Mistakes were made.

One of the Big Ten refs who called the UGA-Alabama national title game isn’t impressed with Georgia fans.

You know, you were talking about the Michigan fan base. Well, they’re pikers compared to the Georgia fan base. I was getting emails, texts. It was ugly, vile. Something gets out on the internet that I somehow worked for the University of Alabama, and it becomes gospel truth.

At least he admits Tyler Simmons was onsides, though.

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51 responses to “Mistakes were made.

  1. Russ

    Piss on him. Just another Penn Wagers wannabe.

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  2. Nice to see he admits he doubly screwed the pooch on that play. Not that I’m condoning the doxxing that he went through, but it was hardly like that play was the only controversial call that they missed (like, for example, the face mask on Swift that was missed or the hand push to the helmet on From).

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    • Heyberto

      He speaks as if making that mistake wasn’t a big deal, and people should just let it go. The guy clearly doesn’t get it. It’s one thing to miss a call here or there.. but that crew was phenomenally bad that game, with his being the most egregious. He acts like calling the false start means we were dead in the water. What a doucher.

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      • Mayor

        The fundamental problem with guys like this douchebag officiating is they think this is all supposed to be about them. Not institutions. Not the game of football. Not the players. THEM—the refs. I’m glad this incompetent, arrogant sack of shit is out of the game now. At least that is an improvement.

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      • Sanford222view

        I don’t think that was even the most egregious. The touchdown pass that tied the game at 20 for Bama was the more blatant miss. The receiver split out left on the outside left well before the snap of the ball. That play should have been blown dead and flagged for a false start.

        Bama may not even go for it then and settle for the field goal which changes the complexion of the game completely.

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  3. Derek

    The fact that any of them are breathing speaks to our collective beneficence you bunch of blind incompetent assholes.

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  4. Dawg1

    Pretty big game to have screwed a team over don’t you think pal? That’s why you get the big bucks anyway, you signed up to be in that game as well.

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  5. Hobnail_Boot

    Cry me a river, Danny boy.

    Georgia got hosed and everyone outside of Gump County knows it.

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  6. mwo

    The blown calls made no difference in the outcome of the game, and O.J. didn’t do it.

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  7. Jeff Sanchez

    Yeah, eff right off, dude.
    1) Simmons onside
    2) False start on Bama went uncalled on Tua’s 4th doen TD
    3) No call on Bama shoving JF1’s face into the turf after a stop – RIGHT IN FRONT OF A REF
    4) Face mask on DS7 that literally everyone in the Benz saw
    5) Roquon getting literally tackled from behind as he was about to close in on Tua’s big scramble (people always forget this ine, but to be fair, there are so many great ones to choose from)

    Any ONE of those gets called and we win the Natty. I’ll never be over it, TBH.

    https://247sports.com/ContentGallery/National-championship-2018-5-missed-calls-in-Alabama-vs-Georgia-that-will-haunt-Bulldogs-fans-113476220/#113476220_1

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    • The Dawg abides

      Number 5 is often overlooked, but that was the biggest play in the game to me. We sack him for a big loss there and they punt instead of getting some momentum and scoring their first points. Rumors from Bama folk have said that if he gets sacked there, Saban was going to go back to Hurts because that would have been two ineffective drives by Tua with a huge loss on a sack.

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  8. Weekly PSA: the SEC could use that massive revenue sharing to create a pro ref league.

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  9. The calls were so magnificently one-sided in that game that he should be embarrassed to be associated with it. The fact that he isn’t tells you everything you need to know about him.

    That game makes it hard for me to give a crap when OSU got hosed against Clemson. I hope it happens again and again and again and I will get a smidge of satisfaction every time it does.

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  10. Debby Balcer

    When Michigan gets screwed by refs in the championship game he can compare the reactions.

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  11. ugafidelis

    #ftmf

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  12. William J Ferguson

    He calls out the TV folks for “malpractice” when they made a mistake not having a camera on a line, but not a linesman for malpractice for calling a BS off sides – AND he admits he won’t go into a pile to see who has ownership of the ball. If he ever cashed a big ten check, he should be disbarred for theft.

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  13. Freaking jackass. Every meaningful call in that game went against UGA … the B1G should have fired that entire crew after that abortion of a championship game. Of course, that’s exactly what the Head Jackass wanted when they assigned one of their worst crews from that year to the championship game.

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  14. ASEF

    I have been reliably informed that since a team had time to beat the mistakes as well as the other team, the mistakes do not matter.

    Or at least that is the logic whenever someone else’s team gets hosed. We only bitch about officiating when it bites us in the ass.

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  15. Mick Jagger

    Do we still get to keep our participation trophy? 😦

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  16. I just can’t follow this thread. Sadly, my rage over getting screwed has not yet managed to propel me back in time to overturn the bad calls. Guess I better move on to our current sorry state—#1 recruiting class and pummeling our long time SEC east rivals. I think I am getting over SIMMONS WASN’T OFFSIDES BUT HEY IT WAS JUST THE MOST PIVOTAL CALL OF THE GAME…over it. excuse me.

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  17. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Mistakes were made”. The passive exonerative tense.

    His commentary about Corch is unsurprising.

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  18. Muttley

    You mean that after taking a national championship away from a program. he was subjected to HEARING ABOUT IT?

    My gosh, that’s terrible. At least they’re never actually held accountable or anything.

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  19. stoopnagle

    I don’t think any of us were impressed with him, either.

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  20. Rocketdawg

    #ftmf

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  21. Cojones

    And the Simmon’s brother was left high and dry Tues when Dantonio abruptly retired before the day he was to get Simmon’s brother’s signature to play for MSU. He didn’t sign and I wonder where he ended up.

