SEC Referees Blow Another Call, Helping Alabama Against LSU

SEC Refs Made Another Bad Call To Help Their Undefeated Team? Shocking.

11/8/09 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5224 respect


You'd think the SEC would be pretty confident about their chances of making the BCS Championship. Pretty much no matter what happens at this point, one of their teams is going to the game. Period. Because that's just how the broken system works, and we all have to deal with it. But for some reason, the SEF officials still feel the need to help out their undefeated teams in every way they possibly can.

Saturday's example: Patrick Peterson picked off a Greg McElroy pass, but he was ruled out of bounds, despite pretty obvious video evidence to the contrary.

The result of the missed call allowed Alabama to score again, instead of giving LSU a chance to take the ball and potentially take the lead.

This has happened for both Alabama and Florida previously this year, and it's starting to get pretty tiresome. I honestly believe that both Florida and Alabama are good enough that they could win legitimately... why do officials continue to blatantly corrupt the games?


SEC Officials Miss Call on LSU Interception by Patrick Peterson [Larry Brown Sports]
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11/12/09   |   Snuggles

As a LSU Tiger girl, well said Bama, it's not the teams fault, it's the official fault...and yes they suck!  Alabama and Florida have very good teams, but so does LSU -Jarrett Lee :).  I do feel LSU would have won if not for that bad call by the officials; and they could have beat Florida, Miles lost that game with a bad play call.  But it is what it is.  Good luck to Alabama.

11/12/09   |   Snuggles

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As for your comment "Besides, we don't know whether it would have made a difference in the outcome. Even if we had gotten the call, scored a TD, and made a 2 pt conversion, we still lose by 1."  For the record, at the time of the call the score was 21-15.  So the interception would have gave us the opportunity to get a touchdown, which would have made the score 21-22 LSU favor.  But now we will never know what the outcome would have been.  Me personally I think LSU would have scored.  I could understand them making a mistake on the live call, but there is no way they could have not clearly seen in it on the replay.  He had possession and he was clearly in, which was indicated by the spot on the feel where he kicked up the dirt.  So yes, some of the reps ae "blatantly corrupt".  But what good does it do to fine or suspend them, when they have possibley cost someone the game.  It is to late, the game is over. They should be fired.  Just like the umpire in the World Series, who called Jetter safe and the referrees in the LSU - Georgia game with those outrageous excessive celebration calls.  

11/10/09   |   harleyhoney43   |   8 respect

I am never surprised by the officiating when Florida or Alabama plays. Its sickening because you know every year whats going to happen. I think the NCAA should travel all over just not certain conferences. Just like the replay cam, imagine that it did not work when LSU played Florida nor did it work when LSU plays Bama. come on now.

11/8/09   |   BAMA_73   |   68 respect

(Edited by BAMA_73)

First of all, I am biased. I grew up an Alabama fan. Lived in a state where football is religion and the Coach is either God or Satan depending on the their record and if they beat Tennessee and Auburn. I named my first son after Coach Bryant! I think there are bad calls in virtually every game, every Saturday.  High profile games are easily going to get more press and more pissed off people.  It just so happens that there is usually an SEC team at the top of that pile.  SEC officials suck! Period.  Ask any SEC fan how many games have been decided by a bad call involving their team in their lifetime.  I think it would probably be like that for any conference, but like I said, there is usually as SEC team at the top of the pile so we are easily the target.  If it's any conscilation, be glad the SEC has to play a conference championship or there would only be one conference represented in the title game most years( sorry, had to say it...refer to first sentence!).  I truly think that Florida and Alabama could beat anyone in the country and deserve to be where they are at in the rankings.  Do the officials stink? Absolutely! Do they hurt us just as much as they help? Absolutly! Ask any of us that have been on the wrong side of a call! Yeah, that would be all of us.

11/8/09   |   MIKE!   |   41 respect

suedon70 wrote:
Explain the awesome job the Big Ten officials did in the Iowa/Indiana game a week ago, where they blew a couple of crucial calls, one an Indiana TD, that kept Iowa undefeated after that game.  Funny how no one on here questioned that.....

My point is questionable calls are made in every conference on every game day.  But the SEC's get blown out of proportion on this site. 

 that happened in the Michigan State/Iowa game as well going against Michigan State, helping Iowa a lot. Iowa went on to score as time expired and win the game

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Pat wrote:
Why thank you. And don't worry... I have a nagging feeling that in 2010, you'll see some Red Sox hate from me. I get the impression that next year's team is going to piss me off.

Try being a Rays fan.

You and I have been going toe to toe for that last week are so, I just didn't want you are any body to get the wrong ideal.

