The sheriff’s office is now reporting that nine were aboard. This story just keeps getting worse.
Congratulations my man. Celebrate the birth of your son. This shouldn’t even be blip on your radar compared to that. But yes, this is sad.
Well done. It's a shame how many people will see this and not get the joke.
Perhaps all those Buckeye fans who choose to go to MGoBlog to troll should try a different tactic.
Nonsense. The college football gods hate TTUN as much as we do. Have you seen the
decade last two decades they just had? The gods will allow continued TTUN trolling. But we might want to try sacrificing a chicken or something. Maybe set up a Jobu in the locker room ?
I don’t get being projected as a first rounder and coming back just to win a championship (especially when you have one already) but I respect the sentiment. Mike Doss did the same back in 2001 and it paid off exactly how he expected (though not sure he was a first rounder then...also guessing that Holy Buckeye wasn’t exactly what he expected either but he still ended up with a championship). I selfishly wish some of our guys would do the same more often but will never begrudge anyone their opportunity to go pro, be it in the first round or seventh.
Would feel better had we won, but I’ll take it I guess.
By that logic, then the ACC officials running the other playoff game should have called the game in favor of OU because there is no way in hell they would prefer Clemson play LSU.
As I mentioned above, I don’t believe there was a bias amongst a group of officials. I’m not convinced that the replay official acted in good faith but I don’t know enough about how that process works to start casting aspersions. I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the playoff games should be officiated by crews who have no dog in the fight in either game. That means no ACC, SEC, B10, or B12 this year. I don’t get how that isn’t obvious to the powers that be or why it would be so hard to do. If you don’t want to use P5 officials, then use two PAC 12 crews.
I agree. I don’t believe in conspiracies (at least the non-criminal kind) simply because when more than two people are in on it, all it takes is for one person to have regrets or guilt or feel like they are getting screwed and the whole thing falls apart. Conspiracies between officiating crews would get exposed because someone would eventually talk. But i do have questions about the replay official. Is that just one person calling the shots? Does he have others around him providing input? What are the quality control measures in place? I would assume that that process isn’t controlled by just one person. But if I were to find out it was, then suddenly I’m finding it very feasible that shenanigans were in play. Whether it was bias or a payoff or he had money on the game, I could see a compelling argument that the replay official changed the call for some personal reason. That said, I’d be surprised if the call was made by one person and one person alone which then means a few people made this decision and since I don’t believe in conspiracies, we just have an instance of a bunch of guys getting it really really wrong.
I appreciate the perspective. People don’t seem to get your sarcasm about your empathy of being robbed, but it’s quality trolling. I don’t mind so much coming from a true rival, but your team can still go get bent as far as I’m concerned.
Bama has a real tendency to take non-championship bowl games off so you guys may have a chance. Sadly, even if you get decimated, I will find no comfort in it. Football is dead to me for a while.
Bullshit, it’s my fault for going to the game with just my son (as opposed to with the rest of the fam). The only other game we went to ourselves was MSU in 2015. Also, the only other time I went to the Fiesta Bowl was 2009 against Texas. That’s a double whammy right there. This loss falls squarely on me...and a certain replay official.
Question Blu, what exactly has your team been robbed of apart from dignity and respect? Also, since you can speak from experience, are we still going to be salty about this call 3 years later? That’s actually a serious question. I get that the TTUN faithful feel that they were genuinely hosed in 2016 (not enough to overturn...end of discussion), but does it still sting after all this time? And if so, why? Because that was your chance to beat Ohio State or because the expectation was that you would make a run in the playoffs. I’m not asking to be an a-hole. Just want to know what to expect if we underachieve the next three years and feel like this game was our last best chance.
Indeed. Especially when the refs overturned the right call on the field. Imagine if they overturned JT’s clutch run in 2016. I would have been even more bitterly disappointed than I am right now.
I’ll buy you a beer down in Port Dick.
This sounds like some terrible euphemism you’d find in the urban dictionary.
Touché. Glad to see our guys learned a thing or two about how to play Clemson style football.
Cool story bro.
Yep, you’re right. I thought the play was initially ruled a catch and then they stopped to confirm as we were getting ready to run the next play. That is an example where the replay official actually stopped the play and ruled in our favor. That sort of blows my whole conspiracy theory. Dammit, I really thought I was on to something and planned to spend the next five years researching this. You spared me. Thank you.
You misunderstand my comment. I’m saying that after the controversial PI call in the 2002 game, several officials came out afterwards and said it was the correct call. In this instance, it’s the exact opposite. I have not heard a single reputable source, be it an analyst, reporter, or official, say that this was the right call.
Contrast the response to this with the PI call in the 2002 national championship game against Miami. There were countless people lining up to defend that call. Has there been any official anywhere who has defended this call besides the guy during the broadcast? Serious question.
I was at the game, didn’t see a replay, and said the exact same thing as did all the random OSU fans around me. I don’t think the SEC crew on the field had it in for us. But I’ll be damned if you can convince me that the replay official didn’t have some sort of agenda. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but I recall four booth reviews during the game: 1) Wilson’s catch which was clearly a catch but stopped by the booth for...reasons 2) Dobbins dropped TD in the end zone, 3) targeting, 4) the scoop and score. All four reviews were initiated by the booth and were not based on penalties on the field. I understand the booth reviewing 2 and 4 because supposedly all scoring plays are reviewed. But 1 and 3 were entirely on the replay official looking for something that the field refs didn’t see. All four replays ended up working against the Buckeyes (1 completely destroyed the tempo of the first drive and everyone knew it at the time). File this under ‘things that make you go, hmmm.’
Oh, so they agree with everyone outside of South Carolina and the SEC review booth. Cool.
Serious question, what are they bragging about? Clemson won the game but that defense got exposed. And while Lawrence and Etienne made huge plays when they needed to, they were also bottled up on most of the drives. Meanwhile, literally all of the errors that cost us the win were unforced. The targeting, the punt block, Olave running the wrong route, JK dropping TD passes. Clemson didn’t cause any of those. So I don’t get what there is to brag about. If the situation were reversed, I would feel thankful that we escaped with a win. Would definitely not be puffing out my chest.