Fire Sankey

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adam.vol

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SEC officials are not upholding fair play. Whether it’s football or basketball, I’ve watched the SEC’s officiating crews unfairly persuade the results of many games over the course of a decade. It’s obvious to me that our conference’s commissioner refuses to do his job. Therefore, it is the SEC’s duty to replace Greg Sankey with a person who will protect the integrity of our league’s officiating. The first step to protecting fair competition - fire the man who has neglected to hold the inconsistent officiating accountable.

Please feel free to insert the photos. Last night, the game persuasion happened when a ref threw his flag on the 30 yard line after an interception happened on the 50 to call holding. I saw another choke hold block to keep Beck from getting pressured. I don’t know how else to react at this point other than to blame the league commissioner. It’s obvious to me that the officials themselves have no shame.
 
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Key message is just have the other 12 teams not named Alabama and Georgia dial out. It is clear that Sankey and the SEC don't care about them winning, they are just designed to be cannon fodder for these two programs.

The refs help the cause as well.

If Alabama and Georgia started showing up to empty SEC Stadiums, that would send a message.
 
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SEC officials are not upholding fair play. Whether it’s football or basketball, I’ve watched the SEC’s officiating crews unfairly persuade the results of many games over the course of a decade. It’s obvious to me that our conference’s commissioner refuses to do his job. Therefore, it is the SEC’s duty to replace Greg Sankey with a person who will protect the integrity of our league’s officiating. The first step to protecting fair competition - fire the man who has neglected to hold the inconsistent officiating accountable.

Please feel free to insert the photos. Last night, the game persuasion happened when a ref threw his flag on the 30 yard line after an interception happened on the 50 to call holding. I saw another choke hold block to keep Beck from getting pressured. I don’t know how else to react at this point other than to blame the league commissioner. It’s obvious to me that the officials themselves have no shame.
While I do agree that the officiating for the SEC sucks, it had no bearing on last night game. We lost by 4 TD’s, that’s not officiating. Also what sticks out to me is that the Vols have been the worst penalized team the last 3 years. This year we are one of the worst teams in the country at 9+ penalties a game committed. We need yo worry about cleaning up our mistakes first before we can expect the officials to give us the benefit of the doubt.

But the choke hold blocks, and last night interceptions are mail practice at its finest. That interception reversal was ********. Also stopping play 10 seconds into the next play after the ball has been snapped to look at the previous play has to stop also. It also seems like the Vols are on the wrong end of bad calls and no calls more than a one else and it’s starting to look like there’s an agenda. When Brian Kelly from LSU isn’t scared to say something about the officals, rhen Heup won’t say **** at all, it’s head scratching.
 
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I think that each team should have a group of 5 “fixers” whose job it is to just beat the piss out of the official who missed the call and the penalty yardage would be disregarded.
Plus 1 for the supervisor of officials.
There’s too much video evidence of the errors now, whereas their word used to be good enough.
Bout 2 weeks of that and they’ll come correct 👍
 
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While I do agree that the officiating for the SEC sucks, it had no bearing on last night game. We lost by 4 TD’s, that’s not officiating. Also what sticks out to me is that the Vols have been the worst penalized team the last 3 years. This year we are one of the worst teams in the country at 9+ penalties a game committed. We need yo worry about cleaning up our mistakes first before we can expect the officials to give us the benefit of the doubt.

But the choke hold blocks, and last night interceptions are mail practice at its finest. That interception reversal was ********. Also stopping play 10 seconds into the next play after the ball has been snapped to look at the previous play has to stop also. It also seems like the Vols are on the wrong end of bad calls and no calls more than a one else and it’s starting to look like there’s an agenda. When Brian Kelly from LSU isn’t scared to say something about the officals, rhen Heup won’t say **** at all, it’s head scratching.

Honestly, Georgia doesn't get that many calls in their favor historically. I have seen Alabama get calls (frankly not sure I have seen a bad Tennessee game where that happened though). The team that probably has benefited the most since I started watching CFB has actually been Florida.

