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Steelers were given the Super Bowl*

Posted on: February 2, 2009 12:23 pm
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I am one of the many who watched the Super Bowl this February 1, and one of the few to watch from start to finish.  The Steelers and Cardinals both played a hard-fought and close game.

But I have some complaints! Along with millions of other people!

First, Arizona had 11 penalties for 106 yards, inlcuding numerous holding penalties and three on Mike Gandy, the left tackle.  One of these penalties was a personal foul for "running into the holder"...I mean this IS football isn't it?  Adrian Wilson was stumbling and couldn't stop his own momentum.  Also a very sissy "roughing the passer" call on Karlos Dansby where he gave a love tap to Ben and Ben flopped falling down to draw another flag.  Oh, and remember how many times Ben was scrambling around in the pocket avoiding pressure and threw it downfield, there were NO holding calls on Pittsburgh offensive linemen.  NO holding by any Pitt linemen.  I'm not buying that. 

Secondly, James Harrison on a punt, held Aaron Francisco of the Cardinals down and got him to his knees, then punched him in the back, and not only that, when Francisco tried to get up, Harrison knocks him down again!  Last I checked, punches get players ejected in every sport except hockey.  What is James Harrison still doing on the field?  This was a 15-yard penalty, but because the Steelers were at the 2-yard line, the penalty was half-the-distance-to-the-goal, which is 1 yard.  The only penalty for punching a defenseless player in the back is one yard.  And Harrison showed no class by not apologizing, and claiming that Francisco was going for his knees.  There is NO excuse for punching somebody in the back.  Mr. James Harrison, you have lost all my respect.  If you want to throw punches, go do UFC.

All the calls went the Steelers' way until the end of the game, when the game was almost done.  Looks like the refs got a special payday this time.

The two challenges that the Cardinals won came on blatantly obvious plays that were replayed so many times that they had to overturn them against their own will.  But at the end of the game, there was no review of the Warner "fumble".  They just gave the ball to Pitt and gave them the win with that.  I am sure America was waiting and wishing to see if Fitzgerald could come up with a hail-mary jumpball at the last second.

Well other than that, awesome game, I was bored a little in the 3rd quarter, but they really made the finish excellent.  Great catch by Holmes, great catch by Fitzgerald, and Arizona won this game.

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Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2009 10:35 am
 

Steelers were given the Super Bowl*

 

 I just want to remind you that this isn't the first time that the Steelers were given the Super Bowl. Remember against the Seahawks? When I was watching this Super Bowl, I felt so bad for Arizona fans because I thought they must be going through what Seattle fans went though in Super Bowl 30 or Super Blow 30. Personally I think the calls were worse in the Seattle game (but that is my bias) Both games were terrible and it really makes me mad that a team like Arizona or Seattle has to beat the Steelers and the Refs too. Thanks for you comments. Sorry Steelers fans I know you are excited about your win and Congrats. But you have to admit almost all the calls went your way if they were 'close calls.'




Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 5:45 pm
 

Steelers were given the Super Bowl*

I just had to read the propaganda.  He says this is football, a tough game and then moans about the Harrison foul.  Harrison was my pick for MVP until that stupid play.  Let's not forget the refs awarded AZ two points in the game, Pit, zero.  It was a great game and to see this type of griping looks like sour grapes to me.  Too bad.



BucFan40
Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2009 4:10 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2009 12:51 pm
 

Steelers were given the Super Bowl*

Buckie,

The forearm down on the INT return?

And the catch is the Holmes TD? 

And you rick,

Don't you just feel lucky getting a roughing the holder or passer call every time Pitt has 3rd or 4th down?  Must be nice to have such good fortune.




Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2009 10:54 am
 

Steelers were given the Super Bowl*

That was a great blog wasn't it BucFan. I'm guessing number 2 on your list refers to the WINNING catch? If so, are you implying possesion was not maintained cause if you are your reaching for excuses now because he clearly had possesion . The orginal bloggers grips have at least some substance but hay, STEELER FANS ARE EVERYWHERE, get used to it. And wipe your eyes boys, real men don't cry.



BucFan40
Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2009 9:55 pm
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