Posted by Sun Devil P.A.T. on October 12, 20 at 16:05:15:
In Reply to: Referees are only human posted by BJDevil on October 12, 20 at 10:18:44:
My mother and father went to the University of Arkansas. I grew up being both a Razorback and Sun Devil fan. Over the years, ASU is my number one team, and Arkansas is my number two team.
No doubt, Arkansas got a bad call on Saturday, but the Razorbacks started the game slowly, falling behind 0-17 in the second quarter. Also, Arkansas coach probably cost them two points, by "chasing" points, trying for two point conversions instead of kicking the extra point, following touchdowns in the 2nd & 3rd quarters. In my opinion, you don't go for two until the 4th quarter. If Arkansas kicks the extra point, instead of going for two, then they most likely have a 3 point lead, instead of 1.
The point I'm trying to make is there are A LOT of plays in a football game that make a difference in the outcome. Do referees screw up? Yes, they do. Do players screw up? Yes, they do. Do coaches screw up? Yes, they do. It sucks that a referees screw up may have cost Arkansas a great upset win, but excuses are for losers. You don't hear winners saying we won that game because of a bad call by the referees. It was a tough loss for the Razorbacks, but I think their players and coaches played a role in it. That's my two cents on this whole thing.
I'm happy that Arkansas appears to have a team that plays with passion and pride this year, because the last two years, they've been BRUTAL! Go Razorbacks! Go Sun Devils!
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