Monday, February 2, 2009


Just heard that the SuperBowl last night was the second most watched Super Bowl in history (although I have some friends abroad who perceived a general ambivalence in non US countries). Also heard that there's some measure of solidarity in the sports world that the Steelers record 6th franchise Super Bowl win was in no small part helped by some serious refereeing gaffes.

While I hesitate to play the role of the whining loser, I thought I'd list a few.

1) not having an official review of the last play was inexcusable.
2) santonio holmes' touchdown catch was amazing. his 'lebron james' celebration should have been a 15 yard penalty, no questions asked.
3) roughing the holder? is that even a penalty?
4) bogus roughing the passer call on Big Ben should've been an intentional grounding. tackles is tackles.

In my defense, while I WAS rooting for the Cards, I really just wanted a close game, which I certainly got. I'm also a consistent detractor of refs.

On a slightly more relevant note...word on the street is that Go Daddy cost themselves quite a few customers with this year's commercial (Network Solutions was likely the biggest beneficiary). I get it. Sex sells, but it helps to have a point too.

1 comment:

  1. As a life-long Steelers fan, I have found myself cheering against them the last two times they played in the superbowl.

    Strange, but I can't help but cheer for the underdog.