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Steelers were much better after the halftime, that i agree with. Seahawks did nothing but mistakes after mistakes. This ball game could´ve been whole a lot different if Seahawks TD would´ve been counted and Steelers´s TD would´ve been disallowed though.

Halftime performance by Rolling granpa´s was pooring as hell.
 

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Tommi said:
I will be cheering for Seahawks today.

Edit: Halftime.

Seattle has obviously been the better side, but very dubious referee decisions has all gone to Pittsburghs way. Seattle scored legimate touchdown [that wasn´t a push!] which was disallowed and then Pittsburgh didn´t score a touchdown [Roethlisberger had the ball, but the ball wasn´t even on the line!] which was allowed. TD my ass!

Seattle will win...

Sorry to correct you, Seahawks disallowed TD was not legitimate since he made a push off(correct me if that is not the right name), year it was a very thin decision but it was still a push off. which allowed him to get away from the player who marked him. a stupid rule if you ask me but it exist.

If you look closely at Roethlisberger TD you will see that the nose of the ball is just in the line when he is in the air very briefly, and therefore it was a TD.

it was not a very good SB there where way to many fouls, and the level wasn't near as high as use too be. Pittsburghs didn't play good at all and Roethlisberger QR was under 100 I think, but Seahawks made some seriously mistakes they should have used Alexander more, before Pittsburghs interception of Matt Hasselbeck horrible pass, instead of throwing it on such a long 3'rd down they should have run the ball and get as many yards as possible for a better field goal position. it was a stupid call. then the score would have been 13-14 and they would have had a chance to win it and most importantly momentum would have still been on their site.

I'm very disappointed and angry as well, it was like getting salt in a open wound, the last thing I wanted was to see Steelers win the SB and too make it even worse then they got one too the thumb
 

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I guess you´re right about the push then. Stupid rule as you said. I dont agree with that Roethlisberger TD though. They replied the replays many times and even the commentators didn´t think it was a goal.

Doesn´t really matter since i dont really care and i´m not a Seahawks fan. :)
 

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neither am I, under normal circumstances I'm not very fond of Seahawks, but because it was Steelers they met, then I cheered for them, since Steelers is by far the team I hate the most. you can compare my hate towards Steeler as my hate to Milan
 

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Well I like Kansas City Chiefs.They were the team with which I won 6 consecutive superbowls in Madden 2001 :D :D

Anyway,congratulations to Steelers.I had watched them against Broncos and they seemed unbeatable.
 

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Pani said:
Well I like Kansas City Chiefs.They were the team with which I won 6 consecutive superbowls in Madden 2001 :D :D

Anyway,congratulations to Steelers.I had watched them against Broncos and they seemed unbeatable.

Chiefs, how on earth did you managed too win 6 consecutive Superbowl's with that team. did you buy a whole new team or what. it shows the realism in that game or lack of it, they are one of the last teams on this planet who could achieve that, heck even winning one sb seems impossible for them. no teams can win 6 in a row, even 3 have so far been impossible.
 

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I have to disagree with whoever said that the pushoff rule is a stupid rule.

In today's NFL, every single damn touch by a cornerback beyond 5 yards is jumped all over by the referees...holding, pass interference, whatever you want to call it...it's only fair that the wide reciever gets called for similar actions that lets him get away...
 

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Saviours:

That INT of the Seahawks was on 4th down, so they couldn't run it obviously...

Anyways:

The Seahawks had their chances in the 1st half to make it a close game, but since they slipped, and the Steelers D got going, they didn't stand a chance with all those mistakes they made. The Steelers deserved it, but I don't think they can repeat this next season.
 

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The Seahawks fans that are making noise and crying about the refs are a bunch of crybabys. They had a fair chance at winning it, and blew it all once Hassellback threw that INT. No one can honestly say that Darrell Jackson didn't push off his man to get his TD that was correctly called off. The refs were no where near as bad as the media or fans are making it out to be.

On the Roethlisberger scramble, remember that it was initially ruled a TD and you need conclusive evidence to overturn that. There's been MUCH worst calls made over the past month. Just my two cents, though.

I'm thrilled that Jerome Bettis got his ring, but other then that, this Superbowl was a big yawn.
 

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Exaclty, the Seahawks had their chances, but they made mistakes in crucial situations, and those penalties killed them.

However, they're still a fairly young squad, and if they learn from these mistakes, I think we might see them again among the serious challengers next season.
 

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I don't think the refs where that bad, they where far better then those in the divisional playoffs. it was not their decision that lead too Steelers victory, Seahawks should have finished them off in the first half but they blew it, and after steelers got in front you knew the outcome, because Seahawks didn't posses any threats at all.

