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I'm sorry, but i am just fed up with everyone saying that the PI call was in no doubt a wrong call. And that it should have been ruled no contact. He PUSHED OFF! Yes, you can fight for the ball, but at anytime if you push against him, you will be called for PI. And the touchdown catch where he kicked the pylon, his other foot was out of bounds already, so you have no argument for that. And just for the record, Seattle played good enough to win compared to the overall play from the Steelers, but the Steelers got the big plays when they needed them. And about the comment that it is unlikely that if you lead in just about every statistic you will not win. Very true. It is unlikely, but of course not impossible. But what i believe you were trying to prove is that Seattle indeed played well enough to win, and that the officiating had something to do with it, and your point wasn't that it was impossible to win that way. That i can understand. However, i believe that it did have an affect, but not enough to say the Steelers would not have won, and perhaps not enough to say that Seattle wouldn't have had a chance. But for myself, I still believe Pittsburgh would have still won.
posted by threemoney21 at 09:39 AM on February 08
The Steelers were given the Super Bowl trophy this year, they did not earn it. They are the worst team ever to win the Super Bowl. So i assume you would think that Seattle would be deserving. How about we analyze this a bit. First of all, Seattle in the regular season, played teams like Arizona(twice), San Fransisco(twice), and the Rams(twice), Houston, Tennesse, and Indiapolis(when it didn't count). So if you really want to analyze, maybe Seattle was "GIVEN" their whole playoff appearance. Maybe they are the worst NFC Champions in history. Kinda makes ya think.
posted by threemoney21 at 12:22 PM on February 07
I am not a fan of either team. But I went for the Steelers. The Ben TD was too close to call. These bad calls will come up in every game. I believe that Seattle went off of their game plan a little too much as well. I mean where was Sean. Why they didn't use their MVP was confusing to me. If they could have got him running like he did in the game against (my favorite team) Carolina they would have had a better chance. Sure, if Carolina was in the Seahawks place and things went the way they did i would be estatic(At first). Just like I was in the NFC Championship game. I thought if Delhomme would have just threw it to someone else, or if Foster was there, or if that call wouldn't have been called. And for whoever said if this was a regular game it would not have been talked about as much. Well duh man, this was the Super Bowl. Obviously there is just a little bit more on stake here. And that pass interference call would have been called in a regular season game. Even if it was just a small push, it (illegaly) created space between him and the defender. Blocking call on Hasselback was ridiculous, made no freakin sense. Holding call, honestly didn't see it so can't comment on that. Sure statistically the Seahawks won, but that isn't the way games are won. Sure the Seahawks had bad calls and the Steelers had a few.(such as the crucial block in the back on the Ben interception return, the guy leveled Ben from behind) Steelers and the Seahawks both played bad. Honestly i think they should redo the Super Bowl. And even if they did, I would still but money on the Steelers. I think they would have won regardless. I believe didn't capitalize on some of the plays that were almost automatic. Like Stevens dropped pass in the Red Zone. There were at least one or two people around when he dropped the ball, my though is he got scared. He caught the TD pass. While he was wide open. Truly, this Super Bowl was not a very good one. All the stars seemed to not be a factor in this game. It really could have been better. I think i would have rather watched the Texans vs. 49ers.
posted by threemoney21 at 10:16 AM on February 07
Obviously the blocking below the waist on Hasselback was the most ridiculous call i have ever seen in football because it made absolutely no sense at all. On the other hand the offensive pass interference happend right in front of the ref. And was illegal. Yeah. It was a small push but it still caused seperation that ILLEGALLY allowed the catch. As far as Ben's touchdown i believe he indeed barely broke the plane before getting knocked back across. So i believe he made the TD. As far as Jeremy Stevens not showing up that could be said only because he dropped like 4 passes that would have put them in scoring position. But about the Rothliesberger interception. What the heck were the Steeler's thinking. You are in the Super Bowl, ahead 14-3, it's 3rd and goal, why on earth would you throw the ball. Sometimes you just have to play it safe. Either way i think the officiating did play a certain role in the game. Just not enough to change the winner at the end.
