being a horrible team that year. Talent-wise, they were on par with Florida and Ohio State that year.
 
2009-11-08 02:21:10 PM  
SEC referees have been instructed to ensure Alabama and Florida are undefeated come SEC Championship game time. They're trying to hype that as the "real" National Championship, and the only way that can happen is if the teams are both undefeated.

I hate LSU and Alabama equally and it was clearly an interception to me.
 
2009-11-08 02:23:22 PM  
Yeah, it was that one call that lost the game and it was a conspiracy.

Never mind that in the first quarter the replay mikes went out on the very play where an Alabama receiver appeared to make a first down catch but was ruled out of bounds.

Never mind that Alabama outgained LSU by an almost 2 to 1 margin.

Never mind that when the call happened LSU was already trailing by 6, missing their starting running back and quarterback, out of time outs, and had a whopping NINE yards offense in the fourth quarter.

Never mind that LSU held Alabama on the next play and forced a punt but a dumbass LSU defender ran all over the Alabama punter. I guess the refs set that up to change a 4th and 6 to 4th and short. In case anyone forgot, Ingram got the first down and Bama later kicked a field goal.

Yeah, I see what you mean. If they got that call, evidence demonstrates that they would have won the game.

Sheesh, are y'all really that scared of what lil Nicky? I thought we were all supposed to fear the hat?

Bama won the game when Scott broke his collarbone. He's a stud. Bama's D-line couldn't handle him and needed support from the linebackers and secondary. With him gone, the backers and secondary could go all out against the pass. Game, set, match.

/Whoever's in charge of the electronics at Bryant-Denny needs to go back to working at Radio Shack. They have trouble with the game clock, play clock, or headsets every single game. Book it.
 
2009-11-08 02:54:42 PM  
Yep it was a terrible call, but there is not shiat we as fans can do about it. Which is really to bad because the current system is complete and utter shiat. Of course if we did get a playoff there would still be biatching but at least we would have some semblance of a true national champion.
 
2009-11-08 03:10:23 PM  
I am still for a playoff system, of course with SEC officials banned from being within 1 thousand yards of any stadium.....or sports betting establishments.
 
2009-11-08 03:20:16 PM  
I've watched SEC football since i was a kid. I've watched all the big games this season, and for me all these crap calls are starting to take the fun out of my Saturdays. Especially the Florida Alabama games have been loaded with bad calls all going to the potential champions. I think the coaches that are speaking out all have legitimate concerns. Minus Saban and Meyer, the coaches don't want games decided by bad calls. What's the point in watching or playing if the games aren't fair? It is a disservice to the fans, coaches, and players. I am really considering boycotting bama florida games for the rest of the season. What's the point anymore?
 
2009-11-08 03:30:23 PM  
JustGetItRight: Yeah, it was that one call that lost the game and it was a conspiracy.

Never mind that in the first quarter the replay mikes went out on the very play where an Alabama receiver appeared to make a first down catch but was ruled out of bounds.

Never mind that Alabama outgained LSU by an almost 2 to 1 margin.

Never mind that when the call happened LSU was already trailing by 6, missing their starting running back and quarterback, out of time outs, and had a whopping NINE yards offense in the fourth quarter.

Never mind that LSU held Alabama on the next play and forced a punt but a dumbass LSU defender ran all over the Alabama punter. I guess the refs set that up to change a 4th and 6 to 4th and short. In case anyone forgot, Ingram got the first down and Bama later kicked a field goal.

Yeah, I see what you mean. If they got that call, evidence demonstrates that they would have won the game.

Sheesh, are y'all really that scared of what lil Nicky? I thought we were all supposed to fear the hat?

Bama won the game when Scott broke his collarbone. He's a stud. Bama's D-line couldn't handle him and needed support from the linebackers and secondary. With him gone, the backers and secondary could go all out against the pass. Game, set, match.

/Whoever's in charge of the electronics at Bryant-Denny needs to go back to working at Radio Shack. They have trouble with the game clock, play clock, or headsets every single game. Book it.


THIS.

