November 10, 2006

Rush to Judgement.: Wrong TV feeds and poor equipment have changed the outcome of important college football games.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 02:07 PM - 9 comments

There's just too much frakking reviews in college football now. They should just give the coaches a set number of challenges and let the officials on the field call the game. One game last weekend (I can't remember which), a receiver caught the ball but it was questionable whether he landed in bounds. The official on the field ruled that it was a legal catch because he was pushed out of bounds by the defender while still in the air. Still, the play was reviewed to see if he was in bounds (and confirmed). Why should that be reviewed and what were they reviewing? The judgment call of the field official?

posted by graymatters at 02:32 PM on November 10, 2006

It's crazy...Thank God The NFL plays the Next Day.

posted by yachts360 at 02:33 PM on November 10, 2006

The problem with instant replay and all NCAA officiating is that it is done conference by conference and that you have some conferences that like to cut corners and do things their own way.

posted by bperk at 04:18 PM on November 10, 2006

The whole game needs to be reviewed I do not know if that is going to happen?

posted by luther70 at 07:27 PM on November 10, 2006

In NCAA football it does'n't matter if you are pushed out or not, either you are out, or you are not.

posted by bo_fan at 08:05 PM on November 10, 2006

I'm pretty sure bo fan is right it doesn't matter. NCAA doesn't have the same rule as NFL about pushing the receiver out of bounds. But graymatter is correct about judgement calls, such as forward progress can not be reviewed. NCAA has showed a pretty pathetic display the past two years with this whole review. I think it is great if used correctly. Kind of funny how NCAA is so particuliar with money and basketball players can't participate in a game that is not with their team over a certain mile radius. But they sure let the review go by the waistside. But o'well NCAA cannot do wrong. A few of the plays mentioned in the article makes be sick!! The whole game needs to be reviewed I do not know if that is going to happen? As a matter of fact every single play is reviewed upstairs. If the play looks questionable they inform the refs to stop play to take further review.

posted by sgtcookzane at 11:25 PM on November 10, 2006

It's all about the money. Running the NCAA is like trying to get 150 Mob bosses to agree on how they should split up the money. Nothing will change until people stop watching and going to the games. I don't see that happening any time soon. Having the flaws only makes people talk more about football not less. If there were a playoff system it would limit the number of meaningful regular season games and lower the TV rating for games such as Louisville - Rutgers. Lower ratings means less money. If anybody still thinks that the NCAA is in it for the kids there fooling themselves. How bout them Turtles getting into the top 25?

posted by seansterps at 08:40 AM on November 11, 2006

How bout them Turtles getting into the top 25? Dude, this is SportsFilter! If it ain't BCS eligible, well... /shakes head sadly, slowly turns away

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:18 PM on November 11, 2006

Did anyone else watch USC-Oregon last night? The review after the Beavers' touchdown just after the start of the 4th quarter was to me exactly what's wrong with the NCAA review process. From play to play over 17 minutes went by--17 minutes!--and that's absurd. At least in the NFL the referee's review time is limited. Plus, ultimately right or wrong, Belotti should not have been able to challenge the initial review.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:09 PM on November 12, 2006

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