I’m more a college football fan than a professional one. I do watch the pros at times like yesterday watching the Patriots. One thing I’ve observed in the past which was confirmed yesterday was the bias the referees have against Patriot opponents.
How often do you get to see two offensive pass interference calls in a game? Rarely, I’d suggest. What about during one set of downs? That’s what happened in yesterday’s game. It sort of smoothered the comeback attempt. It wouldn’t be so bad if the officials called the action of the Patriot defenders as closely as their opponents but they don’t.
If any team doesn’t need the referee s carrying it then it’s the Patriots. A while ago I read that Kraft was on the owners committee that oversees the refs. Does that impact their calls?
Speaking of refs I planned to watch BC play Clemson Saturday night. To my great dismay it wasn’t on. How could it be the number 4 team Clemson wasn’t on national TV? It was on the ACC television network. My cable company Comcast with Xfinity doesn’t carry that network. I ended up watching the Notre Dame game.
At one point, believe it or not, Notre Dame had a chance. That was courtesy of a bum call of defensive pass interference against Michigan that kept a ND drive alive. The crowd continually showed their displeasure. Then came the make-up calls. To quiet the fans the refs called two pass interference against ND.
Not that any of that made a difference in this game. ND’s quarterback Ian Book, who hasn’t shown me much this year, really threw in the towel early. Was it the horrible weather? Both sides faced it so it had to be something else. One thing that was strange was ND coach said they never practiced in inclement weather.
I watched part of the TCU v Texas game. Max Duggan freshman quarterback was superb. ND was one of three places he considered. He settled on TCU. He would have made ND into a national champ.
Then there’s BC. The line on the game had Clemson winning by 35 points. If I’d known that and was a better I’d have loaded up on it. BC lost by over 50 points. Who ever would have thought? I’d have been a bit poorer.
But I am poorer in a different way being a BC fan. BC has settled on being forever mediocre. Year after year poor coaches produce poor teams. There was a time it was among the top teams. It hasn’t been since the Spaz-Daz years that seem endless. It is sad that BC accepts this. Perhaps it should get out of ACC and go where it can be competitive.
Although this year the ACC is rather pathetic so it was BC’s time to shine. Compare the ACC with the SEC. The ACC has Clemson in the top 20 and the SEC has 4 teams in the top ten including one and two. Two weeks from now the top two face off. In the interim Clemson faces some patsies. The SEC provides exciting football, the ACC muddles along.
Sometimes.I think Clemson should move to the SEC and the rest of the ACC merge with the Colonial League. It’d be nice to have the BC – Holy Cross rivalry again.