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Is it just me or did you think the Steelers were handed the superbowl.


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I mean I can say that the Seahawks did make some bonehead time management calls, but really come on.

Talking about the first touchdown made by the Steeles. As far as I could see, because I recorded the game on the DVR, the Steelers QB never made the touchdown.

I agree it was close and hard to call so Ill give that one to them.

The biggest I believe was the holding on Seattle, then the call on Hasselbeck after, anyone could clearly see he was tackling the guy.

QB's going for a tackle can hit low.

But lets look how it was handed to the Steelers

Locklear holding call when Stevens caught the ball on the 2

Pushing call in the end zone when Ward does the same thing and get's the touch down.

Low block call on Hasselbeck when it was clearly a tackle.

I think it will be a long time before we see Levy Umpire another game. F-ing idiot.

Really though even John Madden said, where was the holding at? you can call holding on every play, but even John was bewildered.

Its the refs giving the game to the other team, Ive seen it before and if you look back at a few superbowls, you will see it.

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The zebras definitely seemed to have it in for the 'Hawks, but even so, I'm not sure that it would have made a difference. Might have been a bit closer at the end, but probably still would have gone to the Steelers.

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That was the second football game I watched this season and I'm a recent transplant to Seattle who wants nothing more than to move away from this poophole, so I'm not heavily invested. But, you take away that questionable Steelers touchdown and give the Seahawks the TD where they were called on offensive pass interference, and the Seahawks won. There's gonna be some pissed off Seahawks fans tomorrow...

And OJ was guilty, and so was MJ, and the cops who beat up Rodney King, so hey, guess its time to move on... the world isn't always just.

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Agreed, I believe the Seahawks were robbed of at least two touchdowns. Especially the one that went through all the reviews. Where the hell were those refs from anyway? One of my buddies lost 200 bucks on that game. Luckily I don't bet on games......

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I bet it was Steven Jobs who bought out the refs....or maybe it was Bill Gate's idea of a Joke! LOL

No doubt about it, the refs blew it. It was definitely a good game though, sadly the BLATANT errors by the "dumb"-pires (I know, wrong sport) threw it into the Hall of Shame.

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I didn't care much for the officiating either, and maybe it would have made a difference. I also agree the SHawks made some strange time management decisions. Just hope we don't have to wait another 30 years before the SeaPuppies get another chance.

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Ah, yes, BUT;

The REALY important question is;

Did you enjoy the performance of Mick Jagger ????????????????????????

Rick.

:devious: :devious:

No. I thought the Stones were weaker then the refs officiating. Commercials were pretty good, especially the Bud commercials. I also loved the Toyota Truck add where the truck is getting washed around in the ocean then lands straight up and the guy gets in and drives away.

Vicky

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No... The Seahawks handed it over to the Steelers after the first quarter. Even after they did...the Seahawks still had control of their own fate.

Not one of the more artistic Super Bowls ever played.

Gee, I can't wait ...just 2 more months til Baseball season starts.

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The 'Stones didn't sound crisp, you could barely hear the drums, Ron Wood's guitar work was kind of sloppy, and Mick sounded like a man in his 50s trying to do what he did in his 20s. Believe me, I know that feeling. As for the game, well no matter what you thought of the offficiating, that's just part of the game. You either win becuse of that or despite it. I really doubt that if Big Ben was ruled down by the review, that the Steelers wouldn't have scored anyway. Just a short 'bus' trip. They won, they're the champs and soon no one will really remember the 'bad calls'. You really can't say that the officials cost Seattle the game, they made some their own mistakes too. What were they doing at the end of the first half? For the most part, the Steelers took advantage of their opportunities, and the Seahawks didn't.

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The Stones show was pretty poor, and there were a number of bad calls against the Seahawks. I think the 'hawks had a good chance, but the calls against them were pretty significant.

In the end, I think the Steelers just wanted it more. You could see it in the play style.

Still, this is probably the most exciting SuperBowl I've seen in the last 5 years. I really don't care for the Pats, and whenever they've gone, the game has been one-sided and boring. At least here there were times I could get excited about a play.

Oh well, such is the life of a Bears fan. At least I can say "There's always next year."

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Try being a Dolphins fan like me! Although they did win their last six games this year only to miss the playoffs. At least your guys were in it. If they ever had gotten Marino an running back, and a defense at the same time how many Super Bowls might they have won?

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Im a die hard Redskins fan to the end, but I have to call what I see, and the refs clearly turned the game in the Steelers favor.

I think if it was properly officiated, that it would have been a good game and we might have seen who would have really won.

As for the Seahawks not wanting it, it wasnt more evident in how hard they were playing and mind you STOPPING the Steelers.

As for the Stones, I hate to say it, they just need to end it on a good note.

