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Refs Make Bogus Call.... Isn't This College FB?

Posted on: December 30, 2010 10:13 pm
 

As someone who didn't even watch the game until now, and someone who isn't a fan of either team, I must say that was crappy.

In the final minutes of the game, K-state scored. When the player got into the end-zone, he did a salute to the stands. Just a little salute right? He's not showing anyone up, he's just happy that he scored, and gave his team a chance to win right? right?

Apparently not to the referee.

Immediatly after the salute, the ref flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct. There is nothing unsportsmanlike about a salute. If you call a military salute unsportsmanlike, you might as well call the military unsportsmanlike.

What made it even worse is what the ref said to the kid as he threw the flag. "Bad choice kid". Bad choice?! So doing what many other college players do after they score is a bad choice? Bad choice my foot. Besides, instead of being the bossy "hero", maybe the ref could've left that up to the coach to talk to his player about the salute.

What I really don't get is, if pro players, who play for a living, and are trying harder than anyone else, can spike the ball, and do all this crazy stuff and get away with it, why can't college players? They deserve to have a little fun.

But apparently now, the game has to be as serious as a adventure, drama movie. No fun zone. Yes these students should be learning good lessons, but when you make a bogus call like that, it makes me wonder.

Is any college player in it for the fun of the game anymore? And more importantly, is any of the refs.

Because there should've never been a call like that.

 

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Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:44 pm
 

Refs Make Bogus Call.... Isn't This College FB?

he's just happy that he scored, and gave his team a chance to win right? right?

Apparently not to the referee.

Immediatly after the salute, the ref flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct. There is nothing unsportsmanlike about a salute. If you call a military salute unsportsmanlike, you might as well call the military unsportsmanlike.

 

 

 

Grew up in Kansas, and even attended KU until the military grabbed me in 69......Aggiville had to have been going crazy when that call came down.  My observation is that it's a bowl game.  Nothing on the line except for bragging rights.  Let the kids play, the team and fans derserve it.  UT had very questionable calls in it's game also.   Sad the the referees are making themselves larger than the game.......




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:33 pm
 

Refs Make Bogus Call.... Isn't This College FB?

My niece goes to K-State and she was absolutely upset over the call.  Some refs just take the rules too far.  You are right.  Talk to the coach about the players actions except Bill Snyder rightfully would question the refs patriotism and sanity.

I bet Terrell Davis, if he were a ref wouldn't make that call.  Let the kids have some fun as long as they don't taunt the other team.



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