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Officially Speaking’s Basketball Debut

Now that football season is over, we no longer get our weekly dose of potential plays for Officially Speaking. Never fear, because basketball season is upon us and with it comes an even bigger pool of potential plays for tBBC’s officials to discuss; not saying that basketball officials are worse but there are more teams […]

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Officially Speaking- Target: Badgers

There’s really not much to complain about from Saturday’s B1G Championship win, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try. For our final edition of Officially Speaking for the 2014 season, let’s take a look at the play that made Corey Smith miss the celebration. Gary: Initially after watching this play I thought it was a horrible […]

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Officially Speaking: B1G Turkeys

Coach Meyer had a reason to be frustrated last Saturday- the Buckeye defense had served up a heap of stuffing to Indiana’s run game when the flag fluttered to the ground… Patrick: After watching several replays, this is straight a blown call. Horse collar rules states “inside the shoulder pads” and clearly Washington has a […]

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Officially Speaking: Talkin’ ‘Bout The ‘Noles

As Florida State’s impressive run towards a second undefeated season and possible second straight national title continues, they were challenged yet again early by this past Saturday. After giving up a huge lead to the Miami Hurricanes, the Seminoles began to climb back into the game with a defense that produced turnovers and an offense […]

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Officially Speaking: Hold That Tiger

One of the conspiracies that folks have about the Southeastern Conference is that their officials tend to make calls that prevent upsets; it doesn’t help to bite the hand that feeds you, and top ranked teams winning is good for the ratings and the conference. While Alabama’s win over LSU this past Saturday had more […]

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Officially Speaking: Crying Illini?

Tim Beckman had a lot of reasons to be emotional last Saturday, but one moment in particular ended up costing his team. Our team of officials look at both the call in question and the penalty that resulted to help us understand what got under Coach Beckman’s collar.

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Officially Speaking: Unhappy Valley

For the second time in three weeks, a B1G call impacted a game involving the Penn State Nittany Lions. We know what happened with the replay efforts, let’s take a look at what was going through the minds of the officials on the field: Gary: I feel that this is bad luck followed by more […]

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Officially Speaking: Bad Call Bruin?

Time for our weekly check in with college football officiating. We could have chosen the “big play of the week” or even an entire game to discuss, but we chose to take a look at a play that ended Cal’s upset bid of UCLA in Memorial Stadium (Horseshoe West):

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Officially Speaking: Penn State Robbed In Ann Arbor?

That Team Up North finally stopped the bleeding, and managed to win a home game last week against the Lions of Penn State. Did the Wolverines get a little additional help “under the lights”? Let’s see what our officials think:

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Officially Speaking: Fail To The Victors?

Amidst the chaos of last week’s college football games, there were a number of controversial or questionable plays. Today, our officiating team takes a look at a call that may have cost Michigan a victory, and certainly didn’t help cool down Brady Hoke’s hot seat.

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Officially Speaking: Notre Shame

Our latest look around the world of college officiating takes a gander at Saturday’s tilt between the Fighting Irish and the Syracuse orange. Let’s take a look at the play in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rpOBQ58tot0#t=70 WVaBuckeye- First things first. What were the TWO backfield officials, typically your best rules guys, doing killing the play? The referee has […]

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Officially Speaking: Mississippi Stomp

We’re back in the SEC this week, midway through the Bulldogs’ road upset of LSU. Mississippi State’s Dillon Day steps out and tries to make friends with Devon Godchaux and Rashard Robinson:

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Officially Speaking: Week Three

Our clinic on college football officiating continues with a look at one of the most controversial plays from this past weekend. In the first overtime against Kentucky, the Gators found themselves down an initial score. Facing fourth and seven from the nine yard line, Florida comes up with their version of a sacred play to […]

Officially Speaking: Week Two

As you may remember, we’re checking in regularly with our favorite college and high school officials, giving them a chance to help us understand a recent on-field event. Today, we “target” a play from last week’s Michigan/Notre Dame tilt. OK Buckeye: Welcome to another week and for a review of a play type that has […]

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Officially Speaking: Week One

In a new feature here at tBBC, we’ll ask our cadre of stellar high school and college officials to weigh in on an interesting, confusing, or controversial call from the previous week. First up, Ohio State at Navy In Baltimore this weekend, the officials were called into service early to make a decision on a […]

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