Post by Police Moderator on Nov 21, 2011 15:55:23 GMT -5
I am a Tennessee fan and watched the game.
The controversy seems to be that a whistle blew (Wrongly) on a game winning interception. A referee (I feel his pain!) made a mistake and after review by the officials, and millions of viewers, the bad call was reversed and the touchdown awarded to Tennessee.
The controversy is that the rules allegedly state that once a whistle sounds, the play cannot be reviewed per the Vandy fans. But, doesn't a whistle sound at the end of every play? And many of those plays are still reviewed? Do coaches have to call for a review before a whistle is blown? Or is it just in OT?
I need to be educated and I am depending on the all knowing CMFers to fill me in!
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Because the whistle blew, it should have been a dead ball, which cannot be reversed. Whether or not it was an int. could be, but the ball would have still been down right there and TN would have had the ball on the Candy 25.
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Post by Conservator on Nov 23, 2011 12:36:47 GMT -5
They made a bad call by blowing the whistle pre-maturely, then reversed the bad call with another bad call - giving the Vols the TD when it should have just been their ball. The refs ultimately made their decision on what should have played out, even though that was going against NCAA rules. Maybe they figured two wrongs make a right...?
Note: When it comes to the NCAA, there are no consistencies... they make their own rules as they go.
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