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MACH1
10-23-2006, 02:14 PM
20 Reasons Seattle Can't Blame the Refs

1. The Refs didn't give up the longest run in SB history...Seattle's defense did
2. The Refs didn't bite on a 43 yd trick play, Randle to Ward for a TD...Seattle's defense did.
3. The Refs didn't allow Ben to scramble around on a 3rd and 28 and complete a long pass to the 2 yd. line...Seattle's defense did.
4. The Refs didn't miss two field goals - that was Seattle.
5. The Refs didn't fail to step out of bounds late in the 1st half to stop the clock in Pittsburgh territory in a crunch time situation...Seattle's offense did.
6. The Refs didn't let the 1st half clock tick down from 48 seconds all the way down to 13 seconds before finally running their next play at Pittsburgh's 36 yd line...Seattle's offense did.
7. And on this play, 3rd down, 53 yds. away from a FG, it wasn't the Refs who tried and failed to go deep for a TD rather than a safer 5-7 yd play and timeout setting up a much easier FG attempt....that, again, would be Seattle's offense.
8. The Refs didn't get confused by Pittsburgh's zone defense and throw an INT...that would be Seattle's QB.
9. The Refs didn't let a little physical contact intimidate them from catching 4 very catchable passes...that would be the Seattle TE Jeramy Stevens.
10. With approx. 20 seconds left in the game, knowing they need a TD and FG,in no particular order, and in easy FG range on 4th down, it wasn't the Refs.
who ignored the FG and elected to throw up a prayer trying for a TD...that AGAIN would be Seattle.

And Seattle, if you're Steel salty and Steel reaching for excuses...

11. The Refs didn't constantly punt deep into the end zone, repeatedly giving Pittsburgh the ball at the 20 yd line...that of course was Seattle.
12. It wasn't the Refs who received a Christmas-gift- wrapped easy INT lobbed in perfect position to return deep into Pittsburgh territory...the lucky beneficiary of that break would be Seattle.
13. It wasn't the Refs who got a break when a Steeler DB dropped an easy interception early in the game...that too would be a break for Seattle.
14. It wasn't the Refs who caught a break when a Steeler WR dropped a very catchable TD pass...that break again would go to Seattle.
15. It wasn't the scapegoat Refs that received a break when a WR caught the ball, turned, stepped, was hit hard enough to cause a fumble, and then ruled INCOMPLETE...that would be of course, another chance for Seattle.(this was an interesting call considering that after Troy Polamalu's famous overruled Int, the NFL stated that it WAS a catch. If so, than this definitely WAS a catch).
16. The Refs weren't the ones who caught a break when at the conclusion of a 2nd qtr play, as a Steeler DE was walking away, the Seattle Center blindsided the defenseless player, leveling him to the ground. This mysteriously unseen crime was again another break for Seattle.
17. It wasn't the Refs who got a break when Steeler QB Big Ben was blocked in the back as he pursued the DB who he'd tossed an interception to...that again would go to Seattle.
18. It wasn't the Refs who stopped Seattle RB Alexander in a few key situations. That would be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
19. It wasn't the Refs who converted many of their 3rd downs yet stopped their opponent on 3rd down often...that would be the Pittsburgh Steelers
20. And the very bottom line is this...On plays when there were not any penalties...One team made plays and one team didn't. The end result was the final score. Seattle was outcoached and outplayed.

Livinginthe past
10-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Did this post get caught in a trans-dimensional blackhole for the last 8 months?

Last time I looked it wasn't Seahawks fans crying about refs applying the letter of the law.

NM

MACH1
10-23-2006, 04:25 PM
Nope, just have a good friend who's a life long suckhawk fan. Kinda fun to poke a little fun at him now and then, seeing how he likes to remind me every day about the refs in the superbowl. And no my friend is not bbbh.

boLT fan
10-23-2006, 05:49 PM
Either way, the "crying about the refs" thing is getting old.

Hawk Believer
10-23-2006, 05:52 PM
Kinda ironic to post this on a day when Rooney has been bitching about refs.

MACH1
10-23-2006, 06:41 PM
Kinda ironic to post this on a day when Rooney has been bitching about refs.

Bet you aint going to hear about it for the next two years.

SteelCityMan786
10-23-2006, 06:55 PM
Bet you aint going to hear about it for the next two years.

I bet you hear about Super Bowl XL ref whinning go on for years.

Hawk Believer
10-23-2006, 07:06 PM
I bet you hear about Super Bowl XL ref whinning go on for years.

Well I will grant you that the topic will keep coming up for two more years if Steeler posters continue to be obsessed about it. You guys won! The team deserved it. Congratualations! Its a hell of an achievement. But if you keep recycling posts like this, people will start to think the lady doth protest too much....

Jeremy
10-23-2006, 07:29 PM
The Post-Intelligencer send a reporter to Pittsburgh to open up that scab All Star weekend!!!!

Your whole city has acted like a group of whiny New Englanders about the whole affair.

MACH1
10-23-2006, 07:52 PM
Well I will grant you that the topic will keep coming up for two more years if Steeler posters continue to be obsessed about it. You guys won! The team deserved it. Congratualations! Its a hell of an achievement. But if you keep recycling posts like this, people will start to think the lady doth protest too much....

Hey my faithful seahawk buddy reminds of that nearly everyday, like I said just poking a little fun back at him.

Hawk Believer
10-23-2006, 08:26 PM
Hey my faithful seahawk buddy reminds of that nearly everyday, like I said just poking a little fun back at him.

Ok, thats cool. :cheers: Perhaps I am occasionally hypersenstive about the subject as well. But if I had a buddy out here who was a Steeler fan I would probably try to get his goat by bringing up a black helicopter ref conspiracy every once in a while because, well, thats what friends do.

Jeremy - The article by the PI dude was pathetic. There are a few people out here who still get fired up about the SB refs. But most people wish that everyone else would just shut up about the Super Bowl Ref thing because there is no upside for Hawk fans to talk about it.

Stillers#1
10-23-2006, 09:42 PM
Every Sunday when I go to the bar here in Spokane, I get reminded of it. The best medecine for seahwaks fans is to tell them the NFC champioinship rings look nice. Then I tell them I have no clue what our AFC championship rings look like.