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Old 02-06-06, 09:59 AM   #1
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The Super Bowl is the Tour de France of football

Is that true?

Do any of the weenies here KNOW what 'NFL' stands for?

Did anyone catch the football game on either side of that cool Rolling Stones 3-song set?
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Old 02-06-06, 10:42 AM   #2
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who reckons those "fans" in front of The Rolling Stones were paid to wave their hands in the air non-stop?
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Old 02-06-06, 10:45 AM   #3
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This would be true if the tour de france could be decided by bad calls by the refs.
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I don't know about the Rolling Stones or the TDF thing - all I know is someone needs to call the police cause seattle got robbed
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Are there holding calls and instant replays in the TdF?
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The Seahawks were robbed.

I like both teams, I just hate to see a game decided by bad calls - even after review.

The Steelers should NOT feel proud.

The Stones were sloppy/good as usual.

The National Anthem sucked.


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Yeah I thought the national anthem was really bad I think it was more a mic issue than a performance thing - the mic was chipping out on the stones and stevie wonder
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Old 02-06-06, 11:26 AM   #8
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The Steelers have been lucky since the first playoff game. Cinci loosing Carson Palmer on the first offensive play guaranteed they would win that game. Had Palmer stayed int the game Pitt would have been sitting at home for the Superbowl. I have to say that the Seahawks are a much better team than I gave them credit for. If they can keep Sean Alexander next year and stay healthy they'll be back.
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Despite the bad calls I think the Steelers just plain outplayed the Hawks. They definitely kept Alexander in check. It was actually a pretty good game which is not true for most of the Superbowls I've watched.

As for the Stones, they were going through the motions.
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Old 02-06-06, 11:37 AM   #10
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The SuperBowl was yesterday? That's like, some big baseball game, right?

BTW, here's what also happened yesterday:
- Jan Kirsipuu won the last stage of the GP de Besseges while Frederik Willems took out the overall win for Chocolade Jacques Vlaanderen.
- Isaac Galvez took out the first stage of the Trofeo Mallorca in Palma
- Sven Nys, still suffering from a cracked pelvis suffered in a crash at the World Cyclocross championships, won the Superprestige Hoogstrate.

BTW, I love how the halftime shows get "safer" every year. Some aging rockers are told to come, play thier most popular and now commercialised and cliched songs, and yes, those "fans" are most likely to wave thier arms on que. The SuperBowl would be more like the World Championships than the TDF.
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Old 02-06-06, 11:44 AM   #11
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This would be true if the tour de france could be decided by bad calls by the refs.
Wait, like the relegation of Robbie McEwen at the end of the 3rd stage of the 2005 TdF which may have cost him the green jersey?


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Are there holding calls and instant replays in the TdF?
Yes. See above. Oh boo. Yet another sport that can swing on the whims of an official.
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Old 02-06-06, 12:42 PM   #12
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The Seahawks were robbed.



So Seattle was robbed because of the numerous dropped balls they had? Or the few that were caught out of bounds?

Or was it the horrible clock management at the end of the first half?

Or the even more horrible clock management at the end of the game? I mean, come on...down by 11, on the 25-30 yard line, 3rd down, no timeouts, time running out, and you throw a 5 yard out pattern that doesn't make it to the sideline??? What was the thinking behind that?

I agree, there were a couple of terrible calls by the referees, but that did not decide the outcome of the game.
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Old 02-06-06, 12:51 PM   #13
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Bad calls are not what decided that game.
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Old 02-06-06, 01:16 PM   #14
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The Seahawks were robbed.

Have to agree. I don't really care about either team or who won but;

TD by Seattle called back. I've seen a whole lot more contact by a reciever on a defender than that and not get called for offensive pass interference.

TD by Steelers QB. I watched it as many times as they showed it. Sure looks like his elbow might have crossed the plane but not any part of the ball.

Result, 14 point difference.

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Old 02-06-06, 01:25 PM   #15
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The Seahawks choked. The refs helped the Steelers, but I think the outcome would have been the same either way. What's up with all those crucial dropped passes by that Seattle tight end (what's his name Stevens?). Charlie Brown award goes to him. Man that was brutal.
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Old 02-06-06, 01:25 PM   #16
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The Seahawks were robbed.

I like both teams, I just hate to see a game decided by bad calls - even after review.

