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Denver 29 Pitt 23 in Overtime
Drudge ^

Posted on 01/08/2012 5:20:07 PM PST by Hojczyk

OT Denver 30 Pitt 23


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KEYWORDS: broncos; football; nfl
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To: discostu
A lot of people are saying that the new playoff OT rule in the NFL is dumb. Well I disagree and think that the new playoff rule is an improvement over the old way where most teams won in OT on a sissy field goal after winning an arbitrary coin toss.

The new rule gives teams a better chance to win in a more manly fashion (actually scoring a TD) as opposed to having the team that wins the coin toss prance to the 40 yard line so they can have some 97-pound waif kick the ball through the uprights for the "victory."

Under the new rules, when the coin toss winning team exercises that option, the other team will have the chance to get the ball back and play some real football.

101 posted on 01/08/2012 6:13:20 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Obama Fan, huh?


102 posted on 01/08/2012 6:13:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: re_nortex

The ‘Obama Curse’ strikes again...


103 posted on 01/08/2012 6:16:37 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hojczyk

Year of the Tebow. Repent all ye non-believers!! Woo hoo!


104 posted on 01/08/2012 6:16:58 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Colofornian

Pretty pathetic when people can’t even enjoy a win without complaining about the refs.

OK, 2 can play.

A reception by Mike Wallace taken away by the refs that would have gotten the Steelers right back into it after Denver scored 2 TDs.

Roughing the QB called when a mere hand was laid on Tebow.

Pass inteference called on an uncatchable ball.

Helmet to helmet contact with no flag called on the Broncos.

As for Harrison’s legal hit, remember that this is what the NFL is asking for. When the Steelers hit high, they get flagged. So he hit low. NFL’s choice.

Too bad you all are so insecure that you have to complain about the refs after a win.

Tebow can throw a mean ball and beat us fair and square. I wouldn’t mention the officiating, but the sore winners here brought it up.


105 posted on 01/08/2012 6:17:29 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: GQuagmire
absolutely right...
no way will Denver beat New England..

I'm a True Steelers Fan, but don't approve of any of the Rooneys...but his day will come and I believe the son's will sell the team..

Ben did not have good Defense support tonight..Hines Ward did what..two short runs that amounted to nothing...really sad game.. didn't even see the cameras scan on Tomlin but several times.. does anyone think a FIX was on this game??? my hubby thinks so????? you all know how biased the MSM is and all the hype about this young Christian quarterback, makes me wonder...........hum

106 posted on 01/08/2012 6:19:33 PM PST by haircutter
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To: GSWarrior

Also a coming out party for DT!


107 posted on 01/08/2012 6:19:44 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: editor-surveyor

If you like the Steelers that makes you an Obama fan? That’s a pretty great leap of logic.


108 posted on 01/08/2012 6:20:48 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Colofornian
...."count 'em 3 uncalled Steeler facemasks in the second half "....

And in that OT run Ike Taylor (I think it was him) tried to grab Demaryius Thomas facemask again.

109 posted on 01/08/2012 6:20:48 PM PST by moehoward
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To: rabidralph
Yeah, I guess Matt Drudge got a little bit too excited and forgot that they don't kick for an extra point once they win the game in overtime. Anyway, I thought it was kind of funny and so I took a snapshot of it J4SAG:



Cheers
110 posted on 01/08/2012 6:22:04 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: Hojczyk
Looks like Rush’s team lost again

A tweet post-game from Mr. Snerdley @bosnerdley

Oh. His. God. #Tebow is incredible. Even #JohnElway is FINALLY happy. Sorry, #Steelers. Boss'll be sad tomorrow. Slim comfort he was right.

111 posted on 01/08/2012 6:22:40 PM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 1/8/12, 303/378 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: Trailerpark Badass

“your mouth breathing thug animals”

Nice language. I will enjoy the off season, since I won’t have to spend any time with you. Enjoy the rest of the playoffs and all of the choirboys on the other teams.


