Steelers>Cardinals (in Off-topic)


BadFish February 1 2009 6:08 PM EST

I have a 100k bet on the steelers with Draco. Cheers to my coming wealth!

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] February 1 2009 6:09 PM EST

Hehe so you think... ^_~

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] February 1 2009 6:35 PM EST

What odds are you guys betting?
And is anyone else in the mood to bet me? hehe I am taking the steelers as the winner...for anyone interested... hehe

(Also, I don't watch football at all, so someone will have to tell me who won xD)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 1 2009 6:56 PM EST

I would single-handedly slaughter both teams at the same time.

kevlar February 1 2009 7:11 PM EST

STEEELERSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kevlar February 1 2009 7:56 PM EST

can you spell "LONGEST PLAY IN SUPERBOWL HISTORY!"

(0.0) February 1 2009 7:59 PM EST

OMG, I am pissed just when the cardinals were about to take the lead. arghhh i might lose my bet now. :(

DAS bro February 1 2009 9:14 PM EST

i still think the cardinals can pull this off...cardinals are still going to win... =)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 1 2009 9:33 PM EST

Rave wins hands down.

Mikel February 1 2009 9:48 PM EST

Uh-oh..... Cards got the lead now!

Mikel February 1 2009 9:58 PM EST

Nooooooooo Where's the holding call when you need one!

Soul Eater February 1 2009 10:42 PM EST

Good screw the steelers, last time the Seahawks and the Steelers were in the Super Bowl the ref's screwed the Seahawks out of the win. I hope the Steelers lose and lose badly!!

Soul Eater February 1 2009 10:43 PM EST

Darn... they won I just found out. I hope they lose next year and don't even make it to the playoffs.

Mikel February 1 2009 11:02 PM EST

Yea the Steelers won, but that call at the end was really questionable, cause I've already seen tons of comments and I watched the replays myself and I would've called that a forward pass.

Rawr February 1 2009 11:04 PM EST

Even then.. Cards would need an amazing play afterwards.

Cube February 2 2009 12:53 AM EST

STEEELERS!! - That game was way too tense. Felt much safer at the beginning with 10-0

Bull3t F4c3 February 2 2009 12:59 AM EST

cardinals still win with 6.5 point spread :)

BadFish February 2 2009 1:16 AM EST

beating the spread doesn't get you a super bowl ring.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] February 2 2009 1:55 AM EST

Game was rigged. The hell was up with that last call? Oh well, my buddies and I were laughing hysterically the whole hour of The Office.

BadFish February 2 2009 1:56 AM EST

Yeah! The roast was hilarious, especially when he came in at the end and did everyone else.

kevlar February 2 2009 1:11 PM EST

I thought the officiating was actually quite good for a superbowl... and Wisenhunt was a genius for the challenges that he made.
I'm sure down the road they will develop some imaging software that will show how blades of grass were in between his cleats but they didn't actually TOUCH them, lol.
It was a great game, I thought it was over... Ben is a big time player and deserves his recognition.

The last play I saw it as the ball was hit out of Warner's hands prior to forward motion, so he was not in control of the ball, then he reestablished contact with the ball and pushed it forward. I don't know... I would have liked to seen a hail mary toss and could see that call going both ways for sure.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] February 2 2009 1:22 PM EST

I dont care if he was in backwards or forwards motion, IT'S UNDER the 2:00 warning, EVERY QUESTIONABLE call MUST go to the booth...

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] February 2 2009 1:26 PM EST

And as someone summed up perfectly on another forum i frequent:

"This whole game was a joke, and has been, hands down, the worst Superbowl I've ever seen (and I've seen every one since I was about 5).

The referees were TERRIBLE, and the KEY plays went against the Cards, with random stuff thrown in against the Steelers that made it look like there wasn't favortism.

1) During the interception TD:
a) There was a Steelers player holding Fitzgerald, making it impossible to make the tackle
b) A Steelers player came in with a block from behind
c) Harrison's hand (with the ball, meaning this counts) hit the ground before he cross the plane

2) There were 3 consecutive calls against the Cardinals on one of the Steelers' drives that personal fouls came in that were NOT personal fouls at all, as well as Holmes BLATANTLY holding Rodgers-Cromartie (directly in front of a referee)

3) The Roughing the Passer/Roughing the Holder calls were bogus. Neither played INTENTIONALLY ran into either player (which is required to make this call a personal foul). Dansby was within 2 steps and had NO WAY of stopping, and Wilson was TRIPPED into the holder, and had no way to avoid hitting him.

4) The play before the Cardinals actually got a safety, BOTH of Parker's knees were down in the end zone, which should have been ruled a safety. This play may not seem big because the Cards got the safety the next turn, but it cost Arizona a time out. Those last 35 seconds would have been different if they had a 3rd time out.

5) The last play where Warner "fumbled" the ball. First off, he never fumbled it. But regardless, the booth should be OBLIGATED to review that, especially when the entire game depends on that one play.

There were a lot of crappy calls that went the Steelers way all game.

The Steelers didn't win that Superbowl, nor do they deserve it. The referees did what I thought wouldn't be possible (at least this season) and sucked more hardcore than the referees in the Broncos/Chargers game at the start of the year.

Congratulations Pittsburgh, you DIDN'T win your 6th Superbowl."

