“But no, Auburn did what people with brains expected.”

Lest we forget there were two great SEC moral victories this past weekend, please enjoy this masterpiece of rationalization.  It’s truly epic.

My favorite part:

Officiating was stupid and bad both ways, but in crunch time it was stupid and bad towards Auburn. That’s a fact. It’s always a bad pass interference call or non-call that matters late, and Auburn got two in the final three minutes. So, again, it always “evens out” — even though it doesn’t — but Auburn’s half came at the worst time.

If you want to talk about Penn State being shorted a down in the 1st half, sure, they were. But it would’ve been 3rd-and-11 on a drive that the Auburn defense had locked down, so it’s very likely that they would’ve been punting the next play anyway.

The down count screw up immediately followed the worst intentional grounding call I’ve ever seen, but, sure, man, it was Auburn the SEC refs screwed.  I guess I lack the requisite brain power to appreciate their work.

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34 responses to ““But no, Auburn did what people with brains expected.”

  1. gastr1

    This kind of bs is why I steer clear of the who-screwed-who-the-most debate re: the referees. Those people who argue about it ever only watch half of the game.

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  2. akascuba

    Auburn lost a game they could have won by its own fault. Feed the Tank at the goal line Mike. Hasn’t Au
    Mike Leech might want to add to that that the SEC ref’s had a bad weekend. There seems to be a change in the rules in that it’s now legal to call a PI on Bama in the second half. I don’t believe in any conspiracy theories regarding SEC officials they did have a less than good weekend.

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    • biggusrickus

      I’ve seen this criticism now, and I didn’t initially watch their final scoring threat. Now that I have, I don’t get it. They had a 1st and goal at the 10, had an incomplete pass, a run with Bigsby for a yard, a pass down to the three and then a pass on 4th and goal from outside the 2. Was a fade the best call in the world? No. Was running Bigsby to get 2.5 yards better? No.

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      • biggusrickus

        Seen it a few times now.

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      • godawgs1701

        Give me the ball on the 2.5 yard line with the game on the line with Tank Bigsby and BO NIX in the backfield, I’m sorry, but my play call just isn’t going to get the Milo’s sweet tea people a lot of free ad time.

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        • biggusrickus

          And when he was tackled at the 1, people could bitch about Bobo’s lack of creativity.

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          • godawgs1701

            Meh. I acknowledge that hindsight is always 20/20, but when it also lines up so nicely with foresight, I think we can agree that the playcall wasn’t Auburn’s best option, even if they had someone better than Bo Nix throwing that football. Look, I’m here for it, I hope that Bobo keeps making mistakes through, say, the mid-point of October too.

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    • miltondawg

      I don’t know exactly how many of PI calls there were in the Bama UF game, but there were a few that were head scratchers for sure called against both teams. The way our DBs play when the ball is in the air, if we have the same crew in Jacksonville as Bama UF had, there will be yellow flags all over the field.

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    • akascuba

      Was Nix’s pass catchable in bounds? Didn’t look so to me. Anything was better than throwing the pass out of bounds.

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  3. gastr1

    For the record, my favorite part is this: “You see, opposing fans are usually so illogical that instead of just saying that we don’t know much about Auburn because they beat two bad teams (still a fallacy in this case), they have to take it further and actually insinuate that it means Auburn is bad because they beat bad teams badly. Maybe it’s the word bad that confuses them?”

    No, actually, Auburn is bad because Bo Nix is bad. Maybe that clears it up, IDK.

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  4. rigger92

    The good thing out of that debacle is that we now have a lot more B1G people that hate the SEC.

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  5. Derek

    The crew, put out over not being selected for the game in gainesville, were doing their best to prove to Alabama that they are the right pick for the seccg.

    Of course, the crew that called the bama game built up a lot of credibility by not throwing a flag after the play clock ran out on them AND their LG was moving prior to the late snap. Takes real talent to “miss” both calls at the same time.

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    • Texas Dawg

      I think ALL the games that I watched all or part of involving SEC officiating crews were an audition for the SECCG. Just when you thought you had seen the worst call, you turned the channel and …NOPE, we can top that screw up. Back and forth and back and forth. With each call worse than the last, it appeared that each crew was watching the other with the attitude of CHALLNEGE ACCEPTED!! The race to the bottom is in championship mode. SEC football is by far the best and without a doubt, the worst officiating.

