> > fans believe the "one for the thumb" carries a huge asterisk.
> 50% of statistics are pulled out of peoples' asses.
> > Take
> > away the bad calls--Rothlisberger's phantom touchdown,
> He broke the plane.
> > the ticky tack
> > OPI in the endzone,
> He pushed off.
> > the "illegal block" on Hasselback,
> The same call was made in the regular season against the Steelers versus the
> > etc., and the
> > Steelers may still have won, but we will never know, will we?
> The calls were all correct. ?Anything else?
> > A travesty that every real Steeler fan understands and has to live
> > with.
> Yeah, it's tough living with highlights and such from a championship team.
> > The most controversial and ill-officiated championship game
> > since the 1972 US-USSR Olympic gold medal basketball game.
> Hyperbolize much? ?Seriously, your post has been done before and done
4 fans watching the game know is true.
I said this at the time, and I'll say it again:
If the Steelers had won that game fair and square, I would have given
them their props as one of the best teams of all time. I grew up
loving the Steelers, the great teams of Lambert, Greene, Bradshaw and
Swan--I saw the Immaculate Reception live and almost jumped through
the ceiling as the hated Raiders took it on the chin.
But SBXL, and the incessant inability of Steeler apologists like you
to admit that the Seahawks got screwed has made me and a lot of other
fans who formerly rooted for the Steelers very bitter. Admit that you
got away with one, and maybe the rest of the country would look upon
the Steeler nation as a group with integrity, instead of bunch of
I still have that game Tivo'd and periodically I pull it up and show
the controversial calls in slo mo frame by frame to guys who didn't
have a dog in that fight--I have yet to find someone who didn't feel
the calls were bad, and were obvious momentum breakers that came at
crucial points during the game.
In the next two weeks as the media beats the ***out of every angle
including what Warner and Rothlisberger eat for dinner and where they
buy their gas, some sharp will pull up footage of SBXL and go over the
disputed calls. Take off your black and gold tinted glasses, look
again, and realize what everyone else in the country knew four years
ago. Don't expect the NFL to talk about it on their network or during
the pre-game--its a black mark they'd prefer to forget about and sweep
under the rug.