Where I think Alabama and Georgia cheat (or have historically) is recruiting. I have no doubt they pay players and Alabama was doing it heavy in the early Saban years to build their program and SEC turned a blind eye. A lot of controversies like the text book scandal came out but never a pipe from media or investigation from NCAA or SEC. Alabama was their precious cash cow.

SEC has been designed to let Alabama win ever since it set up its HQ in Birmingham. Georgia Tech saw that and left SEC over it. Although it wouldn't make Financial senses to do this, Tennessee would probably benefit overall record-wise and program wise by moving away from SEC to another league like the ACC where they could win more and not be in a setup designed to favor Alabama.
 
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SEC officials are not upholding fair play. Whether it’s football or basketball, I’ve watched the SEC’s officiating crews unfairly persuade the results of many games over the course of a decade. It’s obvious to me that our conference’s commissioner refuses to do his job. Therefore, it is the SEC’s duty to replace Greg Sankey with a person who will protect the integrity of our league’s officiating. The first step to protecting fair competition - fire the man who has neglected to hold the inconsistent officiating accountable.

Please feel free to insert the photos. Last night, the game persuasion happened when a ref threw his flag on the 30 yard line after an interception happened on the 50 to call holding. I saw another choke hold block to keep Beck from getting pressured. I don’t know how else to react at this point other than to blame the league commissioner. It’s obvious to me that the officials themselves have no shame.

Bring 10 specific examples w video evidence and we can at least begin there.
 
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Honestly, Georgia doesn't get that many calls in their favor historically. I have seen Alabama get calls (frankly not sure I have seen a bad Tennessee game where that happened though). The team that probably has benefited the most since I started watching CFB has actually been Florida.

Where I think Alabama and Georgia cheat (or have historically) is recruiting. I have no doubt they pay players and Alabama was doing it heavy in the early Saban years to build their program and SEC turned a blind eye. A lot of controversies like the text book scandal came out but never a pipe from media or investigation from NCAA or SEC. Alabama was their precious cash cow.

SEC has been designed to let Alabama win ever since it set up its HQ in Birmingham. Georgia Tech saw that and left SEC over it. Although it wouldn't make Financial senses to do this, Tennessee would probably benefit overall record-wise and program wise by moving away from SEC to another league like the ACC where they could win more and not be in a setup designed to favor Alabama.
I wouldnt mind Tennessee being in the ACC if thats where they were originally. But the SEC is to good to want them to leave.
 
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We do not win last night regardless. However, I pay good money to go. If that face mask is called and we had that interception, it would have been an entertaining competitive game that would have been fun to watch. They took that away from us. That is why I will am thinking of just renewing some of my less expensive tickets and not mine on the West side 50. I can go if I want to and will not feel like I have to go because of the money I have already paid. They raise the cost over 33 percent for next year and did it at the beginning of the year. I think they will regret taking advantage of us for doing that AND not standing up to the powers that be when it come to the safety of these kids and protecting the integrity of the product for their fans and boosters.
 
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Honestly, Georgia doesn't get that many calls in their favor historically. I have seen Alabama get calls (frankly not sure I have seen a bad Tennessee game where that happened though). The team that probably has benefited the most since I started watching CFB has actually been Florida.

I can’t forget the Pruitt game where Bama’s lineman forearm shivered Mauer in the head while he was on the ground and knocked him out for the game with a concussion. The officials later cost us a defensive stop with a targeting penalty that wasn’t all that rough. Pruitt mentioned the targeting disparity in the post-game conference. Bama has always had an advantage with the officials since Sankey has been the commissioner - coincidentally two years after Saban took over as coach.

The only thing I’ll say about Georgia is that they got away with defensive holding in Athens last year. The lack of holding calls allowed Hyatt’s game to be negated.
 
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Bring 10 specific examples w video evidence and we can at least begin there.

While I very much want to do that, I am not that tech savvy. I am afraid I would have to learn a new skill to take that from a tv recording and put it in one video for the public to see. I was hoping that by starting the conversation some VN faithful might feel compelled to take on such a project.
 
