I went to the LSU-Alabama game and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt.

Give Carville credit — he ain’t backin’ down, which is more than you can say for Mickey.

The truly hilarious thing about this whole kerfuffle is that it’s a perfect, real world example of the “it just means more” blather the SEC peddles about itself.  And obviously doesn’t mean.  Then again, that’s what marketing’s all about, ain’t it?

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18 responses to “I went to the LSU-Alabama game and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt.

  1. J-DawG

    I don’t think there is collusion or a conspiracy between the SEC & Bama but there is no doubt that Bama gets preferential treatment from the refs.

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    • Macallanlover

      My take as well. And the SEC isn’t the only one where refs seem to be tuned in to what serves the financial interests of their employers. May not be a deliberate attempt to interfere with the game, but close calls (or non-call) seem to be influential on the close ones. Not just for the front runners either, they are, at least subconsciously, aware that getting two teams in the playoffs is a positive. Not a conspiracy, just what happens in slam-bang situations.

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      • Russ

        You know, I’m sort of there as well, but then I read about the PAC-12 having some bean counter overrule the most obvious targeting call because it was against USC. Hard to believe that’s an isolated incident. There is zero transparency in the entire process. Remember, this is the same organization that had Penn Wagers, Al Ford and (still) Marc Curles. You can throw Hubert Owens in there as well.

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        • Macallanlover

          That isolated case in the PAC12 could have simply been a lawyer who is an alum, or married to one. Doesn’t fit the conspiracy meme to me, but I don’t doubt USC was the beneficiary of what we are discussing a dozen or so years ago when they were the Golden Goose of the West.

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  2. Bulldog Joe

    Breathlessly awaiting Tony Barnhart’s take on this.

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  3. heyberto

    I loved reading the headlines while I waited for the show to drop in that video that never did. I watched that and couldn’t figure out what everyone was so up in arms about

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  4. TimberRidgeDawg

    Carville is a big ball of bat crazy Cajun testosterone. Politics and SEC Football… it just means more

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  5. Whiskeydawg

    If that LSU player had been ejected for targeting during the game last night; Carville would’ve puffed up to 10 times his size and attacked the replay booth.

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    • mwo

      I was watching the game with my wife and I told her if they call targeting on Delpint the LSU faithful will riot and storm the field.. I honestly believe the officials were scared to confirm the call. If Ray Drew was guilty of it against Vandy that guy last night sure as hell was too.

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    • The Dawg abides

      I told my friends at the time that the hit looked 50-50 and in most cases probably would stand as targeting, but there was no way SEC headquarters was going to let it stand because of the day’s drama. Carville’s very existence is based on being an influencer of opinion, and that’s exactly what he did yesterday. Kudos to him.

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      • Macallanlover

        The rule simply sucks, well intended, but sucks. I have no doubt the situation influenced the ruling, but as usual, the decision is in the eye of the beholder. And that is what needs to be cleaned up.

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    • I didn’t think it was targeting live. The guy led with his shoulder and didn’t launch. You can’t do a damn thing when the offensive player lowers his head.

      Owens and his crew would have been drawn and quartered by the drunk Cajun crowd if that call stood.

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    • 1smartdude

      According to the rule, that was targeting. I belive they also got away with one that could have turned the game, the hit on Tua. That just looked like a dirty play, well after the whistle for a penalty. If not for all the pregame attention, I belive both calls are made. From that standpoint, you’d have to say that the officials CAN be influenced. The other question is what do you have to do to get the influence in your favor? Billboards? Flyovers? Could be worth the money….

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  6. ASEF

    Geez, people. LSU gets away with an obvious post whistle hit, an obvious targeting, and has 3 procedure penalties on a night when they were grabbing Crimson jerseys left and right.

    Alabama’s opponents were flagged the least in the NCAA in 2016 and 2017. Kansas drew more flags on its opppnents.

    This is why college officiating stinks. We’re too wrapped up in conspiracy nonsense to evaluate the product objectively.

    Georgia is going to get that treatment when it reaches that level. It’s already happening.

    Just don’t complain when SEC officials refuse to flag Georgia’s opponents because Kirby’s team is so talented

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    • Derek

      Mack Wilson pushed LSU’s qb after both feet were on the sideline right in front of a ref and no flag.

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      • ASEF

        A tiny shove, arms didn’t even extend. It was Dylan Moses. Reckless, but are you suggesting that was even in the same galaxy as Delpit targeting the Bama WR or blasting Tua after the whistle blew? Or the bear hugs by LSU’s offensive line all night? Or the LSU DBs grabbing jerseys on every cut to disrupt timing?

        Never mind. No one wants to hear it. No one ever does. And Sanker never has to defend the quality of his officiating. Just roll his eyes at dumbass conspiracy theories.

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    • Ldawg

      Alabama didn’t get any calls in last year’s national championship game, right?!?

      I thought the Bama DB’s were holding, grabbing, interferring consistently in the first half when LSU threw it downfield, and were only called for it once. And that was because it was right in front of the LSU bench and Coach O was about ready to take someone’s head off.

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  7. 69Dawg

    My biggest problems are the fact that “Holding while UGA” is a thing. The Kentucky line was literally holding on every play, some even around the neck. At other times they were tackling our guys. If the SEC doesn’t either 1. make the refs call it right or 2. just let the holding call go the way of “Helping the Runner”. If safety is a concern these Rugby Scrums need to be outlawed. I’m old enough to remember when you could not help the runner by pushing or pulling him and if there was a pile the was a “Piling On ” penalty. More eye gouging and nut grabbing than ever. Blow the damn whistle!!!

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