The SEC, its refs and the conspiracy theory: No sale, I say

You make the call: Was A.J. Green separating himself from his mates? (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

You make the call: Was A.J. Green separating himself? (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Lane Kiffin is upset, not that it takes much to upset Lane Kiffin. Bobby Petrino is upset, not that Bobby Petrino is ever not upset. But Dan Mullen is likewise upset, and to date we’ve had no reason to lump him with the first two.

Mike Slive is upset because the highly compensated coaches in his highly compensated league are throwing a snit fit not seen since Duke and J.J. Redick were perceived to be getting all the calls in another sport in a different highly compensated league. The growing feeling around the South is that SEC refs are doing their part — more than their part, actually — to produce another conference championship game matching the nation’s top two teams. I have one problem with this line of thinking:

Football refs aren’t clever enough to pull off a conspiracy involving one team, let alone two. And I’m not speaking just of SEC refs; I’m speaking of refs in any and every conference.

It’s a little different in basketball, where there are only three officials on the court and the coaches are yelling in their ears all game. One cowed man in a gray shirt can make a huge impact on a basketball game.

But there are seven officials on a college football field, and some of them are stationed so far from the sideline they can’t hear anybody yelling anything. Are we to believe that a crew, which gathers only on weekends and then disperses for six days, is so well drilled that it can conjure up a decisive penalty out of thin air whenever the designated team needs a lift?

Penalties are judgments made at full speed. The personal foul against Arkansas’ Malcolm Sheppard in the Florida game was indeed a poor judgment, but I have to confess: I saw the replay of the sequence on a small TV in the Vanderbilt press box with the sound off and I thought Sheppard slammed into a Gator from behind. After viewing subsequent replays (see below),  I realize I was clearly in error. But I can understand how a trailing official might have thought he saw the same thing — a gratuitous knockdown as opposed to a legitimate attempt to fend off a block — I thought I did.

OK, but now you’re asking: What about the celebration penalty on A.J. Green? First of all, I’m not sure how LSU fits into the get-Florida-and-Alabama-to-Atlanta scheme, but never mind. The TV replays showed nothing untoward, as the SEC has since conceded. But esteemed colleague Brant Sanderlin shot photos of the sequence (one is above) that indicated Green might — I said might have been trying to pull away from his teammates and thereby “call attention to himself.”

I know, I know. It’s a goofy rule and it’s inconsistently applied, but it’s still a rule. And the ref in question, back judge Michael Watson, was standing closer to Green than any TV cameraman got.

About Kiffin’s beef: He has one. Alabama’s Terrence Cody blocked what would have been the game-winning field as time expired and tore off his helmet while the ball was still loose. Should have been a penalty. But would refs in the conference that chastised its men for penalizing Green dare to assess another excessive celebration in another high-profile game?

About Mullen’s: He has one, too. The ball appeared to have been stripped from Florida’s Dustin Doe before he crossed Mississippi State’s goal line with his interception. The replay official should have righted what the field officials failed to catch. But he didn’t. In my mind, that’s the worst of all the missed calls — one that was apparent after review but left in error.

But here’s the thing: The refs didn’t hand Doe the ball in the first place; he intercepted it. The refs didn’t guide the Tennessee kick into Cody’s hand; he blocked it. Refs are reacting to situations, not creating them. Sometimes they get it wrong. Most times they get it right. And one thing more:

SEC refs are better than ACC refs any day.

254 comments Add your comment

mmgtfan

October 28th, 2009
12:01 pm

mmgtfan

October 28th, 2009
12:02 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Second!!

Mark Bradley

October 28th, 2009
12:05 pm

MMGTFAN, it’s been a long determined march for you to this pinnacle. Kudos on your achievement.

mmgtfan

October 28th, 2009
12:08 pm

Many thanks, Mark

Pissed off Bulldawg(2 years running)

October 28th, 2009
12:09 pm

4th Biatches!!!

MiltonDawg

October 28th, 2009
12:09 pm

Its all about the spreads and Vegas Baby!! The Mob has their hand in it. I think the refs need to take longer to review these questionable plays rather than throw the flag and move on. SEC games are always competitive and their needs to more analyzing rather than going by first look or judgement.

Pissed off Bulldawg(2 years running)

October 28th, 2009
12:09 pm

I am hungry, Mark, can I have some KUDOS?

BTW, who came up with that ridiculous word???

