Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Bills Bills
August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
cloppbeast
Team Captain
 
cloppbeast's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Waynesboro
Posts: 868
Gender: Male
Member Number: 16124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

I've been reading forums of other teams recently, notably the Titans and Ravens, and I've noticed a common theme: everybody seems to think the refs favor the Steelers. My dad, who happens to a Colts fan, has the same opinion. He often says the Steelers have five Super Bowls and one "Ref" Bowl, SB 40 being the "Ref" Bowl. Frankly, I'm surprised he doesn't consider SB 43 a "Ref" Bowl as well, because I remember a lot of people complaining about the flags against Arizona.

Most of these people are haters, and are just pissed because the Steelers won, but I wonder if there is any truth to this statement since so many people talk about it. I'm not one for conspiracy theories or anything, but......

Personally, I really only ever notice and can remember bad calls against the Steelers, but I know I watch games through black and gold glasses. What is your opinion on the matter? Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

I for one don't think so. For every favorable call the Steelers get, it seems they get ripped off on one too.
cloppbeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
theplatypus
Team Owner
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,948
Member Number: 3329
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

I seriously doubt it, bad calls happen to every team. Personally what I believe is that we are in the playoffs and nationaly televised so much it just seems that an inordinate amount of calls go our way.
theplatypus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
joeyssteelcurtain
Assistant Coach
 
joeyssteelcurtain's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: lakeland F.L
Posts: 1,253
Gender: Male
Member Number: 11092
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

I say if anything it feels like we get all the bad calls
__________________
Joey

"I'm BLACK and GOLD until I'm dead and cold"
joeyssteelcurtain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
SteeleReign
Team President
 
SteeleReign's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,237
Member Number: 13943
Thanks: 296
Thanked 348 Times in 226 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

Yeah, I agree with Platypus. I'm sure if the SB40 calls were called the other way I would have been livid, but that doesn't mean that there was any conspiracy. They were judgement calls that just happened to go our way.

In any sport, there will always be an element of the fan base that believes the "top dogs" get special treatment....i.e. - Michael Jordan, Ovechkin, the Yanks, etc...there is no way to prove or disprove this accusation. Just consider it an honor.
SteeleReign is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:50 AM   #5
steeltheone
Living Legend
Supporter
 
steeltheone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Harrisburg Pa.
Posts: 3,297
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6351
Thanks: 217
Thanked 300 Times in 185 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

Always part of being a winner!
__________________
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
steeltheone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #6
kiuaswarrior
Draft Prospect
 
kiuaswarrior's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 54
Member Number: 16740
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cloppbeast View Post
Most of these people are haters, and are just pissed because the Steelers won
Haters, haters & haters is my excuse.
kiuaswarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
zsheik22
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 369
Member Number: 9466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

Does your dad complain about the refs in the playoff game against the colts in 05? The refs were the only reason the game was remotely close and tried to give the game to the colts.


They overturned an INT that was clearly an INT and let the colts right back into the game. It was so obvious they even had to give an " Oops, our bad!" after it.

Not to mention you get flagged for even looking at manning the wrong way while Big Ben gets jacked up all sunday long.
zsheik22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 02:34 PM   #8
fer522
ACERERO
 
fer522's Avatar
 
Archery 2000 Champion! Archery Champion! Galaxians Champion! Apple Shooter Champion!
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: right here
Posts: 3,198
Gender: Male
Member Number: 16190
Thanks: 3,127
Thanked 1,971 Times in 893 Posts
My Mood: Cool
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

loser always complain and that's the bottom line
fer522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
 
Fire Arians's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 10,056
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 1,651
Thanked 6,052 Times in 2,588 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

hell no. they favor the colts and patriots more than anyone. tuck rule brady and taking away troy's INT on manning in 2005 is all the proof you need.





Fire Arians is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 04:49 PM   #10
stb_steeler
Living Legend
Supporter
 
stb_steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 3,567
Gender: Male
Member Number: 14315
Thanks: 173
Thanked 313 Times in 183 Posts
Default Re: Do the officials really favor the Steelers?

Sure they favor the Steelers, why do you think they win so much....
__________________

Might as well dress em in skirts!
stb_steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts