hadnt read most of the posts but i didnt really need to to understand its pretty obvious most felt the refs played far too much of a factor in today's game. im never one to blame refs for an outcome yet this one certainly seems to fit the mold. 2 things i dont think ive seen before that i saw today which disturbed me and that was the overturning of the hester catch where certainly the review was not only evidence to not overturn it but solidified moreso that initially it was a catch. how do you overturn an obvious catch when replay shows the exact opposite? a better question i wondered is not how but why. the doucet interference call. ive never seen a review overturn what was an obvious penalty and deemed so by the referee in position. its a judgement call yet somehow reviewed and wrongly called off when the evidence shows the opposite of the decision. bizarro world. I watch a lot of football games and when that hester catch was overturned i thought something smelled but i chalked it up to confusion of the refs. When the lafell interference was overlooked i thought it was your typical missed call. when hester was hit late right in front of the LSU coaching staff and the side judge that smell became a serious stench that never seemed to leave. there was a bogus holding call on dyakowski??? i think it was which killed a drive as well. I just dont know what to make of it all really. the only other time i felt refs were inventing ways to take the game just so happened to be in Auburn 2 years ago on the bogus leverage call. no matter what anyone tries to tell you that call is never made much less in a game deciding situation. i can accept one or two bad obvious calls. Its the overturning of obvious calls the other way which stink to high heaven. Calls reviewed then overturning it in spite of the evidence sends up red flags. bad calls which cant be reviewed or overturned Ive come to accept. thats part of the game. its gonna happen. What i felt and saw today, and i believe i can watch a game about as unbiased as most fans, seemed blatant. whether tubby has those refs so intimidated for whatever reason im not certain but it definitely seems to be the case. i dont know what else i can make of the situation. what we saw today was 2 great teams going toe-to-toe yet an overwhelming and disturbing influence in the outcome from officials. I just cant for the life of me decide what would be the motivation to do so. I can only guess intimidation due to no other sensible answers. either way, there was just a wrongness of it all and it was palpable.