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... for what happend in the UM/SCar game in relation to that first down that wasn't a first down. I really can't fathom how the ref got it wrong.
Nothing more than an absolutely horribke call. Obviously a first down to EVERYONE other than the referee.
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Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
I'm not gonna lie man that has bothered me all day.
Which one are you talking about? I think the OP is talking about one that was called a first down and definitely wasn't one for Michigan.
Looked as if he had a vested interest. No other logical explanation. He plainly and clearly saw it was short.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
I'm not a conspiracy guy and I generally think refs try their best but make mistakes and we overreact... but I'm seriously considering calling it a fix.
Ummm did he actually move the ball up two inches at the end of that gif? Wow
Does anyone know what conference the ref's were from in the USCe game?
Never mind that's the chain guys doing their best to move before it got ugly.
Refs have had it had it out for the SEC. I bet we get the shaft Monday. Im fully expecting it from the black and white striped hose jockeys.
"Never leave it to the refs against Notre Dame in South Bend." One of Beano Cook's famous lines.
It will also apply in South Beach.
You wouldn't be alone. It's really troubling.
Someone needs to give an official explanation. I'm not saying the fix was in, but I truly don't understand how that is called as a 1st down.
How can the ref be this wrong. It is very hard to believe this is an innocent mistake
I thought if it was close they were supposed to slide their hand along the line to see if the tip of the ball gets touched. Ref didn't even do that.
if not a fix, then the ref was just plain confused, got things reversed in his mind somehow...this definitely needs to be checked into
This post was edited by luvmybama 18 months ago
If the ref got confused or whatever i understand.. but what i dont understand is they reviewed it and still got it wrong? Am i missing somethn here ?
I'm the furthest thing from a conspiracy theorist guy. I think ref's have egos too and sometimes they just suck. At first, I thought maybe the angle he was standing at made it look like a first down, but then he squats back perpendicular with the ball and looks again. Of course the other ref moves the sticks some then too. It's definitely weird, but I remember a play maybe 2-3 years ago where the barn got a very similiar type of call against MissSt on the plains. There were inches of daylight and the official called it a first down. I want to say it was the game where the barn got the goalline stop of Relf?
The challenge from USCe was challenging the spot of the ball not the measurement. The booth said the play stands which means they didn't have enough evidence to move the ball one direction or the other.
it was sweet justice on the next play when clowney knocked the RB all the way back to ann arbor
they they started jacking around with the clock on USCjr at the end of the game (although some of it WAS bad management by spurrier) only to still fall short
that's why we MUST blow them out, and not leave ANY room for the Zebras to truly affect the game. Saban knows this...we will be unleashing the beast. This whole season has been a setup for THIS one game...
1960 Les Paul
we win by 75?
yup, had the ref not blown it, we wouldn't have "the play".
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