Tide Fan

October 28th, 2009
12:10 pm

Sorry Mark, but you’re just plain ign’ant on the Cody situation. Doesn’t matter if the ball was still live or not, helmet removal/celebration is treated as a dead ball foul, meaning it would be enforced after the play was over. In this case it would have been treated as a post-possession foul. From the rule book:

“(f) Removal of a player’s helmet before he is in the team area (Exceptions: Team, media or injury timeouts; equipment adjustment; through play; between periods; and during a measurement for a first down).

. . .If committed while the ball is alive, these fouls are treated as dead-ball fouls. “

poopdawg

October 28th, 2009
12:11 pm

No doubt in prior years the ACC officials were worst than SEC officials. I still believe the SEC has the best officials . But since the celebration penalty in 2007 against Florida, i’ve seen some serious bad attitudes towards GA(penn Wagers Auburn 2007.) Its makes me wonder ,what could be up?

Michael Scharff

October 28th, 2009
12:13 pm

Mark, I don’t know that there is a conspiracy per se. But, you have the two highest paid coaches in the league, along with the highest profile player in the league, combined with the numbers one ane two ranked teams in the country. I would think that all of those factors would combine to produce hesistance/resistance on the part of the officials going in to an Alabama or Florida game from the start.

Mark Bradley

October 28th, 2009
12:15 pm

OK, you asked.

From Wikipedia: “Kudos (pronounced /ˈkuːdɒs/, or often /ˈkuːdoʊz/), from the Greek κῦδος (not to be confused with κύδος “taunt”), kydos, (literally “that which is heard of”) means “fame” and “renown” resulting from an act or achievement. Extending “kudos” to another individual is often done as a praising remark. It entered English as British university slang in the early 1800s.

“In Standard British English, as it is in Greek, Kudos is a singular noun: Much kudos to you for pulling it off. However, some have been known to use it incorrectly, believing it to be plural: She received many kudos ['ku:doʊz] for her work.”

Whopper Dawg

October 28th, 2009
12:15 pm

What about the non-call on the Teebow celebration and exhorting the crowd in the Arkansas game – anything AJ did PALES in comparison to that.

Mark, I hear you, but I disagree that rigging the game would be difficult, in truth, I think it would be very easy. Too many call very bad calls going the way of the “favorites” in the SEC. I can’t explain it another way besides collusion.

umustbejoking

October 28th, 2009
12:17 pm

Huh? Refs were suspended for the first time in League history because of the horrendous calls they made and you say well maybe they weren’t so bad after all? They were pathetic, indefensible calls. To heck with the admission from Slive…how about a public apology to A.J. Green who has NEVER done anything on the field to draw attention to himself, besides make great play after great play, and he is given an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT penalty? Classiest GREAT player on the field in the SEC since Herschel Walker. Why don’t you go talk to him if you think your out of context (he was pushed toward the stands) still photograph influences your opinion? He’s classy and honest and will tell you if he was out of line if you are in such need of confirmation.

Steve

October 28th, 2009
12:19 pm

Mark – not that I subscribe to it, but the LSU/UGA conspiracy theorists believe that the SEC wanted to preserve the next week’s Floriday/LSU Saturday night game as a game between undefeated teams. An LSU loss to UGA would have stripped that game of some of its luster.

Rob

October 28th, 2009
12:19 pm

I didn’t graduate from an SEC school, so I don’t follow. What exactly have the ACC refs to do with any of this, again?
Strange comment to end on, considering the premise and the argument. Oh well, I guess people take their shots where they can.

MiltonDawg

October 28th, 2009
12:24 pm

I agree with WhopperDawg- why can’t Tebow get a flag for pumping up the crowd or his team. Isn’t he drawing attention to himself? But i guess its just Tebow- God’s gift to college football.

PMC

October 28th, 2009
12:25 pm

Goofy rules inconsistantly applied are the basis for most frustrations in our society.

Kydawg

October 28th, 2009
12:26 pm

Tebow can do anything he wants…ESPN holds the record for “man-crushes” on this guy! SEC officials can’t help but follow along. He left the bench for cryin’ out loud in last years game to “show boat” and didn’t get anything called!

JB

October 28th, 2009
12:28 pm

No bias………………………….look at the call on AJ, then look at say half of Tebow’s TD celebrations.
I know you’ll say all is fair……………..Geez. I don’t think there is planned calls, but biased, yes.

