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quack
02-04-2012, 11:26 PM
I remember when I thought McInchak was the worst official in the league, now I think he's the best.

You just like that he gave you candy.

Caustic Undertow
02-04-2012, 11:27 PM
the worst officiating I've ever seen

That's quite a statement. Admittedly I haven't seen as many games in the recent years as you, but I can't argue with you. That Wilkins travesty from the UM-OSU CCHA semifinal in '02 looks tame by comparison. Anyone ever recall Red being so visibly upset about officiating before?

Speaking of 2002, does this year remind anyone else of that season? Plagued with mediocrity mid-season, the streak in serious jeopardy, missing its best player for a big chunk of the year, catching fire down the stretch, youth learning to play together... pleasantly familiar. Some key differences, though. No Ortmeyer, and instead of Blackburn in goal we have Sean Astin.

Which situation would you consider more implausible: Predicting on 12/1/11 that Michigan would be in position for a #1 seed by the first week of February... or predicting two years ago that the Yost fans would be chanting "Hobey Baker" at Shawn Hunwick, and have a legitimate argument? Explaining Hunwick to non-hockey followers continues to grow more complicated, since "Rudy" doesn't really describe everything Hunwick has been central to in the last two seasons. While out visiting bus families this morning I vainly attempted to describe Hunwick to my friend who was with me. "See, it's like Rudy--walk-on who almost didn't come to Michigan, wasn't supposed to play, Michigan having lousy season, starter got hurt, THEN Michigan starts winning, THEN they sweep MSU at Munn, knocking them out of the tournament, THEN they win the conference and keep the streak alive, THEN blahblahblahblah."

Here's hoping I have a few more THENs to add. As long as we have Hunwick in goal, we have a chance at #10, right? Who woulda believed we'd be saying <b>that</b> a couple of years ago?

Caustic Undertow
02-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Miami got jobbed on that goal

I'll trade them for Ft. Wayne straight up.

quack
02-04-2012, 11:41 PM
I'll trade them for Ft. Wayne straight up.

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Caustic Undertow again."

UMBand
02-04-2012, 11:46 PM
I'll trade them for Ft. Wayne straight up.
Truthbomb.

Wol4ine
02-04-2012, 11:54 PM
I'll trade them for Ft. Wayne straight up.I told my Dad that Blasi was whinning like he just got robbed in the Regional Finals. good one!!

UMBand
02-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Best part was his praying-hands begging to get the ref to look at the scoreboard angle.

wolverine318
02-05-2012, 12:56 AM
Miami got jobbed on that goal, but tough luck on the replay.

Not from my seats. No matter how much Blasi cried to the refs.

wolverine318
02-05-2012, 12:57 AM
Best part was his praying-hands begging to get the ref to look at the scoreboard angle.

The best part was all of us in the Children of Yost mimicking his crying to Hill and Sergott.

UMBand
02-05-2012, 01:23 AM
Not from my seats. No matter how much Blasi cried to the refs.
Yeah, no. Aren't you in the student section? In the opposite corner of the arena?

The key is the fact that the review has access to exactly one camera angle, directly above the net. From that angle, inconclusive. But from every other conceivable vantage point, yeah, that puck is in the net. Knew it the second it happened, I saw a whole puck surrounded by white. We got away with one. Didn't end up mattering, but still, gotta call a spade a spade. That was a pretty clear goal that ended up a no-goal because it wasn't visible from the overhead angle. It happens.

Doesn't make Blasi's whining any less hilarious.

UMBand
02-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Also, gotta say, this "Children of Yost" business is cheesy.

Figure out a way to get the entire student section involved, instead of just the section directly adjacent to the band, and then get back to us.

wolverine318
02-05-2012, 08:56 AM
Yeah, no. Aren't you in the student section? In the opposite corner of the arena?

The key is the fact that the review has access to exactly one camera angle, directly above the net. From that angle, inconclusive. But from every other conceivable vantage point, yeah, that puck is in the net. Knew it the second it happened, I saw a whole puck surrounded by white. We got away with one. Didn't end up mattering, but still, gotta call a spade a spade. That was a pretty clear goal that ended up a no-goal because it wasn't visible from the overhead angle. It happens.

Doesn't make Blasi's whining any less hilarious.\

No you didn't. Unless you were directly above the net. I know you didn't see the puck like that because the only place where you could have had that view is directly above the net. Yay, for having a PhD level knowledge of optical physics. NO GOAL.

JoeZ
02-05-2012, 08:58 AM
Did anyone else notice Brown "Tebowing" after his goal last night?

I wasn't sure I saw what I thought I saw so I asked the guy next to me "Did he just "Tebow"? He said "Yes, he did!".

wolverine318
02-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Also, gotta say, this "Children of Yost" business is cheesy.

Figure out a way to get the entire student section involved, instead of just the section directly adjacent to the band, and then get back to us.

Figure out a way to get the rest of stadium not sitting on their hands and not checking their smart phones the entire game and get back to us.

http://i1204.***********.com/albums/bb409/kitsunewill/HatersGonnaHate.gif

wolverine318
02-05-2012, 09:02 AM
Did anyone else notice Brown "Tebowing" after his goal last night?

I wasn't sure I saw what I thought I saw so I asked the guy next to me "Did he just "Tebow"? He said "Yes, he did!".

yep, I also like the Gladiator style "are you not entertained?!" after his goal too.

JoeZ
02-05-2012, 09:11 AM
Don't look now but we are all the way up to #2 in the PWR!

Who 'da thunk THAT on Dec. 1????

bluevox
02-05-2012, 09:24 AM
The key is the fact that the review has access to exactly one camera angle, directly above the net. From that angle, inconclusive. But from every other conceivable vantage point, yeah, that puck is in the net.

The replay official has access to every camera angle. Above the net, TV and in house. From every angle = inconclusive.

Plus, the ref was behind the net, staring at the puck.

UMBand
02-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Figure out a way to get the rest of stadium not sitting on their hands and not checking their smart phones the entire game and get back to us.

http://i1204.***********.com/albums/bb409/kitsunewill/HatersGonnaHate.gif
You mean like half the student section?

UMBand
02-05-2012, 09:32 AM
The replay official has access to every camera angle. Above the net, TV and in house. From every angle = inconclusive.

Plus, the ref was behind the net, staring at the puck.
I'd be interested in seeing the rulebook on this, but it's my understanding that video replay in the CCHA is above-net-camera only.

All I'm saying is that it sure as hell looked like a clear goal to me, both in real time and on the single replay they showed on the scoreboard. Blasi had a point to complain, even if he ended up looking like a petulant child in doing so.

bluevox
02-05-2012, 10:02 AM
I'd be interested in seeing the rulebook on this, but it's my understanding that video replay in the CCHA is above-net-camera only.



Then look it up.

http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4184-2011-2012-ice-hockey-rules-2-year-publication.aspx

I am absolutely sure that Brian Aaron looked at multiple angles of the play.