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Rex_Goodheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:21 PM
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That was the most forgettable Super Bowl in NFL history...
I think the NFL lost fans tonight with that snoozefest.

John Madden, please just STFU. Your presence in the booth made the whole affair seem very unspecial.

And, oh, by the way, the Seahawks got jobbed by the referees. Almost every big play by the Seahawks got called back with a questionable penalty.



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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:23 PM
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1. dullsville
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:25 PM by SpiralHawk
ZZZZZ

Bring back the Patriots -- always exciting.

Only Evil Doers would oppose the Patriots.

* Adding a wig wag wing salute to the Steelers, who played a tough game.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:15 PM
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156. I know....Every PATS Superbowl was exciting...
:D :P :D ;)
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:23 PM
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2. Refs brought to you by Diebold.
I stopped watching after the first half. Sickening.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:23 PM
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3. LET'S GO PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO SEAHAWKS WENT DOWN BABY!!!
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:25 PM
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Once again I ask you to @95#4TR%^^^7.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:28 PM
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12. HAHAHA SEAHAWKS WENT DOWN HARD!! GO PITTSBURGH!!!!
Damn did Pittsburgh come up with some HUGE plays!!!! Seattle? Not so much. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:42 PM
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46. BS. Look at the interceptions and Jackson
Admit it, the refs gave the game to Pittsburgh.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:45 PM
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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.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:01 PM
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68. The refs had everything to do with the TD call back
and the holding call against Seattle.

You can't win a game when the rules apply to only one team.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:07 PM
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73. Again, If They Played Good Enough To Win, They Would Have.
bad calls or not. The good teams always find a way to win. That's how it works. They didn't. And they didn't stop Pittsburgh either after the calls. They could've. They didn't. They lost. Oh well.
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GoodE2Shoes Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:23 AM
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96. Very telling?
"Again, If They Played Good Enough To Win, They Would Have--bad calls or not. The good teams always find a way to win. That's how it works."



I'd be VERY interested in having you apply your statements to the current political situation...





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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 08:45 AM
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110. ???? please clarify. It sounds as if you're defending repubs???
MKJ
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GoodE2Shoes Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:03 AM
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112. Sorry if I was unclear...
No-I'm wondering if what he said can be used in every situation (because there are some after which he just couldn't say that.)
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:14 PM
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133. You've been watching too many movies
:eyes:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:23 PM
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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.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:08 PM
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125. He pushed the guy! If you don't want to count that, then Hasselbeck's...
fall and drop of the ball should count as a fumble
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:02 PM
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70. Did they have anything to do..
... with their interceptions and big plays being undone by bullshit holding calls?

I wonder how much the refs got paid.
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GoodE2Shoes Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:29 AM
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98. Again...
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 01:31 AM by GoodE2Shoes
"But the fact is if the Seahawks deserved to win they would've found a way to win."



Here's another statement of yours I'd like you to consider in light of the 2000 and 2004 elections...

(It's just something interesting to think about--I'm not saying you're wrong, or anything.):hi:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 11:56 AM
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119. Now you can return to F-Bombing this thread,right?


You made your point,Chooch..the first 100 Bombs!
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 05:02 PM
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163. Mind If I Ask What The Fuck You're Talking About?
I have no fucking idea so I just wanted fucking double check that you were fucking responding to the right fucking post. Thanks! :)
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ArtH Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:45 PM
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51. The refs
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.
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:45 AM
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103. don't forget the penalties
every time Seattle had a big play which would have put them inside the 10, Shaun Alexander territory, there was a phantom holding call!!!

And how about the phantom Ruthlessburger TD, or the low block on Hasselback as he made the tackle!

NFL had the fix on, had to protect it's investment!!!!
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GoodE2Shoes Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:26 AM
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97. Went down hard?????
They only lost by a few points... They actually kept up with the Steelers to very nearly the end.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:10 PM
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126. 11 is more than a few. They failed to make the spread
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 12:10 PM by JVS
Not a blowout, but a solid beating
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:06 PM
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123. Seattle is teh 5uXXors!
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:24 PM
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4. The moment I heard John Madden, I stopped watching
That was when the game started, the Seahawks first drive. I guess there is another video game for his voice in the works......
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:24 PM
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5. Agreed
The refs were 100% prejudiced against the SeaHawks, including calling the touchdown back. That one holding penalty never occurred. The replays showed that.