Jim

October 28th, 2009
12:28 pm

Baby Kiffin complained that Alabama had messed with the headsets in order to give the Tide an advantage. However, Lame failed to realize that the Volunteers had overloaded the circuits and tripped a fuse. They plugged all their equipment into the same outlet (ignoring the many open outlets) and thus caused their own problem. Yet, he was so mad he crossed his arms and pouted to the refs while his Dad did all the talking. Poor guy. He can’t win so all he can do is complain.

Spike

October 28th, 2009
12:30 pm

Mark, that lame attempt to justify the call against AJ Green is about the most pathetic rationalization I have ever seen to make sense of something that simply did not happen. And no matter how much you or Slive or the officials try to justify it, will not make it so. I’m calling you out on this one. It is sad that you get paid to write this.

BugKiller

October 28th, 2009
12:33 pm

Mark, I have to agree wiu others here.

Why does Teblow NEVER get called for excessive celebration?

He’s an insufferable attention hog on and off the field (funny how ESPN’s cameras never find Mark Richt building school houses in Guatamala, but they can find Teblow performing unescessary, religiously motivated surgeries in the Philippines).

He is ALWAYS calling attention to himself after even the most innocuous of plays, yet NEVER gets penalized.

There IS a kind of conspiracy with SEC refs in that Florida and Alabama and LSU will always get the benefit of the doubt, while everyone else is called tighter.

Basically, it’s the NBA star rule of refereeing. Kobe and LeBron get all the calls, Al Horford doesn’t (yet).

There is favoritism at play here, Mark, especially with Teblow. At least acknowledge that.

Floyd

October 28th, 2009
12:34 pm

Every SEC ref should be given a full background check for ties to organized gambling. This has nothing to do with a conspiracy to put Bama or Florida atop the league….these clowns are making obvious blunders against every team in the league at one point or another. They influence the outcome of games almost every single weekend, most of which have no real bearing on who ends up atop league standings.

Nobody is this incompetent. Some of these guys are on the take.

Go ahead…say it can’t happen…say there’s no evidence for this sort of behavior by referees in other sports….I dare you…

BJohnDawg

October 28th, 2009
12:34 pm

I dont have a problem with a ref missing a call. A Call. But for three plus years it seems SEC refs miss the Tebow antics on a 2 yard run for a first down.Time and Time again. Guess he is just passionate, while anyone else doing the same is calling attention to themselves. Care to comment Mark? Guy on CBS sure did.

Actually, I will go so far as to say, I think racism is involved. Yes I said the R word. OOOH.

As to the Florida-Georgia game. Dawgs will have to play the cleanest game of their lives. No turnovers. And I predict—wait for it, wait for it, here it comes ” A questionable call by the Referees.”Against UGA. That will be no factor on the outcome. But fuel the debate.

George

October 28th, 2009
12:36 pm

All you media types “swear” there’s no conspiracy. Everybody thought the world was flat, leisure suits looked good, smoking was cool, banks were too big to fail… Just sayin’

Mean Dean

October 28th, 2009
12:38 pm

Excellent article, Mark. Here’s another thing to think about with regard to the whole conspiracy thing: if you were an official (or an SEC exec), would you willingly subject yourself to the crap they deal with on a blown call so that CBS’ ratings would improve? Would that be enough motivation for you to intentionally make a bad call, knowing that writers and bloggers will vilify you and that hundreds of crazy fans will call you at home and at work, threatening you and your family, saying unbelievably nasty things about you, and sending you hundreds of nasty and threatening emails?

Atlanta Sports Fan

October 28th, 2009
12:40 pm

If by the Grace of God Georgia is in a position to possibly win and somehow pulls off a major play at the end of the game to give them an opportunity to win, an SEC ref will pull out a flag and negate the play regardless of how controversial it may be so that Florida can win.

Mike Slive and Rogers redding want an undefeated number 1 Florida to play in the SEC CG against Alabama and then they want Florida to play in the BCS CG for the money and recognition for the SEC.

You don’t believe it? Just watch the game.

If the other conferences do not insist the NCAA step in and investigate then they are crazy because they are getting screwed by SEC refs too.

Just watch and see, Mark. The call may be borderline or it may be shamelessly obvious in it’s error, but it will happen.

SEC football is fixed this year.

