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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: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2009 3:37 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Indiana intercepted a pass on the very next play after the "helmet to helmet" (which was helmet to helmet first, then arms extended). They got the ball at midfield. Iowa would have punted inside the 20. Please tell me how that benefitted Iowa?????

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2009 3:04 pm

Not another word about SEC referees


And the refs gave Iowa the pick 6, the 90 yard TD, the 60 yard TD...
You can give Indiana that overuled TD and its still Iowa by 11.  Name off the rest of the plays the refs "threw away" for Iowa.

Doyle, after you spouted off badly about the SEC last week, you get a raise or something to never do it again by your boss, the SEC, and to spout off towards the non-SEC teams? That included as part of your job in your contract with the SEC?

After the last couple weeks with the refs ACTUALLY DECIDING games in the SEC, you had to let some heat and pressure off the SEC and point out one bad questionable TD call that didn't even decide the Big Ten Iowa-Indiana game.  What a joke you are, you even make Dodd.  It's pretty sad when a conference makes NATIONAL sports writers their lil b!4ch3$.  And that is exactly why I do not consider you guys "national" sports writers, rather SEC writers... as biased as can be.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2009 2:33 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Excuse me - agree with "Doyel", not "Dodd"

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2009 2:31 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

I have to agree with Dodd on this one.  I know Iowa dominated the 4th quarter, but that blown call changed the whole momentum of the game. Its supposed to be indisputable evidence to overturn a call on the field.  If we are still talking about whether he got the foot in or not, thats not indisputable.  The fact is that consciously or not BIG10, SEC, and other officials give the benefit of calls to the "better" team.  This has happened in other sports for years (Ever wonder why Jordan could never just miss a shot.  He must have been fouled if he missed the shot!?)  With I guess "loose" terms like "indisputable" around, Instant Replay ends up making the situation worse.  UNlike an officual on the field who needs to make a quick call based on what they see, instant replay allows the jackass in the booth a longer period of time to inject his biases into the situation.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 2:11 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Typical response of someone who did not watch anything but highlights of that game.  You're a paid SEC/USC and BCS blow-hard that hasn't got a clue.  Your job is to stir the pot.  Face it, the IOWA HAWKEYES are the hot topic and your just another bandwagon hater that's po'd because USC got handled last night.
9-0...  Just another W is all its about.  
It would be great to see Iowa continue doing what they are doing, get an Alabama and Texas loss (which Texas won't lose a game this year) and get yet another Iowa vs. Florida match up.  I would love to introduce Angerer and Clayborn to super boy Timmy in the NC game.  But I'm realistic about this and I know it's not going to happen this year.
For now its one game at a time.  Up next, Northwestern Wildcats.
GO HAWKEYES!  Still undefeated and looking for #10 next week.

Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 2:03 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

You drop them because had it not been for very poor officiating, they would have lost to a 4-5 Indiana team, at home mind you.  I don't blame Iowa for the officiating, and something must be said for making that great comeback in the 4th quarter, but had those calls gone like they should have, the game would have been out of reach and Iowa would be tumbling out of the Top 10.  I'm not saying drop them out now, but holding on to a Top 5 spot is a joke.  The can't hold a candle to UF, UA, or UT and at this point, I can't see them beating any of the other teams in the Top 10.  I'll be shocked if they get past OSU, but then again, the entire Big 10 is down this year, so anything is possible.

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 1:38 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

heck yea FL and Bama got so much crap for their wins. shoe on the other foot and you guys complain. take it like a man, or at least how come fans took it. good portion complained too.....Uhhhh, omag01, "FL and Bama" are 1 and 2 in the polls. The winner of their game is a lock for a chance at the national championship. Iowa has been getting crap all season and will probably be left out no matter what they do from here on. The show isn't on the other foot, because the shoes Bama and Florida wear apparently walk on water.

When Iowa stuggles, it's because they're bad. (Look at the combined record of the teams Iowa has played. And they're running the table.) On the other hand, when Alabama and Florida struggle, it's because the SEC is so gosh darn tough.

I'd like to see a playoff to decide all of this on the field. That said, I'm glad computers make up one-third of the BCS standings, because some human voters can't get it through their heads that, yes, the Big 10 struggles in bowls, but Iowa has been an exception.

Ask Florida, ask LSU, ask Spurrier.

The human voters can't get past the "branding" of certain programs. There were seven undefeated teams going into Saturday and it STILL took a beat-down from Oregon to take USC out of the national title picture. Branding.

SEC teams, Texas and Oklahoma (in other years) can look sloppy, but they get a pass. Branding.

Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 1:29 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

What a boring way to spend the night..watching Big 10 football in New Jersey. I agree, the referees were in the pockets of the Iowa team, but the team made some big plays late and I know they would have won the game anyways. But there is an argument that it could have changed the play calling or something to that nature if they TD is not overturned but I highly doubt it. There has been bad calls in every conference, but becaues Florida is doing so well and has done so well, it is magnified.

Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2009 1:03 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Why does anyone care what Dennis Doyle has to say?

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:52 pm

Don't let Mike Slive hear about these inept refs

He'll want to hire them to replace the inept refs in the SEC.

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