well I have been hesitant to say anything b/c the moment I open my mouth about the super bowl, people are gonna jump down my throat saying I am biased, which is true, I am biased. However I will go on record as sayin that the way Sunday's game was officiated, it is an absolute Embarassment for the league and there is just absolutely no excuse for these officials to not be fired/heavily fined. These guys, who supposedly are the best crew the NFL has to offer, had two weeks full of preperation and tape watching for this game. This is not a conspiracy theory of any kind, I don't think anyone paid them off, I just think that they certainly were going to give the edge to Pittsburg on the field, something which is unbelievably unproffessional and unnacceptable in any league. BTW Seattle fans are not the only ones crying foul play, I mean when John Madden is questioning the ruling on the field on air, you know its a bad call b/c he is notoriously known for never questioning officials calls. Not to say they are to take full blame for their loss, b/c Jeremy Stevens dropped 3 huge passes that cost them big time. But these blown/overzelous calls absolutely changed the scope of the game. That pass to Stevens that got them down to the 1 yrd line that was brought back to the 40 b/c of a supposed Locklear hold, that changed the game drastically, especially since the next play Hasselback threw a pick and had a flag thrown against him. The fact of the matter is this, the Seahawks are a better team than the Steelers, and if this game is played 10 times, the Hawks win 7 of em, and if they were actually outplayed sunday and the Steelers deserved to win then I would give proper respect. hoep you steelers fans can sleep at night knowing you got aways with robbery....
If the Steelers and Seahawks played 10 times, the Seahawks would choke 8 of them. The reason they wouldn't choke on the other 2 is because they would be down by so much.
Madden did question both calls, but on the holding call, he did say that he hooked him, and on the pass interference call the dude did push off in the end zone. The one I would give you is the Roethlisberger touchdown, which I thought was in, but am not sure the ref on the field was certain. But for only one man to be covering Ward on that 3rd and 28 play is one of the dumbest things they could have done.
That Randle El play was ridiculous, it was so blatantly obvious what was going on.
It's funny that people only speak out about how bad the refs are when their team gets owned. The officiating in every round of the playoffs was bad, why speak up only now.
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Refs, Refs, refs, the fact of the matter is that although the refs may have made a poor call in a few situations there was enough mistakes made by the chicken hawks to overcome the officiating. Poor calls are a factor in every game, you can only hope that you do your part to overcome them. Erase half of the mistakes that the chicken hawks made and they still win! Bottom line.
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There were two obvious bad calls that had a huge impact on the outcome of this game. The first was the holding penalty that did not exist. That play would have ultimately resulted in a TD. The second bad call was the block below the waist on Hasselback after the INT. How the hell can you have a call of blocking below the waist when you are the person trying to tackle the player and you're on defense??? Answer: YOU CAN'T!
Both of these plays had a significant difference in the outcome. Does that mean the Seahawks would have won? Unlikely, but it shouldn't have to be decided like that.