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:
Oh I notice that unless it a team is from Boston it is almost  always negative if that is what you are talking about. That Gators are on top so you seem to be especially critical of them as of late. I might be wrong that's just how I see it.

Pat don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy arguing debating with you and find you to be a very intelligent sports fan when you are focusing on facts and not your dislike for a team. We are a lot alike in the fact that we are both stubborn and pig headed and very opinionated sports fans. I just don't want you to think that I hate you are anything.

 

Why thank you. And don't worry... I have a nagging feeling that in 2010, you'll see some Red Sox hate from me. I get the impression that next year's team is going to piss me off.

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Pat wrote:
I don't know if you noticed, but the SEC isn't exactly the only target of my ire. No one has ever accused me of being overly positive. I'm pretty equal opportunity, as far as that goes. Of course, you only notice when I "hate" on your team.
(Edited by BigTone2475)

Oh I notice that unless it a team is from Boston it is almost  always negative if that is what you are talking about. That Gators are on top so you seem to be especially critical of them as of late. I might be wrong that's just how I see it.

Pat don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy arguing debating with you and find you to be a very intelligent sports fan when you are focusing on facts and not your dislike for a team. We are a lot alike in the fact that we are both stubborn and pig headed and very opinionated sports fans. I just don't want you to think that I hate you are anything.

 

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:
You are right Pat not every one hates the SEC or the Gators but people like you who seem not to be able to live without writing a negative article or comment or bad mouthing the Gators or the SEC every chance you get is either extremely jealous or they hate them at least it looks that way to me. It is the same people every day or week who talk sh!t what would you call it if not hate.

If the Gators and the SEC were not at the top this would not even have been a topic but because they are and people can't stand it. People are losing their mind calling it rigged, fixed, favoritism, or whatever they can think of because they can not deal with the fact the Gators and the SEC are on top. Look at it from my point of view and tell me you wouldn't feel the same.

I don't know if you noticed, but the SEC isn't exactly the only target of my ire. No one has ever accused me of being overly positive. I'm pretty equal opportunity, as far as that goes. Of course, you only notice when I "hate" on your team.

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Pat wrote:
Or maybe they ARE blinded... with personal biases. You think every non-SEC fan hates the SEC? Please... that's hilarious. Half the country doesn't feel any way at all about the SEC. Don't kid yourself.
(Edited by BigTone2475)

You are right Pat not every one hates the SEC or the Gators but people like you who seem not to be able to live without writing a negative article or comment or bad mouthing the Gators or the SEC every chance you get is either extremely jealous or they hate them at least it looks that way to me. It is the same people every day or week who talk sh!t what would you call it if not hate.

If the Gators and the SEC were not at the top this would not even have been a topic but because they are and people can't stand it. People are losing their mind calling it rigged, fixed, favoritism, or whatever they can think of because they can not deal with the fact the Gators and the SEC are on top. Look at it from my point of view and tell me you wouldn't feel the same.

11/8/09   |   OoDeviLoO   |   15 respect

If we had a playoff system...them game wouldn't have important enough to have to cheat.

11/8/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Pat wrote:
Or maybe they ARE blinded... with personal biases. You think every non-SEC fan hates the SEC? Please... that's hilarious. Half the country doesn't feel any way at all about the SEC. Don't kid yourself.

Yeah, this cuts across a lot of issues we all talk about.  I don't know why it's assumed that if you disagree with a team or player, you must hate them. 

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Heyhey1970 wrote:

Believe me I'm "over it."  It doesn't even bother me to tell you that the SEC is a superior conference to the Big Ten.  Of course a monkey could figure that out.  It's not about hate either.  I just can't figure out why SEC fans are unable to recognize when something like their officiating is bad. 

I am not saying it isn't bad I am saying it is rediculous to say it is fixed or rigged like most people are saying, and that stems from hate.

11/8/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:
Yeah the SEC fans aren't blinded by hate.

Hey hey you know what get over it what happened in that game might or might not have influenced the outcome but guess what it happens and it does not mean the game is fixed. Every bad call that happens just because it happened to favor a team you hate doesn't mean the refs were paid or it was fixed it means people are human and make mistakes deal with it

Believe me I'm "over it."  It doesn't even bother me to tell you that the SEC is a superior conference to the Big Ten.  Of course a monkey could figure that out.  It's not about hate either.  I just can't figure out why SEC fans are unable to recognize when something like their officiating is bad. 

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:
Yeah the SEC fans aren't blinded by hate.

