David Kirkpatrick

November 7, 2009

SEC football officials are either on the take …

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 7:04 pm

… very high or just incompetent. The new conference rule fining coaches who complain about the officiating is crazy. The zebras make NBA officials look good and that’s saying something.

And this post is coming from someone who thinks college football is an almost impossible-to-watch game played by kids who’ll never make it in the NFL aside from the few hundred that end up on NFL rosters each new season.

The SEC ought to be very very embarrassed by its officiating, particularly the replay booth work.

So conference executives which is it — bribery, drug use or lack of ability?


  1. I completely agree with your opinion of the officials. My school, LSU, can certainly blame itself more than anyone for today’s loss to Alabama. But a horrible call by the officials squashed our last chance. We intercepted a pass near the sideline. CBS had a shot that clearly showed the interception, yet the officials called it an incompletion. Astoundingly, they used the replay to confirm their bad call. To lose such an important game was heartbreaking. To have the officials steal our interception and chance to win was maddening. Something needs to be done to improve this sorry state of officiating, and it sure as hell isn’t fining coaches who dare to speak up against it.

    Comment by John H. — November 7, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

  2. I thank you for your comment and I completely agree.

    Comment by davidkirkpatrick — November 8, 2009 @ 3:36 am

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