49. With All Due Respect, And In a More Serious Tone,
There are always questionable calls. But the fact is if the Seahawks deserved to win they would've found a way to win. Good teams always do, in spite of the calls that don't go their way.
Fact is, the refs had nothing to do with the two interceptions (even if one came after a call). They had nothing to do with Pittsburgh pulling off the gadget plays, one of which led to an amazing touchdown. Fact is, the refs calls only meant so much. If the Seahawks had played a good enough game to win, they would've won. Fact is, they simply didn't.
157. I remember saying the same thing to Pittsburgh fans
after some thanksgiving game when the refs gave the coin toss to Detroit, but I did not see this game. Alot of true fans also do not seem to care how their teams wins.
Your statement is clearly not true anyway. In the playoff game where Rice fumbled and the Packers recovered, the Packers had that game won, except the refs called in a non-fumble. True, in theory, they could have stopped the niners again, but how do you expect a team to win when the refs give Barry Bonds an extra three strikes after you've already struck him out once? That is just a bogus win.
I don't think so, the game was reasonably refereed. If it was not as exciting that was in part because Seattle simply didn't seem up to it. Nonetheless, Seattle is a good team. It will be interesting to see what they do next year.
41. I live in Detroit and have been dealing with SB XL fever...
...for a few days now. The traffic sucked and there really was no parking...tons of shut down streets.
I will admit that, if anything, I was generally more prejudiced towards Pittsburgh going in...them being another blue collar town and all. After watching this game, though, I can say only one thing: I absolutely, positively, will never understand some of the calls made against Seattle in this game. Seriously. :-(
In the end, I really want the best team to win. And after some of the calls I saw, I am not sure that happened. Not sour grapes at all...I had no dog in this show. Just crazy calls, IMHO.
Called my friend, and he said, "Are we playing against the Steelers, or the referrees?" Seattle was ROBBED by bad calls. I wouldn't feel great if I were a Steelers fan, knowing my team won because the refs were paid off.
99. Stones all that I watched. Jagger's more motivating/inspiring
to me, though, still jumping around in his 60s despite all his hard living ways--than any of the testosterone-steroid/injected young jocks on the field. Does anyone think many of those players will be as active as Mick in their 60s? (well, orthopedic sx may have come quite a way by then, so maybe)
88. Yeah...like they selected the stadium knowing these teams would be in it
Gimme a break...
Sour grapes, start to finish. While the holding call was relatively minor, it was holding, and it slowed down the defender just long enough to let the Seattle QB get the pass off. Correct call. As for the offensive pass interference, the Seattle WR clearly pushed off while the ball was in the air. Another correct call. The fact that even the choice of stadium was "prejudice" and "bias" against the Seahwaks in your twisted worldview says all we need to know about your other charges. Have a drink, eat the loss and move the fuck on. Steelers won. Deal with it.
but even worse is the erudite neocon Al Michaels, who's been putting people into comas since the Olympics in Lake Placid. And did you see the little segment on the guy who was a hostage during the Iran hostage crisis - "they wouldn't give in to Carter's demands" but then they show Reagan getting them released immediately, without telling the story about how a deal was worked out ahead of time. Pure right wing propaganda.
and as the end neared, two trailers pulled up in front of the apartment and began unloading horses. I saw the riot gear and had to take a run down the road to join the hordes. It was one of the coolest things I've ever witnessed - high fives left and right from total strangers ... it was rush. Madness.
:shrug: ........ :rofl: I boycotted it because the MSM talked about hardly anything else all week. It's all bullshit! Corporate Crap! They pushed it and pushed it and so? I never turned it on! Fuck 'em! It's nothing but an illusion anyway and Americans are to dumb to know it! Why feed into it? I don't and won't!
55. Zebras aka NFL refrees got mauled by Detroit Lions
I didn't care for this game because I would rather see Miami Dolphins instead of Steelers. The head referee was at his first Super Bowl. That is why the game got mishandled by third year referee. I find this MVP award gift was funny because GM Cadilliac was in the middle of "Ford" Field :wtf:
I'm not sure I've ever been through a super bowl with so little in the way of standout performances. But Ward did provide an important spark on a number of occasions. It didn't seem like there was really a standout player, but that's probably appropriate given the way the Steelers have played the last few weeks--and the whole team effort with everyone punching the clock and bringing their lunch pail seems more in keeping with the team's personality.
82. I have never seen such systematic, blatant throwing of a game - a big game
Sure, Duke in ACC basketball. But never such "don't believe your lying eyes" on EVERY play the Seahawks were getting something going - on an Internationally broadcast sporting event. Well, there is Olympic figure skating, too.