Hey hey you know what get over it what happened in that game might or might not have influenced the outcome but guess what it happens and it does not mean the game is fixed. Every bad call that happens just because it happened to favor a team you hate doesn't mean the refs were paid or it was fixed it means people are human and make mistakes deal with it

Or maybe they ARE blinded... with personal biases. You think every non-SEC fan hates the SEC? Please... that's hilarious. Half the country doesn't feel any way at all about the SEC. Don't kid yourself.

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Pat wrote:
It's interesting how the responses are so decidedly split between SEC fans and everyone else. That should tell you exactly what the problem is.
(Edited by BigTone2475)

Yeah the SEC fans aren't blinded by hate.

Hey hey you know what get over it what happened in that game might or might not have influenced the outcome but guess what it happens and it does not mean the game is fixed. Every bad call that happens just because it happened to favor a team you hate doesn't mean the refs were paid or it was fixed it means people are human and make mistakes deal with it

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

It's interesting how the responses are so decidedly split between SEC fans and everyone else. That should tell you exactly what the problem is.

11/8/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

suedon70 wrote:
Explain the awesome job the Big Ten officials did in the Iowa/Indiana game a week ago, where they blew a couple of crucial calls, one an Indiana TD, that kept Iowa undefeated after that game.  Funny how no one on here questioned that.....

My point is questionable calls are made in every conference on every game day.  But the SEC's get blown out of proportion on this site. 

What you're saying is fair, but nobody ever thought Iowa was going to play for the National Championship.  On the other side, what the officials did to change the outcome of the Arkansas/Florida game was just crazy.  They took the game over.   

11/8/09   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

What ever Pat it was a close call and a judgment call that could have gone either way on the Field and there was not enough conclusive evidence to over turn it. If it would have been called an INT and then reviewed the same thing would have happened the ruling on the field would have stood.

11/8/09   |   bmgabriel13

 we need alabama lost to miss st or aubrun...and for florida lost to SC or Fla St so the SEC will be screw up for not having one of team to go to BCS championship...that will be TCU, Cinn, and Boise St to go national championship against Texas, Oh i forget its BCS system...they might send Georgia Tech, LSU or SEC champions to go to national championship against texas because BCS system dont like TCU, Cinn, and Boise St to be in championship due to lack of media's term of agreement contract.

11/8/09   |   DERYKE   |   1204 respect

I have the same one liner PLAY OFFS PLAY OFFS PLAY OFFS!!!!!!  INSTANT REPLAY TRY IT  WORKS!!!!!!!!! As far as the officals CHOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL FIX YOU SOME CROW AND SEND IT YOUR WAY....At lease the BigTen officals dont blow as bad as the refs down in the SEC.. I feel for you fans how about a little tar and feather for the next screw up by the refs. .....Live on TV....

11/8/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Pat wrote:
In fairness to the respective situations, the bad calls against Indiana affected the game far less, did they not? There have been some HUGE missed calls that have gone in both Alabama and Florida's favor this season. Is that not true? That's why people are so frustrated. The SEC has it easy enough as it is, but they still appear to be crooked as hell, to the outside observers.

Yeah, it doesn't look good for sure, especially the Dustin Doe touchdown vs Miss State that should've been ruled a fumble. 

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

suedon70 wrote:
Well, you didn't place very much of an emphasis on it like you did for the UF & Bama situations.  Kinda buried in there, but I'll give you credit for mentioning it.  You are fair when it comes to calling out other teams and conferences, but I just get tired of the comments on here by some that UF and Bama somehow have the refs in their back pockets, which is incredibly ignorant. 

In fairness to the respective situations, the bad calls against Indiana affected the game far less, did they not? There have been some HUGE missed calls that have gone in both Alabama and Florida's favor this season. Is that not true? That's why people are so frustrated. The SEC has it easy enough as it is, but they still appear to be crooked as hell, to the outside observers.

11/8/09   |   cajunbuckeye   |   243 respect

democracy at work in the Q.....dont you just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i missed that game first i have heard of it..that what the refs are there for and for as long as i can remember it a love/hate relationship with the officials....as said in earlier poll answers in a split second they have to make a call that what 10 million fans or going to like or dislike the call, we all complained about instant replay and we have and some people are not happy with that you can only see so much of the play in call with the differant camera angles and what not.....but  at least we can come in here and air our opinions and go on with life that is why i love the Q......

11/8/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Pat wrote:
Actually, I questioned those calls right here.

My exact quote: "There were definitely some questionable calls by the referees. And by questionable, I mean they literally took away 2 touchdowns from Indiana. On one of them, the Hoosiers scored on the bext play, so it didn't matter on the scoreboard, but I'm sure it was discouraging for them to know that they were battling the refs, as well."

