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Video: I’ve heard of refs trying to decide the game …

posted at 10:58 pm on December 12, 2012 by

… but I’ve never heard of one trying to play the game.  CBS Sports hasn’t seen this before, either.  When the Brooklyn Nets’ Kris Humphries about to take a free throw, referee Courtney Kirkland comes flying at Humphries in an attempt to block the shot:

Apparently, the Toronto Raptors wanted to make a substitution, but that doesn’t usually involve flying referees.

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Ed, you may have seen this one from 2008. Ref squares up against a South Carolina running back and stops him cold.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/3690857/ref-tackles-player

shaner5000 on December 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM

In the final minutes of the Alabama vs. Georgia SEC Championship game where the refs took forever to rule whether it was an Alabama interception or an incomplete pass, seconds left, with Georgia behind having no time outs remaining… I remember saying to my girlfriend the refs sure are giving the team with no time outs one helluva time out!

viking01 on December 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I didn’t know Candy Crowley also was a ref…

Spike72AFA on December 13, 2012 at 9:06 AM

regardless, it is incumbent upon the visiting squad to score enough points to overcome the occasional blocked shot by a referee.

It’s called the Laker’s need a Threepete rule, although I don’t think it’s written down officially anywhere.
It’s well known in Sacramento.

papertiger on December 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

here it is. Right next to the Kobe Bryant’s elbow can not cause a foul.
No foul!

papertiger on December 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

In the final minutes of the Alabama vs. Georgia SEC Championship game where the refs took forever to rule whether it was an Alabama interception or an incomplete pass, seconds left, with Georgia behind having no time outs remaining… I remember saying to my girlfriend the refs sure are giving the team with no time outs one helluva time out!

viking01 on December 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Since they had no idea if they were going to be on defense or offense w/the next down, it didn’t really help or hurt either team.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I was actually watching that game (as a Knicks fan rooting against the Nets) and thought the ref should have given himself a Technical.

Howard Portnoy on December 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Since they had no idea if they were going to be on defense or offense w/the next down, it didn’t really help or hurt either team.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Presuming coaches can do nothing with extra time benevolently supplied them, their receivers and running backs wont’ bother to catch their breath, get a drink, talk about who’s covering whom, etc. Oh, wait! Were it an interception then game over because defense against opponent taking a knee is superfluous so the team with time outs wasn’t going to be wasting their gift setting up a defensive strategy. Were it incomplete pass however then a time out to set up, rest up then line up for a hail Mary not possible with getting close to 0:00 on the clock then it’s obvious for whom the free time out helps.

Fail.

viking01 on December 13, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Fail.

I already lived thru 2009 & don’t care to revisit words that deserve to be set aside. :)

…their receivers and running backs wont’ bother to catch their breath…

It was the fourth play of the drive, dude.

I’m not trying to argue, but…..seriously, in no way were those guys tired after running two pass plays & one running play prior to that near-Int.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’m not trying to argue, but…..seriously, in no way were those guys tired after running two pass plays & one running play prior to that near-Int.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

In the words of John Sununu: “You’re struggling.”

Better get used to words you don’t like…

You can’t be serious. It’s not simply a matter of being tired it’s a matter of getting set up, plays arranged and other pesky requirements of a contact sport on a large, noisy gridiron where it’s easier to discuss things with coach(es) in person instead of hoping you’ve got the signals right on a hurry-up offense situation.

Part of what makes Saban a brilliant coach both formerly at LSU and now at Alabama is his ability to manage the clock successfully. LSU noticed that again this year. Another part of what makes Saban a brilliant coach is going for two earlier in the game to force Georgia into a touchdown or nothing corner. That made their wastefulness of time outs all the more relevant.

Yet the point you keep dancing away from is how time out favors the team which already squandered away theirs and had Georgia been in field goal range with that still ruled an incomplete pass they could have worked an entirely different strategy given the free time out to do so.

viking01 on December 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

and had Georgia been in field goal range with that still ruled an incomplete pass they could have worked an entirely different strategy given the free time out to do so.

Uh, they weren’t, so anything pertaining to that is a waste of time. A. They weren’t tired. B. No one was setting up any play, they were all watching the jumbo tron. C. If you keep doing that while staring at your Nick Saban poster (alongside your UofA season pass schedule) you’ll go blind.