Jesus quit yer biatchin. Want Florida to not be #1? BEAT THEM. Don't give up late long bombs and then whine about crap calls. Same goes with Bama.

Whine about home games being an advantage, but if you look UF has actually looked much better in their away games. And no offense - I trust Sagarin's strength of schedule rankings over the Fark experts' opinions...

Link (new window)
 
2009-11-08 03:34:21 PM  
Guess the writer only decided to watch highlights instead of the entire game. LSU got some very generous calls from the very beginning including a pass ruled incomplete that our TE made a great catch on and several times LSU players ran into our WR causing them to trip and fall, all with no flags.

But that's cool. Bama will keep winning despite what the refs do. Oh by the way, LSU didn't score at all in the fourth meaning that last FG was meaningless.
 
2009-11-08 03:44:24 PM  
Strength of Schedule(from Sagarin):

1 Washington
2 Washington State
3 UCLA
4 San Jose State
5 Va Tech
6 Florida State
7 USC
8 Oregon
9 Oregon State
10 Georgia
11 Stanford
12 Miami
13 Georgia Tech
14 UVA
15 Wake Forest
16 Arizona
 
2009-11-08 03:44:35 PM  
sarasotarockstar: JustGetItRight: Yeah, it was that one call that lost the game and it was a conspiracy.

Never mind that in the first quarter the replay mikes went out on the very play where an Alabama receiver appeared to make a first down catch but was ruled out of bounds.

Never mind that Alabama outgained LSU by an almost 2 to 1 margin.

Never mind that when the call happened LSU was already trailing by 6, missing their starting running back and quarterback, out of time outs, and had a whopping NINE yards offense in the fourth quarter.

Never mind that LSU held Alabama on the next play and forced a punt but a dumbass LSU defender ran all over the Alabama punter. I guess the refs set that up to change a 4th and 6 to 4th and short. In case anyone forgot, Ingram got the first down and Bama later kicked a field goal.

Yeah, I see what you mean. If they got that call, evidence demonstrates that they would have won the game.

Sheesh, are y'all really that scared of what lil Nicky? I thought we were all supposed to fear the hat?

Bama won the game when Scott broke his collarbone. He's a stud. Bama's D-line couldn't handle him and needed support from the linebackers and secondary. With him gone, the backers and secondary could go all out against the pass. Game, set, match.

/Whoever's in charge of the electronics at Bryant-Denny needs to go back to working at Radio Shack. They have trouble with the game clock, play clock, or headsets every single game. Book it.

THIS.

Jesus quit yer biatchin. Want Florida to not be #1? BEAT THEM. Don't give up late long bombs and then whine about crap calls. Same goes with Bama.

Whine about home games being an advantage, but if you look UF has actually looked much better in their away games. And no offense - I trust Sagarin's strength of schedule rankings over the Fark experts' opinions...

Link (new window)


Have them schedule Boise State then...
 
2009-11-08 03:47:30 PM  
/agree with sarasotarockstar.

If anyone has a case against poor officiating this season it should be my Arizona Wildcats after the Mistake by the Lake against Washington. But the bottom line is if they hadn't given up the first touchdown in the comeback they wouldn't have even been in that situation.

I'm not saying the officiating hasn't been atrocious, because it has, and that it shouldn't be fixed, because it should, but it so rarely ever comes down to JUST THAT ONE mistake.
 
2009-11-08 04:26:42 PM  
NCAA vacating SEC BCS wins, stripping bowl eligibility in 6 years, 5 years, 4, 3...
 
2009-11-08 04:41:01 PM  
playoffs would make this better. I'm just sayin'
 
2009-11-08 04:52:53 PM  
I agree completely that a playoff system should be in place. However, until it is we have what we have.

Fact is that the Gators have won 19 straight. Until they lose, it's them vs. a crop of wanna-be runners up. Either Florida or Alabama will lose the SEC Championship game. That's a de facto playoff game right there.

If TCU beats Utah, I don't see Boise State catching them in the polls. However, if Cincinnati wins out by beating both West Virginia and Pitt, I could see them jumping up past TCU and a major debate over who should be number two erupting between Texas and the Bearcats.
 
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