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Notre Dame cheats way to victory

Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:05 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli




That photo is one of the final plays in what was seemingly Notre Dame's first victory over USC since the Carter administration.  As you can see in the photo, Notre Dame's offense is in the victory formation, getting ready to kneel to kill the final few seconds and move on to victory.

Which is very nice for the Irish, but look a little closer to the picture.  Do you notice anything strange going on?  Something, a bit out of the ordinary? Maybe even, against the rules?  Look closer.



Yes, that's right.  Notre Dame cheated its way to victory on Saturday night, in front of millions of Americans.  The Irish had 12 men on the field during the final kneel downs of the game, and nary a penalty was called.  Had it been, the Trojans obviously would have gotten a safety to cut the lead to 20-18, and then had a big return on the ensuing kick, before nailing a game-winning field goal in the final seconds.

The Trojans and Lane Kiffin were robbed of a victory by Brian Kelly and his evil band of Golden Domers, along with the referees that were clearly on the payroll.

Will nothing stop them?
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Since: Oct 28, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:59 am
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

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Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2010 5:28 pm
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

To the author: Do they pay you for this dribble?

To CBS: You guys don't pay this idiot do you?



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:31 pm
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

Oh cry me a river! How many officials are on the field? are you seriously that butt hurt that you would blame the players for a mistake made by the officials? Get real. whether it was intentional or not by the Notre Dame sideline, I think is irrellevent. Every team, player, coach in every game, league or sport looks for ways to gain an advantage... this is why there are officials, otherwise it would just be a pick up game in the park. Unless there is proof that Notre Dame paid the officiating crew to "overlook" the penalty I wouldn't say they cheated, I would just say they got away with one. By the way, if ND had 12 men on the field during the final kneel DOWNS as you stated, what was the USC coaching staff doing? after the first or even second time, I'm pretty sure if I were paying attention, I would have been up the officials ass until they learned to count. Finally if USC was that much better it should not have come down to that final series to determine thier fate. Suck it up whiner, they just got beat and leave it at that.



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

Easy Bigbob, its called SARCASM, and its less than subtle.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

Dear Tom,

See:  Bush Push



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:32 am
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

From the sentence in the last paragraph that led with "Had it been" to the end of the article, it was about the most ridiculous thing I have ever read.  How would the Trojans "obviously" have gotten a safety?  Maybe Notre Dame could have just, I don't know, run the ball instead of kneeling in the end zone.  And how would the Trojans have "obviously" had a big return on the ensuing kick, before nailing a game-winning field goal in the final seconds?  Are you kidding me, that is the biggest stretch I have ever heard, and without any real reason for it, you just stuck it in the article.  Finally, the refs were clearly on the payroll?  That is a complete joke.  The only payroll the refs are on is that of the NCAA, because let's face it, if you are going to pay a ref, that's more of an under-the-table type of thing.
Overall, it was a good observation that there were 12 men on the field, but it was a terrible, terrible article.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:23 am
 

Notre Dame cheats way to victory

LMAO. A penalty for twelve men on the field would have resulted in a half the distance to the goal call not a safety. Teach the USC receivers how to catch a ball and lay off the crack pipe!!!


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