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      • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

        Forget the identities of the teams involved. The point is that SEC officials make to many mistakes and it affects all SEC teams…period. Bad calls or no calls by SEC officiating decide almost all close games. That means the players and coaches are not winning and losing games—the refs are. In a conference awash in money doesn’t it make sense to spend some of it to improve the officiating? Quit using the local lumber salesman and “financial planner” as weekend game officials. Get professional refs who actually view officiating as their careers and PAY THEM enough to live on so they don’t have to moonlight as Uber drivers. Scour the country for the best refs (i.e. the ones who make the fewest mistakes as documented by video replay) and hire them away from wherever they are. If you offer them enough money they will take the job. But the system we have now is intolerable. Fix it.

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      • Derek

        My problem isn’t that they suck, its that they suck to our detriment and to the benefit of the team we’d like to have a fair chance of beating.

        Look at 1:19:20:

        I have a hard time buying that is the result of just a really bad officiating crew. I think its the result of a crew that knows there will be consequences for them in Birmingham if they face any criticism out of Tuscaloosa.

        I think that fear of consequences leads to permissiveness in Alabama’s favor and a higher degree of scrutiny for the team they are facing.

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  6. Auburn really, really is an obnoxious group.

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  7. originaluglydawg

    It’s what they “didn’t see”.
    There was enough evidence in Saturday’s games to rate SEC officiating as incompetent and awful and possibly dishonest.
    As we saw against SC, some of them think it’s their job to even things up in a lop sided game.
    Some feel they must screw the SEC team to prove they aren’t biased in non-conference games (Zebra Virtue Signaling)
    Auburn and MS State both got a nasty dose of SECO incompetence.
    I thought the ball spotting favored UF all day, and the holding by UF on their last touchdown “wasn’t seen” as the tv crew pointed out. (I still remember Florida’s forty yard hold against Kentucky that wasn’t seen. That was the day I became convinced it’s not always incompetence, sometimes it’s intentional, which borders on criminal).
    No officiating crew can get everything right, but good grief..the SEC guys suck. I dread what these assholes will do in the WLOCP.
    I say disband the SEC Officiating Club and pay professional refs to do the games, or at least the SECCG.

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  8. dman2020

    I bet Arkansas fans from last years game with Auburn would beg to differ
    on Auburn getting the shaft from refs.

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  9. The Decider

    FTMF! How many times last year did they get a W because of bad calls? It’s karma, bitches.

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  10. Scotty King

    Didn’t the zebras give Auburn a win (or two or three) last year?

    Did Gus take his rabbit’s foot to UCF?

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  11. Migraine Boy

    One of my long time best friends is a PSU fan and I had to let him know that we have to yearly deal with Auburn shenanigans like this but they usually end up winning them.

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  12. godawgs1701

    I really, really want to meet the person who has the guts to claim that Auburn got screwed by the officials in a game that featured the officials THAT THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM to Happy Valley forcing Penn State to punt on 3rd down after making a terrible intentional grounding call earlier in the series of downs. I’m not sure that counts as “Auburn’s defense having the drive clamped down” especially since, ya know, Auburn was indeed trailing at the end of the game so Penn State had, ya know, demonstrated the ability to get first downs and score on that defense. Penn State got what would be the refereeing screw job of 2021 if not for the SEC officials gifting Memphis a free touchdown against MSU basically at the exact same time, but I digress. This is the first I’m hearing about the “bad” pass interference calls because only Auburn fans thought they were bad. When neutral sports media thinks it’s fair, guess what, bub? It’s fair. Should have played better. Should have hired an offensive coordinator that knows that you hand it to Todd Gurley on short yardage in Columbia and you run Tank Bigsby on 4th and 2 instead of throwing a fade pass over the cheerleaders but you hired Mike Bobo. Suck it up, buttercup.

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  13. uga97

    Ask the FU place kicker how his moral victory is going after that Bama game PAT? Actually, wait & ask him right before the WLOCP.

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  14. archiecreek

    Be careful Senator!
    The nouns “brains” and “auburn” are mutually exclusive!

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