Ball & Order is a weekly podcast where self-proclaimed sports historians/Attorneys Gabe Ibrahim and Alex Lange debate sports and tell historical sports stories. A Sports Drink podcast. Subscribe to our free newsletter: ballandorder.substack.com.
The Miami Hurricanes came into the 2003 Fiesta Bowl with a 34-game win streak looking to win their second straight National Championship. They (and Gabe) left with heartbreak and anger, in part due to the most infamous pass interference call in college football history. Alex and Gabe talk about the Canes fan’s pain rewatching this game as a Miami fan, what went wrong for Miami and right for Ohio State, and why that pass interference call shouldn’t define this game. Let us know what you think on twitter: @ballthroughages. Subscribe to our substack: ballthroughtheages.substack.com. (There’s some explicit language in this episode.)Show NotesFiveThirtyEight’s ELO rankings which put the 2002 Miami team ahead of the famed 2001 teamSBNation did a good Rewinder episode on this gameAn article from BUCKNUTS breaking down analysis of the game The State of the U article saying the loss broke Miami’s programMore proof that Canes fans should blame Larry Coker for this loss. Get on the email list at ballthroughtheages.substack.com