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 2 2009 1:38 PM EST

This is why A) I won the superbowl, and B) football sucks.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 2 2009 1:39 PM EST

Sorry, I meant to say "I don't watch football." I don't think it sucks. I like to play it myself, but it's simply boring to watch it.

DoS [Demon Forging] February 2 2009 2:01 PM EST

The commercials this year were unimpressive. yes?

Lord Bob February 2 2009 2:20 PM EST

I'm only glad the Cardinals lost because last time I bet against them, I lost a large amount of money. Other than that, I don't care much what happens in football or any other sport except for Boxing.

deifeln February 2 2009 3:17 PM EST

Proof that the refereeing was not biased, a video compilation I made to show all infractions called and 'not' called in Super Bowl 43. Now I go back to work. Deifeln's video compilation of Super Bowl 43 penalty calls.

chaosal February 2 2009 3:29 PM EST

those refs earned every penny the steelers paid em

DoS [Demon Forging] February 2 2009 4:18 PM EST

I must say deifeln, that was clever.

DAS bro February 2 2009 4:46 PM EST

im with cb1 here i agree with those calls...i hope the steelers have a horrible losing season next year and in a regular game the cards crush the steelers....

kevlar February 2 2009 6:48 PM EST

wow lot of haters for the Black and Gold! Well I beg to differ that there was favoritism. The Steelers had a couple key calls against them late in which I honestly thought ended the game for them. Harrison's record breaking run means nothing to me after the stupid STUPID personal foul he committed to give the Cardinal's a first down to score the go ahead. If the refs were paid or there was bias, I don't think they would have cut it that close with 2 minutes left on the clock. Common sense. Both the challenges by Wisenhunt that were overturned Arizona's way took 20 million camera angles, slow motion, and replay to sort it out. If it's that close, there is bound to be human error, and sometimes it does go your way. The Steelers have been on the other end of that stick, MANY MANY times. I'm just loving how people actually think that the Steelers paid off the refs, because that is how I have felt in most post season games for the other team. That includes the commentators, usually. Michaels and Madden did a wonderful job, though it seemed like they were tired in the end, lol.

The last play of the game though, the more I think about it the more I wish Warner had one last hail mary toss to the endzone, though... that would have been the perfect ending.

And yes, the commercials were horrible.

AND, whoever said Pitt didn't win their 6th Superbowl, you're partially correct... BEN won the sixth Superbowl. The rest of us are just able to celebrate his awesomeness.

BadFish February 2 2009 6:53 PM EST

Are there really people suggesting that the refs were bribed?

Wow.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] February 2 2009 6:56 PM EST

kevlar 6:48 PM EST
wow lot of haters for the Black and Gold! Well I beg to differ that there was favoritism. The Steelers had a couple key calls against them late in which I honestly thought ended the game for them. Harrison's record breaking run means nothing to me after the stupid STUPID personal foul he committed to give the Cardinal's a first down to score the go ahead. If the refs were paid or there was bias, I don't think they would have cut it that close with 2 minutes left on the clock. Common sense..

Yes, common sense, if it's blatant in front of fans and on camera, of course they're gonna call it against the steelers. They can't just say, "Oh that didn't happen you liars!" But explain to me why they didn't take the last play to the booth when it was within the 2 minute warning?

Cube February 2 2009 7:59 PM EST

If you let someone intercept and counter 100 yards, you deserve to lose; end of story.

kevlar February 2 2009 8:16 PM EST

small, I have no clue why it didn't go to the booth. Again on replay it looked like it was knocked free then he pushed the ball... but that was on replay. I do agree there should have been one more play to the game. I don't agree with the safety comment. I would have to see that again, but I thought the ball was over the plane during every camera angle. Rothlesberger's knee to the ground though... definitely. That was surprising, cause it really didn't look like he was down. And Harrison... I thought he DIDN'T make it in, but the replay did show what happened, lol. It goes both ways.

chaosal February 3 2009 8:24 AM EST

it definitely seems like time to reevaluate the judging protocols regarding reviews, perhaps even to the extent of increasing the technology used in the game. a change as small as a locator chip in the ball could make a huge difference in call accuracy.

j'bob February 3 2009 9:29 AM EST

Hopefully soon we'll have the technology to just plug in the stats of the various players healthy enough to start, throw in wind and weather, a few more stats and plug it all into a supercomputerfootballbattlesimulator...
and see who the real winner would be.
Sigh.
technology. where would sports be without it and gatorade.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 3 2009 10:11 AM EST

"Hopefully soon we'll have the technology to just plug in the stats of the various players healthy enough to start, throw in wind and weather, a few more stats and plug it all into a supercomputerfootballbattlesimulator... "

Computers are not human, do not think like humans, and do not have any sort of human traits or emotions. If this were to happen, it won't happen for a few hundred years, at which time we will all most likely be dead.

Adios Muchachos February 3 2009 10:15 AM EST

rave why are you such a downer? come on and look at the glass as half full for once

TheHatchetman February 3 2009 10:17 AM EST

"Hopefully soon we'll have the technology to just plug in the stats of the various players healthy enough to start, throw in wind and weather, a few more stats and plug it all into a supercomputerfootballbattlesimulator... "

Madden 2010? :P

PearsonTritonRaveshaw February 3 2009 11:16 AM EST

It's the truth mannn.
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