posted by threemoney21 at 01:11 PM on February 06
I also agree that all the games will not be put on NFL Network. Too much money to lose. But still the Thanksgiving game was a huge blow. This stuff is traditional. Eat Thanksgiving then sit down together and watch the game. Why do they have to take that away. They just seem to stomp on the little guy that has been so loyal all these years. I have only been a constant viewer for 5 to 6 years but i have come to rely on that Sunday Afternoon Panthers game. But if they ever make me pay for it i wont do it. I'll just get the game re-cap off the internet, untill we have to pay for that.
posted by threemoney21 at 12:57 PM on January 30
At first thought of an MVP, it has to be Nash. Without Amare people thought they would have a losing season, or at least not a good one. But Nash has really stepped up. I mean have you watched one of his games. They don't know if he is going to stop and pop it, which for him is almost automatic. Or if he will send them one direction while he dishes it to one of his teammates. But you would have to consider that if that player was out how would they adjust. Chauncey could be out and Detroit would still shut opposing offenses out. (Which is pretty much what is the core of their success). So it is a hard choice that would be between: Kobe Lebron Nash Dirk or Iverson
posted by threemoney21 at 12:22 PM on January 30
Honestly, if i was put in the position to change the name i probably would. Just because if i didnt i would lose money. But as myself i believe their is nothing wrong with the name. Its a freakin fish. Im a Christian and i see nothing wrong with it. Although i am not a blue devils fan my highschool teacher loved them, and she was a Christian. I mean come on its just a name. I understand certain Christians believe different, and i even see why certain ones believe that blue devils or even demons are wrong. But i just don't get the devil ray thing. Like said before if you change the name of the team, why not change the name of the fish. Some people just look in to stuff way too much.
posted by threemoney21 at 09:58 AM on January 30
Portis didn't have carolina's O-line. Plus Washington doesnt have the offense that Carolina has. Im not saying Seattle's defense isn't good but with foster the outcome would have been different. And yes Seattle has a chance to win the superbowl. I just think the steelers have a much better one.
posted by threemoney21 at 09:08 AM on January 27
That being said, Mike's response, if he had any brains, should have simply been, "I have always supported my brother, and will continue to do so." That is so true. What was he thinking. Oh yeah and good luck getting a contract. He's just another T.O. But see T.O. will always have someone desperate enough to take a chance. Because he's just that freakin good. But why would you do anything to destroy your future or "piss it all away"
posted by threemoney21 at 12:41 PM on January 26
Like mentioned before. If Artest can settle down and act like he has sense he will be a great fit for this team. Although they are last in their divison, they still have a chance. Not much of one if Artest can't adapt. As for Peja he is a great fit for any team.
posted by threemoney21 at 12:25 PM on January 26
They could have had both davis & foster & it wouldn't have helped. You can't possibly say it would have no affect. A running game affects every single part of a game. Even special teams. Carolina was completely dominated because they had no run game. Carolina's game plan is all about the run. Without it they have very slim chances of winning. And to make things worse, Seattle had their middle linebacker playing in a safeties position. They knew they were going to pass. Plan and simple, an effective running game opens up the passing game. Then they would have a better chance of scoring. If Jake would have threw it to other people than Smith. Then Seattle wouldn't have had such great field position. I didn't say they wouldn't have still won, but if they did, it wouldn't have been by 20. Although injuries are not an excuse you can't say haveing foster wouldn't affect the game.
posted by threemoney21 at 12:19 PM on January 26
It looks like the Steelers will be the first 6th seed team to get to the Super Bowl and win it. No way Seattle wins this game. Seattle got a break when Foster got his (ankle). If he was there it would have been way closer. And it would have opened a door for the Carolina defense. And it would also helped the defense so they wouldn't be backed up to their own touchdown for once in the game. Still, the Seahawks have an underrated offense, but the Steelers have a rated defense, that will show up. Steelers win (24-7)
posted by threemoney21 at 01:06 PM on January 25
Carolina was not overrated. If carolina could stay healthy seattle would have lost that game. Carolina couldnt run, they were forced to pass, and that's not their game plan. The bears were also not overrated. Not their defense anyway. If the bears would have double teamed Smith they would have had a better chance to beat the panthers. And everyone is right. It sure was Smithless in Seattle. But if they could have ran the ball they could have got it to Smith or another receiver. Therefore scoring more often and they wouldnt have gave Seattle such great field position. Wait untill the Super Bowl. You'll see how overrated the Seahawks really are. Oh yeah. Go Steelers!
posted by threemoney21 at 10:25 AM on January 25
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