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This isn't only about MSU (hell, Michigan also got screwed by the terrible officiating against MSU and PSU during those Nebraska games). As far as we know, there is no accountability for incompetent officiating. The B1G has no integrity until something is done about the official in this league. As to OSU and Delany, had Delany did the right thing in 2010, it is very likely OSU would have played tonight and playing for a NC. But Delany went to bat for his puppet master, OSU at the time...when it seemed so right.
+1....HOWEVER....they match up better with Stanford than alot of people think they do: that will be a close game and yes, wisky can win. Probably WON'T...but they can.
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Sorry, didn't mean to down vote you. You are correct about the officiating. I would put in some scoring system for bad calls and missed calls and worse call of the game and fire the bottom two refs at the end of the season. After 5 years you would have some pretty good refs.
Yes, we lost at least 2 games on game-deciding horrible calls, but let's be honest, our offense was horrendous. Just have say that last night was a masterpiece of game planning and execution by Wisky. Incredible playcalling. Creativity, unpredictability, and the players executed it to perfection. We don't lack talent compared to Wisky, but Roushar and MD should feel embarrassed watching that game, and what big time game planning looks like. Hopefully, they were taking notes.
That's the one thing I got watching all these Championship games - a reminder of how horrible MSU's offense was this year.
Scoring TD's. Championship teams don't just move the ball to near the red-zone, then attempt a field goal. They score TD's.
The two things etched in my memory for MSU's 2012 season, it's:
* field goals attempts
Because that's pretty much all they could do against any decent defense.
And one of the most ironic plays in the game last night was the incredible Tmartinez run. Wiskey had lined up in a 2 Man down defensive front that confused Nebraska enough that it resulted in 2 separate penalties. They finally snapped the ball and Tmart turned a fire drill into a play for the ages.
Nothing funny about this...Tampa is a better destination.
The stadium in Orlando is a disaster.
The Capital One Bowl is more prestigious.
Yep. I've grown from having a certain amount of pride in the conference to loathing the Big Ten, especially Jim Delany.
This. Outside of the BCS and the name of the bowl game doesn't matter. It's the destination for the fans, the matchup pitting brand names against eachother for TV ratings, and getting that win for recruiting.
I like the fact that we are 3-1 against Wisconsin over the past 3 years, all of which they have represented the B1G in the Rose Bowl....
That one loss was a bitch.
This is true and i agree. I hate blaming officials, but it still irks me that there were 14 points taken off the board by officials (Nebraska int, OSU fumble return) that may have very well been the difference between 6-6 and 8-4 even with those losses to UM, Iowa, and Northwestern.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
What does that mean exactly?
It's only more prestigious because the big ten lets them pick teams before the other bowls we have tie ins with. It's an artificial and manufactured prestige.
It used to have a premium, exclusive broadcast window, at 1:30 PM on ABC leading up to the Rose Bowl. Outback was at 11 AM on ESPN.
Now, with all of them (Gator, Outback and Cap One) going against each other at the same 1 PM kickoff window, and all 3 being B1G vs SEC, what is the difference anymore?
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