The “zebras” just can’t get it right even with all the reviews, and sometimes the calls are just so bad it makes you wonder if these guys are blind or is there some bias going on out there on the field and in the review box.
Someone must have gotten to the “zebras” before the Ohio State and Notre Dame game and told them to watch for everything defensive end Joey Bosa does as he likes to come in with his head down. Well the game just started and it looked like Joey made a good play but the flag came out and he was convicted of targeting. What a bunch of crap!
So his college career was cut short as he was ejected on what was a very sad call.
Now you got to get me right here, I am completely against targeting but Joey was not targeting. He was going for the shoulder pads and got them also. Targeting is going after the other player’s head.
Now as I watched all the college football games this past weekend there were so many plays far worse than that and there was not even a flag. Just watch the hit in the Kansas State-Arkansas game. No ejection there.
The bottom line is, if you are going to make this call all the “zebras” need to be consistent and not ref with a bias. We know that will be difficult and I must be nuts to even think it could happen. Maybe the next rule that comes down from Congress will be no hitting above the belt.
I say just turn it into flag football and no one over 150 pounds can play, or just do away with football altogether, especially the NFL as it is a non-taxable company anyway.
And for all of those bettors who had Oregon at pick or +1, all I can say is the bettors who had TCU got their money’s worth. As for the NFL, the wild card playoffs start this weekend. We will take a look at the four games, two on Saturday, two Sunday.
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Wild Card Playoffs
Chiefs -3 at Texans (41): KC has been on a roll. They beat these Texans in the first game of the season in Houston, 27-20, but then lost five in a row and looked done. They ended with a 10 game win streak due to playing great defense. The Texans won their last three, beating bad teams and giving up just 22 points. Can’t bet against the KC defense. CHIEFS.
Steelers -2.5 at Bengals (46.5): Now don’t get confused as the betting numbers on this game are not in order. Last Wednesday if you listened to Race Day Las Vegas this bettor predicted the Bills would beat the Jets and the Steelers would get in.
The Steelers have never been out of a game all year and could be a one loss team if they had a top coaching staff. Their worst loss came at Kansas City with a hurt Big Ben when they got beat 23-13. These two split this year with Cincy winning at Pitt and the Steelers winning at Cincy. In what looks to be a field goal game we must take Ben with his January experience over A.J. McCarron. STEELERS.
SEAHAWKS -5.5 at Vikings (42.5): This betting number will be out of order on the betting board so be careful. Seattle looked like the Super Bowl birds of the past with a crushing win over the Cardinals. These Seahawks beat the Vikings, 38-7, in Minny on Dec. 6. Same result this time around. SEAHAWKS.
Packers PK at Redskins (46.5): Green Bay has never been the same team without Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers, one of the great ones, just does not have enough weapons to get the job done. Gotta love the way the Redskins won and covered their last four with three of those wins coming on the road at Chicago, Philly and Dallas. REDSKINS.
at Glendale, Ariz.
Alabama -7 vs. Clemson (52½): As I wrote in last week’s column when Tigers were getting points vs. Oklahoma, we get the No. 1 team in the country getting a TD. Did the Crimson Tide look that good or did the Spartans look that bad. Well I think both. Clemson will not roll over like Michigan State. We must take the 7 with a team that is on a mission. CLEMSON.
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CFB Season: 91-65-3