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Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

I went to the Tax Slayer bowl with Miss State and Louisville and the Big 10 official missed calls after calls.

There was crap they missed last night or just got wrong was horrible.

That punt GA blocked and was called off sides where the Bama player moved first cost GA the game.

The play where GA QB got tackled and while the Bama player was getting up shoved his head, with the Ref standing right there and not call it was another horrible missed call.

There is more that I will not list.

I thought SEC refs were bad but the Big 10 is 100 times worse.

Winston Smith09 Jan 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

The purpose of a National Championship game is to Crown Alabama.
If Penn State had been there (we lost 2 Games by a total of 4 points), the PAC12 refs would have done the same to us to insure Alabama won.

I'm not claiming ref bias in our 2 losses by the way. Just being out-coached.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

The Alabama player moving first is a dead ball foul, so still no blocked punt if the refs called it correctly.


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

Well, at least Penn State has the best uniforms in football.
Classic style with no names on the jersey. Alabama is second best.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Yup Big 10 officials suck…a Michigan fan here.

Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Hey Tory watch the play again. The off side was called on the GA's left defensive end. However the Alabama running back set to the Alabama left moved before the ball was snapped. The line judge who should have made the call was the same one who did not call the shove on the helmet. The back judge should have called it as well.

I will cut them a little slack there were at any one time 19 Under Armor high school all Americans on the field. A lot of speed to keep up with. Every kid on the field were a four star or five star recruit.

Sucks having to play Bama every year. It is fix in to suck for the East teams having to play GA every year.

cfuzwuz09 Jan 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

They did not call the Bama player for moving on the punt. If they hadn't called the Georgia player for offsides(which he wasn't) the blocked punt counts and Georgia gets the ball on the 15? I don't think the play is reviewable. Then they didn't call an obvious face mask on Bama 2 minutes later or the clothesline tackle on the kickoff. The refs are afraid of that troll Satan- I mean Saban.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

A coach the opinions of whom I respect very much has an
idea that the ref crews 'know which team is supposed to
win' and hence are predisposed psychologically in that
team's favor when calls are made.

He DOES NOT say they do it consciously, just that the
knowledge of which team is (by odds-makers of whatever
sort) the better of the two influences them when making

Given some of the referee gaffes in both the Bowl games
and the NFL's wild-card games, it seems to me that there
is some merit to the idea.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Then how did the Titans beat the Chiefs? laugh
There were some p'o'ed "experts" after that game (including NBC's Rodney Harrison).grin

It is true that a coach who complains to an official about a close or bad call, may well get the official to lean in their favor on the next close call. That's long been a maxim of coaches. Of course, both coaches are doing it, so maybe it's a wash.

True story: My father had a friend who was a U of Michigan professor who worked as an NCAA referee. He was only supposed to referee out of conference games, but he knew a fellow referee from another conference who needed to miss a game and asked him to fill in. Though it was a conference game, it wasn't a Michigan game, so he figured nobody would know, and he was committed to fair calls, so he agreed. The game, however, was an Ohio State game, during the Woody Hayes era. Sure enough, my dad's friend called a penalty on Ohio State, and Hayes let loose on him. In full roar, Hayes yelled, "What school do you work for?"
"Michigan," was the only possible reply.
Hayes stopped in mid rant, stared at the guy in utter shock, and then walked away. He never said another word to the ref for the rest of the game.

My dad's friend was sure he'd be fired as a ref, but nothing ever came of it.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

Parzival, the Titans beat the Chiefs because they
scored more points.

Sark aside, Marcus played above himself while Alex did

I can't say why, 'cause don't know, but if you compare
Alex's early game to his later game mechanics, the two
are very different. Injury ? Fatigue ? Mental lapses ?
I have no idea, but it was evident.

Kind of the way their season went. The Titans were
clearly the better team on that day.

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