90. Both the holding call and the offensive pass interference were GOOD calls
The first was holding, and allowed the QB to get the pass off. The second was such an obvious push off with the ball in the air that anyone disputing it needs to get their vision checked. Seattle fans here are sour graping to high heaven, and it stinks like hell.
The Steelers are not the 500 pound gorilla. We worked our way up from the bottom. We weren't even supposed to be IN the Super Bowl. Sure the game wasn't pretty, but how about some support for our blue collar, rust- belt, state actually went for Kerry!, "we won previous games despite poor officiating" STEELERS!
92. I thought it was sad, a kind of crappy SB after a number of pretty good or
very good ones in recent years.
I've been thinking about this.. I DID feel that Seattle got jobbed somewhat by the refs. Then, I thought that PGH made many more big plays than Seattle even though Seattle's offense outperformed PGH's for the most part. But then when I thought about a couple of Seattle's big plays that got called back, I kind of have mixed feelings about it.
But I thought the game was overall disappointing, especially considering the high level of play PGH had been showing through the playoffs.
"We did some things that were uncharacteristic of us," he said.
Such as four crucial penalties. Two missed field goals by Josh Brown. Three dropped passes, all by tight end Jerramy Stevens -- the co-creator of last week's only controversy with Porter. A catch on the goal line with only one foot inbounds. Two calls by the officials that Seattle will be debating all winter, spring and summer.
That mess directly resulted in 18 lost points -- including a disputed Steelers touchdown -- two lost first downs, 176 lost yards.
Will the refs get a ring too? They sure earned it.
The NFL is very protective of it's product. Do you think they are going to allow a team no one cares about or know anything about (Seattle) defeat one of the most storied franchises like Pittsburgh? Do you think the NFL is going to do 3 weeks of playoffs and 2 weeks of Super Bowl prep and not force the refs to make Jerome Bettis win his final game in his home town?
It's like the tuck rule in 2001. Did you think the NFL was going to allow the Raiders (synonymous with Terrorist) defeat the Patriots???
Please, stop with the BS. One truly bad call, granted it took a TD away from Seattle, but really, one bad call. If you follow football at all, you would realize that there is a potential game changing call in each and every game. Witness the non-interception call in the Pit-Indy game.
Refs are human, and sometimes they get it wrong. Teams have to suck it up and go on, and most do. The Seahawks blew opportunity after opportunity, especially in the first half. And their coaching staff apparently couldn't make the needed adjustment against either the Pit offense and defense. Even throwing out the bad call, Pittsburgh outlayed and outcoached Holmgren and the Seahawks.
But year after year, some sour grapes can't bring themselves to see the reality of game, and instead blame the loss on the refs, the fans, the ball, or anything other than the team. Pathetic.
115. The Pittsburgh Steelers: The most CLASSLESS team ever!
Enjoy your tainted victory but don't let that stop you from parading around as if you deserved it and rubbing it in to everyone's noses. Your victory is as bogus as Bush's election "victories" and your team the most graceless of champions.
do you always talk out of your butt like this? What case are you resting? I can't figure out what you are going on about. Please back up the trash talk ... who is classless and why exactly? And Neo-cons? Please - are you referring to Bettis? And I suppose Hasselbeck is a liberal ... :eyes:
You seem to be the sore one - I hear Preparation H helps.
142. And they gave the MVP to someone from Dallas!
Wouldn't you just know, the only time that's happened. As they got back toward the beginning of yestreday's MVP-fest, I'm like, "Here comes V! Here comes V!", only to have it be yet another Dallas Cowsissy (parody team name (c) 2005 LynneSin). :puke:
152. Evidently, the national media thinks there's a problem as well
>Why don't you show some class yourself and quit crying about a game that your team played horribly.<
First of all, I have been nothing but complimentary and kind to Steelers fans on these boards and IRL. I have gone out of my way to celebrate their victory in the face of a truly crushing loss for Seattle fans.
I have read MULTIPLE articles this morning, from MANY different outside of Seattle sources, that there was a problem with the officiating of yesterday's game. Laugh at us if you like, but when it's finally your team's turn, you won't think it quite so funny.
The Seahawks did not play their A+ game yesterday, but at the same time, the multiplicity of calls that just happened to stop any momentum they got going is a bit too weird to be coincidence. The pregame hype and media coverage was also heavily slanted towards a Steelers win. I'd like to think it's because we're a "younger" team.
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