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Postby Free Bagel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:45 pm

mattb47 wrote:Honestly, if I saw a survey like that, I wouldn't give it a second thought of filling it out. Like I said, the people who are more likely to take the time to fill something like that out are fans who were unhappy with the way the refs handled the game. Doensn't bother me one bit to see these results.


Lol, so I guess 4.7% of the people really thought that the officiating was tilted in the Seahawks favor?

Most around here know that I'm not big on the Seahawks and give them a hard time, and I found myself kind of rooting for the Steelers this postseason, but wow I've never seen such a hard-headed group of fans out there.
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Postby Sixxgunn » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:57 pm

The only poll I want to see the result to is this:

Was this the worst Super Bowl you can remember?

YES
NO

This had to be the most boring hunk of garbage I can recall, so I don't even know how the officials did since I was focused more on the bean dip than the game.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:04 pm

Free Bagel wrote:
mattb47 wrote:Honestly, if I saw a survey like that, I wouldn't give it a second thought of filling it out. Like I said, the people who are more likely to take the time to fill something like that out are fans who were unhappy with the way the refs handled the game. Doensn't bother me one bit to see these results.


Lol, so I guess 4.7% of the people really thought that the officiating was tilted in the Seahawks favor?

Most around here know that I'm not big on the Seahawks and give them a hard time, and I found myself kind of rooting for the Steelers this postseason, but wow I've never seen such a hard-headed group of fans out there.


Not really sure what your point was here. I didn't say that there wouldn't be extreme steelers fans out there who blindly think that anything that the steelers do or happens in their favor is good and right. All I said is that I don't put much stock in a poll like that.

I would agree that the refereeing was pretty terrible, I personally was referring more to when they asked about some of the individual calls I thought were correct but the "majority" didn't. If you look at my posts in other forums, and not just base your opinion of me being a "hard-headed fan" off of one post because i wasn't going to repeat everything i've ever said here, then you would see that I have been one of the steelers fans who does say that the reffing was terrible and it did lean in the Steeler's favor. You will just never hear me agree at all that had these calls been corrected that the Seahawks would have won. I think it is impossible to argue that either way, so I just leave it as the reffing was terrible.
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Postby skibrett15 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:09 pm

I would agree with most of the polls except for the one involving giving a letter grade to officiating in the NFL. I'm not sure how they can make it much better, as most calls that are challenged end up standing. I'd give them a B overall.

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Postby CC » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:26 pm

Sixxgunn wrote:The only poll I want to see the result to is this:

Was this the worst Super Bowl you can remember?

YES
NO

This had to be the most boring hunk of garbage I can recall, so I don't even know how the officials did since I was focused more on the bean dip than the game.


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Postby Heavyg25 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:33 pm

mattb47 wrote:And if you think about it....the majority of the people who would find a poll like this are going to be the ones upset with the calls that were made. So these results don't really surprise me at all.


So the only people that go to ESPN.com are people upset with the calls? Actually, if you think about it, you have no idea what you are talking about.
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:35 pm

Everyone hates refs and the inconsistancy of officiating between crews so these stats don't surprise me. There needs to be a better system of checks and balances. Maybe a head official in the both watching the same thing what people who arent' getting paid watch and maybe an added cam or two just for him. And I think more than 1 guy should have a say in an instant replay situation.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:40 pm

Heavyg25 wrote:
mattb47 wrote:And if you think about it....the majority of the people who would find a poll like this are going to be the ones upset with the calls that were made. So these results don't really surprise me at all.


So the only people that go to ESPN.com are people upset with the calls? Actually, if you think about it, you have no idea what you are talking about.


If you read my other posts....you would have seen that I said that the people more likely to take the time to do the survey are those who were unhappy with the calls. Good argument by the way.... :-?
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Re: The silent majority..

Postby maddog60 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:54 pm

Sorry, but some of these results are downright laughable.

Question 1). Well, people complain about refs all the time. And if you look at the title, its meant to attract those who are upset with officiating. Logically, those people are going to grade the officials lower.


Question 8) 65% of these self-proclaimed geniuses understand what constitutes a "football move" when every analyst, announcer, and player that talks about a "football move" is confused by it? C'mon. The "football move" is one of the most vague terms, and fosters the habit of refs making subjective calls.

Question 10) I can't believe so many people actually believe the NHL has the best officiating. The rules in hockey alone are so vaguely defined and circumstancial it leads to subjective officiating, and its well known that hockey refs tend to call revenge penalties when they realize they've missed a couple. I've seen at least a handful of NHL games this year with worse officiating than the Superbowl.
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Re: The silent majority..

Postby Free Bagel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:06 pm

So why exactly are people writing this off as such a boring super bowl?

The game stayed relatively close throughout. Seattle was moving the ball all day. We had big plays, we had trick plays, we had 180 degree momentum changes. I don't like either team, but I enjoyed this super bowl more than most I can remember.

Tough crowd I guess. No last second FG and everyone writes it off as a snooze-fest.

maddog60 wrote:I've seen at least a handful of NHL games this year with worse officiating than the Superbowl.


Uh...blowing some calls in a few regular season games is one thing, blowing them in every single round of the playoffs leading up to and including the championship game of the sport is entirely another..
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