112 posted on 01/08/2012 6:23:48 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: SamAdams76

Only 33% of the teams since 1994 that won the toss won on the first possession. It wasn’t a problem that needed to be fixed. The other team had the chance to stop them and failed. It’s not about the “arbitrary” coin toss, it’s about execution. And it’s not about “manly” it’s about execution. Make the stop. The Chicago Bears won 2 games in a row by INTs run in for TDs in OT, the idea that the coin toss winning team had some unfair advantage should have died that day. Then Brett Favre blew a 4th quarter chance and lost in OT and the whole stupid argument came back.

The new rule is beyond idiotic. Not only is it “fixing” a problem that never existed, it fixes it in a dumb way. I guarantee at some point (probably not soon because so few playoff games go into OT) the game will end on 3 FGs, the team winning the toss will go get one, then give one up, then go get another. Resulting in exactly the situation you’re complaining about. That’s the big reason why it’s a painfully stupid rule. All it does is delay the same sudden death OT we’ve always had, if the teams trade field goals we’re back to the “arbitrary” and “automatic” field goal.


113 posted on 01/08/2012 6:25:33 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

It’s always been the first team to score in OT wins the game.


114 posted on 01/08/2012 6:25:52 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: hole_n_one

Great catch #54. Will be a story for a long time.


115 posted on 01/08/2012 6:27:29 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Rush’s prediction holds though. He said that God would probably be rooting for Denver.


116 posted on 01/08/2012 6:28:16 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: ChiMark

“Why don’t we just pretend the rules don’t exist. Just like in Obama’s world.”

Few too many brewskis during the game? What a stupid ass comment.


117 posted on 01/08/2012 6:31:04 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: ChiMark

Tebow threw for 316 yards exactly. Or I like to say 3:16 yards


118 posted on 01/08/2012 6:34:18 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: discostu
Well I like the rule in that it forces the coin-toss winning team to focus more on a touchdown rather than just going for the easy field goal. Because if they do get just the field goal, the other team will have a chance to either tie it (with a FG) or win outright with a TD.

I realize that if both teams get a FG, it will be right back to where we started, but at least in that case, it cannot be argued that the other team never had an opportunity.

Also, I think both of us are missing what might be the real reason for the rule changes. Longer overtimes will result in additional TV commercials that networks can charge a premium price for - hence additional revenues to the NFL and to the networks that televise the games.

119 posted on 01/08/2012 6:36:21 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: SamAdams76
Longer overtimes will result in additional TV commercials that networks can charge a premium price for - hence additional revenues to the NFL and to the networks that televise the games.

Remember, these rules are only for playoff games. They are fairly rare, so I doubt that these commercial interests drove the decision-making.

120 posted on 01/08/2012 6:39:36 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: taxcontrol

His average for the night on throws was 31.6 yards


121 posted on 01/08/2012 6:40:06 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: NotSoFreeStater
lol, "nice language???!!"

What, "mouth" or "breathing" or "thug" or "animals."

Not seeing any bad language there, fella.

When I cuss, you'll know it.

122 posted on 01/08/2012 6:40:22 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: fatnotlazy

[sarc]
They are if they play in New Orleans


123 posted on 01/08/2012 6:40:32 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol
"Tebow threw for 316 yards exactly. Or I like to say 3:16 yards"

Good Catch!!!

Cheers
124 posted on 01/08/2012 6:41:07 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: taxcontrol

....and 31.6 yards per completion.


125 posted on 01/08/2012 6:41:35 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Well you are a badass.


126 posted on 01/08/2012 6:43:09 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Hojczyk
"Looks like Rush’s team lost again"

When he mentioned the game last week, I thought he didn't sound very confident about the Steelers' prospects.

127 posted on 01/08/2012 6:45:23 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: SamAdams76
The new OT rule is just as bad as the old one. Point, the Steelers never got a chance to make a TD.

I say let them play one more full quarter. Heck let them play ten of them if they are still tied.

