Tuesday, October 6, 2009

By request: Georgia-LSU ending

Here's how it all went down on CBS. You can see the Georgia celebration that got flagged -- once in real time and then a couple of minutes later from a different angle.



And here's another quick look from yet another angle:

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was a seriously bogus celebration penalty.

Anonymous said...

BOTH celebration penalties were bogus ... the UGA homers have already forgot the fact that LSU was flagged too...

J said...

It is worth pointing out that the officials didn't cause LSU to have that big kickoff return, nor did they cause the TD play. So I will stop short of saying the officials gave the game to LSU, but will remain convinced this crew of officials is made up of idiots. Exactly how do you avoid the penalty with these morons?

Anonymous said...

I find all this whining mildly humerous coming from UGA considering how fortunate they've been over the years. I have watched some of the most absurd, game-changing phantom calls over the years called against my Gamecocks. I will use the same line I was told by a UGA fan when I whined about poor officiating: "If you don't like the call, then stop the game-winning drive and there's nothing to whine about."

Bottom line, the game was UGA's to win with a defensive stop. Their defense stunk and LSU ran it down their throats.

Yes, both celebration penalties were phantom calls. But the bottom line is UGA couldn't stop LSU when it counted.

Bigdawg said...

The game is over. LSU won. Nothing will change that nor should it. What happened at the end of the game points out a major flaw in the enforcement of the excessive celebration rule. Something needs to be done to keep this random enforcement from affecting the outcome of future games involving all SEC and NCAA teams.

Anonymous said...

Neither penalty affected the outcome of the game, or even the plays...not even if you factor in the (minor) 'mo' shift that might have occurred on the ensuing posessions... This is a tempest in a teapot, and although neither penalty should have been thrown, it's not worth making a stink over.

I'm not saying it's sour grapes or anything--the calls were bad--but it's not like UGA--or LSU, for that matter--is stuck with this officiating crew for the entire season.

Scott said...

Everyone's screaming about the bad call for celebrating...how about the punt that LSu downed on the 2 before all the scoring broke loose? The kid that downed the punt STEPPED ON THE GOAL LINE before he touched the ball. Doesn't that make him "in the end zone" and the proper call a touchback?

That's where the insanity started for UGA. They were backed up, had to punt, gave up a short field, and LSU scored. THAT is where the game turned, and nobody even saw it.

Anonymous said...

I mean, the LSU penalty made no friggen difference. You just scored to basically put the game away. We were battling field position from the screwed up kickoff. It was shoddy D at the end, but who knows where the kickoff would have gone otherwise.

That said, did someone seriously just mention UGA fans shouldn't complain about bad calls? We're the most penalized team in the SEC every year. Half of those penalties are pathetic calls.