The SuperBowl Screw

Last night MetBloggers Chris and Jay V came over my house — along with an assortment of other characters — for my annual SuperBowl party. Drinks flowed and wings were consumed. Oh, and a city that is second-rate in the eyes of the entire NFL got the short end of it from NFL higher-ups.

I’m not exhonerating Seattle’s poor special teams or clock management at the end of the first and second halves.

Congratulations to the Steelers, really. It isn’t their fault they are the more popular team and it isn’t their fault that they were the consensus champions before the clock even started. However, the Seahawks had one touchdown called back and one long drive called back. Neither for reasons that seemed logical. Oh, and the referees gave Pittsburgh the benefit of the doubt on a touchdown that was, ahem, **controversial at best. And all because of a loack of any definitive video proof Pittsburgh DID NOT score. Hmm…

And still, despite all this, Seattle remained in the game as late as a few minutes left in the final quarter. I applaud the team for its resillience.

And I wish the NFL would stop deciding who is going to win before the coin is even flipped.

1 Comment so far

  1. salas (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    Slate.com has an article called the “Stealers”. On ESPN.com, the Sports Guy kept an online journal during the game — at one point he wrote: “Shouldn’t the refs just replace the yellow flags with Terrible Towels at this point?”



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