Friday, September 22, 2006
The only good thing about the Oregon-Oklahoma game
I don't know what is happening in this picture, but we need more of it.
As for the game itself, "Wah wah wah." Bad calls happen all the time and in college, people don't realize the conferences own up to the all the time, too. But the result never changes.
Case in point, the SMU-Marshall game last year. The Marshall qb absolutely fumbled (and SMU recovered) the ball late in the 4th quarter on Marshall's drive to force the game into overtime. The officials on the field called it an incomplete pass. Though it should have been reviewed, it wasn't. Marshall was rushing to get men on the field to call a play. Bennett did the right thing and called a timeout to give the replay official the chance to review it. The call stood.
The next day, the conference apologized to SMU for blowing an obvious call. Now you might say what difference does it make, but if SMU had won that game, they would have finished second in C-USA West and 5th overall in C-USA and gone to the GMAC Bowl instead of UTEP, the first in 21 years. So which is worse, missing a blown reviewed call that cost a team its firs bowl game in 21 years or missing a blown reviewed call that caused the is going to relegate OU to the Holiday Bowl, where they went last year and lets face it, were still going to wind up there regardless.
She's just cute, people.