And Zamat I seriously doubt that we will see anything too Seahawks next season, only 3 teams have managed to qualify to the Superbowl after they lost it the previously season. and it is Minnesota, Denver and Buffalo(who lost 4 seasons in a row) but no team have yet managed to win the SB after they lost it the previously season. And it has too do with, that it take some time to get over the disappointment. but they might qualify for the play offs since their group(i know it's not the right word forgot the real word for it) is very weak.
 

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I didn't say they'd win it, but I feel they'll surely make the playoffs. The reason is that they are such a consistent team that unless some key player doesn't get injured, I don't see a reason why they couldn't win their really not-so-strong conference. (Rams, 49ers, Cardinals)

Now I can't wait for the draft, Bush, Young, Leinart up for grabs. :cool:
 

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Zamat said:
I didn't say they'd win it, but I feel they'll surely make the playoffs. The reason is that they are such a consistent team that unless some key player doesn't get injured, I don't see a reason why they couldn't win their really not-so-strong conference. (Rams, 49ers, Cardinals)

Now I can't wait for the draft, Bush, Young, Leinart up for grabs. :cool:

we won't get any of them unfortuantely :( we have pick as nr. 22 or something like that.
 

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Yeah, but I don't think the Pats need a QB or a tailback... ;)

I think it'll be interesting to see what impact do these exceptional talents make in their first season. I think Bush will suffer a bit, cuz he's phisycally weak for the NFL right now.
 

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Zamat said:
Yeah, but I don't think the Pats need a QB or a tailback... ;)

I think it'll be interesting to see what impact do these exceptional talents make in their first season. I think Bush will suffer a bit, cuz he's phisycally weak for the NFL right now.

No

it's good that we have defensive lineman Richard Seymour back, he was a major asses in the ending of this season, after he came back our running defence was the best in the last 8 games in the NFL. And with defensive lineman Ty Warren back Pats running defence will be one of the best.
and the soul of our defensive team Linebacker Tedy Bruschi was out the entire season except the last play off game will also be ready for the upcoming season and that is very good news. What we need is a offensive lineman, a inside Linebacker who can replace Ted Johnson who retired before this season. and a outside Linebacker. we might also need a cornerback.
 
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Yes, I agree with you.

The offense is good as it is, as Brady and Dillon were able to make points even behing an O-line that consisted of rookies and undrafted free-agents.

Bruschi's comeback surely gave a boost to the D, I just hope his health will be OK. Losing Ty Law was not as decisive as it looked it'd be, but another decent CB next to Samuel wud be good vs Teams who have more good receivers.
 

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What astonished me the most about this season was that we was so piss poor in the pass defence. And you would think that we was weak on our safeties but that isn't really true we still have Rodney Harrison and Eugene Wilson who also was there when we won the SB plus we still have Asante Samuel, Randall Gay and Tyrone Poole as our CB. but we might still need a better CB. cause they where far from convincing those we had in this season. but another problem was that Dillon was injury pledge this season and only got about half the amount of yards he got his first season and that worries me. we might look for a replacement or a back up if he dos not turn out to be the same player as he was in his first season at Patriots.

So we really have some things that needs to be fixed, offensive lineman, 2 Linebackers, corner back and a running back. that is 5 players and 3 of them is a necessary. If those problems aren't fixed I can't see us winning the SB. But one of the major problems this season was our injuries especially on our offensive linemen and two of our starting defensive linemen was also out half of the season and Linebackers. I'm crossing my fingers for a injury free 2006/2007 season. And hope Bruschi is healthy enough to play. or else we are pretty much screwed.

But enough about my pats :D there are other teams who has bigger problems.
 

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I saw this article from Patriots.com

it's about the SB and their oppenion about it

This Sunday not so Super By Paul Perillo, Patriots Football Weekly
After looking forward to the thought of enjoying the Super Bowl from a different perspective after the Patriots were eliminated in Denver, the crew of PFW was disappointed by the shoddy performances of both teams, and the officials, in Detroit.

There was supposed to be a silver lining in the Patriots loss at Denver last month. Sure, the loss ended any chance of making history with an unprecedented three-peat, but when all was said and done there was some solace in the fact that we could join the rest of America on Super Bowl Sunday for the first time since 2002.

Instead of working about 80 hours in Detroit, we could sit back, grab a beer or two (OK, who’s counting?), eat some wings and other artery-closing favorites and enjoy the game without worrying about what we were going to write. There would be no concerns about deadlines or headlines; just the guilty pleasure of joining our neighbors in one of the most truly anticipated days in America.

