But the ref probably deserved it.
"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
But the ref probably deserved it.
Maybe Zeke got the safety on a pump fake, and the Umpire was open?
Give our history of WTF reffing calls, we need this kid.
The 1st team defense looked impressive yesterday during the scrimmage. The 2nd team needs a lot of work. Over the course of the coaches clinic the last three days, I thought the defense was in a little trouble, but they did not let the 1st offense score. Martin looked great and Carvin Johnson was extremely impressive.
"@SamLeeJoseph Badger sports/NLA at Pittsburgh. Should have just been 15 yards, ejection was over the top."
I can't imagine a kid like this blatantly throwing a ball at an umpire.
"To defend zeke pike he shouldn't have been ejected from a paying camp, should have been 15 yards. Ref was over the top on it "
If thats the case i would assume it was more of a frustrated toss after the play than Pike chucking the ball at a ref. Either way its not good, but theres a huge difference.
they can be REALLY full of themselves (coughJimJoycecough), so this may be nothing. It may be that Pike tossed the ball to the ref after a good or bad play, and it had a dash of pepper on it, and the ref decided he wanted to feel important.
I feel for Jim Joyce man, he knows he fucked up. He cried right after he knew he made a mistake, and was man enough to admit it immediately afterwards. I wouldn't use him as an example of a ref that is full of himself. Hightower on the other hand....
is a horrible example. he made a bad call and owned up to it. that's why he is consistently rated one of the best umpires out there.
angel hernandez, though, is another story. bad ump and has a short fuse.
In my experience, there are alot of 17 and 18 year old recruits that are full of themselves as well.
Pike's Arkansas trip.
That is so thoroughly awesome.
I call BS. Al Davis never could move that fast.
good thing it wasn't navarre. the throw would have been high and behind. sorry, jn, had to do it.
You're assuming that (with its low trajectory) it wouldn't have hit the hands of any defenders in the area.
(I'm sorry, too, JN. You seemed like a good guy.)
probably because he's a pissed off 17 yr old under a lot of pressure at a camp. whether he goes to michigan or not, he'll probably grow up and stop doing that.
or he'll be spending a lot of time on the bench somewhere
I saw on his facebook and he said.. it was completely blown out of proportion. Thats just how media is today and we let our minds wander.. This kid is a hell of a quarterback and I cant wait to get him on campus and wearing that winged helmet.. Go Blue.
As someone who has been ejected from a HS sporting event everyone should cool it until more information comes out. We shouldn't condem or excuse this act until more info comes out. We've all been pissed at a ref before and we can sympathise with the feeling but that doesn't mean the rumor is true. Also, as someone who likes athletes with fire and passion I don't know if I'd like this story to be true or to not be.
BTW, my ejection was total shit. I was in a water polo match and had just been substituted since I'd played 80% of that game (roation just like basketball) and I needed a breather before the final 4 minutes. I played basically the equivalent of a basketball center on defense and a PG on offense (like soccer in that the whole team shuffles up and down without shifting spots). I told my sub to watch for a specific move the opponent makes and sure enough the first time down he makes the moves and scored. I yelled something like "Bull Shit, Come on Matt" and jumped off the bench. I was the only one on the back bench, for some reason all the players who don't play sit on the first bench making the starters and rotation guys climb to the back, and when I jumped the bench flipped. The official on the far side of the pool automatically assumed I kicked the heavy wooden bench which would destroy my foot even though she saw nothing because she was giving the scorer's numbers to the scoring table where both my parents were working (and were looking at her as the bench flipped). I got tossed and we lost the game by 1 goal (and my substiute was burned time and time again thoughout the final 4 minutes). At first my coach thought I did it (I have a competitive temper) but fortunantly for me one of the players that I hated on my team actually turned around after the goal and saw I didn't touch the bench and my coach believed him.
The worst part was after the game the official wouldn't let me get a single word in and told me I was going to be banned for 3 more games. When my coach tried to talk to her she banned him for the next 3 games as well even though he is an incredibly nice guy who has never raised his voice or sworn at anyone ever. However, later we turned in a tape from the game recorded from the stands and it's clear I didn't touch the bench. The official was suspended for the rest of the year (becuase she turned in a 3 match ban for me and my coach instead of just hearing us out) but we still lost the match which cost us the final state playoff spot. Still not over it 5 years later. Damn officials!