Ex-NDer: Botched Penalty Walkoff That Cost USC

Sunday I noted the botched call by Pac-12 Referee Michael Batlan that likely cost USC an opportunity to attempt a game-winning field goal against Stanford in its eventual 56-48 triple-overtime loss to the Cardinal.

But as preposterous as that officiating error was, at least it involved a sliver of subjectivity.
You can’t say the same for the […]

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Pac-12 Referee Who Kneeds Replacing: Part One

From the contents of the video below, it’s not unreasoonable to observe that there’s more than an insignificant chance that Pac-12 referee Michael Batlan affected the final outcome of the Stanford-USC game Saturday night at the L.A. Coliseum.

As if the above, abject incompentence wasn’t enough, stay tuned for Part Two.
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Recording Exposes Coach’s Threats, Obscenities

Memphis high school football coach Shawn Abel resigned his position this week after audio of a recent 129-second obscene locker room rant by the Collierville (TN) head coach was posted on Youtube.

(Clockwork Orange meets Collierville High School)
The audio of Abel was reportedly recorded by a Collierville player before the school’s game on October 20, […]

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Are Rhoads Explosions Taking Toll On Iowa State?

This week a less-than-private debate in and around Ames, Iowa, has broken out about the behavior of Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads during Texas A&M’s 33-17 win over the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium last Saturday.

Rhoads was seen on the ESPN telecast late in the second quarter exploding at an official in a scene […]

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Video: Notre Dame Football Losing Thy Religion

Late Saturday night longtime local Notre Dame flagship television station WNDU briefly headlined its USC-Notre Dame highlights - narrated by sports anchor Angelo Di Carlo - with: “Crist Not The Savior.”

The word play from the game, which saw ND fall 31-17, referred to the backfire visited upon the Irish after backup Notre Dame quarterback Dane […]

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Meyers On ‘Golden Year’ Of Northwestern Football

At the time of this post Penn State-Northwestern is in the fourth quarter in Evanston - but I can confirm the below video is the highlight of the game.

(Via andrewhils)
That would be Lisa Byington’s sideline interview of Northwestern alumnus Seth Meyers on the Big Ten Network as Meyers deftly ties the current financial crisis to […]

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SEC’s Slive and Vanderbilt’s Franklin: Ridin’ Dirty

Wednesday I posted video of a vicious, blindside clip by Vanderbilt offensive lineman Logan Stewart on Georgia defensive lineman Kwame Geathers during UGA’s 33-28 win over the Commodores in Nashville last Saturday.

Despite Stewart’s dirty play, which included a 10-yard run-up, the Vandy player was given the same, subsequent punishment by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive as […]

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Intent To Injure Gets Green Light From SEC’s Slive

Today Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive suspended Vanderbilt center Logan Stewart and Georgia defensive tackle Kwame Geathers for the first halves of their next games.

(Video Source: ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION)
The punitive action was a response to an altercation between the two during Georgia’s 33-28 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday. From that incident, SEC Commissioner […]

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Hurricane Punishment? Talk To UNC Player’s Hand

Earlier this week, North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones claimed to InsideCarolina.com that he had been deliberately punched or kicked in the groin during UNC’s football game against Miami last Saturday in Chapel Hill.

(That’s Giovani Bernard’s hand. I think.)
Jones on the incident:
“I got punched in the groin by one of the Miami players… They were […]

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Raw Video: Richt Calls UGA Behavior “Horse—-”

Last night - via WSMV-TV in Nashville - I posted video from the postgame, on-field exchange between Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin and Georgia Coach Mark Richt.

(Raw Video Source: WSMV-TV Nasvhille)
During the heated, essentially one-way conversation, Franklin slammed UGA Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham in attempting to explain the ensuing altercation between the two teams following Georgia’s […]

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