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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Quick change

Sometimes that change comes quicker than one expects...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The instant replay official whose failure to overturn a bad call helped Oregon beat Oklahoma has been granted a leave of absence for the remainder of the football season by the Pac-10.

The league announced Wednesday that official Gordon Riese, who has already been suspended for a game by the Pac-10, requested a leave of absence.

Because Pac-10 replay officials work in crews, replay assistant Roger Judd also will not work any more games this season.

"Gordon Riese had a distinguished 28-year career as a Pac-10 official and, with the exception of Saturday, had done a fine job as a replay official," Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen said. "He is an individual with impeccable officiating credentials and unquestioned integrity. We look forward to his return next season."

Riese has said he was "struggling" with missing the call.

"I feel so bad I missed that call, it's driving me crazy," he said.

In the final minutes of Oregon's 34-33 comeback victory over Oklahoma, the Ducks recovered an onside kick that set up what turned out to be the winning touchdown.

Oregon's recovery of the onside kick should have been disallowed because the Ducks touched the ball before it went the required 10 yards.

They're both gone cause they work as a crew? What, are they married or something? No, they're both gone cause they were without a clue. That, or for lying their asses off with their claim they didn't have all the angles. Lying or stupid, either way they are done.

Now all we need to do is pile on some extra time for this joker, the magician who awarded the ball to Oregon. Here is is searching frantically for his seeing eye dog.

I don't know how I can keep away from awarding this entire performance five COME ONs...

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Comments on "Quick change"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 AM, September 21, 2006) : 

Now you know what it feels like to play in Frisco...


Blogger Marc Foster said ... (9:00 AM, September 21, 2006) : 

Somehow, I don't think the refs would have been a factor the first time my team visited Frisco - Texas Tornado 13, Lone Star Cavalry 0...


Anonymous AAAcoach said ... (10:14 AM, September 21, 2006) : 

Marc - I think you are missing the point, if OK wouldn't schedule such tough non-conference opponents, they wouldn't have this problem. Up here in Gopherland, we get told the same thing each year like,

"There isn't anybody we play that they don't have the capability of beating us." - Glen Mason

And then we procede to play two of the worst teams in Div-I A football; Kent State (44-0) and Temple (62-0) and add in North Dakota State who is currently transitioning between D-II and D-I. Then we don't have to worry about incompetent / crooked refs blowing on-sides kick calls, etc. We blow these teams out and go home happy. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 PM, September 21, 2006) : 

much ado about nothing, OU not gonna be close to BCS consideration anyways...



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 PM, September 21, 2006) : 

... And Bobby Knight says 'hello.'


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 PM, September 22, 2006) : 

i thought w/ the NCAA the road team was in charge of officials for non conferance games??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM, September 22, 2006) : 

I think each conference controls how their home non-league games are officiated. If I'm not mistaken, those arrangements are included in the game contract.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 PM, September 22, 2006) : 

yeah that would save the bigIX some money on having to fly a crew out there.


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