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  22. Down Island Way

    Honesty not with standing, as in tennis (which i’m avid participant (referee at d-1/d-2 levels,ITA events, coaching at 12-14 year old state wide levels, club member, blah, blah, blah)….when you are the head guy, you make over rules….providing there is a clear vision, unobstructed, when this guy says it’s not my call “what have ya got” i will believe is B.S…..having never been in those shoes…i digress, we see these “officials” weekly, for lack of better terminology, openly admit to holding onto their flag because they don’t want to be that guy… these peoples are graded for efficiency and so on….do believe in “the less you hear from me, the better” as an official

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  23. Uglydawg

    The scab will never form over this wound.
    Even though it’s possible that the official thought he was right on the offsides call on Simmons…there’s no way he thought it was right to not call the facemask or having Fromm’s face shoved into the field….or even the takedown of Roquan.
    The officials were afraid of effecting the outcome of that game with a call against St. Nick…admit it..you lost your spine.
    The only other explanation can’t be admitted until the Statute of Limitations is reached…that’s a few more years.

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  24. Sam Johnson

    I have no doubt that the bad calls cost us a Natty, but the comments in this thread are based on two false premises: (1) there should be close to zero bad calls in a championship game; and (2) these few bad calls should be evenly distributed against both teams.

    Referees, though, are human like the rest of us and are prone to make errors, especially the greater the pressure. In championship games, this should be offset somewhat by the selection of referees experienced both in their craft and in dealing with pressure. But this still must be really hard, because even in the NFL, you see the “best” referees make egregious mistakes during the playoffs. To expect anything close to perfection in this environment is irrational.

    Similarly, given that they are going to be x number of bad calls in every game, to expect they will be evenly distributed is also irrational. For example, if you flip a coin 10 times, the probability that you will get exactly heads is only .246. Thus, we should rationally expect that the bad calls will be randomly distributed. In any single game/sample, this random distribution easily could be heavily skewed against one team. Bad luck is a real thing and doesn’t mean evil or nefarious motives are involved.

    It also does not mean that the referees are biased or are jackasses or should be rendered breathless (seriously, Derek?!).

    I would love to see the quality of refereeing improve significantly. I have no idea how to do this given the experiences in the NFL and professional soccer leagues. Personally harassing individual referees, or condoning such behavior, is definitely not going to accomplish this and demeans us as a fan base. Do we really want UGA fans to be known as champion complainers?

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    • mwo

      So you don’t believe Penn Wagers had a hard on for UGA since Jax 2007?

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      • Sam Johnson

        I am not saying that there are zero intentionally biased refs. Just because one intentionally biased ref exists, though, does not mean that all refs are intentionally biased.

        I am saying that the handful of missed calls in this game can be explained by random distribution and human error more rationally then leaping to the conclusion that all of the refs were intentionally biased against UGA.

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        • Nate Dawg

          Is u fo real..? Either Sam Johnson is a huge unknown bammer fan..or ur the ONE Dawg who didn’t, u know, actually watch this fuxking game..?
          I mean, I heard some folks- like u know, bammers..make excuses for what happened…but human error? Sure, on 1 maybe 2 calls that experienced refs mighta blown..but when u go 6/7/8 gigantic calls that determine the outcome of a game – a national title game – Wul thts some nice trolling there u bammer.

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          • Sam Johnson

            No troll, just old. As a wee lad, I saw Tarkenton play in 1960. I’ve seen so many bad calls in so many “big” games, I just don’t get worked up over it anymore.

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        • Gurkha Dawg

          Sam, I bet you’re fun at a party. This is college football not actuarial science. All that probability mumbo jumbo doesn’t change the fact that we got fucked. And in my opinion, anyone who utters the words: “mistakes were made” is so full of shit, it’s coming out of their ears.

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          • Mayor

            The other alternative I have espoused for years is the refs are on the take. This spice bag and probably some others took money from gamblers/the mob to make sure a certain team won by at least a certain amount.

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        • Illini84

          If you can keep your head when all about you
          Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
          If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
          But make allowance for their doubting too;!”

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    • “Do we really want UGA fans to be known as champion complainers?”

      You’re new here huh?

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    • I said he was a jackass (by the way, that means a donkey or mule … in other words, dumb). His crew was horrible that night after halftime. The blatant missed or ignored calls that night did make a difference in the outcome. The fact that he was saying since there was a missed no call to offset the missed call and, therefore, the missed call didn’t change the game’s outcome is absolutely stupid on its face. If they make the correct call on Simmons’s offsides but missed the false start (which was only apparent on instant replay), that game turns into a rout. If the Swift face mask isn’t missed, Georgia gets bailed out with a first down and is able to run clock or possibly take momentum. The missed trip/holding of R allowed Bama to score. The missed head slap/shove prevented us from keeping another drive alive.

      You want to say that’s just bad luck. Hell no it wasn’t.

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    • Sanford222view

      I am not saying they are biased or should be distributed evenly. I am saying the officiating crew was incompetent. Forget the Simmons call. They missed at least 3 or 4 other calls that occurred right in front of an official that played crucial parts in the outcome of the game. Actually call the penalty on any of those 3 or 4 and there is a bigger trophy in the trophy case for the 2017 season.

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  25. Mayor

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  26. Doug

    Ordinarily I’m embarrassed when our fan base shows their asses like that, but this time my reaction is strictly of the world’s-smallest-violin variety.

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  27. sniffer

    What’s a piker?

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  28. Texas Dawg

    One of the Big Ten refs who called the UGA-Alabama national title game isn’t impressed with Georgia fans. That’s ok because we were not impressed with the BIG 10 (or what ever number it is now) refs either.

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