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While I very much want to do that, I am not that tech savvy. I am afraid I would have to learn a new skill to take that from a tv recording and put it in one video for the public to see. I was hoping that by starting the conversation some VN faithful might feel compelled to take on such a project.
If you’re using a smartphone, you could just use its video function to record examples/instances from said TV recording(s). It wouldn’t be hard for you to upload that from there.
 
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Honestly, Georgia doesn't get that many calls in their favor historically. I have seen Alabama get calls (frankly not sure I have seen a bad Tennessee game where that happened though). The team that probably has benefited the most since I started watching CFB has actually been Florida.

Where I think Alabama and Georgia cheat (or have historically) is recruiting. I have no doubt they pay players and Alabama was doing it heavy in the early Saban years to build their program and SEC turned a blind eye. A lot of controversies like the text book scandal came out but never a pipe from media or investigation from NCAA or SEC. Alabama was their precious cash cow.

SEC has been designed to let Alabama win ever since it set up its HQ in Birmingham. Georgia Tech saw that and left SEC over it. Although it wouldn't make Financial senses to do this, Tennessee would probably benefit overall record-wise and program wise by moving away from SEC to another league like the ACC where they could win more and not be in a setup designed to favor Alabama.
Do realize there is about 70 mil per yr difference in the ACC and SEC payout? Nobody in the SEC is looking to leave even if they think the league is as fixed as the WWE. Yeah, SEC officiating is infuriating and should be improved but Sankey's job is to bring in the green. He's doing it well and maximizing every revenue opportunity.
 
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I don’t listen to CBS broadcast but I read that Gary was critical of SEC officiating, is that true? If so, obvious they’re leaving on a “high note”.

Too bad it took 20 yrs for the SOB to state the obvious.
 
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Do realize there is about 70 mil per yr difference in the ACC and SEC payout? Nobody in the SEC is looking to leave even if they think the league is as fixed as the WWE. Yeah, SEC officiating is infuriating and should be improved but Sankey's job is to bring in the green. He's doing it well and maximizing every revenue opportunity.

The league commissioner’s job is not to make money. I don’t know where you got that from, but the SEC generated the most revenue of any conference long before Sankey came to be commissioner - due to the competitive nature of the league as a whole. The commissioner’s job is protect the integrity of an even playing field.

No one wanted to watch Michigan and Ohio State go 10-0 before playing each other. No one wanted to watch USC or FSU coast to undefeated records. The SEC is the most lucrative tv market because the fans cared to watch all of the games each week.

Sankey and Bama people are the only people who want the SEC to become the BIG 10 (For whatever selfish reasons). Having a team escorted to the playoffs each season is not in the league’s best interest for the long run. Expanding the league to a size where most schools do not play regularly is also not good for everyone. It’s not sustainable for all the schools and fans will lose interest if they become irrelevant- as has become the case since Sankey’s refs began escorting teams to the playoffs.
 
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We need to see what AI has to say about the officiating. Surely, Sankey hasn’t been able to corrupt it quite yet.
 
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We need to see what AI has to say about the officiating. Surely, Sankey hasn’t been able to corrupt it quite yet.

As long as you're talking "Artificial Intelligence", not a bad idea. If you're referring to "Alabama Intelligence", that's a screensaver on a 386 PC with a dim monitor and that's missing all but three keys on its keyboard.
 
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Do realize there is about 70 mil per yr difference in the ACC and SEC payout? Nobody in the SEC is looking to leave even if they think the league is as fixed as the WWE. Yeah, SEC officiating is infuriating and should be improved but Sankey's job is to bring in the green. He's doing it well and maximizing every revenue opportunity.
Yes and the reason is fan support. What happens when the fans stop buying your turd burgers? The game is beginning to lack credibility in the SEC.
 
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The only SEC Championship game I have watched in the last 15 years was the year that LSU won the NC. Georgia and Alabama have flat worn out my desire to watch any more. The conference and the officiating is fixed unless you have a much superior team like LSU was that year that beat the system.
 

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