Sickening Tostito Bowl

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    Could ESPN commentator Brent Musberger be any more blatant in his favoritism? I guess the PAC10 doesn't warrant his interest -- even though Oregon and Stanford and Fresno State made it to bowl games. But I guess they don't count...

    Why were the refs taking direction from the Auburn coach?
    Could they really be that biased?

    Admittedly, Oregon was the David in this faceoff.
    When you are the Goliath you should not have to play dirty -- and get away with it.
    Was there a single call in Oregon's favor?
    And not for anything, but why is Auburn even allowed to play in a bowl game when their QB is being investigated by the NCAA for taking bribes?

    Well, good for Oregon for getting to a tie. The game should have gone into overtime (and if they'd lost then it would have been ok). Instead, the officials handed the game to Auburn.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, MM!  But Oregon did good to be as close as they were.  Of course, I am biased because the SEC is the favored conference in the deep south.  If Cam hadn't fumbled the ball late in the fourth quarter Oregon would have never tied it up.

      But it was a good championship game for a change.  Face it, the SEC rules! smile

      1. profile image62
        logic,commonsenseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Or just buys the rules?smile
        Can't stand Chizek, but do believe that Cam should go #1 in the draft.  He is an awesome talent!  Fairly isn't too bad either.  The worst problem is most Heisman winners are a bust and most of the top defensive picks in the draft rarely turn out.  These 2 could be the exception, they are that good.  Newton seems to have the right attitude so far and could go a lot farther than Tebow.
        Not a Pac 10 or Auburn fan but these 2 should be the top 2 at the end of it all.  Don't think TCU could have beat either.  Course we'll never know will we? smile

        1. esornoso profile image60
          esornosoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Seriously, Cam and Mr.Dirty top two? You're need to get out and go on vacation out of your SEC mindset.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image60
            Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Oh!  A USC fan criticizing SEC players? I am shocked!! lol

      2. profile image53
        MichiganManposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hopefully the NCAA does the right thing and declares Scam ineligible and strips Auburn of the SEC and national title.  We all know the SEC practices the pay to play option!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image60
          Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Tsk tsk tsk!  "We"?  Who the hell is "We"?

    2. tobey100 profile image61
      tobey100posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed Mom.  At one point in the second half an Oregon player was down on the field and Musberger spent the next four minutes talking about how Newton looked like he might be a little shook up.  Just alittle commentary on my part....Herbstreet needs to go back to working at MacDonalds and Musberger's starting to look like the thumb of an old catcher's mitt.

      1. profile image53
        MichiganManposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        First of all it's McDonalds not MacDonals, and Kirk Herbstriet, not Herbstreet.  Kirk is a very good college football analysist, and it is hard for me to admit to that since he went to Ohio State.  Just wanted to correct you, that's it.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    I agree Oregon did very well to get as close as they did and they were definitely out of their league.
    The SEC may rule, but is it through dirty playing or true talent?
    Or is it just Auburn?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry again, MM.  I didn't see any dirty play.  The touchdown by Auburn was overruled by the officials at the end of the game, so one could say the refs favored Oregon in that one.  Actually, Oregon did better than I expected them to do since their schedule was so easy. 

      This is why the SEC is so good.  If an SEC team goes undefeated it is certain they have been tested by the best.  You would have to live in the south to understand.  smile

    2. Jim Hunter profile image61
      Jim Hunterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What dirty play are you talking about?

      Cam Newton is not being investigated.

    3. profile image53
      MichiganManposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't see any dirty play and yes Scam is still under investigation, with possible sanctions to be handed down to him and Auburn.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    Sorry about the Cam Newton slur. My husband gave me bad info.
    He's a liberal whiner too.

  4. LakeShow T profile image75
    LakeShow Tposted 12 years ago

    Well, Cam Newton was being investigated until some people realized it would be more lucrative for everyone involved to have him and Auburn play in the National Championship. The NCAA claimed to have concluded their investigation for now, but it is most likely that Auburn will get stripped of this National title within the next 2-5 years when nobody cares anymore any everyone has made their money. This sort of thing has happened time after time in collegiate sports -- perhaps most notably and recently to USC and Reggie Bush.

  5. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    I watched the game and I'm not quite sure what you're talking about. Was there a specific play in particular that the refs goofed on? It looked like a fair game to me.

    The Cam Newton story certainly is not over. As LakeShow T said, these situations tend to get dealt with years after the fact when fans won't care anymore. If Cam Newton had been ruled ineligible in the middle of this season Auburn would not have gone undefeated and it would have made a real mess of things. Now that everyone has made their money, they can wait a few years and then vacate the national title when nobody cares anymore. They'll use all the evidence they already have, but they'll make it seem like their decision was the result of a long investigation. It's all a charade.

    1. profile image59
      C.J. Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sad but true. It's not about following the rules. It's about making money.

  6. AskAshlie3433 profile image60
    AskAshlie3433posted 12 years ago

    I thought he was more for Oregon, then he was Auburn. You should be proud though. The Ducks never quit and if it wasn't for their turnovers, they would of won easily. I hate Auburn!

  7. AskAshlie3433 profile image60
    AskAshlie3433posted 12 years ago

    I heard some replays of the game and I do see what you are talking about. I don't know where he went to college at, but he probable has ties to Auburn. Sometimes, we don't think about a commentator, who he likes and who he hates. College rivalry games are heated. All commentators go to college or they are affiliated with a certain college. I think this may be the case. I might be wrong, but I don know, he likes Auburn over Oregon.

  8. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 12 years ago

    Just saw Cam Newton is going to enter the NFL draft.  After watching the game, I don't think he's ready.  He doesn't see the field well and he holds the ball too long.  On the other hand, he's been a winner and a great athlete.  I think another year of college would really help him improve as a passer.

    Interesting that Andrew Luck is staying in college and he's a better pro quarterback in my estimation right now.

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image64
      I am DB Cooperposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Without a doubt, Luck is taking a big risk by staying in college, but I respect him for staying in school. If he gets injured or has a less-impressive season next year (see what happened to Jake Locker this year, going from projected #1 to possibly a 2nd round pick), it could end up costing him millions.


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