But like spoiled kids who finish opening their presents on Christmas Day, we’re left with just one thing to say: “That’s it?”

Our crew here at PFW actually ridiculed some folks who felt the Steelers and Seahawks would be a waste of time. There were plenty of angles worth discussing and rooting for. Would Bill Cowher finally shed his “can’t-win-the-big-one” image? Would Mike Holmgren become the first coach to ever lead two different teams to Super Bowl glory? Jerome Bettis going home for (likely) his final game. Local boys Matt Hasselbeck and Lofa Tatupu, whose fathers played for the Patriots, trying to win it all in Seattle.

And oh by the way, the teams looked to be pretty evenly matched and figured to give us a great show.

Boy, were we wrong. Andy Hart and I both wanted the Steelers to win. Tom Casale and Fred Kirsch were pulling for Seattle. That didn’t matter because for the first time since any one of us could remember, we all agreed – the 2005 Super Bowl was one of the worst ever.

Andy and I spent a half hour complaining about the officiating – and the team we wanted to win benefited from many of the calls we complained about. The offensive pass interference negating Darrell Jackson’s touchdown was a joke. That play happens at least five times a game without drawing a flag, and they decided to call it on the biggest stage in all of sports?

Jackson appeared to catch another touchdown pass late in the first half when his left foot looked to hit the pylon, but he was ruled out of bounds. In between, Ben Roethlisberger was awarded a touchdown about 20 minutes after the play ended when the official running in first looked like he was spotting the ball and then threw his arms in the air. I actually thought he got in (it was very close), but what did the official see after Big Ben was on the ground that told him the ball broke the plane?

And the call on Hasselbeck after he threw an interception and made the tackle was flat out incorrect. There is no rule that says a player can’t tackle the ball carrier below the knees. Since Hasselbeck was called for hitting below the knees, and the player he hit had the ball, is there any other conclusion that can be reached other than the official screwed up?

There weren’t as many calls against Pittsburgh, but it certainly looked like Seattle’s receivers caught a couple of passes and then fumbled. Jerramy Stevens certainly did at least once. But, as usual, the plays were ruled incomplete passes. Surely this wasn’t a day for the zebras to shine.

But as bad as the officials were, the play on the field was far more disappointing. Neither team even approached the level each displayed in getting to Detroit in the first place. Roethlisberger, after a brilliant postseason, looked jittery throughout. He was off target several times, and when he was accurate he got little help from his receivers – especially Hines Ward, who dropped a perfectly thrown touchdown pass in the second quarter. Ward took game MVP honors but his drops certainly must have made him a difficult selection.

The Seahawks ineptitude was more mental. Sure, Stevens dropped as many passes as Jessica Simpson fielded over the week, but how could anyone explain Seattle’s clock management at the end of each half? Hasselbeck looked like a quarterback who never operated a two-minute drill in his life. He wasted at least 35 seconds making an audible at the end of the first half and ultimately wound up settling for a 54-yard field goal attempt.

At the end of the game the Seahawks needed two scores, had no timeouts and less than a minute left. But that didn’t stop Holmgren and Hasselbeck from trying to slowly work downfield. Twice Hasselbeck dumped off short passes well in bounds in the waning seconds. Rather than try a field goal with 35 seconds left to get within 8, Holmgren watched his quarterback throw a dumpoff for 4 yards while the clock continue to roll.

Even in victory Cowher didn’t completely shed his image. The Steelers got here because the normally conservative coach eschewed his normal run-first, defensive approach and allowed Roethlisberger to sling it around early. Once Pittsburgh had the lead, then he went to Bettis and Willie Parker.

But he changed back to his old ways for the Super Bowl and tried to keep Roethlisberger out of it. Maybe Big Ben would have thrown five interceptions if he came out gunning like he did in Indy and Denver. But maybe he would have matched those performances and gotten into a rhythm early and never made any mistakes. We’ll never know.

Bottom line with this game is that neither team deserved to win. It was poorly played from start to finish, and the officiating managed to only further mar a game that had little in the way of aesthetics to begin with. The Steelers made a couple of big plays, and based on those came out on top.

But like the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, there wasn’t much that was Super about their performance. Even the commercials failed to deliver.

If this is all we’re missing, we might as well make plans for Miami next season. What a letdown.
 

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TO to Dallas. :D

Gosh, I never believed this could happen, even with all those rumours circulating the press. This guy was a No.1 hate figure after stomping the star logo in Dallas, and now he'll be wearing it on his helmet. :D :D

Strange things happen.
 

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I'll give it untill Week 3 before TO ***** slaps Bledsoe on the sidelines. :D
 
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