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SteelCityWarrior
02-05-2006, 11:05 PM
Wow! All I can say is we all did it. We sent those super fat free lati drinkers home with nothing but sour cream for their coffee. I would also like to give a big thanks to the refs who knew who the real winners were and made sure we won. I can`t believe that we could get 4 bad game breaking and making calls in our favor. HOOOO YAAAA!

Motley Nate
02-05-2006, 11:11 PM
Um, thank the refs? Hmmm.:dang:

Tim
02-05-2006, 11:15 PM
Methinks someone is a sore loser.

Sharkissle29
02-05-2006, 11:21 PM
i only question that holding call..other than that i thought the refs did ok

hmmmmmmmm
02-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Yeah that was a horrible officiated game. The refs wiped 10 or 14 points off the board for Seattle. I wonder if the same people who were crying that the refs were for the Colts are gonna man up and admit the refs were for the Steelers and played a big role in them winning.

SteelCityWarrior
02-05-2006, 11:57 PM
Methinks someone is a sore loser.

Well take your sore lose butt back to Seattle, this board is for winners.

SteelCityWarrior
02-05-2006, 11:59 PM
i only question that holding call..other than that i thought the refs did ok
Reality check or maybe the rose colored glasses? Just the same we are the winers.

MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 12:16 AM
Wow, all I can say is wow...this game turned on Matt's interception not the referees (though they didn't help us). This loss was directly attributed to our lack of stepping up and conversely your team coming through in the clutch (Ben's 38 yard throw in the first half anybody?).

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 12:26 AM
Being a "neutral watcher" from the north who could care less about the American hype machine known as the Super Bowl, its clear that the NFL is not a neutral league. And it was made clear that the coming home to Detroit story was to be the main feel good story line. Hey! It was supposed to be a neutral site, not a "home" game for anyone. Watching the pre-game, it was clear that the telecast, and the event was stacked to the rabid Steelers fans. I stopped counting after the 2nd quarter the number of times it was mentioned the Steelers as a historic franchise. Did anyone notice that the official "home" team had to come out first to unsportsmanlike boos from the crowd to the the "visiting" team coming in to a WWF entrance, music and all? But it was good to see the refs ensure it all turned out in favor of the crowd and national audience with their odd calls. Now listening to the American post-game feed of ESPN is like a love in to the Steelers. American homer hype is a joke. Funny how this homer patriotism carries over into everything else....you guys are hilarious!

Tim
02-06-2006, 12:29 AM
Well take your sore lose butt back to Seattle, this board is for winners.

Sorry dude, thanking the refs is poor form. From a 10 post person, it sure sounded like some lame Seattle fan coming in here with a steeler tag and stirring the pot.

Actually, I still think you're a Seattle fan posing just to mess with people. No rational steeler fan would thank the refs for this game.

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 12:30 AM
No not a Steeler or Seahawks fan. You guys need some perspective. The world does not revolve around the Super Bowl.

MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 12:34 AM
Being a "neutral watcher" from the north who could care less about the American hype machine known as the Super Bowl, its clear that the NFL is not a neutral league. And it was made clear that the coming home to Detroit story was to be the main feel good story line. Hey! It was supposed to be a neutral site, not a "home" game for anyone. Watching the pre-game, it was clear that the telecast, and the event was stacked to the rabid Steelers fans. I stopped counting after the 2nd quarter the number of times it was mentioned the Steelers as a historic franchise. Did anyone notice that the official "home" team had to come out first to unsportsmanlike boos from the crowd to the the "visiting" team coming in to a WWF entrance, music and all? But it was good to see the refs ensure it all turned out in favor of the crowd and national audience with their odd calls. Now listening to the American post-game feed of ESPN is like a love in to the Steelers. American homer hype is a joke. Funny how this homer patriotism carries over into everything else....you guys are hilarious!

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MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 12:37 AM
Being a "neutral watcher" from the north who could care less about the American hype machine known as the Super Bowl, its clear that the NFL is not a neutral league. And it was made clear that the coming home to Detroit story was to be the main feel good story line. Hey! It was supposed to be a neutral site, not a "home" game for anyone. Watching the pre-game, it was clear that the telecast, and the event was stacked to the rabid Steelers fans. I stopped counting after the 2nd quarter the number of times it was mentioned the Steelers as a historic franchise. Did anyone notice that the official "home" team had to come out first to unsportsmanlike boos from the crowd to the the "visiting" team coming in to a WWF entrance, music and all? But it was good to see the refs ensure it all turned out in favor of the crowd and national audience with their odd calls. Now listening to the American post-game feed of ESPN is like a love in to the Steelers. American homer hype is a joke. Funny how this homer patriotism carries over into everything else....you guys are hilarious!
Doesn't really matter though does it? I know and others now the real deal but it doesn't change the score in the end. As I said we had more than enough chances to change this around despite the sewage that ESPN spouts.

