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(ESPN)   Oklahoma State, still bitter after losing to Central Michigan this season, will have '11-2' engraved on their Alamo Bowl championship rings   ( espn.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Oklahoma State, Big 12 Conference, Central Michigan, Texas, coach Mike Gundy, commemorative Alamo Bowl, Mike Gundy, quarterback Mason Rudolph  
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2017-04-20 09:46:07 AM  
Cry more, Cowboys.

Imperfect officials are a part of almost every sport.  Revisionism would essentially make keeping score/records impossible.  Championships would go to whoever had the best after-game rules lawyers.
 
2017-04-20 09:51:48 AM  
Bad at football.  Bad at counting to 10.
 
2017-04-20 09:53:48 AM  
Eh, this is a thing where I think they SHOULD have said no, actually you won. A single play at the very end of the game happened that by rule, not judgment or discretion, shouldn't have.

But they didn't do that, so yeah this is silly and just "I reject your reality and substitute my own".

Bigger issue: lol Alamo bowl championship rings. Anything to not pay the players, huh.
 
2017-04-20 09:57:47 AM  
wow
 
2017-04-20 09:58:34 AM  
Why not 13-0?
 
2017-04-20 09:58:47 AM  
Alternative facts.
 
2017-04-20 10:07:03 AM  

mikaloyd: Why not 13-0?


Yeah, if you're gonna lie, just go the whole way.
 
2017-04-20 10:07:53 AM  
OSU:  Here's your Alamo Bowl Ring.
Player: Uhm, that's great I guess. Can I have a sandwich?
 
2017-04-20 10:08:47 AM  
In other news, you get rings for winning lower tier bowl games now.
 
2017-04-20 10:14:00 AM  

Fisty Bum: In other news, you get rings for winning lower tier bowl games now.


Made out of non-precious stones and low-grade gold, and if you actually do find someone willing to give you $300 for it, haha hope you don't have any eligibility left
 
2017-04-20 10:24:15 AM  
Maybe don't put yourself in a situation where one play decides if you beat the juggernaut that is Central Michigan.
 
2017-04-20 10:28:14 AM  
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2017-04-20 11:03:15 AM  
Great, now Michigan will declare they won more national titles
 
2017-04-20 11:40:17 AM  

regindyn: Maybe don't put yourself in a situation where one play decides if you beat the juggernaut that is Central Michigan.

To go back to that, the reason why the refs screwed up isn't because they're crooked or incompetent, at least this time around.  The rule looks good on paper, but what OSU did was downright baffling -- they threw the ball away on fourth down (!) with the lead (!!) and the clock at 00:00 (!!!).  Why not, you know, just eat turf (and as a Michigan alum, it hurts to say that)?  The refs ruled the game can't end on a live-ball penalty, but the exception is if the penalty is loss of down.
The intent of that exception, as I understand it, is to avoid a situation where the team on offense is behind -- you can't use intentional grounding to squeeze out one last play if, say, it's third down and the clock hit zero.  It's to avoid abusing the untimed down rule.  But in this case, all OSU needed to do was run out the clock.  They could've done that any number of ways but got greedy -- so bafflingly stupid and greedy that the refs got confused.

The refs technically screwed up, but I mean, it all could've been avoided if you guys didn't act like insanely stupid douchebags running up the score.  But your coach is classless, your QB is retarded, and your prevent defense sucked.  Oh, but it was totally the refs.  Yup, yup.
 
2017-04-20 12:52:06 PM  

JJRRutgers: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 213x300]


I saw that movie in the theatre, and I just remember one player (I think on Yale) being a total psycho. I can't remember if he cheap shotted someone, or what, but at least a decade later, that's the thing I think of first.

That and the character in Doonesbury is based on the Yale QB in this game.
 
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2017-04-20 12:56:14 PM  
I want to talk about this thread right here. If anybody hasn't read this thread -- I don't read it-- this was brought to me by a mother, of children. I think it's worth reading. Let me tell you why I want to talk about this thread. Three-fourths of this is inaccurate. It's fiction. And, this thread embarrasses me to be involved with athletics, tremendously. And that thread, had to have been written by a person that doesn't have a child. And has never had a child that's had their heart broken and come home... upset. And had to deal with the child when he is upset. And kick a person when he's down.