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When you watch the damn ref give the game to the other team, where is enthusiasm supposed to come from after that. Hard to play the game when the ref has you bent over on the first quarter.

When Madden (The top-gun of rules, plays and calls) said, he did'nt understand some of the calls that were made, You know somethings wrong.

I don't even like football!!! But I'm sure that there were even Steelers fans that knew that T.D. was crap.

JM2CW

Dave.

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The 'Stones didn't sound crisp, you could barely hear the drums, Ron Wood's guitar work was kind of sloppy, and Mick sounded like a man in his 50s trying to do what he did in his 20s. Believe me, I know that feeling. As for the game, well no matter what you thought of the offficiating, that's just part of the game. You either win becuse of that or despite it. I really doubt that if Big Ben was ruled down by the review, that the Steelers wouldn't have scored anyway. Just a short 'bus' trip. They won, they're the champs and soon no one will really remember the 'bad calls'. You really can't say that the officials cost Seattle the game, they made some their own mistakes too. What were they doing at the end of the first half? For the most part, the Steelers took advantage of their opportunities, and the Seahawks didn't.

That should be a man in his "60s" not "50s" -- Mick was born in 1943, just three years younger than me mum. He sounded pretty weak, but at least he wasn't lip syncing (however it's spelled).

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I'm a Denver fan... While Broncos made it to the playoffs, they failed to show up in the game against the Steelers. The Donkeys showed up instead...

I have to confess that I dug the Stones, though... Yeah, kinda cheesy the way Mick prances around, the sound quality wasn't that good, and Keith looked ready for another blood transfusion. I was kidding Dad, who is roughly the same age (65) that I'd like to see him prance around like that! Got a chuckle out of Mom! But, hey, the Stones can still rock!

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This sums up my feelings of one of the biggest rip off B.S. scam jobs I've ever seen

By Skip Bayless

Page 2

DETROIT -- Dear Seahawks fans:

I've been tough on your team the last few weeks. I've called your club the Sea Frauds and said they didn't belong in a Super Bowl. After watching Sunday night's game, I believe that more than ever.

But, as I've also written, your team was blessed all the way to Detroit. This was the first Super Bowl that found itself with two Cinderella stories. These Steelers, the AFC's bottom seed, weren't exactly Terry Bradshaw's Steelers of the late '70s.

But although these Steelers were favored by 4 -- and although I picked them 24-14 -- I'm not sure they deserved to win this game.

And after spending a week in Detroit, I thought the city had cleaned up most of its crime.

The first-quarter offensive pass interference called on Darrell Jackson that turned a touchdown into a field goal was robbery enough. But the fourth-quarter holding call on Sean Locklear made you wonder whether the refs had even less of Aretha's r-e-s-p-E-c-t for your Seahawks than I do.

At that point, your guys had overcome enough mistakes to get blown out in most Super Bowls. In fact, this one had nearly gotten out of hand midway through the third quarter, when the Steelers drove to a first-and-10 at your 11-yard line with a 14-3 lead. But on third-and-6 from the 7, Ben Roethlisberger tossed a throw into the flat that cost him the MVP award and nearly caused coach Bill Cowher's head to explode.

It was, of course, picked off by backup cornerback Kelly Herndon and returned 76 yards. Matt Hasselbeck's 16-yard touchdown fling to Jerramy Stevens rather shockingly turned what looked like a 21-3 game into a 14-10 margin.

And suddenly your Seahawks were going to Motown.

Momentum Town.

The Seahawks forced another Pittsburgh punt, and here they came again. Hasselbeck still makes me nervous because he always looks as if he's running a frantic two-minute offense. But the biggest surprise of this game was how much time Walter Jones and Co. were giving him to throw. Blitzburg, schmitzburg. Your guys had continually knocked the bullies back on their heels and turned down the volume of a Ford Field crowd that looked and sounded more like a Heinz Field crowd.

Joey Porter, the loudest Steeler, was having the quietest game.

And on first-and-10 at the Steelers' 19, Hasselbeck had enough time to listen to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "Second that Emotion" before firing another strike to Porter's favorite pregame target -- Stevens. Eighteen-yard completion! First-and-goal at the 2! Seattle about to take a 17-14 lead!

I could almost hear Mount Rainier erupting.

But on this night, the Steelers had their own version of your 12th Man. He wore a striped shirt and a whistle. He threw a flag.

And Locklear went down in Seahawks history.

Way down.

Until the week before the NFC Championship Game, I barely knew who Locklear was. But he made national news by being charged with domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend outside a Seattle nightclub. He did a couple of nights in jail, but coach Mike Holmgren allowed him to play pending his Feb. 13 hearing.

Now Locklear will be forever remembered in your fair city for an entirely different reason.

Holding, No. 75!

On the replay, I couldn't see Locklear do anything different from what most linemen do on every play. These days, you have to tackle to hold, and Locklear didn't tackle.

