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Postby CC » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:10 pm

Free Bagel wrote: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.


I disagree, there was the Willie Parker TD, and the Hines Ward TD from Randle-El. Both very exciting.

Apart from that it was crummy football. Dropped passes, missed tackles, and poor decision making by QBs. Plus penalties kept hindering Seattle's progress.

It was low-scoring but not a good defensive game. In its defence, it was a pretty close Superbowl, but I would rank it as the most boring since the Ravens-Giants. Oakland-TB was a blowout but there were tons of big plays. Even the Ravens-Giants game had the back-to-back KR TDs. And prior to that it was more boring to every SB I can remember (GB's win was when I first can recall).
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Re: The silent majority..

Postby Free Bagel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:16 pm

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Free Bagel wrote: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.


I disagree, there was the Willie Parker TD, and the Hines Ward TD from Randle-El. Both very exciting.

Apart from that it was crummy football. Dropped passes, missed tackles, and poor decision making by QBs. Plus penalties kept hindering Seattle's progress.

It was low-scoring but not a good defensive game. In its defence, it was a pretty close Superbowl, but I would rank it as the most boring since the Ravens-Giants. Oakland-TB was a blowout but there were tons of big plays. Even the Ravens-Giants game had the back-to-back KR TDs. And prior to that it was more boring to every SB I can remember (GB's win was when I first can recall).


How about Darrell Jackson catching a long TD and having it called back? Sure it's the call thing, but man you go from going nuts to cursing or vice versa. Same thing with the Seahawks INT, looks like Pitt is about to put it away and bam everyone is going nuts again and game on. Djax having two long passes just stepping out before the half, Roethisberger scrambling around on 3rd and 28 and then throwing across his body for a 40 yard pass down to the one.

Balti/NYG I didn't even watch the 4th quarter of, which I can't say for many super bowls, and I would've probably turned TB/Oak off as well if I didn't have money on the spread.

It was a low scoring game sure, but it wasn't just 3 and out and punts all day, teams were moving the ball, kicking long field goals, there were tons of suspensful moments, tons of jump for joy moments, and tons of punch the wall in anger moments.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:38 pm

i can sympathize with seattle: i will say that 2 calls against seattle were wrong: darrell jackson's offensive pass interference and the chop block on hasselbeck. but...

1. the seahawks still had chances to win the game
2. the steelers encountered much worse officiating against the colts and managed to pull out the win.
3. a lot of calls people are complaining about were either very close or good calls.

i dont like bad officiating at all, but it looks like its becoming part of the game. :-t (that isnt to seattle fans, its to the officials)

good job seattle, you had a great season. i know its easy for me to say, but its the best i can do.
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Re: The silent majority..

Postby UNDEFEATED » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:39 pm

Free Bagel wrote:
Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:
Free Bagel wrote: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.


I disagree, there was the Willie Parker TD, and the Hines Ward TD from Randle-El. Both very exciting.

Apart from that it was crummy football. Dropped passes, missed tackles, and poor decision making by QBs. Plus penalties kept hindering Seattle's progress.

It was low-scoring but not a good defensive game. In its defence, it was a pretty close Superbowl, but I would rank it as the most boring since the Ravens-Giants. Oakland-TB was a blowout but there were tons of big plays. Even the Ravens-Giants game had the back-to-back KR TDs. And prior to that it was more boring to every SB I can remember (GB's win was when I first can recall).


How about Darrell Jackson catching a long TD and having it called back? Sure it's the call thing, but man you go from going nuts to cursing or vice versa. Same thing with the Seahawks INT, looks like Pitt is about to put it away and bam everyone is going nuts again and game on. Djax having two long passes just stepping out before the half, Roethisberger scrambling around on 3rd and 28 and then throwing across his body for a 40 yard pass down to the one.

Balti/NYG I didn't even watch the 4th quarter of, which I can't say for many super bowls, and I would've probably turned TB/Oak off as well if I didn't have money on the spread.

It was a low scoring game sure, but it wasn't just 3 and out and punts all day, teams were moving the ball, kicking long field goals, there were tons of suspensful moments, tons of jump for joy moments, and tons of punch the wall in anger moments.


The game watched like a book. Momentum-stop-momentum-stop.

