February 26th, 2015 at 9:53 AM ^

I cannot watch this game again. So many calls wrong that it is anger intensifying.

The goal tending not called in the first half and the subsequent play that led to an early Burke foul.

Louisville thugging it up in the second half and most of it being let go.

Burke's clean block.

I don't believe in any conspiracy theories about a fixed game, what I do think is 1) The officials allowed Pitino to work them. Anyone watch the tape can see how much is in their ear throughout the game. 2) The Officials called a bad game.

Coach Carr Camp

February 26th, 2015 at 8:52 AM ^

That was right when we were making a second half run and it totally killed the momentum. I also felt like the whole game was slanted. Silva would drive uncontrollably and get bailed out with a call. Meanwhile Burke could not get an And 1 if his life depended on it. 


February 26th, 2015 at 3:17 PM ^

I thought the rumor was that the whole team was smoking weed pre-game. That's the only way that outcome makes sense to me. Add in some of the rumors about the early-tourney losses in the Frieder era, and I'd say weed cost us a lot more than just one season of Mitch McGary.


February 26th, 2015 at 3:25 PM ^

The rumor was that a bunch of players were partying the night before the game, which is hard to square with the fact that the team stays at the Campus Inn on Friday nights and there is a bed check.

Really, the outcome wasn't that inexplicable.  Appalachian State was a pretty good team (two-time defending I-AA national champs) that was capable of scoring a lot of points.  They weren't that good defensively but Henne was a bit off-target, Hart missed part of the game with an injury and our placekicker missed two field goals.  It was enough for them to escape with a two-point win.






February 27th, 2015 at 1:35 PM ^

No no no. The rumor was that the team was out partying every night during welcome week Aug 27 - 31, 2007.  So they had a really bad week of practice in preparation for a good team.  I know because every party I went to that week had multiple football players of all classes. 


February 26th, 2015 at 8:48 AM ^

I've mentioned this way too much on here, but Eddie Brown was one of my coaches for my little league football team in the mid/late 90's.  Whenever we brought it up, he was very proud and open about the fact that he had tripped Desmond on purpose.  Even he wasn't quite sure how it didn't get called.


February 26th, 2015 at 9:07 AM ^

In the non-call boat, I think it was 2010 when DeShawn Sims was hacked by State in what should have been a last second layup for the win at Crisler. I remember one of the refs got injured during the game and had to leave, so the view from behind Sims where he was being held down was just missed.


February 26th, 2015 at 9:07 AM ^

It wasn't even Spartan Bob that pissed me off the most about that game;  It was the official sprinting as fast as he possibly could to get the ball set for MSU for that last play.  YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SUDDENLY CHANGE YOUR PACE LIKE THAT JUST BECAUSE THE CLOCK IS WINDING DOWN!!!  That also doesn't take into account the no call on the hold during that play either.


February 26th, 2015 at 12:54 PM ^

I was at the Spartan Bob game. There was no way he got that spike in one second. Ever since then, I have carefully watched how much time comes off on a typical spike play, and usually it is 2-3 seconds.  

There was a terrible holding no call on that Duckett TD play if I remember correctly as well.


February 26th, 2015 at 2:26 PM ^

Pretty sure it was Shantee Orr.  Had himself a game; I think he finished with something like 4 sacks.  Just got absolutely tackled almost next to Smoker on the last play of the game.  Worst officiated game in the history of sports.