If you have a child someday, you'll understand how it feels. But you obviously don't have a child. I do.

If you want to go after an athlete-- one of my athletes-- you go after one that doesn't do the right things. You don't downgrade him because he does everything right and may not play as well on Saturday. And you let us make that decision.

That's why I don't read the Fark: because it's garbage. And the admin that let it come out is garbage. Attacking a team for doing everything right. And then you want to start threads about guys that don't do things right and downgrade them-- the ones who do make plays.

Are you kidding me? Where are we at in society today? Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40! I'm not-- I'm not a kid.

That's all I've got to say. Makes me want to puke.
 
2017-04-20 01:21:33 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Eh, this is a thing where I think they SHOULD have said no, actually you won. A single play at the very end of the game happened that by rule, not judgment or discretion, shouldn't have.

But they didn't do that, so yeah this is silly and just "I reject your reality and substitute my own".

Bigger issue: lol Alamo bowl championship rings. Anything to not pay the players, huh.


They pay the players.
 
2017-04-20 01:24:37 PM  

Fisty Bum: In other news, you get rings for winning lower tier bowl games now.


Part of the player compensation packages are bowl gifts - frequently given out as gift cards because the only cash the players get to receive are their housing allotments and their cost of attendance stipend - totaling no more than $550 in value. Rings don't count against the limit.
 
2017-04-20 01:47:29 PM  

meanmutton: They pay the players.


They give them price-fixed compensation, which is illegal
 
2017-04-20 02:16:16 PM  
They didn't lose. The refs just said they did, and got a spanking for it.

This and the beautiful Oklahoma waterfall flowing down the back of Mike Gundy's neck tell me he's got no more farts to give and is just having fun.
 
2017-04-20 02:51:08 PM  

dragonchild: regindyn: Maybe don't put yourself in a situation where one play decides if you beat the juggernaut that is Central Michigan.
To go back to that, the reason why the refs screwed up isn't because they're crooked or incompetent, at least this time around.  The rule looks good on paper, but what OSU did was downright baffling -- they threw the ball away on fourth down (!) with the lead (!!) and the clock at 00:00 (!!!).  Why not, you know, just eat turf (and as a Michigan alum, it hurts to say that)?  The refs ruled the game can't end on a live-ball penalty, but the exception is if the penalty is loss of down.
The intent of that exception, as I understand it, is to avoid a situation where the team on offense is behind -- you can't use intentional grounding to squeeze out one last play if, say, it's third down and the clock hit zero.  It's to avoid abusing the untimed down rule.  But in this case, all OSU needed to do was run out the clock.  They could've done that any number of ways but got greedy -- so bafflingly stupid and greedy that the refs got confused.

The refs technically screwed up, but I mean, it all could've been avoided if you guys didn't act like insanely stupid douchebags running up the score.  But your coach is classless, your QB is retarded, and your prevent defense sucked.  Oh, but it was totally the refs.  Yup, yup.


OSU wasn't trying to run up the score. They actually had to come from behind to take the lead, and in that play they were just trying to eat up the clock. The QB threw the ball out of bounds from behind the center, resulting in an intentional grounding, he should've just taken a few steps back, but the clock expired, and then take a knee.

Truthfully, the rule should be what the referees did, an untimed down if the team is in the lead
 
2017-04-20 02:51:12 PM  
Maybe 60 years ago (too tired to look it up) Syracuse lost to Notre Dame on a play that never should have happened.  After the game Syracuse asked them to do the right thing and forfeit the game and were rebuffed.  The Orange ended up winning the rest of their games and getting into a bowl while the Fighting Irish just circled the bowl.

About 80 years ago Cornell (back when Ivy football was still good) beat Dartmouth on a "fifth down", after review after the game Cornell forfeited despite the fact it cost them an 18 game winning streak

Forfeits are possible
 
2017-04-20 06:52:24 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: in that play they were just trying to eat up the clock

According to the game record, OSU called a timeout before the 4th down.

Now, I'm just a Farker, but I don't think those things are good for running out clock.
 
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