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Old 10-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Ben's Fumble

Correct me if I'm wrong, and I can't seem to find any sports writers saying this right now, but isn't it completely irrelevant who recovered the fumble since the play was ruled dead as soon a touchdown was signaled?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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"I hope Ben Rothlisberger rapes that refs wife."

Best comment I've seen so far on the Miami message boards. LMAO.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ben's Fumble

You're right, but writers don't care, even people in Pittsburgh are saying the Steelers shouldn't have won..

But think about it... What if the play wasn't ruled dead, and the Steelers actually ended up with the ball in the endzone... Miller saw Ben and Legurski with the balll and thought it was a touchdown off of a fumble. But many Steelers say they stopped fighting for the ball when they heard touchdown. I bet Miami would have wanted it called dead if the game was 22-27. 22-23 gave them a chance to win, the miami offense just blew it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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It's bothering me that everyone is saying "Miami clearly recovered!" The ref screwed up, but who recovered is completely irrelevant due to the ref's mistake.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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It's bothering me that everyone is saying "Miami clearly recovered!" The ref screwed up, but who recovered is completely irrelevant due to the ref's mistake.
And you cant say it looked like the dolphins recovered it cause you just dont know
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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It's bothering me that everyone is saying "Miami clearly recovered!" The ref screwed up, but who recovered is completely irrelevant due to the ref's mistake.


The thing is that when the play is challenged, the ref said they looked at if it was a fumble and who recovered it, but because of the situation and the play being called a touchdown before the scrum was over, many Steeler players stopped wrestling for the ball. The ref knew this, and to judge whether Miami had the ball at the end of the scrum or not would be unfair to the Steelers who were led on by the refs that it was a touchdown.

The ref who blew the whistle early and that it was a touchdown is at fault, no one screwed over the Dolphins on purpose.

The arguement will be, when the ball was first fumbled, 2 dolphins jumped onthe ball before Legurski and Pouncy got there, so you'd think they got it first.
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"I hope Ben Rothlisberger rapes that refs wife."

Best comment I've seen so far on the Miami message boards. LMAO.
I saw that too! :D

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It's bothering me that everyone is saying "Miami clearly recovered!" The ref screwed up, but who recovered is completely irrelevant due to the ref's mistake.
They should be quiet. I agree. Ben let it go when he heard TD.
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Correct....Touchdown...The plays over!
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I saw that too! :D

They should be quiet. I agree. Ben let it go when he heard TD.
Welcome to the board, Lugia though I don't know what to make of your post. lol

Why is this even an issue? I mean, I thought it was clear as day.

The play was ruled a touchdown on the field. The instant a TD is ruled, the ball is dead. The recovery is moot. Plain and simple.

The problem is, this has become a HUGE issue about a DEAD BALL. Why? Because it's a hot topic about a controversial team with controversial players... Face it, Steelers fans... We've become "that guy" in the NFL. And it's great. Because all the hate is over media hyperbole. Harrison has yet to draw a flag hitting someone. The Steelers are 5-1 and still in 1st place of the AFC North. And Ben is back with a vengeance. The Steelers are in the limelight.

So why not run a story about one of the most shared opinions of the Steelers outside of Steeler Nation : "The referees help the Stealers win all the time."

Starting to make sense now? Media aside, logic and reason, in.

When you realize it was a dead ball the instant it was ruled a TD, this is when you will realize the outcome of the fumble is irrelevant.

Let people go ape-sh|t over it all they want. They're whining about the outcome because they have been quickly conditioned into believing maybe it should have been Miami's ball.

Know though that how this play went down will be discussed at the next owner's meeting.

Right call. 4th and Goal. Steelers ball.
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I saw that too! :D

They should be quiet. I agree. Ben let it go when he heard TD.
Lol...no, Ben let it go before it was called a TD.

The refs blew the whistle when they thought it was a TD though (before the "fumble" recovery).

The refs biggest mistake was the explanation of the review and the call. As others have pointed out, the ref blew the whistle (too early IMO, but he still blew it), when he thought Ben had a TD. That means that anything that happens after that ("fumble" recovery) is null and void. They should have just been reviewing if it was a TD or not.
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