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Not another word about SEC referees

Posted on: October 31, 2009 6:01 pm
You hear me, Big Ten people? Not a damn word about any SEC conspiracies.

That Iowa-Indiana game was the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Questionable calls went to Iowa. A touchdown for Indiana was reversed on replays that never came close to showing enough proof to reverse the call on the field.

I'm saying it: I firmly believe those Big Ten referees, whether on their own or at the behest of the league, did what they had to do to keep the Big Ten's only BCS title candidate undefeated. And given how bad Iowa was for 3 1/2 quarters, they had to do a lot.

If you're a Top 25 voter and you don't vote Iowa down -- as in, worse than last week -- after this game, then you didn't watch the game. Or you didn't know what you were watching.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2009 8:36 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

OH man Doyel you are so right!  Thanks for the opinion!

Its guys like you that make watching football more understandable.

Let me probably also think USC should jump Iowa even though they lost to Washington.

Oregon should jump Iowa even though they lost against Boise St.

LSU should CLEARLY jump Iowa even though they average 9.2 pts a game and looked REAL tough against Florida.....but still lost.

Who do we have left....Penn State should jump Iowa because Jopa just deserves another shot...

Va tech...gone. Miami gone... Oklahoma gone

Iowa should probably be ranked 22nd based on your opinion.

Thanks again and keep the opinions coming because you inspire my college football Saturdays!

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2009 8:36 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

iowafalcon, the refs gave ohio state that championship on the very late pass interference call. Even potatoes pickers know that.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:57 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

You obviously missed the Miami-Wake game where those blind ACC refs called holding on Wake after they got a key first down, then failed to give Miami a 15 yard roughing penalty for belting the QB out-of-bounds in the last 20 seconds. If there ever was a fix, it was that game. To say they were horrible, would be an understatement.

Hotel in NJ? I hope you saw the end of the UConn-Rutgers game. What a finish with Tim Brown going 81 yards to take the wind out of the UConn faithful's sails. UConn  loses another heartbreaker by the same 28-24 score. Their coach must feel like Job.

Did anyone ever notice how old and fat these refs are? They simply are always out of position because they have no athletic ability and are rarely close enough to really view many key plays. Every TD seems to be reviewed. When is the NCAA(and the NFL for that matter) going to institute better training and mandatory fitness tests for these balloons? I say Big Loser does a ref only show.

Iowa got some calls, but Indiana always blows leads. This team rallies every week despite the fact they've lost their top 3 running backs. Personally, I hope they run the table and put the BCS in a bind.

Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:55 pm

Iowa embarass the Big Ten?

Excuse me, but what is the Hawks post season record Vs the SEC in recent years?  When the Hawks are not the only team keeping up their end of the bargain in bowl games, you can say something like this.  Until then, you should reserve your comments about embarassing the Big Ten for a day that you team does not get 4 turnovers in a single quarter, and still get outscored 7-3... followed by a 0-28 quarter.  Get some class, and learn to lose well.  You would have thought you guys would have mastered that by now.  

These Hawks may only play one quarter per game on offense, but that quarter is usually pretty damn good.  If not for these "embarassing" Hawks, who would the Big Ten have this year?

If memory serves me, the last time that the Big Ten won a national championship, it was an Ohio State team that won ugly each week, and was considered a no chance against a Miami team that was discussed as being way beyond the league of any Big Ten team. 

The Hawks have nothing to lose, and are happy to be in this position.  As a football fan, I would think that you would enjoy a Cinderella story. 

Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:48 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Those calls were not horrible.  The only questionable one was the 4th down spot early in which Indiana got a first down anyway.  Those 2 touchdown catches were not catches.  I cannot believe that a sportswriter would scream "conspiracy".  
It must have burned you up that Iowa won.  You sound like such a whiner.  Shut up and put on a Northwesten jersey for next week.  Then find excuses why Iowa won and complain like a little B on your stupid ass blog.  You must've learned everything you know from that idiot Dodd.  Iowa may not be one of the best teams in the nation, but they deserve their ranking because of WINNING EVERY WEEK.  Get over it and give credit where credit is due you unprofessional, crappy excuse for a sports writer.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

As a Big 10 fan myself I am praying Iowa loses.  They are not very good at all, and making it to a BCS game will surely result in a blowout loss that further embarasses the Big 10 in big games. 

Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:35 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

You really don't want Tebow or the Gators!

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:31 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

how bout F*CK you and your iowa pu*sy a*s fan base

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:29 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

thank you gregg, for once you are correct. as a disappointed hoosier student all I can say is whoever Iowa plays in the title game if they somehow squeak in will embarrass the big ten once again.

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2009 7:27 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

right on

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