Also watch Tebow and the rest of the Gators run towards the crowd with arms open or doing the Gator chomp after a score. You will not see a celebration penalty.

rico43

October 28th, 2009
12:42 pm

I agree that conspiracy theories are nuts.

But is it possible that there are individual officials who might carry a grudge or have a favorite? Sure.

Could there be corruption? Of course. There’s too much money involved.

Can the officiating be better? Hell yes.

This debate is healthy, and maybe some of the pathetic officials will be weeded out now where they would have skated by before.

Skipper

October 28th, 2009
12:44 pm

The idea that the SEC is looking out for Florida is LAUGHABLE. The Gators have ALWAYS been the redheaded step child of the conference (remember 1984?). In and Old South league, the Gators are not only “New Money,” we’re also not from the “real” South.

Yeah, so we got a break. I just find it hard to believe that it was a concerted effort to preserve an undefeated season. Maybe it’s more the same deal as the strikes Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz used to get? When you’re good, you get the breaks.

Maybe Georgia should consider winning their games and then maybe they would get a few breaks. Or maybe they should worry about penalties that have no affect on the outcome of their own games. Or maybe they should worry about what stadium they play Florida in (remeber 1995?). Or maybe they should worry about what color shirts they wear. Or maybe they should worry about a choreographed dance routine in the end zone. All those things seem to be working very well.

I know, worry about winning your own state championship before screaming about a conspiracy that’s keeping you from winning your conference. Losing to the ACC makes us all look bad.

FireUga7.net

October 28th, 2009
12:47 pm

The issue amongst most isn’t whether SEC refs are fixing games (can anyone link to even one blog alleging the refs are?), but rather whether the refs are competent. SEC football is a multi-billion dollar business, yet the referee system is still managed in the same manner as it was 50 years ago.

There is no place, given the money and stakes involved, for part-timers in today’s game. Like the multi-billion dollar NFL, officiating should be professionalized as a full time occupation.

Chris

October 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

Yeah and if you look real close, you’ll see wind blowing the flag on the moon where there is no wind…or is it the other way around?

The problem with conspiracy theorists is they fail to recognize a basic human fact…people can’t keep their mouth shut.

Oliver Stoner

October 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

The figures behind the wall past the grassy knoll — weren’t they wearing black & white stripes? Hmmm…

murfdawg

October 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

Mark,
1) CBS does not have the broadcast rights that ESPN does and therefore has to capitalize on their big games. For CBS and the SEC to have two undefeated teams ranked #1 and #2 would be bigger than all the other bowl games and the MNCBCS. What would advertising minutes cost during that game?
2)Two constants in all the controversial calls—Marc Curles and Penn Wagers. They are the Earl Strom and Mendy Rudolph of college football. If you don’t know who they are(were?), call Furman Bisher and he will give you all the details.

Bill

October 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

I don’t know about conspiracy theory, but anyone that watches SEC football or basketball can tell that some refs have it in for some teams. And they affect the outcome of games. Florida gets the most help. Why has the last two Head of SEC officials, Rogers Redding and Bobby Gaston been Ga. Tech graduates, . That’s a little too much of a coincidence for me.

FireUga7.net

October 28th, 2009
12:51 pm

Also, poor officiating overall increases the ease with which corruption could occur. The large number of true bad calls would make it much more difficult to detect corrupt bad calls (I’m not saying that has occurred already).

Thomas

October 28th, 2009
12:54 pm

MB: Regarding AJ – in this case, the photo lies, but the video doesn’t. Go back and watch the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-qccCuL4nQ) and you’ll see that it was his teammates who pushed him backward toward the hedges. He didn’t try to separate himself. The photo doesn’t show the context of the event.

Sonny Clusters

October 28th, 2009
12:56 pm

We was in the playoffs and you-know-who was slipped into the backfield by Coach and Stinky snapped the ball to him and he run right up the back of the quarterback and jumped over the goal line and scored a winning touchdown. The referee looked over there at him grinning and strutting and shaking his hips and waving to his Momma in the stands and the referee just about threw that flag right in his lap. Boy, was Coach mad! Coach come running on the field and got jaw to jaw with that referee and was talking so fast he was spitting. You-know-who was over there by himself crying like a baby and he was heaving and sobbing and may have wet his pants. He said it was sweat. We was never sure. It turned out okay because we scored again and we was state championship but excessive celebration can never be a good thing. What do you think, Mark?

