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|16 weeks 3 days ago||That's a very strong claim, though||
There are enough games in which one team arguably gets the benefit of poor calls such that we'd need better evidence to prove an intentional effort to give the game to OSU.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||None of that is proof, though||
Which is not to say that there couldn't have been something more than incompetence or subtle bias - that's just not enough to prove that there was.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Fowler and Herbstreit||
They were like, "It looks like Barrett broke the plane of the 15-yard line while he was still in the air." Not sure what they were seeing.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Occam's razor||
Just bad officiating; can't say it was anything more than that.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Three calls||
Setting aside the spot on OSU's final TD drive, there are three situations that, to me, were indicative of the disparity in treatment by the officials between U-M and OSU:
1. The first quarter mugging of Darboh. He was effectively tackled after five yards and no flag. Even Herbstreit and Fowler were surprised that the officials missed it.
2. The unsportsmanlike conduct call against Harbaugh. While I do think that Harbaugh needs to be more careful when he's upset and contain his outbursts a little more, I've seen plenty of coaches act similarly and nothing happens. The play sheets weren't thrown at anybody and there was no effect on anyone on the field at all. That was a huge gift to OSU.
3. The missed PI on U-M's final drive in overtime. The OSU defender did almost exactly what Delano Hill did, and what made it worse was that Perry had his hands on the ball (in contrast to the OSU receiver when Hill was called for PI). Even if you agree that Hill should have been called for the PI against OSU, I don't see how anyone can justify letting OSU get away with that.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Targeting?||
I honestly didn't see it. It just looked like a hard bilndsided block.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't have made that argument||
Not until U-M showed that they could actually beat OSU. YMMV.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||That call kinda surprised me||
I've seen coaches act like that or worse and at most get a warning.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Defense was great||
I don't put any blame on them for the loss. They needed help from the offense and didn't get it.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I like Fowler, but||
At the end, he couldn't stop talking about the "misery" of U-M at Ohio Stadium. Wanted to punch my TV screen.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||It may not mean much now||
But if you would have told me at the beginning of this year that we'd lead most of the game and have a chance to win at Ohio Stadium in 2OTs, I'd have said no way. U-M got nuked in this game at home last year. There's been progress, even if it doesn't feel like it right now.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Is your brother-in-law Gregor Samsa?||
Is your brother-in-law Gregor Samsa?
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|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not worried, really||
That doesn't mean that I think U-M will necessarily win, but I don't see a blowout either way.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Brian and Ace arrogant?||
Far from it. They're among the most fair-minded hardcore U-M fans out there, especially considering that Brian owns, and Ace writes for, a blog dedicated to U-M sports. Get out of here with that bullshit.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I texted my friends the same thing||
Although without the "fucking" part.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||It's not worth endangering a player's health||
If Speight can't go, then he can't go. I don't want to win over Ohio State if it means Speight gets put into a game that he shouldn't be playing in.