The Seahawks were the superior team by far.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:39 PM
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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.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:00 PM
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67. Sour grapes.
Glad the Steelers won.

Sorry.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:11 PM
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127. It Was Clearly A Hold!
Sorry, but you're wrong about the holding call. That guy got beaten to the outside by getting outquicked and he clearly hooked the guy with his right arm. That will get called every single time.

And "superior teams by far" don't get beaten.
The Professor
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:24 PM
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6. The worst SB game ever officiated
The Steelers won, but the MVP was steelers player # 127

He's the Ref.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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yep, totally agree....n/t
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:52 PM
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148. You said it.
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.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:25 PM
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7. The Stones kicked.
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:26 PM
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9. The audio really sucked.
Sounded like they were playing with equipment bought at Wal-Mart
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:27 PM
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10. Yes, but I'm fine with that. It means that they didn't fake it.
I'm fascinated with Mick Jagger.
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 11:58 AM
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120. The 1st song was god-awful.
I guess that was their sound check. I thought the other 2 songs sounded much better.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:33 PM
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26. i did watched jagger. was impressed. 62. all that running around
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:33 PM by seabeyond
drugs, booze, cigs..... impressive. i like seeing htese old people that really used and abused their bodies, still aroound, lol
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:34 PM
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28. It's just amazing, isn't it?
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:37 PM
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34. You should come see me work constrution,,,I saw Mick ,in 1972
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:39 PM by bahrbearian
Its not a pretty site. upon edit date 1972
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:34 AM
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94. You should have seen Tito Puente put on four plus hour shows in his 80s!
Absolutely unbelievable. A true inspiration!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:35 PM
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138. And he does that for two straight hours for their shows.
THAT is impressive. I was tired of standing and Jagger was stilling running around the stage.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:25 PM
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8. Congrats Steelers Fans!
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:29 PM by HuckleB
Alas, yes, this is one Super Bowl that smells like a Juventus championship game in Italy.

A lot of people are wondering about the integrity of the NFL tonight.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:27 PM
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11. madden = 9 times better than joe buck.
Any sporting even without joe buck making the calls is OK in my book.
I ABHOR THAT MAN.

He and Tim McCarver ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ruin playoff (and especially world series) baseball.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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17. Indeed.
And Madden was honest about some of the calls. Buck would have kept his mouth shut, like the company man he is.
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:33 PM
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25. Your totally wrong
"madden = 9 times better than joe buck."

Madden is 90 times better than joe buck

I turn off the sound when buck is in the booth
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:54 AM
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106. you me St Louis Joe
if it's not a St Louis Cardnial I hate it Joe!

HE *almost* ruined the WS CHICAGO WHITE SOX CHAMPIONSHIP for me!!!!

Almost...
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 08:41 PM
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166. They don't even play the same position
Madden is a color commentator and Buck is play by play. I have no idea about baseball but Joe Buck is very good on NFL play by play.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:29 PM
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13. Bingo.
They lost this lifelong fan over this over-hyped piece of garbage. I would think officials would be on their best behavior for the biggest game of the season. Apparently not! Suck-o!

And did you notice all the Pittsburg shots with the Lombardi trophy during the commercials? Nothing for the Seahawks until partway through the 3rd quarter! WTF?

Oh, and John Madden is just that...Maddening!

:rant:
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:30 PM
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14. When was the Super Bowl?
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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22. Last Thursday.
Did you forget?
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:38 PM
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39. Yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk :)
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:30 PM
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15. What? No costume malfunction at halftime?
:)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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21. No, just ref malfunction throughout the game
That will kill the SB.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:34 PM
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27. The censors did have to bleep a couple of words from the Stones.
5 second delay
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:24 AM
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93. Thank you very much...
for putting the image of a shirtless Mick Jagger in my head.

