My Steelers have done it again for a record SIX Super Bowl rings. It wasn't the most disciplined super bowl in history, not by any stretch. In fact, it probably was the sloppiest championship game I've seen in any sport in quite a while. The Cards & Steelers played some sloppy, chippy ball for a while, at one point the Cards generously offered 35 yards in personal fouls on one drive alone, not to mention one OL guy holding 3 times & getting caught 3 times. Sloppy.
I was more than miffed when the ref threw a flag that gave the Cards a safety on a ticky-tacky holding call in the endzone, when the Big Ben completed the pass to Holmes on 3rd & long to pick up the first down. It's stuff like that that makes fans wonder if a fix is in. It was a phantom call, no legit holding or impeding of the defensive linemen to the QB - simply a fall down grab of the jersey. Watching the refs all season, I understand that many calls come from personal judgement. In a game this important, that call should never be made, IMO. They say holding can be called on nearly every offensive play. If a fan watches closely, they can see that is true.
The outcome wasn't affected by that call, fortunately, but I couldn't help feeling incomplete at the end of this one. Not because I didn't enjoy the win, it was blissful, but because the call should have come to REVIEW the last offensive play by the Cards, where Kurt Warner was coming down & had the ball stripped. On the field it was called a fumble. It should have been reviewed to ensure it was the right call. I do believe it was close & I don't believe there was enough evidence to overturn the call on the field. How would it have affected the outcome should it have been overturned & ruled an incomplete pass instead, no one will ever know.
One more thing that bothered me. The final touchdown scored by Pittsburgh. Oh how I wanted to scream with joy & celebrate that play. Immediately, we knew there was going to be a review. That completey took the joy from the celebration. It was a legit review, had to be done. I just wanted to revel in the moment. *sigh* Awesome, AWESOME catch!
While watching commercials during the super bowl, some were funny, but most were boring. Anheuser Busch spewed some serious cash for their ads - so many! Watching that day & yesterday, all commercials, I often wonder why everything has to be so politically correct. The latest commercial for Verizon Wireless, the Italian family at the barbecue. Why did they remove the line "Not my real uncle, but he doesn't owe me money. He's a keeper." How is that offensive? Everyone knows it's never a good thing to lend money to family. It doesn't matter what type of family it is, either. It's just a no-no, relatively speaking. Dumb if you ask me. That line gave the commercial a bit of humor.
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