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fear_the_nut70

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Comment 03 Jan 2020

If you go to MGO Blow, a pervasive opinion from a large swelling of their posters is that "Michigan isn't willing to do whatever it takes to win, whereas OSU, Bama, etc) are.  Others come right out and say they won't cheat like other schools.

An OSU fan logged on (one of their regulars) and said, "you think Gary came there because you guys have the best general studies program in the country?"  Crickets (or at least that should have been the dominate sound).  As pointed out above, UM has often out recruited Clemson, and has had more than a few seasons where there were within a few spots of OSU in recruiting rankings.  

Michigan fails because their hires have been suspect, player development has been suspect, and the school has no identity.  Their savior still believes in wearing all white unis, and until this year, thought he could win with man ball and 21 points. He is the perfect coach for them, a throw back philosophically to the "good ol' days" and the proverbial "Michigan man."  What you saw this year was again more instability, having to bring in a coach to work with a RPO QB whose best skill set wasn't handing the ball off to the fullback.  In a few words, no identity.

Their fans don't get it, just like their administration doesn't get it. No one cares about your pre-WW2 records or your sell out streak, or your winged helmets and goofy fight song-- kids today care about what Michigan has become, not what it was.  Best part is, having hired the prodigal son, there is no easy out for the program, which means this isn't getting better any time soon.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Announcer in Minn/Auburn game just said OSU got screwed on the fumble replay call (believe his name is Gilmour). Game is televised by ESPN.  I assume this means he will be fired, then tarred and feathered after the game because he is threatening to expose the conspiracy of making sure SEC is positioned to win it all and/or Clemson advances, or whatever some on here are saying.  

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Announcer in Minn/Auburn game just said OSU got screwed on the fumble replay call (believe his name is Gilmour). Game is televised by ESPN.  I assume this means he will be fired, then tarred and feathered after the game because he is threatening to expose the conspiracy of making sure SEC is positioned to win it all and/or Clemson advances, or whatever some on here are saying.  

Comment 01 Jan 2020

But that is why SEC refs were chosen, because they were NOT from a conference that had a team playing in this game.  It is one more leap people are making — favoring the ACC team because they are from the south.  

I don’t understand why we have conference officials anyway.  Probably something to do with the way CFB is organized, but I wish we had NCAA refs that weren’t from a particular conference.  Understand, though, this won’t stop some people, because then it will be about individual refs backgrounds (e.g. Big Ten ref who made spot in 16 game had Ohio ties).   Truth is, some people will be inclined to believe that whenever a call or two goes against their team, someone has it in for them.  This just might be the nature of CFB (OMG, my team is ranked second, and I think they are the best!!)

Comment 01 Jan 2020

This is the question I have been wondering.  All we have ever been told is that the crew on the field were SEC refs (who called it TD).  I spent 45 minutes or so googling this and couldn’t get an answer on the conference affiliation of the replay booth refs (perhaps I am not good at Googling)).

Lots of assumptions here.

Replay refs were from SEC.  SEC officials, regardless of their background, are pro SEC.  They share the same hate for Ohio State and the north as do the fans and teams.  This biased their decision making.  This hate is more important to them than doing a good job on a big stage with the whole world watching.  Etc, etc.

Lots of assumptions based on absolutely nothing.

Some of the calls were borderline and at least one appears to be flat out wrong.  Assuming the fix was in, this was some conspiracy, or that there was bias is simply conjecture.  For those that are a fan of Occam’s razor, the simplest explanation is usually correct: if you look at the number of blown calls and absolutely dreadful referring during the season, specifically to include the use of replay, it is most likely that the refs were trying to get the calls right but just flat blew it.  Bad calls happened all season in every game that watched to one degree or another.  Why does it have to be more than this?

Comment 31 Dec 2019

I liked 1 and 3, but can’t support 2.  They are already disrupting the game at an unacceptable level as is.  Now three people weigh in?  I am at the point now where I just say scrap it as a failed experiment.  Even if you forget about this game for one second, I am astounded at the number of times a replay is shown, the announcers correctly diagnose it in a few seconds, and many many minutes go by and the booth gets it wrong.  I know people are angry about the booth calls here, and it is warranted.  Only thing I would say is that I have been seeing this all year—booth for whatever reason, can’t get the call right, so just get rid of it.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Fortunately, people who run OSU aren’t insane.  If you are going to make claims that this was a deliberate fucking of OSU, you need to come forward with proof.  God, didn’t we make fun of UM fans over the spot call because they kept saying that ref had Ohio ties?  Please tell me how this is different.  You guys are embarrassing the fan base.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Thanks for the clarification.

I think you and I just see the world differently and believe different things.  I do NOT think it was predetermined that OSU would play Clemson.  I think OSU falling down by 14 to Wisconsin while LSU destroyed UGA was enough that they flip flopped two very close teams.  This was on the heals of OSU struggling (relatively) against TTUN and PSU.  You may believe you know what would have happened if we destroyed UW, but that is just speculation--I was around here telling people that OSU would be # 1 in the first poll, that they would be moved back up after beating PSU, and that they would stay there after beating TTUN.  Many on here said those thing would never happen.

As for your premise, it now appears that it is not only ESPN and the SEC that has it in for Ohio State, but now the Committee.  Sorry, but that level of paranoia is a fictitious world I'm not going to live in.  People don't like the way the SEC has often "gotten the benefit of the doubt," but fact is, their top teams have proven it on the field time and time again (both before the playoffs and during).  When you look at recruiting rankings and draft picks, it further supports the notion that the top SEC teams have been really good.  LSU has just destroyed two top 4 teams back to back.  You know what, maybe they really are number one team, and it isn't ESPN or the Committee screwing us.  I suspect when they beat Clemson, for some, possibly to include you, it still won't matter, as it will just be "the Committee gave them an easier path."  But if one has any objectivity in them at all, it will be real hard to ignore that while we lost to Clemson, LSU beat them (and they are going to, I'm all in).  If I am right, it will be interesting to see how people contort themselves into ridiculous positions to claim this was sill an inside job.

I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.