:crazy:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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16. What's a super bowl?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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18. it wasnt that great. hubby said when i read your title
i personally spent my time doing other stuff, so no disappointment here
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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19. The officials sucked...
You are so right...every big play got called back!! :grr:
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:31 PM
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20. Generally Didn't care
except felt good for Cowher...

felt good for Bettis....

Hohlmgren is a traitor in Wisconsin ...so DIDN'T feel bad for him.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:36 PM
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31. I'm from Wisconsin and I don't think Mike is a traitor.
The man left Green Bay because he couldn't get the GM position.They let him leave and then gave the GM to Mike Sherman. Helloooooo...
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:01 PM
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121. It wasn't the leaving that bothered most fans, it was the rather unflatter
ing remarks he made about Packers fans and their devotion to the team that pisses most off...like me. :hi:
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:32 PM
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23. Who won? <--- serious question. (I didn't watch it.)
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:34 PM by Wordie
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:36 PM
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32. EVERYBODY lost....
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. Yep - the refs made it a joke with their bias
against the Sea Hawks.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:40 PM
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43. Not to mention the between commercial coverage.
A HUGE disparity between Seahawk and Steeler cameos. Anyone else notice this?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:49 PM
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162. That's because the Steelers actually have fans in large numbers
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 03:50 PM by JVS
Who wants a bunch of people from a team that has never won a superbowl to endorse their product?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:49 PM
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161. The Steelers won
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:33 PM
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24. Oh. .Yea...
Didn't you think an American Band would have been more fitting for the half time show? Maybe Greenday? Any band other than the Stones?
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:36 PM
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29. Greenday is too far left for corporate suits
who put on the show. The underlining messages in "When September Ends" are things they do not want on that time.

At least it was not a wall to wall military ad like Faux Sports Super Bowl broadcasts.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #29
36. CatholicEdHead you are probably right....
Although I would say 75% of the ads were beer ads.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:36 PM
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30. Hey the Stones did great for being 60 plus
Their song "Can't get no satisfaction" did sound like the voices of old people. But I challenge any age similar person to move like Jagger did.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:37 AM
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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)
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:48 AM
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104. NFL blew the music part too.
In the heart of Motown, a city with a legendary music history synonymous with the city of Detroit, NFL brings in the Stones for a SB halftime show appearance?

I like the Stones, but I wish Jagger could have taken the high road -- he could have declined or postponed the appearance to SBXLI, which will be in Florida.
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Drewskie Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:37 PM
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33. refs gave pittsburg the game (nt)
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:37 PM
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35. As a Steeler fan, I'd say too many calls went the Steeler's way...
Looked to me like the officials wanted a Steeler's win.

The "offensive pass interference" call in the 1st quarter was particularly stinky

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:40 PM
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44. The holding call against the Sea Hawks was insane
The replays showed there was not holding. I hope these refs are all dumped.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:45 PM
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48. We had a couple of bad games called against us, but this one was...
way too biased for us. Hate to win the Big One that way.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:52 PM
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57. Yeah, Seattle never had a chance with these refs
It's bad enough that the game was held in a supposedly "neutral" stadium. Yeah, sure, 300 miles away from the Steelers, and 2,500 miles away from the Sea Hawks.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:16 AM
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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.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:19 PM
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135. Well said!
:thumbsup:
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submerged99 Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:38 PM
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38. The AFC playoff games were more exciting than this
I dunno why but this Super Bowl seemed rather boring.

Most Superbowls I am definitely for one team and solidly against another.

I picked the Steelers to win but I didn't find the Seahawks to be a "bad guy" team either. Just kind of bland.

I can think of at least 3 AFC playoff games, leading up to this, that were more exciting than the actual Super Bowl.

Broncos vs Patriots,
Steelers vs Broncos,
Steelers vs Indy.

Each one of those games was more exciting than this one.


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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:38 PM
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40. John Madden works my nerves...
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 10:41 PM by marmar
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.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:39 PM
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42. Not for me.
Hines Ward, MVP.
He's also about the cutest thing ever.
The streets are packed with people here in the burgh.
Woo Hoo!!!!
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:53 AM
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117. I watched the game on Carson St ...
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.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:41 PM
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45. The superbowl was tonight?
: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!
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:43 PM
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47. This was a ref's game. They only called the ticky tack fouls on Seattle.
The momentum shifted, and that was that.

