That Thurr Is a Conspiracy Against Mah Dawgz!

I saw the play on YouTube yesterday and thought, “eh, kinda cool, I guess.” Actually, that might be exaggerating my excitement. The play I’m referring to is that of Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno leaping over a would-be Central Michigan tackler: ↵
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↵So, yeah, it was a great athletic feat -- being able to jump five feet in the air while running. I couldn’t do that. But whatever, he’s a would-class athlete and his physical prowess led to a whopping three, maybe four, extra yards to the run. It didn’t seem all that noteworthy to me, especially considering it was against Central Michigan and occurred when Georgia was up 42-17. ↵

↵I chose not to post the video here, and apparently ESPN didn’t find it worthy of their highlight reel either. Naturally, this has the Dawgz faithful up in arms; including head coach Mark Richt questioning ESPN’s judgment, and AJC’s Chip Towers opening the floodgates by asking if the network is conspiring against them: ↵

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↵⇥Richt: “Yeah. They missed the boat or didn’t do their homework or whatever. I don’t know how they couldn’t have noticed that as thorough as it seems like that [sic] are most of the time. But it’s going to make our highlights for a long time.” ↵⇥

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↵⇥What do you think? Minor oversight? Major oversight? ESPN conspiracy against Georgia? ↵⇥

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↵How about this: It wasn’t an oversight at all. It was a meaningless play in a blow-out game on a day in which there were countless meaningful plays to pack into ESPN’s highlight shows.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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