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Streitax Inactive Member26 Nov 2016 9:59 p.m. PST

Harbaugh the Mighty throwing temper tantrums on the sidelines and then whining about the officiating after losing to Ohio State. In case you weren't aware, he is 'bitterly disappointed' with the calls made by the officials, or words to that effect. But 'bittely' was used several times. He'll be a great coach when he grows up, IF he grows up.

BW195927 Nov 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Well the ref's didn't turn the ball over three times for 14 points. He's a douche and was in the pro's.

Cosmic Reset Inactive Member27 Nov 2016 8:09 a.m. PST

I think that it is a sad thing that he lost his composure such that he was in a position to get penalized and cost his team yards and maybe points. A coach just doesn't ever put himself in that position. Maybe there is a flag, maybe not, but you don't ever create the situation.

That said, as an OSU fan, I'm going to admit that the refs did a lousy job, and I'm not convinced that OSU wins if they get it right.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2016 11:30 a.m. PST

As a Penn State fan, all I will say is that if schadenfreude is a sin… I have a lot of Our Fathers and Hail Marys ahead of me. grin

PzGeneral27 Nov 2016 12:06 p.m. PST

Was a good example of "home field advantage". I'm not accusing the Refs of any Tom Foolery, just questionable calls…..

Who asked this joker27 Nov 2016 12:58 p.m. PST

PZ General is right. The first Michigan drive there was a rather blatant PI that didn't get called. Can't say about the 4th down run. Didn't see it.

In any case, Harbaugh knows better than to whine about calls. They had plenty of chances to win the game. God teams overcome bad calls. It really is as simple as that.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2016 1:03 p.m. PST

There are 'questionable calls' (basically, those in which
the official has to exercise judgement, hence the all can
be open to question) and WRONG/BAD calls.

OSU played a great game – so did Michigan. But two calls
WERE WRONG, and there is no way given the current rules
in CFB to redress those.

Officials in all levels of FB have primary jobs. The NFL
is being called upon to create an organization of full-
time officials who have no other job – or way of getting
income. I submit that might make them vulnerable to
bribery, just as CBB has been infiltrated by bribes.

Technology can help, in some cases greatly, but the
answer to eliminate bad/wrong/incorrect calls is a review
of each and every penalty – which would add much time to
the game, break the rhythm of an offensive drive and
similar unacceptable results.

BTW, OSU's defense in the final stage of the game
was a AA 64, usually not seen at the college level and
for which Michigan appeared totally unprepared. Normally
a team (NFL anyway) encountering that defense will audible
to a shotgun and move the RB to the QB's off-side (side
away from which the play to be run is called).

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2016 1:58 p.m. PST

Watching Harbaugh whine and complain is its own reward. I hope he has many more opportunities to do so in the future. He is good for football. He gives you someone to hate.

Streitax Inactive Member27 Nov 2016 9:29 p.m. PST

Hey, you don't have to listen to the Big 10 Network bobble heads having orgasms over 'The Quarterback Whisperer' and how folks are 'drooling over the new recruits' and on and on and on, ad nauseum. Which is the polite way of saying it makes you want to puke.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member28 Nov 2016 8:21 a.m. PST

The refs handed Maya the game. Period.

One of the most despicable people on Earth, yet the media, NCAA and refs worship him.

Who asked this joker28 Nov 2016 9:55 a.m. PST

The refs handed Maya the game. Period.

A guy here (an Ohio State fan) agreed that the calls were a bit…uneven. wink

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2016 6:47 p.m. PST

John, award that friend the MOU (Master Of
Understatement) – with crossed flags !

Old Wolfman29 Nov 2016 7:48 a.m. PST

And similarly, last Sunday,in Manchester,England,Manchester Utd. manager Jose Mourinho was sent off to the spectator stands by referees for kicking over some equipment on the sidelines at Old Trafford following what he believed to be a bad call.

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