There was no real flow to the game. The crowd at my party was pitiful. Half Steelers half Seahawks fans. We were all bored. I stopped watching to play a game of hor-se to get my body moving. *we had a TV in the backyard too*

In recent time this is one of the more stagnant super bowl games.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:42 pm

I personally am of two minds about the offensive pass interference call on Jackson. On the one hand, I do believe that by definition what Jackson did was indeed offensive pass interference. The problem with it, however, is that this call is not consistently made and so to make it on such an important play is not the right thing to do. Consistency is what's needed, I think they need to start calling more offensive PI because it happens all the time, almost always worse than that call in the SB.

So I think, yes it should be called, but in that situation, no it probably shouldn't have been called.
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Postby Timbathia » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:29 pm

I actually think the only purely wrong call was Hass's one.

All of the rest had at least some basis to them being called. For instance DJax's "push-off" probably would have looked pretty bad to the official standing right there at normal speed, while on replay it was only barely a touch. If the video replay couldnt decide whether Ben's TD was good or not, then it was pretty damn close and surely not "another example of the NFL deciding the Steelers had to win the superbowl".

Sure Seattle was on the wrong end of ALL the close calls, but only one was flat-out wrong and that does not make a conspiracy theory. Just makes em unlucky. I have no sympathy for a team that screwed up so many opportunities.

Now, all the Seatlle fans start accepting defeat graciously, or we will have to go and lump you in the same category as those damn Pats fans. ;-D

Oh, and I dont like the Steelers much at all!
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Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:43 pm

Here's the thing that's sooooooooooo frustrating.....

I, for one, wasn't thinking 'conspiracy' of 'fix' or any of that crap until the 4th quarter. I was just thinking, "Shoot, another close call against us." But when the 'phantom holding call' negating first and goal was followed up so closely by the bogus Hasselbeck 15 yarder... well, I think that's when alot of people started thinkin , "WTF is going on here?!!!!"

Sorry again to all you Steeler fans for this fiasco stealing your joy. I know you'd rather this not be an issue. Whatever happened yesterday with the refs, well... they robbed you, too. Sucks for you that this is even a topic, but it is a topic and should remain a topic until somebody somewhere figures out, "WTF was that all about!"

Was it incompetence? Or was it an official payday? I do not know.

I do know that something went pitifully awry during Superbowl XL.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:49 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:Here's the thing that's sooooooooooo frustrating.....

I, for one, wasn't thinking 'conspiracy' of 'fix' or any of that crap until the 4th quarter. I was just thinking, "Shoot, another close call against us." But when the 'phantom holding call' negating first and goal was followed up so closely by the bogus Hasselbeck 15 yarder... well, I think that's when alot of people started thinkin , "WTF is going on here?!!!!"

Sorry again to all you Steeler fans for this fiasco stealing your joy. I know you'd rather this not be an issue. Whatever happened yesterday with the refs, well... they robbed you, too. Sucks for you that this is even a topic, but it is a topic and should remain a topic until somebody somewhere figures out, "WTF was that all about!"

Was it incompetence? Or was it an official payday? I do not know.

I do know that something went pitifully awry during Superbowl XL.


While I understand your frustration and anger, what do you expect to see happen? The game is over and nothing can change that. If there is indeed a conspiracy going on here, do you really think anyone's going to come out and lay claim to it? Furhtermore, if there's no conspiracy here and the refs just suck, why do you think things will change? The refs have sucked for a long time now.
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Postby PACKman1144 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:59 pm

Am I the only person(not wereing black&yellow) that thinks the refs made the proper call on that offensive pass interference? He used his arm to again seperation form the defender. Otherwise Hope (i think) is right in his grill on that catch. Sure it wasn't a major pushoff or anything, but he did something you are not able to do. Too many years in the NFL have the recievers gotten away with a lot of pushing and shoving. The reason this call is so blown out of proportion is because it was in the Super Bowl.

The officiating did seem to favor the Steelers, but the Seattle played a very poor game. The Steelers didn't do much better, but still were the better team Sunday.[/b]
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Postby Warhawk » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:08 pm

Point is, just from discussing it with other people and from looking at polls, it's not like it's just bitter Seahawks fans who think the officiating was bad. It's really the majority of people who watched the super bowl. My family pretty much has a concensus that it was bad officiating, and my family is made up of Giants, 49ers, Colts, Bucs, and Cowboys fans.
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