Originally Posted by Jeremy W
Only a Steelers fan would say that. The rest of the world could see that many of them simply weren't.
Well, I mean, if you go buy what the NFL has said, my position is correct. But note, Jeremy and Lodef, I did not say that every call in favor of the Steelers was correct, I said every call. I am a football fan who happens to be a Steeler fan. I am the first one to admit when my team benefits from a bad or no call. There was no call in Super Bowl XL that was a bad call. There were calls that were untimely from a Seahawks point of view, but that's how it works. The holding call that nullified a 1st and goal opportunity for the Seahawks was called before the completion; what if it had been incomplete? You'd have nothing to whine about.
In looking at SB XLIII, the officials missed two blatant calls (not including the many, many holding no calls against the Cardinal OL, and I'm sure some against the Steelers' OL): the personal foul against Holmes after the winning TD, and the no-catch by Fitzgerald (his first TD). The Steelers should have challenged Fitz's no catch, but apparently someone was asleep in the replay booth -- he never has full control of the ball before it hits the turf.
Lodef and all other NE bandwagon jumpers, the tuck play gave you a dynasty, and as much as I disagree with the rule, the call was correct. I can and will complain about it forever more, but it was the correct call; just as all the calls mentioned in this thread were the correct calls, even if you characterize them as ticky-tacky. Objectivity is tough for some people; fortunately there are enough objective people in the sports world, including a few in NE, to balance out the rest of you nimrods.
As for "the catch" part I and "the catch" part II, Holmes' is better, if only because it came in the Super Bowl; and throw in the fact of triple coverage, getting belted in the back after catching the ball, and having to maintain control of the ball through the ground (none of which concerned "the catch" part I)-- for all these reasons, Holmes' catch is superior. Having said that, debate is fun, and it will go on forever more.