Ritter also called the 2009 LSU game. The Tigers remember Patrick Petesin but everyone forgets the safety LSU got on us that never should have been. The LSU guy had his foot on the end zone & the ball should have been on the 20, not the one.
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There was a third down run that JM ran and I thought we went out of bounds (pushed), with the ball in his left (outside) hand, before the marker. It was ruled a first down and Bama did not challenge.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
OTOH I thought we god several favorable spots. I don't know that any of the ones I noticed were incorrect, it was just that all except the one I mentioned above went our way - Lacy going out of bounds for one. Lacy's TD for another (did he lose control of the ball?) I think Amari was out of bounds right at the marker.
Offsides penalty=Referees shouldn't determine the outcome of the game- but it's not like they couldn't throw their flag on that one.
Worst officiated game I've seen in a while as a start-to-finish ensemble.
Roll Tide Roll!!!
I agree that it was a bad call. D mouvement was not that deep and direct towards the O player to make him move. It should have been called a false start.
Anyway, it was a referee judgement and we should take it as it was. Referees are sometimes good sometimes bad, but usually if they are bad they are bad for all.
When I played rugby in my youth, they always coached us to play above all, and if a referee call determined a L it was our fault that we put ourselves in that position. "If we are well ahead of them, no ref can save them"..... words of my coach at the times
Last edited by Gandalff; November 11th, 2012 at 07:52 AM.
"Bugeyes" is my derrogatory nickname for Mr. Ritter, and I wish his crew would never call another Bama game (not based on just this one, but from years of observation). That said, other than picking and choosing the head-to-head calls between Swopes, who could get up and party after being hit to Lacy, who had to be guided to the sideline.
I especially was pleased with their persistence to let our guys make defensive subs and letting the DBs get a little physical with the bigger WRs without getting snippy on interference (save the offensive call on the Ags that was actually pretty questionable.)
Thanks for clearing up the two toes = one foot on the interception. I hated to admit it, but it was obvious the guy's right toes came down in green before going out.