The zebras were so eager to hand Jerome Bettis his first SuperBowl win that the game carried the taint from the first Seattle TD they called back.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:47 PM
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53. The SB is now tainted unless the refs are kicked out n/t
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:57 PM
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65. The refs calls should get a review by league officials. It's an outrage.
After the big two week build up for the game the refs consciously tinkered with the outcome.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:45 PM
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50. The Commercials Stunk To......


For the most part the commercials were not as funny....creative....or engaging as in previous years.


I thinks that corporate america got robbed of a quick 30 second $2 million dollars.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:06 AM
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86. They were as pedestrian as they could be. (eom)
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:46 PM
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52. I didn't watch tonight since the Panthers didn't make it.
Instead---I watched the Animal Planet "Puppy Bowl 2". Much better action and then they had the "Kitty Half-Time Show"

Very entertaining...:evilgrin:





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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:47 PM
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54. This Cheesehead says the Seahawks got jobbed.
Watch the missed hands to the face on the sack before the interception. Watch the replay....
the Dlineman gave the center a facial to get loose for the sack. Really lousy officiating.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:02 PM
Original message
You know it.
I'm no huge Seatte fan, but fair is fair. The zebras blew it big time.

Lots of missed calls. Lots of phantom calls. WTF game were they watching?!?!
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:33 PM
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137. I guess Paul Allen forgot to pay the referee bill.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:02 PM
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71. Dupe
Edited on Sun Feb-05-06 11:14 PM by Kierkegaard
Please delete...
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DeafAngelboy23 Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:48 PM
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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:
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:49 PM
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56. The worst officiated Super Bowl I've ever seen.
That was flat out robbery. Why even bother playing the game if you are going to get fucked like that? Pathetic, absolutely pathetic.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:54 PM
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60. It's truly sad the officiating was so biased.
It may be the end of the SB and rightfully so.
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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:53 PM
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58. CONGRATULATIONS, PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!
:bounce:

:)-Lori Price
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:55 PM
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63. Yeah, for getting the refs fixed in your behalf n/t
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:53 PM
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59. Pretty damn dull
who wound up getting game MVP, anyway?
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:55 PM
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64. Hines Ward.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:03 AM
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85. that's a good choice
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.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:54 PM
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61. the refs sucked eom
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:54 PM
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62. I agree about the officiating but it wasn't THAT bad a game generally...
We watch on C-band backfeeds and don't have to listen to the gasbag. :D
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 10:58 PM
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66. The Stones were flat and the MVP got a Escakillthearth!
Oh and I like Ward.

It's just the idiotic aggregious puking of money that made me sick. And in Detroit of all places. The insult is taken.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:01 PM
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69. Here's how the game went for me
(Seahawks make big play)

"Alright! Yeah! Whoo Hoo! Yeaaaaahhh!"

(Jumping up and down and high fiving)

"Wait a minute... Another penalty! Fucking asshole zebras!"

(Take another drink of scotch)

And repeat every time Seattle even gets a whiff of momentum.
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SupplyConcerns Donating Member (305 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:05 PM
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72. It didn't get nuked
So I'm happy, even though I'm from Seattle. And yes, the refs were cheating them.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:14 PM
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75. Why would the game get nuked other than by the refs?
W's paranoia fear inducing messages are getting old.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:22 PM
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78. Some DUers were convinced that Rove was going to stage an attack...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:12 PM
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74. Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? I've forgotten all about it.
:silly:

As a long-time Steelers fan, I didn't know they had a 12th player wearing black and white. :shrug:
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:14 PM
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76. The commercials were good. I loved the Fed-Ex one. NT
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Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:15 PM
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77. yep
Seahwaks got jobbed...nothing new for us but still frustrating.

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:26 PM
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79. I agree about the piss poor officiating



The blocking below the knees call against the Seattle QB was particularly blatant. There wasn't even any need to throw a block. He was trying to tackle the runner fer crisakes.


This Super Bowl super stunk.


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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:34 PM
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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.