Trying to end w/a joke because, like I said, I really wasn’t trying to argue. Heck, I don’t even follow college FB. Reason: armchair QB fans who could erase the deficit if we could buy their knowledge for what it’s worth & sell for what they think it’s worth.

Good luck winning the Nat’l Championship (seriously).

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

… and just in case you intentionally misunderstand that last paragraph it was phrased as such to indicate options and weight a lengthy free official time out might otherwise have given them had their opponent under Saban’s direction not already taken away that option by point spread and throwing a final pass complete to the five instead of trying one into the paint which could matter.

So, even with the free time out provided Georgia still called and ran a bad play given the circumstances. Seldom a mistake without consequence at the SEC level of play.

viking01 on December 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I see you took the bait and then went ghetto presumptuous with your 1st paragraph last sentence. Humor is not your strong point.
Silliness, maybe.

Sad, yet predictable.

viking01 on December 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

viking,
Life’s short. Relax, have a cyber-brew on me, smile and lighten the heck up. There already is a Debbie Schlussel, we don’t need more.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Good grief! Now it thinks it’s an advice columnist…

viking01 on December 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM

That’s what I get for trying to extend the olive branch.

Okay, go back to being irritating college football fanatic that people can’t stand to be around #4,336,083.

That is, if you’re not too tired, like you originally said the GA wide receivers were. BTW, the last play was a pass to the corner, it was tipped by the DL.

You idiot wannabe jock who couldn’t cut it so you spend your weekends pretending you’re Brent Musberger. In this case, another obnoxious Tide fan, almost as bad as a freaking Yankee fan.

Make your reply a good one: I won’t see it, but it’ll make you feel good to see your own words because, much like your athletic career, they’re RELEVANT.

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Cam Winston on December 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Cam, Cam, Cam, Cam, Cam….

The Olive Branch was a great idea, but it was inevitable that viking girl wouldn’t take it, because you missed the most relevant info of all that he presented:

I remember saying to my girlfriend

You will never reach compromise with an unmarried man who gained an ego boost with his girlfriend from the event he is re-telling.

rwenger43 on December 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Viking girl,

I grant you that the refs took a long time to make that call in the SECCG: the initial ruling was made while I was still at work, and I clocked out and drove home in the time it took the refs to [correctly] overturn the call.

I made a 9-10 minute drive, walked in and turned on the TV as they were re-setting the ball to be snapped.

But they got it right, and on such a grand stage, that’s all you can ask. So how long do you think they should have taken? Would 5 minutes be fair to you?

And while you might be a passionate fan, it’s clear you’ve never coached: Mark Richt’s biggest fear with an extended delay would be over-coaching. A coach would have said all the important stuff in the first 2-3 minutes.

The idea that a well-coached, veteran team would need such a long delay to make their drive effective during the 60th minute of the 13th game of the year is insulting to all well-coached teams everywhere. I’ve seen high school teams with losing records run efficient drives with no time outs.

You might have impressed yourself in your girlfriend’s eyes with that lame observation you borrowed from an “at-least-I-get-paid-to-make-dumb-observations” analyst, but it wasn’t very relevant in that situation.

I offer no olive branch.

There is no comparison between the NBA ref and the refs in the SEC Championship.

And you’re an egotistical boor. I hope your girlfriend is impressed with your more important assets, like your conservative values.

rwenger43 on December 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Boom!

You definitely got the “you borrowed from an “at-least-I-get-paid-to-make-dumb-observations” analyst,” part right. Nail, hammer…

Here’s the thing that was the giveaway…when viking typed (after messing up initially with the incorrect ‘the WRs got a breather’ part) “it’s a matter of getting set up, plays arranged and other pesky requirements “.

A. Getting set up = going to line of scrimmage. Not a big deal, takes a few seconds.
B. Plays arranged = Richt asking OC which play he’d recommend & then Richt deciding and them signaling/telling which play to run. Again, takes a few seconds.
C. Other pesky requirements = other stuff he’s heard on Mike & Mike or PTI.

The extra time really didn’t do anything. All UGA had to decide was which play to run if it was overturned. That’s it. All the sundry stuff applies to pretty much any situation.

viking was trying to overthink it, perhaps because that impresses his GF. It impresses no one when you spout inanities mixed in with too-much-fanaticism towards the UofA head coach (really, that got creepy).

Well played, rwenger.

Cam Winston on December 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM