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Posted: 01.04.2003
Na na na na - na na na na - hey hey hey, goodbye!

YES! Ohio State wins, and Miami goes down. 34-game winning streak is snapped, and Bud Wilkinson's Sooner squad's 47-game win streak is just a little bit safer. No sixth ring for the 'Canes just yet. A lot of local victory parties are going to have to be cancelled this weekend, just like when FSU thought they could walk all over us in 2000.

That said, after those controversial "pass interference" calls in the OTs, maybe when we bitch about Big XII officiating in the future, we'll get a little more sympathy?

UPDATE: An interesting article at ESPN.com examines the Glenn Sharpe pass interference call in overtime.

..."I really thought that game was over," says UM secondary coach Mark Stoops [brother of University of Oklahoma coaches Bob Stoops and Mike Stoops]. "Just like everybody else. And there's not another official in the history of the game that would make that call."

In the last two years, the Big 12 has issued at least two known letters of apology after games where Porter has made controversial calls.

Sharpe said he didn't think he interfered. He was only being aggressive. Just like Stoops instructed him to do. "We were blitzing," Stoops explained. "I didn't want them to catch a little slant or a little hitch. I told 'em to get in the receiver's face because there's not an official that's gonna make that call...

Do you think Miami should have been called on pass-interference?

Not that I'm complaining of the outcome, because quite honestly it benefits my Sooners for seasons to come. But I've seen the replay a million times on television now and I just don't see it. The game of football is physical, and I quote Mark Stoops: "If you're gonna let us play, well, let us play."

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Uhhh, its just college football. Its not like it means anything.

*IF* they ever get a real playoff system, then maybe it would mean something. Until coaches and bandwagon hoppers and the media stop making these teams #1 and #2, then none of these bowls means jack chedder shit, therefore college football, OU, Miami, Bobby Bowden, Nebraska, Carson Palmer, are all a crock of rat shit and the only people who like it don;t have a real pro team to root for (and no, the tampa bay suckaneers don't count if you werent born and raised there)

¤ ¤ credit: uhhh | 01.04.03 at 12:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow. You've totally convinced me to change my wicked ways and shun collegiate football. With well thought out, rational arguments like that -- how could I have been so blind all these years?

(Damn. That was hard to do with a straight face.)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.04.03 at 12:39 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bwah ha ha ha haha hahahaaaaaaa....*cough*...

¤ ¤ credit: dick | 01.04.03 at 12:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bitter, party of one?

¤ ¤ credit: Dawn G. | 01.04.03 at 12:44 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bitter. Hardly. I hate college ball. Like I said, college ball is for those who didn't grow up in a town that had a real pro team amd for drunken college pukes who needed yet another reason to shun the education mommy and daddy worked all their lives to pay for, so baby girl can go get drunk and laid.

¤ ¤ credit: uhhh | 01.04.03 at 12:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Uhhh...this is where I warn you that this is my playground. You get one. My place. My rules. Either you get a real e-mail address or URL and quit posting anonymously, or you don't get to play with the big kids from this point on. Capiche?

And for the record, I attended OU on full academic tuition scholarship -- worked sometimes two jobs to stay there -- and didn't get a damn cent from mommy and daddy. Getting laid was just a nice bonus. Next.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.04.03 at 12:50 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Kiss accepted. ;)
MAS c/o 1994

¤ ¤ credit: mas | 01.04.03 at 12:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree that college ball seriously needs a playoff system, but the BCS is a lot better than having co-champions 3 out of 8 years.
I still prefer the tradition and passion (playing for pride not money) of college to pro football. But all football is a good thing, even Arena football (can't wait to see Elway's team play in Denver, assuming the beer's cheap).

Congrats to Ohio State fans, don't know how a team wins that many close games in one year, but they did.

¤ ¤ credit: Cap'nSwanky | 01.04.03 at 12:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Spell much, "uhhh"? Tell you what, you go suck on the tit of that little No Fun League team you love ever so dearly, watch them sit out the playoffs, lose or whatever they need to do, and leave the real sport of football to the place where it started - college.

In other words - Fuck. Off.

¤ ¤ credit: dick | 01.04.03 at 12:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I would like to point out that Robyn was a complete angel in college (snicker). She spent all of her time studying and helping others... to get drunk and laid.

¤ ¤ credit: Cap'nSwanky | 01.04.03 at 12:56 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well since you brought that up, why don't you tell them about the night we met? And get those minds out of the gutter folks because it wasn't with me (but it was in my bed)... Heh.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.04.03 at 12:59 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Woo hoo! Bucks rule!

¤ ¤ credit: Da Goddess | 01.04.03 at 01:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Great, wonderful, exciting. Now can all these tourists get out of my town? Please?

