Hanging’s too good for ’em.

Mike Slive gives us a little of the ol’ soft shoe.

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive says there is no reason to have a “public hanging” when game officials make bad calls.

He says the SEC has an accountability system for officials and if somebody is not good enough they won’t stay. The commissioner says he’s “just never felt that a public hanging in the square” will make better officials.

It ain’t the game official whose hide we want, Mr. Slive.

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12 responses to “Hanging’s too good for ’em.

  1. Ty Durden

    Not only are we going to be made out to be the bad guys in this situation (because if you can both a.) cover your own ass, and b.) turn the spotlight back around on your accuser, you’re going to jump at the chance to do so.), but now the window has been thrown open for SEC officials to sit back and make no calls even when they need to be made. Don’t expect the Gators or Tigers to be screwed out of anything this Saturday. And in that regard, don’t expect UGA to receive a square deal either. I have a feeling that we may see the OTHER SIDE of this bias: whereas the officials were calling garbage against UGA, expect little to nothing to be called against either team (if you don’t get the drift, this game could turn real dangerous real fast)

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  2. Hobnail_Boot

    I think the thing that pisses me off the most about all of this is watching Tebow’s jumping jacks after 2-yard gains go unflagged.

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  3. Will (the other one)

    “If someone is not good enough, they won’t stay”? Really Commish?
    Then please explain to me how Al Ford is still employed as an SEC official.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    Slive still has bad vibes from when the last public accountability hanging went wrong…

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  5. Macallanlover

    Is Slive brain dead? The concern isn’t about a bad call, like a pass interference, it is about a MADE UP/INVENTED call. The official invented a reaction that did not occur, then the SEC released a statement that said it was because of a gesture AJ made…video proof showed this to also be made up. This is more than about a missed call.

    Why wouldn’t you want some officials to leave? The SEC has the best football, and the worst officials. It isn’t just about this game, or this call. I am embarrassed when I see them call a bowl game that doesn’t even involve an SEC team. They are simply incompetent, and it isn’t just the bad call we have had. Slive needs to wake up, he has a serious problem on his staff and protecting him while sticking his head in the sand isn’t good enough. SEC sports is HUGE business, and this is unacceptable. The President’s need to demand better than we are getting. If Slive doesn’t have the gonads, kick his butt out.

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    • Julie

      How can we expect Slive to do the right thing? The statement he issued Saturday night after the game was the second lie covering for the flag thrower’s first lie.

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  6. Turd Ferguson

    Just watched the LSU game again. Gonna go drink.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    And remember, we want then hanged, not hung!

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  8. Mayor of Dawgtown

    A fish sinks from the head down. Slive is a big part of the problem. I would shed no tears upon his departure.

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    • georgiadawg85

      +1. Slive is a jackass. It’s not just this… it’s his idiocy in trying to monopolize SEC media without consulting little things like freedom of the press or public access laws, his failure to address growing concerns with officiating… the man is literally just a bum who is riding a wave of popularity on the backs of the individual universities that are pushing the SEC as the premiere conference. This latest bit is just sickening. He’s just not going to go against the good ol’ boys club that is the idiots who have been running that office for years now.

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