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This new rule went into effect in 2013.
We won the game and this still bothers me. Big East officials going out with a bang. For the life of me I don't understand how you can get the easiest part of officiating wrong. This isn't watching a replay and trying to see if something happens...it's black & white and right in your face where you can take time to make sure it's called correctly. And why did the other refs not jump in to get it right?
The only thing they thought was black and white were their uniforms...
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
I was always taught to round up when dealing with decimals. Sounds like that ref was using the same school of thought. 9.96 = 10. DUH!
It really boggles the mind that this doesn't get addressed in some way.
I emailed them simply asking if we were just going to act like it didnt happen or what?
I saw an interview with the ref in question. He went on a rant about the Cuban Missile Crisis, saying he didn't get what the big deal was, seeing as how Cuba is 10,000 miles from our shore anyways.
I heard he gave a explanation shortly after the game. "I'm sorry about the first down call but I really love Outback's Cocoanut Shrimp."
It's a good thing Clowney loves Blooming Onions!!
This post was edited by Scuba2 18 months ago
My biggest problem other than him getting it wrong is how does this not get overturned on a review? It makes no sense this can't be overturned in review without re-spotting the ball. NCAA needs to address this in the review process. The fact the result of the game was not effected in this game does not mean it should not be reviewed and addressed so that it does not happen again.
This post was edited by justinbyars 18 months ago
Dont think the NCAA ever envisioned a ref being that stupid.
You really think it was stupidity? I'm not suggesting conspiracy, but it is rather blatant.
I agree with everything you said, but I think that something like that should not have to be reviewed. If a ref cannot see space in between a ball and a stick, he just should not be reffing.
I think they need to revisit what I assume is a rule that the other refs cannot over-rule the umpire(?) on first down judgment calls, whether it be calling for a measurment, or actually measuring it. It's ridiculous that we are discussing the fact that a ref misread a measurement, though. How did he have a job in the first place?
I agree that it makes no difference whether it affected the game or not.
This post was edited by steve miller 18 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Can't review the call/measurement but the spot of the ball (which I thought was terrible to begin with. He was downed a 1/2 yard back on the play anyway)
I have been told that UM received the same type calls in their last bowl game.
I think he pointed the wrong way and was too ashamed to change..
I don't think it was conspiracy. From the angle he saw it from it looked like the point could be at the marker.
Problem is he shouldn't have looked at it from behind the ball. He should have looked at it from spurriers angle. His second mistake is when there was clearly something amiss bc everyone went crazy. He should have looked again from a different angle. Instead he panics, takes a quick glance from the same angle doesn't take the time to double check.
I say it actually was stupidity. The guy panics and didn't take his time and now he looks like a complete idiot.
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