Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl Champions: Not my Lions

I don't think that this is a great game. I thought the officiating was attrocious. The calls went against the Seahawks the majority of the time. However, the Seahawks primary failure was with something have had trouble with in the past, receivers inability to catch the ball.

If I were to pick a Seattle MVP, it would definitely be Herndon. Since typically you pick from the winners, it would definitely be Hines Ward. He made many amazing catches that saved Pittsburgh's goose many times.

Now the real question, do I think Seattle would have won with more even handed officiating. There are some many variables in makes it so difficult. Would the Seahawks have built a tremendous momentum with the first touchdown that was taken from them? Yes it was pushing off, but that is a call that normally would not be called in a game. What about the Big Ben's touchdown? He made it in. Sorry, but when I looked at the footage, you can't see the ball, but if you watch a different angle you can clearly see the ball in his hand extending to his elbow; so when you go back to the original clip you can see his hand crosses the plain.

Biggest disappointment is Jeramy Stevens. Not an easy game, and I feel bad for him, but not getting 3 pivotal catches or getting out of bounds.

Good try Seattle. Great job Pittsburgh.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd say, "Great job, Pittsburgh." They were pretty terrible except for 2 plays. Seattle clearly outplayed them.

Some interesting links:
Biased, but good blog post
Fox Sports guy complaining about officiating

Mike A. said...

Heh, that last one was from me.

Reverend0 said...

Thanks. Read them and found them to view things from a very opposite view point. Again I follow my moderate roots and say some were truly bad calls, but some were good calls for what you saw. Can't review everything or else it would take 4 hours to play the game.

Anonymous said...

andy sez:
As always, I don't have to summarize my thoughts on a football game, TMQ has already done it in as many words as possible. In my mind, not really caring about who won, of the six or so controversial calls, only one was a bad call that hurt the Seahawks, and that was the low block against Hasselback on the interception.


Anonymous said...

andy sez: