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Video: What May Be The Nastiest, Helmet-Popping, Game-Changing Tackle Ever (And Justice was served)
breitbart ^ | 1/2/13

Posted on 01/02/2013 2:11:02 PM PST by bestintxas

South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney nasty hit against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

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All I can say is, like the announcer yesterday, Justice was served after the worst call ever seen by millions that was indisputable.

All three refs caught witnessing the theft should have already been fired today. Like politicians, they will likely never have to be held accountable for their actions.

1 posted on 01/02/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

I didn’t watch the game. What was the bad call?


2 posted on 01/02/2013 2:17:39 PM PST by sphinx
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To: bestintxas

Looked like a good Football play to me! Timing is everything!


3 posted on 01/02/2013 2:19:23 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: bestintxas
Justice was served after the worst call ever seen by millions that was indisputable.

The refs are blind!

4 posted on 01/02/2013 2:20:26 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: bestintxas

I bleed maize and blue, I was born and raised on Michigan football and my son-in-law attends UofM, but even my husband, son-in-law and I agreed that the first down call that clearly wasn’t was a horrible call, and as we said after the HORRIBLE hit and fumble, “The ball don’t lie!!”


5 posted on 01/02/2013 2:22:58 PM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: sphinx

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/refs-blind-no-really-outback-bowl-officials-terrible-212632820—ncaaf.html

Right in front of SC bench. Spurrier in rightfully arguing almost dropped dead of a hear attack


6 posted on 01/02/2013 2:26:32 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: bestintxas

That was an excellent hit!


7 posted on 01/02/2013 2:28:34 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bestintxas

Had a Big Ten fan today try and tell me that Clowney led with his head and should have been ejected. I froze the video at point of impact. Textbook. Clowney’s head was up. Face mask buried in the runners chest. Arms locked up. Helmet never got above the pads of the rb.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 2:29:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: bestintxas

The first down call was an abomination. The subsequent hit by Clowney was a helmet planted right on the UofM ballcarrier’s chin. I don’t think anyone would have held onto the ball after that hit.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 2:31:33 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: bestintxas

That had to be one of the best hits/defensive plays I’ve ever seen!

Sadly, had it been the NFL, the guy probably would have been fined and suspended for a game or two.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 2:31:43 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bestintxas
What a crock this story is, sure the call was bad, justice was likely served, but when they got the ball back they didn't even score with their new possession, so what's the fuss all about?

And if the first call was bad (it appeared to be bad), why wasn't the helmet to helmet hit they're crowing about even worse? Last I heard that's a huge penalty.

11 posted on 01/02/2013 2:32:44 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

Maybe because it wasn’t helmet to helmet.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 2:34:12 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
It's possible it wasn't, but probable it was. I saw the video, I froze it, and it sure looks like it. It may not be conclusive, but how does a helmet pop off like that if he didn't hit it? Was the ref blind in reverse?

Besides, the bad call never impacted the game, so what's the big deal? The article claims it's some game changer, but it wasn't at all.

13 posted on 01/02/2013 2:39:44 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I saw what you saw. No mention if the other players chin strap was in place. You got to admit... with a name like, “JADEVEON CLOWNEY’... he is destined for the NFL. LOL!


14 posted on 01/02/2013 2:39:45 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree
LOL!!! Easy do develop an attitude in the formative years, it would be.
15 posted on 01/02/2013 2:42:35 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: bestintxas

Changed my mind after seeing more pictures of it, close up and other better angles. It was a first down. The mark wasn’t at the stick. It was at the end of the orange chain links that attach to the stick by a “dog latch.” The latch was the gap you see but it’s not part of the measurement.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 2:43:18 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: bestintxas

As a lifelong Buckeye fan & grad, that was a nommy treat.

One of the worst calls we ever saw...followed by wonderful smackdown. The only thing better would have been if that michigan Charlie Weis Wannabe choked on a sideline ham sammich and took Michael Moore down with him.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 2:44:19 PM PST by LadyBuck (I've read so much about the evils of drinking & smoking that I've given up reading.)
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To: momtothree

Jadeveon Clowney does fit right in as seen by this (spoof) video. IT IS REAL FUNNY FOLKS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss


18 posted on 01/02/2013 2:46:44 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Don't think I ever saw a shot perpendicular to the measurement. Always an angle so difficult to really see just where the tip of the ball was...
19 posted on 01/02/2013 2:46:55 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: bestintxas

Is there a video of that?


20 posted on 01/02/2013 2:48:16 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bestintxas

Anyone who has ever watched SEC football knows that Spurrier encourages brutal hits on opposing teams. Football is a rough game.. but how many times has SC (and Florida before them) eeked out a game after an opposing team QB, RB, or WR gets injured?


21 posted on 01/02/2013 2:54:58 PM PST by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: DAC21
If there are no Clemson Tigers up for the Heisman next season then we all want Clowney just for the sheer entertainment value of his acceptance speech.
22 posted on 01/02/2013 2:57:20 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: brothers4thID
but how many times has SC (and Florida before them) eeked out a game after an opposing team QB, RB, or WR gets injured?

Not nearly as many times and Saban's Steroid Boys have...

23 posted on 01/02/2013 2:59:28 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: brothers4thID

That said, having watched the video, Clowney clearly had his head up.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 3:02:46 PM PST by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87DJDzCy4jg


25 posted on 01/02/2013 3:06:02 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Name a Bama player on steroids.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 3:10:05 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Rebelbase

Thanks!


27 posted on 01/02/2013 3:35:20 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: petitfour

Take off the Crimson Colored glasses and you could see for yourself.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 4:22:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Just as I thought.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 4:25:07 PM PST by petitfour
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To: DAC21

I have seen that video probably ten times... each time, I laugh harder. You know, I watch football now and when I hear a “Key and Peele” sounding football name.. I howl. Jadeveon Clowney is absolutely perfect sounding! Hugs, Mom


30 posted on 01/02/2013 6:02:24 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The mark wasn’t at the stick.

It wasn’t a first down if it wasn’t “at the stick”


31 posted on 01/02/2013 6:59:53 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

Been all over the web and the only consensus is that 1st down is if the nose of the ball is past the last link of the chain, not at the sticks.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 9:57:58 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The last link of the chain is the stick. Doesn’t matter though your team lost


33 posted on 01/03/2013 6:22:31 PM PST by Figment
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To: Lakeshark

Nay nay my friend, on both points.

First, the Gamecocks scored on a bomb the VERY NEXT PLAY, so the hit absolutely changed the game around.

Second, Clowney’s head was UP, he saw what he hit, and he immediately had the presence of mind to see the ball pop out and where it was, and he picked it up in a split second. NONE of that would be possible if the head had been down, and the helmet used as the weapon, which is what the penalty in the NFL is about.

Not saying a ref might not have called it, but the no call was the proper call on the hit.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 8:58:35 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: republicanbred
but even my husband, son-in-law and I agreed that the first down call that clearly wasn’t was a horrible call,

U of M fan here too and I couldn't believe that call either........

As for the tackle, just wow!

35 posted on 01/05/2013 9:02:27 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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