Superbowl: Congratulations Steelers 13th Man!

terrible call
Kevin Hench of FoxSports.com has finally put words to my awe.

I love the Steelers, always have. But when it comes down to Seattle vs. Steelers in the Superbowl, I have to go with the Hawks. I’d give credit to the Steelers for winning if I didn’t think they had a 13th man on the field – the refs. I’m not blaming them, but I wouldn’t be suprised if a scandal came out this week or next week about the refs being paid off. I doubt the Steelers themselves would pay them off, but somebody had their hands on that game.

Granted, the Hawks didn’t play that much better than the Steelers, but the Terrible Towels certainly shouldn’t feel that great about a win like that.

Even Michael Smith from ESPN.com agrees with us on this one.

We got fully robbed – and I’m not alone in that sentiment. Even some other Steeler fans think so and said so on Ben Roethlisberger’s own site.

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3 Comments on "Superbowl: Congratulations Steelers 13th Man!"

  1. Chris says:

    It is a sad day in Seattle. I’ve been a Seahawks fan my entire life and I haven’t been able to sleep the last two weeks waiting for the Superbowl. And now I can’t sleep b/c I’m thinking about how we got screwed by the guys in stripes. It’s sad to think about how much the refs can impact a game with all the technology available to keep the game “fair”. It just hurts. I am glad to see the rest of the sports world is acknowledging the fact that the refs screwed us. But it doesn’t bring us the trophy. I hope the Hawks come back strong next year so we can shut up all the critics out there that don’t believe in the blue and green.
    Go Hawks!

  2. Nick says:

    I doubt that a scandal will break out, but I don’t doubt that the refs may have been paid. I really am beginning to think that Las Vegas might have had something to do with it. I don’t really have any proof for that,…but who needs proof, we are in the midst of being conspiracy theory buffs. LOL
    Even if there was a conspiracy on the part of the refs, the players have to overcome that. As any athlete would tell you, you can’t allow the refs beat you, you have to overcome the obstacle.

  3. nate says:

    You’re right Nick. We can’t let the refs beat us. But, we can beat the refs (to a bloody pulp). (jk)

 
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