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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
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 10:32 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

I love when stupidity takes over and people scream conspiracy over referee calls. 



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 10:17 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

I bet those Hawkeyes got help from the referees in these games too?

Iowa 30 LSU 25 (2004 Capital One Bowl)

Iowa 37 Florida 17 (2005 Outback Bowl)

Iowa 31 South Carolina 10 (2008 Outback Bowl)


No doubt beneficiaries of bad Big Ten AND bad SEC officials!




Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 10:01 am
 

Football (remedial class for Doyel)


Doyel, you seem to think winning late is just luck or bad form or both.  Please note that it's not against the rules to grind down your opponent and wear them out so that you're the stronger team at the end of the game.  You see, Gregg, that way your opportunities as a team improve as the game goes on.  It's what they call a strategy.  And what other strategy could a team like Iowa possibly employ since all the elite players are either at USC or in the SEC.  Ha ha ha.  And I'm sorry to break the news to you but your campaign against the Hawkeyes does not affect whether they make it to Pasadena.  That, my friend, is based on winning football games not the opinions of sports-writer/lobbyists.  Iowa versus Oregon (another club without all those "elite" players) could be the two best teams in the country playing in Pasadena on New Years.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 10:01 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

I'm no Iowa fan but the refs got the reverse TD call right, I was watching via Tivo and his knee was the first thing to hit the ground out of bounds, his foot never dragged the ground, so Doyel's entire article is irrelevant.  The SEC officials are the only one's looking out for their top two programs.



Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2009 10:01 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

60 minutes Doyel... 60 minutes... while you're at it, let's repeal the Kirk Gibson homerun and the Doug Flutie hail mary pass. Or better yet, the tuck rule, or the Motor City miracle... Why not "The Drive" or "The Catch"... 60 minutes Doyel. And the Hawks by my count have played 540 and still haven't lost!



Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:59 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

i don't follow this doyle dude, but my guess is that his main objective is to stir things up with inflammatory writing.   maybe he believes the hyperbole, but more important to him, its gotten people riled up on both sides of the issue.  throw out some conspiracy theory and start some buzz.  i don't agree with his premise, but it makes for interesting reading anyway.    



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:59 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

CBS sports guy that likes the SEC?!?  Naaaa....and this guy covers college FB yet he is hanging out in hotel in....New Jersey?



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:54 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

So...Iowa struggles against Indiana for 3 quarters (not 3 1/2, we scored 28 points in Q4!), yet still covers the 17.5 spread...and that's enough to let the SEC officials off for countless awful calls in the SEC over the past month?!?  Lots of smoke there and plenty of fire.  If I were the Big Ten powers that be, I'd be much more into conspiracies to ensure 2 Big Ten teams get into the BCS (protecting Penn State or OSU) as opposed to the longshot chance of Iowa getting into the championship.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:41 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

Don't get it either my friend....Disturbing



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:39 am
 

Not another word about SEC referees

Okay, I don't have a dog in this fight, I'm a Big East Fan.  However I did watch the game, and I think there is something that you are forgetting here folks.  First, the spot was terrible, but IU still got a first down thanks to Iowa jumping.  The TD, here's the problem I have with instant replay, the line they always use is "visible evidence" to over turn the play.  You had a side judge less than 5 yards away from the play calls it a TD.  I did not see visible evidence to overturn the call, nor did Bob Davie who was working the game for ESPN.  If that TD stands, Iowa is down 21 points, there is more momentum on the IU side.  Then the so called "helmet to helmet" the kid from IU lead with his shoulder, not his helmet, that was a terrible call.   Sure his helmet went up and hit the Iowa kids helmet, but it was not helmet to helmet, that means a kids lead with his helmet at another kid. 

One last point, as a High school Football Official who wants to be a college official one day, I must say I have been embarrassed by the SEC and now the Big Ten officials.  I have friends that call in both, and I can't wait to talk to them to see what they have to say.



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