Phantom, killer penalty.

Your guys wound up in a third-and-18, and Hasselbeck cut loose one of his mystery balls that Ike Taylor intercepted, as he should have in the first quarter. Worse, Hasselbeck was wrongly flagged for a below-the-waist block when he was trying to make the tackle. Hasselbeck was punished 15 more yards.

At that point, your guys seemed to be hanging their heads as if they had decided the NFL just couldn't live with them winning its showcase game.

Moments later, it took another Pittsburgh trick play -- a reverse pass by Antwaan Randle El to Hines Ward for a 43-yard touchdown -- to basically ice the game on a snowy night. That made it 21-10, and that's the way it stayed.

Too bad your Seahawks didn't have Porter in their postgame locker room. Had he been a Seahawk, he surely would have filled tapes and notebooks telling the media how the refs stole the game.

Jackson definitely gave Steelers safety Chris Hope a little push. But it didn't give Jackson enough of an advantage to prompt a penalty. The ref called it only after Hope turned and begged for it.

That cost your team four points, a little momentum and a little more psychological edge. The Pittsburgh offense isn't built to come from behind or to win a shootout. A 7-0 Seattle lead would have tightened the Steelers' throats more than 3-0 would have.

The holding call on Locklear clearly cost your Seahawks seven more points. Four plus seven equals 11 -- Pittsburgh's margin of victory. And who knows how the Steelers would have responded if they had suddenly found themselves behind early in the fourth quarter?

No, I haven't yet mentioned Roethlisberger's dive for the goal line that was ruled a touchdown late in the first half -- and upheld after a replay review. To me, it looked as if the nose of the ball barely crossed the white line while Roethlisberger was airborne. Either way, it was so close that it was inconclusive and didn't warrant a touchdown reversal.

Besides, the odds were that Pittsburgh could have scored on fourth-and-inches. Then again, Cowher can be so conservative that he might have opted for the field goal that would have only tied the score 3-3.

The Jackson play, the Roethlisberger play, the Locklear play -- as the Rolling Stones sang in their halftime finale, you couldn't get no satisfaction, Seahawks fans.

Your team had only one turnover to Pittsburgh's two … and your team lost.

Your team held Roethlisberger to a 9-for-21 night for only 123 yards, with two interceptions … and your team lost.

Your Shaun Alexander surprised me by running for almost 100 yards (95 on 25 carries) … and your team lost.

Your offense had almost 400 yards (396) against that vaunted Steelers defense … and your team lost.

In the end, it lost because of two bad calls and because Pittsburgh simply made three or four more good plays. The Steelers converted 8 of 15 third downs to your 5 of 17. Too many drops and near-TD catches, too many off-target flings by Hasselbeck at crucial times, too much high-schoolish clock management by the quarterback and coach at the end of the half and game.

I'm sorry, I still don't think he's a top-echelon quarterback. Then again, I'm not convinced Roethlisberger is the next Elway.

The play he made that salvaged a first-half lead for the Steelers -- the scramble left and deep heave from barely behind the line of scrimmage -- should have been batted down or even intercepted by your safety Michael Boulware. Instead, Boulware made a poor play on the ball and Ward caught it.

On Randle El's trick touchdown pass -- Pittsburgh's best pass of the night -- your cornerback Marcus Trufant took a bad angle and ran underneath it.

So two bad plays by your defensive backs helped Ward -- who had dropped two passes, including one that should have been a touchdown -- win the MVP award. Oh, well, it was the kind of game that should have been played in Week 9. The Steelers didn't have one player on offense or defense who was clearly the difference maker.

Your Seahawks lost this game a little more than Pittsburgh won it.

Your defense battled its guts out and mostly stuffed Pittsburgh's run. But one breakdown allowed Willie Parker to escape untouched for a 75-yard TD. You can't overcome mistakes like that in a game like this.

But, no, you can't overcome 11 lost points worth of penalties, either. On this night, you belonged in the Super Bowl as much as Pittsburgh did, for what that's worth.

On this night, the only frauds wore stripes.

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Hey Kenny, I'm with you. I thought it would be Carolina and Denver in the big game. Man how did that happen, anyway good way to go out for the Bus, but refs were really frustrating. Made me drink more and not pay attention

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On this night, the only frauds wore stripes.

Im glad to see that some people were watching the same game I was, you can still see it on MSN about how the Steelers won blah blah.

Shame of it all, I dont know how they can call themselves winners.:finger:

I watched the same game. But you know that in all sports, especially since theyv'e become the commercial venture that they've become, those things happen. Look at the 'dropped third strike' in the Angels vs. White Sox series etc. I don't condone any of that and I don't even have the interest in sport that I once had because of it. How can they call themselves winners? Because the final score was Pittsburgh 21-Seattle 10.

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