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This needs to make the rounds in the media.
How can anybody deny that there's a fix for Bama?
Actually, when I break that play down frame by frame, the final spot appears to be about accurate to me.
I do agree the fix is in for Bama in general though. That TD pass play in the left corner of the endzone didn't look like a TD to me, and the initial call seemed correct that it was incomplete. Replay didn't show enough evidence to overturn it and call it a TD, but they did.
The worse part is he looked backed to see where the first down marker was and adjusted it accordingly.
The point is he spotted the ball short, but when he gets the ball and goes to place it on the ground he looks back at the chain and realizes it will be short. He then slides his foot closer to the first down line for a better spot.
If he spotted it short and they challenged the spot, reviewed it and decide the spot is bad is fine. But the ref cannot look at the first down marker, to see where his spot is related to the marker and move it. Completely bush league, he should be severely punished by Slive, but I doubt anything comes of this.
Something else that won't get addressed by the SEC...Saban in his post game criticized the refs for the fumble review that went to Mississippi. Good call, bad call doesn't matter. Coaches aren't allowed to criticize officials through the media. He is supposed to get fined for they, but it won't happen.
If you actually notice, the ref was in front of the play when it was made and then rush to spot the ball. However, in the rush, he very well could have lost where he was in relation to the yard markers: in his mind he knew where the ball actually was. But then when he can look behind him and see where he in with relationship to the yard markers, he adjusts accordingly.
nothing new...where have you guys been??
What arrow said in the end that WAS the correct spot. I can't lie the ref looking back made me laugh.
It's the reason i will take GLADLY every call that goes MSU's way. MSU has been on the WRONG side of those TOO MANY TIMES to complain about getting a call for a change.
When some were questioning whether or not Buphis made that catch. I couldn't care less as long as MSU got the call.
To me this is the most logical explanation. It looks like it should have been a first down anyways. However, I would really like to hear the ref explain his actions himself. I think I read somewhere else that they did not even pull out the sticks to give that a first down? That's pretty suspect as well.
There was definitely a bad one that went OM's way as well. The interception by Bama that was fumbled back to OM. It sure looked like the Bama DBs knee was down before fumbling. Oh well, none of those calls mattered. Bama was not losing that game.
Bama always gets favorable calls, won't argue that.
But on this particular play, he got it right.
It's not whether or not he got it right. It's the way he got it right. He made a bad spot true enough, but you don't do what he did to correct the spot.
I just looked again. His initial spot was correct. Look at the divots in the turf. The WR's foot dug in at the 20 and his knee went down at the 21. Ball was spotted on the 21 nad a half at first which was correct. Watch the ref look to the far sideline first. Then twist his toe around trying to adjust the spot. Then look back at the first down marker to make another adjustment. He actually moved the ball twice after the initial spot.
This post was edited by quedog4 21 months ago
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