VIDEO: 3-year-old analyzes blown call in Outback Bowl - Tucson News Now

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

VIDEO: 3-year-old analyzes blown call in Outback Bowl

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

If you were watching the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, you are probably talking about Jadeveon Clowney's big hit that has ESPN and bloggers gushing at the moment, but odds are you are also talking about one of the game's other big moments.

Facing 4th and 4 from their own 37-yard line, the Michigan Wolverines get the ball to Floyd Simmons for what looks like just about 3 1/2 yards -- not enough for the first down.

The referees spot the ball and measure the distance. When the chains are placed, it appears that Michigan is just short of the first down.

But not according to referee Jeff Maconaghy. It's first down Michigan. Even after coach Steve Spurrier challenges the call, the referees still award a fresh set of downs to the Wolverines.

You were likely livid at the call. And so were 3-year-old Ada Foster and her 6-year-old sister, Logan Foster.

In a video posted to YouTube by the pair's father, Jason Foster, Ada and Logan analyze the referee's call just like a television analyst would.

"The football is really not touching [the pole]," Ada says, using a pencil to point out the distance between the first down marker and the ball on the television. "It's really not!"

Meanwhile, Logan, who is talking on the telephone with someone she calls "Mr. Pole", interjects.

"Hey there, Mr. Pole! The football is supposed to be touching you. What has happened? The football is not touching you," said Logan.

Jason says Ada picks up her analyst chops from her mother, who he called a die-hard Carolina fan and said she missed her calling as a sideline reporter.

"She likes to go back and review the footage, if you will, see who missed assignments, who is picking up who, and just kind of break down what's going on and analyze it," said Jason.

Jason also says his daughters usually get involved in the games, but they have never gotten as involved as the Jon Gruden-esque play breakdown that's already capped off over 3,000 hits on YouTube.

"When they started going back and forth about the ball not touching the pole, they were just kind of going back and forth and having a good time with it," said Jason.

Many Gamecock fans would probably argue that the 3-year-old fan has better eyes than the referees did in Tampa. Jason says his daughters have a firm grasp on the basic rules of the game.

"I guess that would be kind of unusual for a 3-year-old," Jason joked.

The young Carolina fan also had plenty to say about the Clowney hit. "I wish I had gotten that one on camera," Jason said.

Jason says Ada thought Michigan running back Vincent Smith's head popped off like the Incredible Hulk hit him.

"She really likes the Hulk and made the comment, ‘Daddy! He knocked his head off!'" said Jason.

In the end, Jason says he wasn't expecting the video to take off as much as it has. He's already gotten phone calls from CNN to ask for permission to air the video.

"The girls are really loving it, pulling it up on YouTube and seeing people commenting about it. They're having a good time and they're really excited about it," said Jason.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • Hot Reads: Preseason nominees for the 2014 Chinstrap Awards

    Hot Reads: Preseason nominees for the 2014 Chinstrap Awards

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:00:25 GMT
    Don't worry. We'll be a lot nicer to the players in the SEC than the Emmy voters were to Netflix. We kind of have to - it's highly unlikely an actor could power clean the equivalent of a human being.
    Don't worry. We'll be a lot nicer to the players in the SEC than the Emmy voters were to Netflix. We kind of have to - it's highly unlikely an actor could power clean the equivalent of a human being.
  • Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:18:10 GMT
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. 
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. 
  • Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:49:45 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the...
Powered by WorldNow