The Steelers should NOT feel proud.

The Stones were sloppy/good as usual.

The National Anthem sucked.


I listened to our Twin Cities based sports radio station this morning just to see what there take was on the bad calls and I have to agree this was worst officiated Super Bowl in recent history. I would say though that Seattle made it's share of mistakes.
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Old 02-06-06, 01:33 PM   #17
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who reckons those "fans" in front of The Rolling Stones were paid to wave their hands in the air non-stop?
They could have paid ME to do it! But no...those "fans" got the privelidge of paying through the nose to wave their hands non-stop. Who needs to pay for advertising, when you can let people buy it from you?

As for the game itself, those calls were difficult. If our justice system was as thourough and meticulous about reviewing and examining evidence as NFL refs, we'd be a lot better off.
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Old 02-06-06, 01:36 PM   #18
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I was too busy eating hot wings/shooting pool/looking at boobs/playing beer pong/hitting on women/showing off my legs and "fancy biker socks" to really watch the game.

College is great.

Normally I ride during the Superbowl, but alas, I do not live in Colorado anymore.
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Old 02-06-06, 01:44 PM   #19
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I would say though that Seattle made it's share of mistakes.
I agree, they did make mistakes, but they were also out playing the Steelers until the bad calls started happening.

Sports is about momentum, and nothing ruins it more than feeling like you just got ripped-off. It throws off a teams rhythm, and makes people play angry instead of smart - leading to mistakes, etc. Itís human nature, and common in all sports.

Would they have made less mistakes without those calls going against them? Who knows, but I have no doubt it got into with their heads.
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I agree, they did make mistakes, but they were also out playing the Steelers until the bad calls started happening.

Sports is about momentum, and nothing ruins it more than feeling like you just got ripped-off. It throws off a teams rhythm, and makes people play angry instead of smart - leading to mistakes, etc. Itís human nature, and common in all sports.

Would they have made less mistakes without those calls going against them? Who knows, but I have no doubt it got into with their heads.
What "bad calls", I am neither a Steeler fan nor a Seahawk fan,, but the only truly wrong call I saw was the block below the knee call on Hasselbeck.
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Lets see...holding on one of those Punts...replay showed nothing of the sort.

Steelers did not out play anyone. Look at Bens stats - oh wait, they're pretty bad. Seattle had a pretty bad secondary, and Hasselback should have been the MVP - no one on the Steelers stood out. Ward was MVP cus he was really the only steeler who didnt really mess up or drop the ball consistantly. And Stevens of the Hawks - if he could catch then Seattle would have won. Seattle was plagued by a little bad luck, bad calls (esp that Hasselback below-the-waist call of 15 yds)...Steelers still the most over-rated team, and Ben the most over-rated player.
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Old 02-06-06, 03:24 PM   #22
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The game was not decided by bad calls. Not saying this as a fan but as a spectator. The only bad call came after the interception and when Hasselback was flagged for a chop block. The receptions by Jackson were out of bounds people. You have to get two feet in, not just one! As far as the push off in the end zone by Jackson, no matter how slight it was, it was a push off. The outcome would have been the same...........Pitt would have won.
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Old 02-06-06, 03:28 PM   #23
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>>Normally I ride during the Superbowl, but alas, I do not live in Colorado anymore<<

Since the Superbowl kickoff is @ about 6:25PM EST or 4:25MST, that would essentially involve riding in late Jan/early Feb in the dusk/dark. While it's arguable that getting hit by a pickup truck beats watching most Super Bowls, I'm not sure that's adviseable.
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Ben Rothelisberger overrated................your full of it. A rookie QB last season with a 15-1 record that was inexperienced and this season played a tougher schedule and not only took 3 playoff games away but did it against a great Cincy team then the Colts, then a very good Denever team...........dude, obvious you know nothing of football. He had a over a 129 QB ranking most of the playoff's. Has one bad game and rightly so, it's the SB and you chastise him! The Seahawks are over rated...........they statistically beat the Steelers but still lost and not due to calls. Give me a break. Go watch soccer.
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difference between TDF and superbowl:

TDF winner doesn't declare himself "World Champion".

No obese riders in TDF. Bettis is fat.

when TDF riders are bonking, sucking oxygen from tanks is not allowed.

90% less hype.

No standing around and special teams in TDF.

Slightly fewer drugs at TDF.
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