Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Farce Of The Year

That was not a touchdown and that was surely not a push-off.
Not to mention, the referees would not have called a holding penalty 90% of the time.

If you watched the Super Bowl Sunday, you know exactly what I am talking about. The biggest game of the NFL year was decided on bad calls and shoddy officiating. It was a farce and should offend every true football fan ever to watch a pigskin get snapped.

The Seahawks outplayed the Steelers. It was plain to see. Anyone who watched it with football eyes knew. They controlled the tempo of the game and had the Steelers' offense stymied ... until the Steelers somehow got a touchdown they didn’t earn and the Seahawks lost one they shouldn't have, giving Pittsburgh an 11 point lead.

Even with a deficit like that, the Seahawks still controlled the game enough to put themselves in a position to take the lead by the third quarter. Until, surprise, surprise, a holding call was made that took away a sure touchdown. 17 weeks out of the year, the refs do not call that sort of thing; go figure.

If you watched the Steelers beat the Seahawks yesterday, you were either watching a different game or you know absolutely nothing about football. Possibility number 3 is that you are a Steelers fan blinded by the shine of the great Lombardi trophy, which is fair - I can’t attack you for loving your team. Had it been the Broncos, I wouldn’t have questioned a thing. However, being neutral, I must call bullshit.

Not to ridicule the Steelers' greatness, but that game was a farce. Pittsburgh may have deserved it this year, but that was not the way to win it. Not only did the Seahawks lose that game, the fans lost as well.


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