I mean come on do you really believe a sports network based in Conneticut with a bunch of analysts like Sean Salisbury (he has a personal grudge against us) would ever give an unbaised report?

This was no different than any other road game for us but the fact is that we had multiple chances to change this and we didn't while Pittsburgh did the opposite no matter how I hate it, facts are facts. And now we have to live with the the result until next year just like any other bridemaid and that pisses me off to a degree that you will never feel.

hmmmmmmmm
02-06-2006, 12:39 AM
Wow, all I can say is wow...this game turned on Matt's interception not the referees (though they didn't help us).

Are you talking about the pick after the "holding call" that shoulda never happened in the first place?

MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 12:41 AM
Are you talking about the pick after the "holding call" that shoulda never happened in the first place?
When it was 14-10 and we were driving in the 3rd. That was a clear interception no excuses.

hmmmmmmmm
02-06-2006, 12:47 AM
Yeah but the one that never shoulda happened. You dont usually throw on first down from the 2....so it never shoulda happened

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 12:48 AM
The point is the NFL claims its Super Bowl is neutral, but it is a farce. It's clear that the Seahawks were never going to attract the imagination of the larger American public, and those who buy the blue and gold trinkets to fund some corporate marketing pockets. Its like the Maple Leafs in Canada. The universe on our TSN Sports Network revolves around TO (that's Toronto, not the Philly disgrace) and its big market, forcing us to hear all the "home rink" details on a "national" network. (BTW, Go Penguins, you deserve more exposure...Crosby is great...Lemieux one of the greatest, ever. Hopefully the salary cap will help you beat the Leaf juggernaught!!).

Your lamenting that this was a "road game" is exactly what makes the Super Bowl a farce of a championship game.

As for the game, the Steelers exposed the 7 man Hawks front creeping up and overplaying on a couple of big plays, that's all it took. The gadget play was a great call, despite field position gained on a call that should be a non-call.

Pittsburg also did a good job reading and not touching the deep punts that went for touchbacks (I think there were 4). That changed the field position game dramatically.

MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 01:01 AM
The point is the NFL claims its Super Bowl is neutral, but it is a farce. It's clear that the Seahawks were never going to attract the imagination of the larger American public, and those who buy the blue and gold trinkets to fund some corporate marketing pockets. Its like the Maple Leafs in Canada. The universe on our TSN Sports Network revolves around TO (that's Toronto, not the Philly disgrace) and its big market, forcing us to hear all the "home rink" details on a "national" network. (BTW, Go Penguins, you deserve more exposure...Crosby is great...Lemieux one of the greatest, ever. Hopefully the salary cap will help you beat the Leaf juggernaught!!).

Your lamenting that this was a "road game" is exactly what makes the Super Bowl a farce of a championship game.

As for the game, the Steelers exposed the 7 man Hawks front creeping up and overplaying on a couple of big plays, that's all it took. The gadget play was a great call, despite field position gained on a call that should be a non-call.

Pittsburg also did a good job reading and not touching the deep punts that went for touchbacks (I think there were 4). That changed the field position game dramatically.I already knew that the referees would do anything in their power to give the game to the Steelers, as did any Seahawk fan I mean it is par for the course. But the point is irregardless of the officiating we had more than enough chances to win but we never stepped it up, unlike the Steelers so the point is moot.

I mean come on do you think coming to a Steeler board with this tripe will convince anybody that you aren't talking out your ass?

drizze99
02-06-2006, 01:04 AM
northoftheborder, Why the F-CK are you on our site? You claim to have no ties to the Hawks or the Steelers, yet you feel the need to register on our site today and talk all this sh-t. Stick to hockey or your gay ass football league in canada and STFU!

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 01:06 AM
What do you mean by that eloquent language?

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 01:07 AM
You're as hyped as ever! :)

Tha rock
02-06-2006, 01:12 AM
northoftheborder, Why the F-CK are you on our site? You claim to have no ties to the Hawks or the Steelers, yet you feel the need to register on our site today and talk all this sh-t. Stick to hockey or your gay ass football league in canada and STFU!




LOL thank u i was about to say the same thing:sofunny:

northoftheborder
02-06-2006, 01:18 AM
American sports patriotism is all stuck on itself. Isn't the Web great. You can't keep us out. And you can't shut us up. BTY the CFL is a worse joke.

