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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: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:51 pm


Who cares which conference.  Bad officiating is bad officiating.  Most of us are complaining about eggheads like you who can't write anything to expose these horrible fixed games.  We have instant replays, yet commentators wouldn't dare comment much on those blaten calls.  Then we have the "they should've lost anyway/it wouldn't have made a difference" crowd idiots.

Other than the teams who have the chance to make it, people are starting to care less and less about the BcS title - where you pick 2 teams and give each a 50% chance to win it.  We should scrap the cupcakes schedule of the preseason and schedule the 2 top teams from each confererence into a mini play offs which then would determine the bowls.  Yes, people love the bowls, but not when they have meaningless matchups.

Back to iDoyleiot....

If you didn't notice, IA was already getting the shaft as far as the polls are concerned.  They played one of the toughest schedule so far but you still had them behind one loss USC and "we won 1 game" Boise St.  I do feel sorry for Boise St because no one would schedule them, but that doesn't make it right for you eggheads to rate them that high on 1 game.  Then you are suggesting to forget about all the other games IA won and vote IA down base on 1 game.

Let me explain this to you more clearly:

-  I agree that IA should be voted down, except that they are already down
-  Where were you when FLA/LSU/AL should've been voted down?  Did you write any of those articles?
-  Where were you when USC got away with almost murder against Oregon State?

You would've been okay if you called out everyone, but you didn't.  Look around the Big10 forums, most of them are full of chatter about how Indiana got raped.  We can complain about the SEC fix all we want.  Just because the refs in the B10 is horrible, doesn't mean those refs in the SEC can get away scott-free and on top of that - can't be criticized. 

Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:39 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

  Does Florida get crap for pulling out it's close games?
Those games were vs. Tennessee and Arkansas, not N. Iowa, Ark. St. and Indiana.

How bout Texas losing big to Colorado and then coming back to win?
They were down 4 at the half, and quickly made everyone forget it was once a game as soon as they hit the field in the 2nd half.... and without help from the refs.

Alabama needed 2 blocked FG's to win it's game.
Tennessee is stomping people now.

Chances are Iowa will lose when they go to columbus and that will end alot of this silly nonsense about Iowa being elite.

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:38 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Iowa 30 LSU 25 (2004 Capital One Bowl)
You mean this play?


Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:31 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Great, now we get a bogus opinion of a fraud (oops) fan of SEC, 1st TD, it doesn't matter if your foot is down if you don't control the ball all the way to the ground.  It was obviously a bobbled ball!  Do you know Indiana SCORED A TD ON THE NEXT PLAY?  The call changed NOTHING

The late hit was an easy call "Helmet to Helmet".  Beside that, the spot of the foul was 4yds BEYOND the 1st down mark.  He already had the 1st down!!  The penalty just tacked on the yardage!  Then Stanzi threw a pick ON THE NEXT PLAY, so Indiana got the ball back.  The call meant ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!

The second TD call was very close, I agree.  The ref was in perfect position,  we ALL know refs NEVER make the wrong split-second, full speed call when they are in perfect position, right??  Iowa did not challenged the call,  the replay officials felt it was close enough to take a look.  They seemed to spend quite a bit of time on the review.  It could be easily argued that his thigh/knee hit the ground out of bounds before his foot hit the endzone.  Then Indiana had a chance on the next play to minimize the damage, make it a 4 point swing instead of  a 7 point swing!  I must not of been watching, did the REF miss the 22 yd chip shot FG, or did the Indiana kicker miss it??

Please do you're job!   Actually Watch the games you feel so compelled to write about! 

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:28 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Outscored them 35-3 in the second half.  30-40 mile per hour gusting wind.  No wind and the hawks scored 70.  What I don't understand is why the Offensive Coordinator didn't coach with the wind in mind.  No reason he should have been throwing deep balls into that wind.  One of the ints was because the receiver ran into the umpire.  Iowa has a top 25 strength of schedule and has beat them all, tougher schedule than any SEC or BIG12 team.  I don't understand why the second overturned TD happened.  Would like to her an explanation.  I thought he drug the toe before hitting out of bounds.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:24 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

In a game whose outcome is largely determined by momentum, I firmly believe the refs killed Indiana's spirit.  When it becomes clear that even the refs are stacked against you, why even bother?  I did watch the game and Doyel is absolutely correct on this one.  The Big Ten has everything to lose if Iowa loses.  The calls were atrocious.   I'm hoping these officials are held accountable in the same way the PAC-10 has held their accountable in the past, and as the SEC has done lately.

But, from a much larger picture, how awesome  would it be to have 5-6 teams be undefeated at the end of regular season?  Each having their own claim for a shot at the NCG.  This could be the bomb that destroys the BCS.  As much as I detest some of these undefeated schools, this could be a huge nail in the coffin for the BCS and start to pave the way toward some sort of a playoff.  So, in that sense, I'm glad Iowa "won" . . . even if the refs gift-wrapped it and gave it to them.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:19 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

I'm simply not following the logic that , and let's just say you're correct, the refs blew calls for Iowa that it somehow makes the calls favoring Alabama and Florida ok.  Plus, if you really want to dive into conspiracy theory, the Big Ten wouldn't be too bright for having reviewable plays overturned to favor their team now would they.  Now, if I were to do it I would throw a flag and call a holding or unnecessary roughness, something that not be reviewable and could be "subject to interpretation".

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:04 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

Your probably correct, the Big Ten is sooooooooo far behind the other conferences its not funny. The SEC is by far the best Confernce, Then its a toss up from there. The Big 12, The Pac-10 The Big-east The Big-10. They are all positioning themselves to get beat down in the BCS title game by the SEC Winner

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:02 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

And I watched. Had no choice in my hotel in NJ. Only choices were the two Big Ten games on ESPN. Ugh.Even the Big East or ACC could have put up better games than the 3 Big 10 games I had options of.

Did you get chastized for saying the SEC is overrated?

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 12:00 pm

Not another word about SEC referees

lol all this coming  from a man who wears Ed Hardy t-shirts.

Yet another media loudmouth who can generate attention which is easily marketed to advertisers.
Those two touch down passes the refs orchestrated in the 4th quarter were only outdone by the two touch down runs they helped create for Brandon Wegher.

But I will give you this: Halloween was the one day of the year when you could act a clown without it being out of place Cool

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