Island Dawg

October 28th, 2009
12:58 pm

Bradley, that is absurd and this is the worst article you’ve ever written which is saying a lot. How dare you defend these thug officials? There is a reason they were suspended and should be fired. There is an SEC conspiracy and unless you’re wearing blinders it is obvious. So UGA lost because maybe Green didn’t want to be mauled by his teammates?…Come on , mark and your DB colleague.

GeoffDawg

October 28th, 2009
1:00 pm

The “calling attention to oneself” rule being inconsistently applied is certainly an understatement. Lord Tebow can gator chomp until his arms fall off and will rarely, if ever, get called for that. That being said, I don’t think there’s a conspiracy to get Bama and Florida in the title game but I do think that the refs have been out to put Georgia in its place since the 2007 Jacksonville dancing scandal. Case in point was two weeks ago vs. Vandy. Rantavious Wooten catches a big first down pass and does a little two yard spike with the ball and gets called. A minute later, a Vandy player, celebrating a sack on Joe Cox, throws Cox’s towel about ten yards in the air. What did he get from that? Bupkis.

Nate

October 28th, 2009
1:00 pm

I don’t really know where to start. A lot I want to say but I’ll just start with a couple…may come back later with a few more.

First, LSU was undefeated and right around a top 5 team I believe when they played UGA. The very next week, I think, they were playing Florida. So while now the matchup everyone wants is UF-Ala, back LSU was also one of the blessed SEC undefeateds. And a Florida win over LSU looked much better when LSU was still undefeated at the time.

Second, I’m tired of all this(mainly coming from the “all-knowing” Tony Barnhart) talk about the officials just reacting to a play and that the losing team never should have been in that position…blah, blah, blah. If that’s the case then why have I always heard football is a “game of inches”. The truth is, sometimes games come down to mere inches(see: The greatest show on turf hold on to beat the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV)

Anyway, I know anyone who speaks up about something where there could be conspiring going on is immediately dubbed a fringe-surfing lunatic, so I won’t go on anymore.

But bottom line is college football is no longer an amatuer sport, while the players aren’t compensated, there is a lot of money to be made in NCAA football. I know at my job I get paid to bring in more money to my company. What does the SEC pay its officials to do? Just saying…

another John Grisham

October 28th, 2009
1:00 pm

Mark,
Here is the outline for my next book:
Failing financial advisor steals millions from clients on Ponzi scheme.
One client is mafia kingpin and old friend from engineering school.
Fiancial advisor is also football referee.
Mafia boss wants his money, makes deal with ref to deliver big game.
National tv network discovers plan and makes deal with ref to deliver big game.
Not sure how to end the story, but everything you need in an action novel is there.

Can you help me with some of my research?

T-Bone

October 28th, 2009
1:01 pm

MB, I agree with Rob (above). What’s with the ACC vs. SEC refs comment at the end? It had nothing to do with your otherwise good article. Besides, what is your argument here? Why make a statement like that without some kind of argument to defend it?

GaTech78

October 28th, 2009
1:01 pm

Mean Dean with the money involved, you could talk bad about my grandma. If that’s the worst thing they suffer……….so what. The ACC should take a lead from the SEC. As it is now, they have parity between 4-5 teams and the result is their conference is labeled as weak. What if Va. Tech and Miami had been protected as Fla. and Alabama have been. Would they be 3rd and 4th (depending on where you put Texas) with Miami having lost to Va. Tech? USC is up there with one loss and they didn’t play in the rain…….

Mark Bradley is a Genius

October 28th, 2009
1:07 pm

It is absolutely asinine to even suggest that A.J. Green might have been separating himself. The fact that you bring it here completely blows my mind. His touchdown reception was no different than probably THOUSANDS of others that have occurred with no flag thrown. The SEC admitted his actions didn’t constitute excessive celebration. End of story. But kudos (since that apparently is the word of the blog) on perpetuating the illusion that he was “separating himself from teammates” by using a misleading sequence of photos rather than complete videos from several different angles. Why does it matter how much closer this ref was to A.J. than the camera men (ever heard of the zoom feature?)? It doesn’t change the fact that he wasn’t doing anything wrong. If anything it proves that the call was that much MORE ridiculous since the ref was that close and still threw the flag over nothing. Watch the video, it was good enough for the SEC officials. Or you can just continue to fan the flames because you think it makes for a good read. It’s not like this was an example of where live footage could betray the eye or prove inconclusive (like not being able to tell if a runner beat the throw, or seeing if a ball hit the ground). Heavy analysis is not required here, but thanks anyways.

phoenix falcon

October 28th, 2009
1:08 pm

Mark, it sounds like you are in league with the ref’s, it only takes ONE to have a agenda, it only takes ONE to have a bet made, it only takes ONE to be an lsu grad standing in the back of the end zone to throw a flag for a celabration that NEVER happend.