RGV_Steeler
02-06-2006, 01:18 AM
Being a "neutral watcher" from the north who could care less about the American hype machine known as the Super Bowl, its clear that the NFL is not a neutral league. And it was made clear that the coming home to Detroit story was to be the main feel good story line. Hey! It was supposed to be a neutral site, not a "home" game for anyone. Watching the pre-game, it was clear that the telecast, and the event was stacked to the rabid Steelers fans. I stopped counting after the 2nd quarter the number of times it was mentioned the Steelers as a historic franchise. Did anyone notice that the official "home" team had to come out first to unsportsmanlike boos from the crowd to the the "visiting" team coming in to a WWF entrance, music and all? But it was good to see the refs ensure it all turned out in favor of the crowd and national audience with their odd calls. Now listening to the American post-game feed of ESPN is like a love in to the Steelers. American homer hype is a joke. Funny how this homer patriotism carries over into everything else....you guys are hilarious!


Hehe thaat's funny. I guess real football is played up north huh ? There is nothing like some good old grey cup action.

Rust-Buster
02-06-2006, 04:00 AM
Coulda, shoulda, woulda,
It don't take a Buddha
To just accept it.
When you get a bad call, you step up, make the big play and make that ref eat his flag.
The Hawks couldn't do that today. Yeah, some bad calls might have changed the outcome, but that's just a guess and a fantasy. Face the Facts. We lost.
The Hawks have nobody to blame but themselves. That performance was way too 2004 for them to win against the Steelers. Hawk dropped passes abounded.
Stevens didn't live up to his smack. If you want to find a goat. Look no further.

Rust-Buster
02-06-2006, 04:01 AM
13 beers and still no relief.

rickmastfan67
02-06-2006, 04:19 AM
I stopped counting after the 2nd quarter the number of times it was mentioned the Steelers as a historic franchise.

Ok, first of all, if you didn't know, the Steelers had won 4 prior Superbowls before the 5 one last night. At that time, they were only 1 Superbowl win behind from tieing the overall record of 5 SB wins held by the 49er's and the Cowboys. So yes, I think that they were right in calling the Steelers a historic franchise.

Did anyone notice that the official "home" team had to come out first to unsportsmanlike boos from the crowd to the the "visiting" team coming in to a WWF entrance, music and all?

Now, getting to this point. The Steelers were the "official home" team. They just decided to wear their away jerseys, which is the home teams choice in the SB. It's also traditional for the "away" team (which were the Seahawks) to come out first. Also, since there were more Steelers fans at the game because several Seahawks fans sold their tickets, you almost have to expect them to get booed some. It just happens. Nothing nobody can do about that. Heck, I bet that some of the Seahawks fans at the game booed the Steelers when they came out, but you just couldn't hear it.

Rotorhead
02-06-2006, 05:02 AM
Not to mention, the Steelers have the best traveling fans in the country. The have a huge turnout at EVERY away game (as acknowledged by the Indy game when the ownership was begging the fans not to sell to Steelers fans and 90% of the city would not sell to certain area codes). I would imagine that the proximity of Detroit to Pittsburgh as compared to Seattle had some to do with the number of fans as well. So before spouting your BS, maybe you should learn about the teams you are babbling about.

BigAL
02-06-2006, 05:09 AM
Look, there were some terrible calls made this game, all (I think...) went in Pittsburgh's favor. The "holding" call was the backbreaker -- a (most likely) 14 point turnaround for the Steelers. The following play, a really good pick (wouldn't have happened with the bad call previous) with a bizzarre call by the ref (Hasselback blocking below the knees???? :dang: ) gave you guys another 15 yards ...

Bottom line though, Hawks played a mediocre game, well below thier par, and despite Ben's even worse game, THE STEELERS WON.

Congrats on the win. See you next year (I can only hope you make it again next year, I'm betting we will!) And I hope the officiating will be better.

BigAL
02-06-2006, 05:17 AM
I would imagine that the proximity of Detroit to Pittsburgh as compared to Seattle had some to do with the number of fans as well. from rotorhead

Yeah, it's a big difference driving 250 miles and staying at aunt melinda's house, or driving in on gameday vs. buying a flight SEA to DTW, having to take days offa work (if the boss'll let you go, and MY boss ain't no football fan....it's the FAA) and stay at some way overpriced motel 6 for a few nights. That shiat adds up to 8-10K pretty quick..... but I bet most the allotted 7000 season tickets showed up....

MagicHawk
02-06-2006, 07:27 AM
from rotorhead

Yeah, it's a big difference driving 250 miles and staying at aunt melinda's house, or driving in on gameday vs. buying a flight SEA to DTW, having to take days offa work (if the boss'll let you go, and MY boss ain't no football fan....it's the FAA) and stay at some way overpriced motel 6 for a few nights. That shiat adds up to 8-10K pretty quick..... but I bet most the allotted 7000 season tickets showed up....Who cares? You and I are on the wrong board if we expect to "complain" they won and that is it, refs or no we played like shit ok? Get it by now?

This is their day and the best we can hope for is a rematch (though I do agree with the officiating, that needs to be fixed like yesterday, if not sooner).