Is EVERYTHING crooked and corrupt?
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:46 PM
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83. The officials must have been provided by the RNC






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carolinalady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:29 PM
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80. HAH! You have got to be kidding me! It was the best I have ever
seen!! Of course, my Steelers won so Woo Fucking HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:30 PM
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81. The refs blew...what's the point anymore?
Unless they start reviewing alleged penalties I don't think I can watch anymore football, the best team did not win tonight. The Seahawks were robbed.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:36 AM
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95. It's been that way for years, though it does trend worse with time.
This was a sad day for the NFL.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-05-06 11:48 PM
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84. It was a snoozefest from the moment the Pittsburgh farted on Detroit.
Broncos would have made it a lot more entertaining.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:11 AM
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87. Did Al Michaels point out where Condi was sitting?
Can't tolerate listening to that man more so than Madden.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:16 AM
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89. well, at least it wasn't a blowout
people seem to forget 55-10 and 52-17, etc etc
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:19 AM
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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.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:31 PM
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129. thank you for being the voice of reason!
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!





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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:20 AM
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91. My father in law who is a former NHL referee said the officiating
really sucked tonight. I've watched many games with him and this is the first time he ever said that the refs decided the game with terrible officiating.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:20 AM
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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.
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:39 AM
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100. Amen, this article says it all...
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 01:40 AM by geomon666
Seahawks lose chances, catches, points, and Super Bowl

"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.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:39 AM
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101. Did they have Terry Bradshaw on too? (didn't watch)
He's such a goofball, but that would have at least been fitting, especially since the Steelers won...
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:43 AM
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102. NFL had the fix on
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???
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:50 AM
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105. Thanks for the reminder to have perspective. I get all caught up in
thinking this sh*t will be fair - best man wins and all.

It's like dealing with Republicans and the media. The playing field just ain't what it used to be.
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SupplyConcerns Donating Member (305 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:59 AM
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107. It's like pro wrestling!
But marginally more convincing.
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:03 AM
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108. The refs in pro wrestling
are far better actors!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:00 AM
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111. Grammar question: What's the opposite of "We wuz robbed!"...
"They wuz robbed!"

"They robbed for us!"

"We wuzn't robbed!"

:shrug:
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:05 AM
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109. Has anyone else noticited that since 2000
The amount of games that have ended on questionable calls and bad officiating has increased tenfold?

I will never forget the time I was in the Fiesta Bowl and witnessed the Miami Hurricanes get robbed against Ohio State.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:20 AM
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113. If there had only been an interesting back story
then the game would have been tolerable. Wouldn't it be neat if one of the older Steelers was originally from Detroit, and was going to retire if they won???
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:51 AM
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114. Whine! Whimper!
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.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 09:55 AM
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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.
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:59 AM
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118. wow ...
who pissed in your Wheaties? It's football, ferchristsakes. Could you compare two more vastly polar things? Elections are of actual significance - football ... not so much. :cry:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:32 PM
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136. I rest my case.
Sore winners - with neo-con addled roster too boot.
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 11:39 AM
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167. Seriously ....
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.



:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:05 PM
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122. GO STEELERS!
:bounce:
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:00 PM
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151. YESSSSS
You say it -- anyone with one brain cell can see that the game was jobbed -- deep down, Steelers fans know it's a hollow victory.
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Efilroft Sul Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:34 PM
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158. Bettis, Ward, Polamalu are classless?
Eh, your side lost, hippie.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:45 PM
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159. Classless ....hmmmmm
let me think...

many of the Pittsburgh Steelers are committed to charitable work in the Pittsburgh area, whether it is a children's charity or groups that provide free heat to the poor.

Oh...and the Rooney's...the owners are down to earth kind of people who also give a lot to charity locally.

unlike the other teams...we thankfully don't have "cheerleaders" which make women look like objects...

and....Pittsburgh is a blue collar, Democratic Town...
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:08 AM
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116. Apparently you never saw #V.
Dallas vs my beloved BALTIMORE Colts, that was a real stinker. The Colts won but it was ugly and wrong.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:43 PM
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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:
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:06 PM
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124. They're ALL forgettable...unless it's your sport with your team playing.
Sure, there's the occasional moments that stand out, but if it's not YOUR team, you don't really care to see it/remember it.