BJohnDawg

October 28th, 2009
1:08 pm

Hey here is one for you. If the Gator chomp that Tebow and the rest of Florida does on a big play is not a penalty, not drawing attention to one’s self? Is it because that is what Gator’s do in nature? Chomp on things.

Well if that is the reason no penalty on the Gator players for the chomp, I guess the Georgia players could get on all fours after a big player and raise their hind leg, and simulate what a dog does, you know like what that soccer play did a few years back. Do you think the SEC referees would call a penalty and say ” the player was drawing attention to him self, or say ” no he was simulating what a Dog in nature does, you know p&%s on things.

Again, the media, does not want to talk about that. They LOVE Tebow ( and yes, I think he is a great football player and individual)
So the chomp will continue, unabated, and with no penalties on a 2 yard first down.

And another comment. Florida and Alabama are hands down best teams in the nation and in the SEC. But after what I have seen from both teams in the last couple of weeks, that is a sorry statement on this years college football team. Florida looked bad against Ark, Miss State. Alabama looked bad against Tenn.

Just bad football from good teams, that are the best college football has to offer. Reality is I wish this year’s Georgia team was just good enough to be competitive with these ” less than stellar teams”. Unfortunately that is not the case.

But I will drink my liquor and cheer for them just the same.
And thank god I am not a Tech fan.

DP

October 28th, 2009
1:09 pm

Mark, you hurt what is otherwise a great column by suggesting Lane Kiffin had a legitimate beef about Cody taking his helmet off. As has already been pointed out, unsportsmanlike conduct is enforced as a dead ball foul before the next play whether it occurred during or after the preceding play. Had a flag been thrown on Cody, Alabama would have been penalized 15 yards after the change of possession on the blocked kick. But there was no next play since the game is over.

Here’s what Stewart Mandel of cnnsi.com had to say about it:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/stewart_mandel/10/28/iowa-mailbag/1.html

I know you hate people whining about bad calls, but if Terrence Cody doesn’t get flagged for excessive celebration at the end of the ‘Bama-Vols game, shouldn’t the SEC retroactively award UGA the game I won against LSU? I mean, fair is fair.
– A.J. Green, Athens

Hey A.J. Thanks for writing in. Glad to see you’re a Mailbag reader. Naming you to our Midseason All-America Team last week didn’t happen to prompt this e-mail, did it?

I regret to inform you, however, that the difference between your admittedly unwarranted flag and the non-call on Cody for removing his helmet is that there was no time left on the clock after the end of the play, therefore there was no “next play” onto which to tack a penalty. I can understand your confusion, however. Lane Kiffin didn’t seem to know or care about this technicality during his now-standard postgame gripe-fest. Maybe you read his comments. Some advice: don’t. Quite frankly, I’m not sure at this point whether he knows any football rules.

Nate

October 28th, 2009
1:11 pm

Good point Island Dawg!

I’m sure as a kid Green, like many of us with lesser abilities, dreamed of being mauled by his teammates after scoring a big touchdown.

But now, Green scores a lot. And it probably gets old after a while, especially when you have 300 pound linemen trying to jump alll over you.

I would be trying to excape too, or end up like Ted Ginn Jr in the title game a few years back…

Sonny Clusters

October 28th, 2009
1:14 pm

Celebrations is as celebrations does. We was always low-key celebrators. A little walk over to the referee and toss him the ball and wink a little out of the left eye. Then, turn slowly and run off the field to the adoring shouts of the fans in the stands. We was always able to do that because we was disciplined ball players disciplined by Coach. Ol’ Coach was never one to let us celebrate ugly on the field. He told us to keep it in the locker room. When we’d get in there we’d let loose and call that other team names and talk about they Mommas. On the field, though, we was perfect gentlemen except for you-know-who, that was a crybaby always wanting attention.

Yellow=Pee

October 28th, 2009
1:14 pm

You obviously havn’t seen Teebow acting like a Baboon every time he runs the ball six yards.