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David Melson

SEC takes censorship too far

Posted Monday, October 26, 2009, at 3:40 PM
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  • Technically a flag could have been thrown for excessive celebration, because the game clock had not expired. I am not sure if the penalty would have resulted in a first down, but I am going to guess that it would have since Coach Kiffin is talking about it. While my team did not win :/ , I would much rather see Alabama win because of something they did, instead of Tennessee winning because of something the ref did.

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Oct 26, 2009, at 4:15 PM
  • i can see why they came down on him so hard. if you look at what he said, it wasnt that the officiating was bad, it was that the officiating was less than honest. given events over the past couple of weeks, his fears appear to have some foundation. the sec has much at stake in having an championship game between undefeated alabama and undefeated florida. the officials decided the outcome of the florida-arkansas game (altho they were punished for it) the officials gave florida more boosts against miss state saturday, especially in counting a td when the florida player obviously fumbled on the 2. and then there was the tenn-alabama game. i couldnt understand why kiffin didnt run another play or two to try and get close enough for the fg to have a real chance. his statement that he feared some phantom penalty taking them out of range is a pretty strong shot at the integrity of the officiating and the conference. i am generally the first to scoff at the conspiracy theorists, but there sure have been a long string of "coincidental" bad calls helping florida and alabama stay undefeated.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 8:35 AM
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