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.
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!
Or just buys the rules?
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
What dirty play are you talking about?
Cam Newton is not being investigated.
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.
Sorry about the Cam Newton slur. My husband gave me bad info.
He's a liberal whiner too.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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