I couldn't tell you who won the World Series, except for Boston, over the past 10-15 years. Why, because the Pirates suck consistently and I generally find baseball incredibly boring.:boring:

I don't care how many people didn't watch or care for last night's Superbowl. I cared and my team won, so I'm happy. :-)
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 12:19 PM
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128. The stealers fans, and the Seahawk haters don't understand
Yes, the stealers were the darling, the NFL HAD to have them win...

Now lets fast forward to next year, when the Colts or the Bengals are the darlings and the hype for a SB victory is deafening.

Do you think for 1 minute that they wouldn't turn the game against the stealers?

You just don't get it, if they did it to Seattle they can do it to ANYBODY.

So, next year when the stealers lose to the Colts or Bengals with the same type of officiating, don't cry about it...

It is a OFFICIATING problem that needs to be addressed by the NFL.

The stealers didn't win that game, it was GIVEN to them.

Oh and I didn't misspell their name.
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:11 PM
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130. It was scripted
Scrappy blue-collar team vs wet latte drinking west coasters. The NFL brass made it happen. What a feel good story.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:15 PM
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134. This man needs help, someone call a wahhhmbulance!
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:39 PM
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140. Ok then
when it happens to you next year, just remember I told you so.

Oh, and the stealer fans class shows again.

They will put an * next to your victory...you didnt win that game...your QB, little ben, had a passer rating of what? oh yeah 26.6 LOL LOL yeah, you guys WON THAT GAME...
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:41 PM
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141. You're just jealous because the seachickens fucked up.
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 02:43 PM by JVS
I admit that Ben wasn't playing well last night, but he played well enough that with some passing help from Randle-El, he beat your sorry asses!

Why don't you show some class yourself and quit crying about a game that your team played horribly. Your clock management was especially nice!
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:01 PM
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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.

Julie
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:51 PM
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146. You wish that they'd put an asterisk by this, but in a few years...
the only thing that will be remembered about this superbowl is the winner. That's probably why you're so upset.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 01:14 PM
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131. Oh look, someone sneezed, throw them a yellow handkerchief!
Yeah, it did look like the Seahawks got screwed.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:12 PM
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132. I am now a former fan of the NFL.
I definitely won't be watching anymore NFL games ever again. I'm serious.

Fuck the Vikings. Fuck the NFL.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:36 PM
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139. I don't really remember any Superbowl game I've seen.
They throw a ball around. Its mildly entertaining but I would call them all forgettable.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:49 PM
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143. dupe
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 02:49 PM by realisticphish
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:50 PM
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145. Those two were way past their primes.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:52 PM
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147. definately
when the first guy started singing i started cringing, but thought, "Aretha can save it." Yeah, not so much
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:53 PM
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149. The Aretha of 30 years ago could have, this one just seems to make noise..
while struggling for breath
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:49 PM
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144. Was I the only one
who thought the star spangled banner sucked? I love aretha franklin, but damn... utter shit, IMHO
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:15 PM
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155. Yeah, that was really bad.
I felt sorry for Aretha...
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 02:56 PM
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150. whoa! WRONG THREAD
Edited on Mon Feb-06-06 03:10 PM by DS1
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:02 PM
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153. That's why the CFL rules - you never hear of a boring Greycup
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:45 PM
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160. It wasn't a boring game at all. It was anyone's game until the late...
4th quarter, there were super-bowl-record breaking plays. Trick plays. And of course what can be more exciting than the suspense of wondering if a decision of the officials will be overturned?
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 03:08 PM
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154. Yes, I think the 'Hawks got many things stolen from them.
AND THAT ROETHLISBERGER "TOUCHDOWN" WAS NOT! He didn't break the plane of the end zone!

What a snoozefest, though.......

*ugh*
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 08:26 PM
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164. First of all, I'm saving my money to buy an NFL referee, 'cause obviously
they are for sale, and second, if rothlis-whatever doesn't get an Academy Award for his end-zone performance for the touchdown that wasn't, there is no justice.:sarcasm:
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 08:30 PM
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165. Indeed
A Blah first half and a second half made interesting by bad calls (and three Pittsburgh plays)
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