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Old 01-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Worst call ever in a college football game?

I have seen a few bad calls in my 41 years, but the way Carolina was rooked by the head referee on the Fourth Quarter spot and chain measurement call could be the cream of the crop:

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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That....was just bad. I wanted to break my tv.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yeah, that was really bad.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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That ref should lose his job. Period.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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That spot about gave me a damned heart attack and stroke.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

Yeah, one of (maybe the) worst calls I have ever seen.

But, if they gave us the 1st down, that SICK hit from Clowney may have never even happened.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

That was a real "rip" job, but what happened next? The ball never lies. If it belongs to a team, it will get there.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

The side view that ESPN showed after the break was vindicating. Not.Even.Disputable.

I expect no less from the same crew that couldn't get a game-winning FG right last year. Big Least sucks.
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

Todd Ellis talked about these Big East refs with Spurrier.

Spurrier said he asked one of the other officials that if the ball wasn't touching the first down stake, why did the ref signal first down?

The official said that he doesn't know.

Then Todd Ellis said that there may be a reason why the Big East is falling apart.
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

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That spot about gave me a damned heart attack and stroke.
The HBC went ape sh!t after the referee signalled for a UM first down too!
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It was a blessing in disguise, because If it would not have been a first down then we wouldn't have been able to see Clowney crush the Michigan player. JUSTICE.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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Screw that, it was a great call. If we didnt get that, The Hit wouldn't have happened and the Internet wouldn't have broken.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

It was as bad as I've ever seen, no doubt. There were enough bad and odd calls in the fourth period that it gave me some sizeable suspicions.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #14
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Default Re: Worst call ever in a college football game?

Did you notice that the ref with his hand on the ball never moved even though it was called a first down? He KNEW it wasn't....and he didn't want to move it.

Yahoo already has an article declaring this one of the worst calls ever
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #15
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Yeah, one of (maybe the) worst calls I have ever seen.

But, if they gave us the 1st down, that SICK hit from Clowney may have never even happened.
Good point. The ironic thing is that not only did we get to witness Clowney make one of the biggest hits ever in a bowl game (I mean, did that running back's head come off with his helmet?), but Carolina actually had better field position after the hit than if the referee had made the correct call on the 4th down measurement.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #16
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I agree it was terrible, honestly one of the worst I've seen. But damn if it didn't make the next play that much more incredible.
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Did you notice that the ref with his hand on the ball never moved even though it was called a first down? He KNEW it wasn't....and he didn't want to move it.

Yahoo already has an article declaring this one of the worst calls ever
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #18
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i'm hoping for a firing or fine. or a "c'mon man" at least.
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That spot about gave me a damned heart attack and stroke.
Not just you man...I was 1 inch away from my big screen yelling you son of a bitch! you son of a bitch! Starting going numb and had to lay down for a minute.
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i wonder if he signaled the wrong direction accidentally, but stuck with it to save face
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