The Sugar Bowl was a great game. It's a shame it wasn't ultimately decided by the players on the field.
Yep, those Shi**ty Pac-12 Rejects that we know and love conspired to determine the outcome of the Sugar Bowl in favor of the up-and-rising Michigan Wolverines. For those who missed it, here is the replay of a play made by VT Hokie Danny Coale in the first overtime of a game that ended regulation tied at 20.
This was ruled a "catch" by the side judge (which IMO was actually a ballsy - but correct - call) and VT took the lead as fans marveled at the reception. But everything has to be reviewed, especially by SPTRs who must get "their fair share of air." More after el jumpolio . . .
Stop me if you've heard this one before. Pac-12 Crew Chief Jay Stricherz overulled the play. There is no touchdown . . . a field goal was missed. Then Michigan kicked a field goal to win 23-20. Yeah, I dont care that much . . . if it weren't the SPTRs at the heart of this disaster. Even if we want to side with these pathetic zebras (no offense to real zebras), there was no way this was enough to overrule the call on field . . . but this should surprise noone.
Just thought I'd file the crew chief's name away for future reference. Jay Stricherz is a vice-principal at St. Patrick's in Tacoma, Washington. He was involved in a game between Fresno State and Oregon at Eugene a few years ago, and the people in Fresno think they got royally screwed, for what it's worth. Last year, Bill Doba and the fans in Pullman were pissed. They had a shot at beating USC, in what eventually turned out to be a six-point loss. Stricherz waved off a flag for holding on USC and kept their key drive alive. In 2001, ASu fans were pissed at a loss at Stanford when Stricherz ruled that Stanford's QB was down (when he wasn't), and a interception returned for a TD was negated. Bud Withers of the Seattle Times had a long 2005 column listing various problem games and calls the Stricherz crew "flag-happy."
I didn't cite check these references, but this was lifted from http://www.uasports.net/forums/show.aspx?id=176205&forumid=1
This leads me to believe that everyone is taking crazy pills . . . how does this happen?