OT: And so the unsportsmanlike conduct BS begins...

Submitted by MCalibur on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Anyone catch that unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Marshall player who sacked Pryor a few minutes ago? Unbeleivable. Guy makes a play, gets up and celebrates a little, away from the player he made the play against, boom flagged,15 yards. Ridiculous.

Basically, this celebration by Graham is now considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Bullshit.

Comments

dosleches

September 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 PM ^

If they flag that they should flag CBs for getting in the face of the WR everytime the QB overthrows and the CB just happens to be within 5 yards of the play. 

I could do without that.

exmtroj

September 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 PM ^

It's only a penalty if it's against a Pryor or a Tebow.  But not if Tebow does his warhoop, champion of the world celebration after an 8-yard run.

Red_Lee

September 2nd, 2010 at 10:35 PM ^

You're basically right. I'm watching the Utah game and the Ute defensive lineman celebrated a sack, quite obviously I might add, with no flag. I'm glad he didn't get flagged, but college football can be retarded when it comes to celebrations. 

matty blue

September 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 PM ^

1.  i thought it was a little excessive (particularly when you're down 2 touchdowns).

2.  i'm not sure that the flag was for the celebration...the refs called it on #18.  the sack was by #99.  i could certainly be wrong, however.

MCalibur

September 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 PM ^

Number 18 (a DB) was literally 30 yards away from the play. The ref was looking straight at 99 when he pulled the flag. Calling the wrong number is just one gaffe on top of another.

Maybe the celebration was in poor taste, if you say so, but that ain't unsportsmanlike conduct friend. I can't argue with your opinion on something that is 100% subjective. However, the rule says nothing about how close the game should be when you're celebrating.

4godkingandwol…

September 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 PM ^

... about Marshall or OSU, or anything in that state (except the guy with the Michigan plate who has excess club level seats, I care about him) but thanks for posting that play.  That made me happy.

johnvand

September 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 PM ^

It's like Adam Carolla's new book title:  "In Fifty Years, We'll all be Chicks"

What do they expect them to do, make a savage hit on somebody and sit down to drink tea?

I fail to see what's so wrong with celebrating a big play.  

bronxblue

September 2nd, 2010 at 10:03 PM ^

Listen, you can't hit a 2-time Heisman trophy winner like Pryor...wait, wait he HASN'T won the past two Heismans?  But based on the preseason buzz and his "dismantling" of Oregon in the Rose Bowl, I just presumed that he was the greatest college player of all time and thus should be treated differently.  Huh.  And what is this game with all the guys tackling each other called?  Football!  Man, this televsion really does play tricks on people.