Thursday, October 22, 2009

SEC = Soap opEra Conference?

What the heck is wrong with the SEC? You'd think that the strongest conference in college football would have it together. Apparently, they don't:

Kicking Controversy
Steve Spurrier complained that the Alabama kicker was using tape to spot his kicks, which is a 5-yard penalty. This is not news, but pretty much any time an SEC coach says something that will get a couple rednecks riled up, it's going to be on ESPN. The highlight of this article is the sixth paragraph: "'We certainly don't want our players to do anything that's illegal,' Saban said. 'It is a 5-yard penalty if you do anything to enhance the spot. We've done some research on it, and over half the teams in the league do something with it.'" OK, so Saban says, "hey, we are against this illegal stuff, but everyone else does it, so it should be alright if we do it." Cool.
Side note: is it even worth responding to a coach who didn't even fill out his own all-conference ballot?

Lame-o Refs
I don't know how to respond to this one. I mean, are your refs really so clueless that they can't distinguish when it's OK to throw a game altering 15 yard flag. Everyone knows that you don't throw a flag when the game is on the line unless it's really obvious. Or unless it's a really dumb call.
In case you're wondering what all these rednecks are so worked up about, here is a video of the play. Watch the left side of the screen about 8-12 seconds in.

And I'm sure there's more SEC drama going on, but I don't feel like poking around for it. I just like thinking about how hilarious it would be to coach an SEC team. You coach one of the best programs in the nation, but you also get a side job as a high school girl. Totally!