I'm not agreeing with the booing, I'm just against the call. Mathematically, it doesn't make sense. I'm not a football coach, and there's a million factors that Cowher knows that I don't, but the field goal call just doesn't make sense to me at that stage in the game.
The field goal accomplishes one of two things: it either pulls the Steelers within a field goal, touchdown, and 2-point conversion, or leaves them within 2 scores if the Pats kick a field goal. If the Pats drive down inside the 30 and kick a field goal, the game's over anyway (pretty much). If you need to get a 2-point conversion to tie the game, you'd have to get it in from the 2-yard line, which is where you are now. If you miss the 2-point conversion, you need another touchdown, which is the exact same position you'd be in if you missed the 4th and goal; needing two touchdowns to win. So basically, you're putting off the 4th and goal from the 2 until later, when it's worth less and when you'd STILL need a field goal to win. Doesn't make any sense to me.
Do you guys who agree with the call see my point? And if so, can you tell me what is wrong with it?