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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: 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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