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figg
01-16-2006, 03:43 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs05/news/story?id=2294309

The NFL said the referee made a mistake: Troy Polamalu caught the ball.

The league acknowledged Monday that referee Pete Morelli erred when he overturned on replay Polamalu's interception of a Peyton Manning pass Sunday in the playoff game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.


:rolleyes:

melroseplace
01-16-2006, 03:50 PM
come on, NFL, tell me something I don't know :banging:

steveironcity
01-16-2006, 03:53 PM
Its good for them to swallow their pride

drizze99
01-16-2006, 03:56 PM
TOO late a**holes!

Tim
01-16-2006, 04:04 PM
Imagine what that apology would have felt like had we lost the game.

Brady12
01-16-2006, 04:05 PM
You can't really say what would've happened after the INT. Who knows, maybe Parker fumbles, and Indy runs it back for a TD. However it is a good job, to admit your mistakes, like Periera did today.

Ambridge
01-16-2006, 04:06 PM
I still call FOUL!!

How easy is it for the NFL to come out and say the official made a mistake after the Steelers won the game anyway.

Had the Steelers lost the game something tells me the NFL would have backed up Pete Morelli 100% in order to cover their ass.

That whole crew needs to be replaced!!!

Brady12
01-16-2006, 04:08 PM
What other choice do they have other than to admit their mistake?

Ambridge
01-16-2006, 04:15 PM
What other choice do they have other than to admit their mistake?

Get rid of that crew so they cannot try and pull off what they almost did.
How would you feel if perhaps this crew with Pete Morelli were to pull a questionable call like that against the Pats next season that keeps New England from making or advancing in the playoffs.
You might want to know why something wasn't done to prevent him from officiating the game.

24seven
01-16-2006, 04:25 PM
well if thats the case they better sure as hell not fine Porter for speaking the truth.. That would be very hypocritical of them to do so..

steveironcity
01-16-2006, 04:26 PM
I think I saw Tom Brady on a Golf Course today.

bmovierat
01-16-2006, 04:40 PM
I think the NFL should do more of this. If the head of the officiating determines that an official made a bad call, say it. Admitting one's mistakes should not be this rare. Call it a correction box for the league, if you will.

Oh well, at least it only had an impact on the score, not the final outcome.

Go Steelers!

Brady12
01-16-2006, 04:45 PM
I think I saw Tom Brady on a Golf Course today.


Considering it is winter in Boston, I highly doubt that.

Anyways, there were atleast 2 or 3 times this season, where the head of officials apologized to the Riders, for bad calls. It's part of the game, no one is perfect.

MeanJimmieGreen-Ligon
01-16-2006, 04:47 PM
I think the NFL should do more of this. If the head of the officiating determines that an official made a bad call, say it. Admitting one's mistakes should not be this rare. Call it a correction box for the league, if you will.

Oh well, at least it only had an impact on the score, not the final outcome.

Go Steelers!

Yeah, if that call would have caused Indy to win, that would have been the biggetst bullshit to hit the pike.
Another bad call was that mystery pass interference call on Asanti Samuel. Even though I can't stand the Pats, that was a ****ed up call too.

Atlanta Dan
01-16-2006, 04:52 PM
The NFL admitted the INT call was wrong (duh!) only because blowing the call did not change anything beyond the final score. If the Colts would have won there would have been no admission they blew the call.

The zebras had a horrible weekend - I bet we hear a renewed call for full time officials.
The Pats-Broncos/Steelers-Colts/& Bears-Panthers games all had horrible calls.

Brady12
01-16-2006, 04:56 PM
Where was Mike Carey this weekend? Or was I just not watching closely. or that Older guy, I forget his name... He did the Colts/Bengals this year.

rgleason
01-16-2006, 05:01 PM
well if thats the case they better sure as hell not fine Porter for speaking the truth.. That would be very hypocritical of them to do so..

Sorry, Porter's anger is understandable, but you can't say that there is some kind of conspiracy at work against your team. (Jeff Van Gundy?) Does the NFL want INdy in the Superbowl? Maybe, Peyton is the postboy of the league and after Dungy's son, they are the sentimental favorite. But if you actually think there is some kind instructions given to the Refs - "make sure Indy wins," then I would bet you're a Oliver Stone fan as well. Remember, Steelers are a more popular team that Colts nationwide, maybe more so though anybody. For the NFL, Steelers aren't the worst team to have in the Bowl, and they know that. Porter will get fined, he would have just been better off for calling the ruling for what it was - bullshit. I was surprised the league owned up to the mistake and wonder what is going to happen to the REF?

aphiz
01-16-2006, 05:18 PM
man, I loathe Michael Irvin, I'm listening to him on sportscenter trying to defend the ref that overturned the Polamalu interception. He keeps saying the 'ref's human, we're all human, cut the man some slack.' Idiot!

steveironcity
01-16-2006, 05:44 PM
man, I loathe Michael Irvin, I'm listening to him on sportscenter trying to defend the ref that overturned the Polamalu interception. He keeps saying the 'ref's human, we're all human, cut the man some slack.' Idiot!


Its not his fault.. in the words of the immortal Rick James "Cocaine's a hell of a drug"

Koopa
01-16-2006, 05:50 PM
You can't really say what would've happened after the INT. Who knows, maybe Parker fumbles, and Indy runs it back for a TD. However it is a good job, to admit your mistakes, like Periera did today.


before the int it was 21-10 and willie wouldn't have been running the ball at that point of the game. so even if you theory happens it's 21-16/18 who's to say they would've made the two point conversion, the clock would've been running down and the steelers would've re got the ball and sealed the deal

Prosdo
01-16-2006, 06:03 PM
Yep who didn't know it was an INT. Glad they admitted it though.

Big7Ben
01-16-2006, 06:15 PM
I still am baffled of wtf they did that.. we won.. and if we would've lost.. and they admitted it that they made the mistake, there would've been alot of angry Steeler fans, and worst of all they would've ruined Jerome's last chance, 'cause face it, this is most likely gonna be his last year!! :tt: HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-16-2006, 06:27 PM
Better late than never.. good thing it didnt cost us the game.. but we all knew the NFL would admit to a mistake..but hindsight is 2020