¤ ¤ credit: Scott | 01.04.03 at 01:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

That was what I was referring to Robyn, and I'd rather not disclose the proceedings of that eventful evening.
I still hold you personally responsible, after all I never let you do something (or one) you shouldn't have... oh wait, never mind.

¤ ¤ credit: Cap'nSwanky | 01.04.03 at 01:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

How did you type from laughing so hard? ;-) Tonight at the Pit...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.04.03 at 01:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well, I'm not a huge fan one way or the other of college ball, but football is football. I told Nerdwoman in the first quarter that Miami would lose - they just didn't seem to have the stuff, and OSU was all over the place. Both running games sucked terribly, and did anyone watch the replay of the tackle of McGahee without groaning in sympathy? I will agree that Miami got screwed on that interference call in OT. They should be the winners, but it was a helluva season by OSU.

Now, on to the pro playoffs.

¤ ¤ credit: Annette | 01.04.03 at 01:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You all weren't stuck at work waiting for the game to end so you could direct the newscast! Actually I don't mind games that go into OT, we get paid to sit around waiting for the game to end... works for me.

¤ ¤ credit: Sunidesus | 01.04.03 at 04:54 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

As a neutral viewer (not for any one team) I thought the game was utter horse shit. Everyone, of course including the officials, wanted OSU to win and it was obvious in the calls and announcing. There was NO pass interference by Miami in the overtime. Miami won that game. OSU should shake their heads in shame for being handed a "victory" such as that. They certainly did not win it. And that's all I have to say about that.

It was a great game to watch, despite the pathetic calls and obvious one-sidedness.

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 01.04.03 at 10:40 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Bad call in OT and it's a shame. As much as people want to hate Miami, their kids played their hearts out (w/o McGahee) and had a win taken away from them. Hat's off to OSU, they certainly proved me wrong (and cost me some $, dang-it!).

Now that someone's holding the trophy, can we start to talk about next year yet? :)

¤ ¤ credit: Kevin | 01.04.03 at 10:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Being a Michigan Wolverine, this is tough for me to say but I'm glad Ohio State won. Ohio State denominated the game. They deserve to win. Go Big Ten. Go Buckeyes!

¤ ¤ credit: ursula | 01.04.03 at 11:47 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm a Sooner fan and I was thrilled that Ohio State won. I couldn't believe that their Defense shook up Dorsey as much as they did. I thought overall it was a really good game.

¤ ¤ credit: jewdez | 01.04.03 at 12:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I was happy to see Ohio State win, just because they were the underdogs... I thought it was a great game. (Even though my medication kicked in in the middle of the 4th quarter and I had to go to sleep!)

I'd just like to say I like both college and professional football, and I don't think I can even articulate why. But I know why I don't like: shit-for-brains anonymous commenters.

¤ ¤ credit: Zuly | 01.04.03 at 12:40 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

OK, it's been a while and I've finally gotten the emotions to a manageable level.

I swore to myself that I wouldn't read the paper, log on to the net and/or post comments. However, after getting over 15 telephone calls and even a call from my sister (she's an FSU alumna) I decided to step into the world again.

It was a good game. The best team on the field won. It bothers me that Miami couldn't pull it off, but hey, that's the way it is. They are still a damn good team. I give a whole bunch of credit to Ohio State.

Robyn, I know that I've probably been the only Season Ticket holding Miami fan in your blog and that this it tantamount to eating crow. However, I am going on the record. I am not now, nor will I ever be a sore looser.

In the immortal words of every Cubbie and Red Sox fan everywhere: “There’s always next year!”

¤ ¤ credit: John | 01.04.03 at 12:41 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey John, with two losses in a row to ("the other") OSU, crow is something we've learned tastes quite well with Selmon Brothers BBQ Sauce around here. I think by stats, Ohio State won that game last night. (Miami held to under 100 yards rushing is just...inconceivable.) But by plays, I feel the 'Canes won fair and square last night. I'm sorry you fell victim to the sorry Big XII officiating that so often bites us in the ass. OU vs. A&M and not a catch on the 1-yard line anyone?

You have nothing to be ashamed of in your team. Nothing at all. I just wish it had been vs. Oklahoma instead. We're both due for that match-up again! Good luck next season!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.04.03 at 04:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I said here in a comment that the 'Canes hadn't seen a defense like Ohio State has and it showed by the shell shocked look they had Friday night. And regarding the controversial call in the Buckeye end zone the ref was reaching for his flag before they even hit the ground, look at the replay from the other angle (from the field side) and you can clearly see him reaching for it.... he was going to call something. Don't forget that later Miami got the same "gift" and couldn't convert with four tries to do it. Clearly OSU took it to them and was the better team. Miami played well but they didn't give it away, Ohio State took it. Go Bucks!

¤ ¤ credit: Bill OH | 01.06.03 at 10:26 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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