i hope kirk herbstreet is watching the cardinals game
so he can see how wrong he was about steve breaston
He's having a great game tonight.
i was thinking the same thing today. He was co hosting with Van Pelt on espnradio, and Tirico was saying how good of a season Steve was having. Im glad to see him improve as a receiver though.
"Steve Breaston is worthless"- Herbstreit
He looks alot better than Ginn now doesn't he?
Had a pretty sweet touchdown catch last Sunday.
That makes more sense.
the game after herbstreit said that, breaston had the best game of his college career
Who is this herbstreet (??) you are referring to????
Never heard of anyone who knows anything about football with that name!!
is the ESPN college football dickfore who seemingly obsesses every game he commentates about players' hands. "Wow, did you see that? Soft hands!" Or, "Graham to Crabtree again, that guy's got some strong hands!" Over and over, the same two comments, always with the hands. Has anyone else noticed this? His last game, I counted 17 references to hands. No joke. I've nicknamed him Manos.
That is one of my favorite MST3k.
Anyone know why the officials can "pick up the flag" after a brief discussion but can not go to instant replay to correct an obvious blown call (the pass interference in the end zone before the half -- as well as others).
The NFL is losing its reputation.
Because officials have ALWAYS been able to confer with each other to see if a call is correct or not. It's easier to throw a flag and then pick it up, instead of NOT throwing a flag and then calling a penalty.
Like it or not, instant replay slows down the game. The ref has to talk to the coach, go over to the hood, watch the play a few times, come back and talk to the coach, give an explanation, etc. When the referees confer for 15 seconds, that's saving a lot of time. That's why.
What I was really suggesting is the NCAA approach. Every play is reviewed in the booth NOT ON THE FIELD (if we can afford it in college with a zillion games every weekend, they can afford it in the NFL) and only if the initial review indicates a possible problem is play halted.
So, you would rather end the game 1-2 minutes sooner and have the refs decide the game instead of the players??
I would also make every play (including pass interference, etc.) reviewable. If there is "indisputable evidence" that a pass interference call (or no call) should be reversed, it should be done.
This is purely CYA -- the refs don't want to look bad.
If you make EVERY play reviewable - for penalties, ball spots, etc. - then you might as well not even have officials on the field. You will find holding on every play. You will find lots of illegal chop blocks. There will be illegal contact. There will be pass interference. And instead of being 1 or 2 minutes longer, the game will never end.
In NCAA football, every play is reviewed. For virtually all the items you listed. And, the process works and has worked for a couple of years!
It's pretty simple, the guys in the booth review the play, if there is no obvious problem, the play continues with no stoppage. This now happens on 90% of all plays.
But, if there is a problem AND the teams gets ready to hike the ball before it can be resolved, then the official timeout is called.
This has not delayed college games by more than a few minutes. BTW, I enjoy watching football -- why do I care if the games takes literally 5 minutes longer?? Especially if this means players not refs determine the outcome.
I guarantee, we are headed for an NFL playoff game or Superbowl where a blown call at the end of the game determines the winner -- not the players on the field.
Why do you think baseball has gone to instant replay??
When fans see replay after replay of a blown call but the "rules" don't allow this to be corrected it is a bad deal.
Yes, NCAA football reviews every play; they do NOT review every play for the things you and I listed. Penalties are not reviewable. They don't review every play for holding, pass interference, etc. And even though they do review ball spots, it's not like they're making corrections EVERY PLAY. If they corrected every little thing, the game would never finish.
Baseball doesn't review every play. They've identified certain important plays that need to be reviewed (i.e. whether home runs are fair or foul).
You really shouldn't be so insistent when you're wrong.
Let me try this one more time.
The NFL could review every play just like the NCAA. And, 99% of the time, the replay will not provide enough evidence to question the call on the field. This will be true even if all calls and non-calls are included.
So, the game goes on without interruption.
Yes, some say you could call holding on every play, but, the review is not conclusive so play goes on.
But, if there is a blatant missed call, play is halted and a review is made -- in the booth, not on the field. This reduces the delay significantly.
See my comment below about those "conferences" on the field.
It will not happen. It should not happen. Your idea is ridiculous.
If I recall correctly, that is exactly what some were saying about the currently used instant replay reviews just a few years ago.
Poof, now it is being used.
I do agree that I will be worm food before it does happen!
A ref throws the flag. After a conference with the other refs (which delays the game), they decide (without benefit of replay) that they think the block was not in the back based on what another ref thinks he saw and pick up the flag.
But, the ref throws the flag, there is no conference, but the replay provides "indisputable evidence" that the block was not in the back and the PENALTY STANDS????
This is truly F'd up!!!!
there were like 2000 penalties and like 1200 that were picked up
I would rather see a flag on every play and then see a majority of them picked up as opposed to blown calls or phantom penalties.
stuart scott just called breaston a rookie during the MNF highlights. then he credited a breaston reception to boldin. get your head in the game stuart
he's doing it live and getting a delayed feed, he's just trying to keep up with what you're seeing on tv. which btw, is almost a full second ahead of what he's seeing.
Why he was so rushed and the timing wasn't right. That would explain it, which is better than my idea that stuart scott just sucks.
not only did he call Breaston a rookie once, he kept emphasizing it over and over. It must really be hard to research when your head is so far up D-Wade and Kobe's rear end.