Well, you didn't place very much of an emphasis on it like you did for the UF & Bama situations.  Kinda buried in there, but I'll give you credit for mentioning it.  You are fair when it comes to calling out other teams and conferences, but I just get tired of the comments on here by some that UF and Bama somehow have the refs in their back pockets, which is incredibly ignorant. 

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

suedon70 wrote:
Explain the awesome job the Big Ten officials did in the Iowa/Indiana game a week ago, where they blew a couple of crucial calls, one an Indiana TD, that kept Iowa undefeated after that game.  Funny how no one on here questioned that.....

My point is questionable calls are made in every conference on every game day.  But the SEC's get blown out of proportion on this site. 

And the reason the SEC refs get targeted more often is because they are the ones that have the biggest impact on the national championship picture, and they have been pretty blatant. Even the SEC had to admit that, and suspend one of their officiating crews.

11/8/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

suedon70 wrote:
Explain the awesome job the Big Ten officials did in the Iowa/Indiana game a week ago, where they blew a couple of crucial calls, one an Indiana TD, that kept Iowa undefeated after that game.  Funny how no one on here questioned that.....

My point is questionable calls are made in every conference on every game day.  But the SEC's get blown out of proportion on this site. 

Actually, I questioned those calls right here.

My exact quote: "There were definitely some questionable calls by the referees. And by questionable, I mean they literally took away 2 touchdowns from Indiana. On one of them, the Hoosiers scored on the bext play, so it didn't matter on the scoreboard, but I'm sure it was discouraging for them to know that they were battling the refs, as well."

11/8/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

Heyhey1970 wrote:
The SEC officials are a joke.  I would never want them in a meaningful non-conference game with a top SEC team. 

Explain the awesome job the Big Ten officials did in the Iowa/Indiana game a week ago, where they blew a couple of crucial calls, one an Indiana TD, that kept Iowa undefeated after that game.  Funny how no one on here questioned that.....

My point is questionable calls are made in every conference on every game day.  But the SEC's get blown out of proportion on this site. 

11/8/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

The SEC officials are a joke.  I would never want them in a meaningful non-conference game with a top SEC team. 

11/8/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

what is going on here

11/8/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

arrrrrgh

11/8/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I think this was incredibly clear. He had possession, he had a foot in bounds. I have no idea how they called him out of bounds.

11/8/09   |   jerryyelverton   |   165 respect

As an LSU fan, I think I have a unique perspective on this matter. While I would have loved to have seen that play called an interception, I don't think there was conclusive evidence. If you have never officiated sports, you have no idea how tough it is for an official to make a call that close in a split second. I have replayed it a hundred times and and can not be certain myself. Besides, we don't know whether it would have made a difference in the outcome. Even if we had gotten the call, scored a TD, and made a 2 pt conversion, we still lose by 1.

I watch all games that are televised and all games on ESPN360.... not just SEC games. There are just as many blown calls in every conference, and just as many in favor of the "higher ranked" team. Anyone who doesn't  see that is just too biased. There have been blown calls in every game ever played (and I've been watching them since the 1950's) . To deem blown calls as "blatantly corrupt" is a far-fetched conspiracy theory.

11/8/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

I honestly believe that both Florida and Alabama are good enough that they could win legitimately... why do officials continue to blatantly corrupt the games?

Because the entire college football world is just corruption and sleaze?

11/8/09   |   djjfrench   |   67 respect

 I gotta say I didn't "see" the play but I heard them talking about it while I was on my laptop in bed.  Announcer said it was clear to him, so who knows but I am a SEC dude BIG TIME and this is giving me a black eye as a supporter cause it's making this look like a joke, watering down the games, and shameful that the SEC officials on and off the field are looking like clowns.  30k on Urban fine, blowing a call once okay but 3 or 4 big calls not fine, and a guy eye gouging someone and his punishment half a game and only when HE upped it to the whole game against a not good Vandy...pfft horrible. 

SEC pull ya dome out, get this ish fixed by bowl time cause if this happens in a bowl game we gonna have a major uprising and pitchforks and torches are coming.

11/8/09   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

I wasn't all that surprised that the refs and the replay official blew the call. They've been subpar all season in the SEC, and once the replays and CBS broadcasters said they thought it was a pick, I knew which way the call was going to go. It's a shame that the quality of the SEC on the field stops when the uniform changes to black and white

11/8/09   |   al3xsucks13   |   16 respect

How about we just regular refs like in the nfl where they can ref any game

11/8/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

It would be great if officials from different conferences had to ref the regular season games the same way they do the bowl games. That would just mess the system up even more lol.

11/8/09   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Of course they did why would they want to change the way they have been all season.