There’s an Afroman lyric in this somewhere.

I know it happened in a minor bowl game, so in the vast scheme of things it doesn’t mean much other than to the participants, but there’s something quintessentially college football about the decision not to review a missed field goal call on the basis that the kick was too high.

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13 responses to “There’s an Afroman lyric in this somewhere.

  1. Russ

    I think they got hosed on that call, but the Indiana coach had a great response after the game, essentially telling his players that they didn’t lose because of that call. Rather it was several missed opportunities earlier that cost them the game, along with Duke making plays.

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    • Dawg in Beaumont

      This happens semi-regularly in NFL and College ball. With as profitable as both endeavors are, would it really be too much to just extend the uprights four or five more feet? That would eliminate nearly all of these controversial kicks.

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    • James Stephenson

      I still think he missed it. That under the goal camera with that angle, it would be nigh impossible to tell if he actually made it. From the behind the goal, I thought he missed it in real time.

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  2. PTC DAWG

    I thought it was outside myself.

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  3. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I thought that game and the VTech game were basketball scores until I watched Sportscenter later. I like offense, but only if you can score against an actual defense.

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  4. Bright Idea

    Would there ever be the need to review a field goal that sailed beneath the top of the upright? Why have the rule if a ball above the upright can’t be reviewed?

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    • 83dawg

      It would cost a lot of money. If you noticed, none of the tv angles were lined up directly, so you couldn’t really tell if it was in or not.

      They would have to implement WC goal line technology, or something like the tennis eagle eye system, on four uprights, in every college football stadium.

      Rather like the same reason they still use chains to determine a first down instead of a laser system.

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  5. The refs standing directly below each upright have a better view that that camera that sits at an angle to each upright anyway. They stand below, looking straight up the upright, imagining it running to infinity. If it goes directly over the top, it’s safe to assume that it would doink off if the upright was taller.

    No, it doesn’t make sense that they don’t review if it’s above but can review off its below. That said…I have no doubt that it went directly over. The live, distant shot told the truth, imo, while the angle of the goalpost camera told a lie.

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  6. Duke deserved that break after the Miami debacle.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    A hardy perennial coach joke on the dinner circuit involves officials calling them too right, too left, then too high. Bobby Bowden liked that one.

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  8. Spike

    It was good.

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  9. NCDawg

    The kick is too damn high.

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