They Shoot Zebras, Don't They?
As Dan Jenkins would understand, this game should be remembered for one thing:
Worst. Officiating. Ever.
I feel great for the Pittsburgh Steeler's Jerome Bettis, a great player and person who can retire finally reaching his dream. I also have been very sympathetic to the Steelers in the past 10 years, especially in the Kordell Stewart days when the Steelers came close to winning it all a few years ago.
But Seattle's Seahawks were beaten less by the Steelers than by lousy referee calls: From the incidental contact in the end zone that took away a Seattle touchdown, to Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's non-touchdown "touchdown," to the non-holding "holding" penalty which would have put Seattle on Pittsburgh's two yard line and where Seattle had the momentum to regain the lead.
Paul Allen, the owner of the Seahawks, has done a fantastic job in building a sports franchise that made its first Super Bowl appearance.
1. Haven't the commercials at the Super Bowl jumped the shark? I'd rather watch Super Bowl without commercials.
2. May the networks please spare us "Rolling Stones, Incorporated" from any nonpaying television so we can safely avoid them.
3. I sure stink at Super Bowl predictions.