128 posted on 01/08/2012 6:47:46 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: SamAdams76

But it doesn’t force anything. They can go down and get the FG and then make the stop. The only thing that’s forced is you have to make sure your defense doesn’t get too excited, they still gotta make the stop, 4 downs. What makes it even funnier is that this year’s regular season the number of first possession OT wins plummeted to under 10%. The game fixed the “problem” on its own. Actually the percentage has been dropping fairly steadily for years.

Actually OT doesn’t have the TV timeouts. The only extra commercials they get are for the wrap around to start the new quarter. And they won’t be charging a premium, as the game wears on the commercial spots pay less as the trend is for games to be decided and viewers tune elsewhere. So it’s not much extra revenue. It was all to stop the whining, now for Manning or Brady or Brees to not get to touch the ball in OT their defense will have to fail big instead of just fail small.


129 posted on 01/08/2012 6:47:46 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Hojczyk
Looks like Rush’s team lost again

Interestingly, Rush called this loss on his show on Friday.

130 posted on 01/08/2012 6:49:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: tubebender

He said that the game would be close, that he thought the Steelers would win it, but he would not want to place a bet on it. He mentioned that he was worried that the Steelers were not scoring points, and that they were banged up, while Denver’s offense has been very good.


131 posted on 01/08/2012 6:50:30 PM PST by Defiant (President Odinga is setting the stage for chaos in the streets. Obey!)
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To: AGreatPer

No, the basketball rule is even WORSE. Sudden death, it’s exciting, it’s fun, and both team HAVE a chance on every play. It’s not baseball, scoring is not asymmetrical. If you go basketball style then you wind up with the soccer problem of anti-climactic scoring. Imagine the lameness if after that amazing 80 yard throw and score now we have to wait another 14:45 to see if maybe the Steelers tie it back up or pull out a win. Part of what made that play great was that was it, game over the instant he crossed the end zone, not even kicking the extra point, do or die.


132 posted on 01/08/2012 6:51:51 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: who knows what evil?; editor-surveyor
The ‘Obama Curse’ strikes again...

All of Zero's friends and supporters from the Steeler organization, such as Coach Mike Tomlin (below) are feeling mighty low tonight.

Al least Steeler Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney, always thankful to The Won, can find solace tonight in being on Obama's team as Ambassador to Ireland.

133 posted on 01/08/2012 6:54:37 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Flag_This

The Steelers were too beat up to go very far in the playoffs this year. Losing 2 of their 3 starting D linemen today didn’t improve the situation.


134 posted on 01/08/2012 6:59:25 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: re_nortex

Give it a rest, dude.


135 posted on 01/08/2012 7:01:34 PM PST by SoothingDave
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136 posted on 01/08/2012 7:04:29 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Drudge Report is noting the 3:16 (316) passing yards Tebow had. You can’t make this stuff up. :-)


137 posted on 01/08/2012 7:13:23 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: re_nortex
Re Dan Rooney. Pretty good for a family that ran the numbers game on the North Side.

Dick LaBeau lost this geme. Where was the safety on first down?

138 posted on 01/08/2012 7:13:41 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: KOZ.

Bookmaark


139 posted on 01/08/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by southland (" i have no heart")
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To: KOZ.

Confirmed. 316.6 total yards for Denver.
(I had to check :)


140 posted on 01/08/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Just like I told you, Tebow can’t throw!”

I didn’t say it. I do think Tebow’s passing is getting better and better. Probably a great work ethic.


141 posted on 01/08/2012 7:26:22 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: discostu

Calling TAILS on a coin toss is always wrong.


142 posted on 01/08/2012 7:27:04 PM PST by des
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To: AGreatPer

It’s still pretty much 50/50 with the team getting the ball first winning, because it puts pressure on the team with the ball to get first downs, or else the opponent will get the ball in good field position.


143 posted on 01/08/2012 7:28:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Colofornian

Exactly what I was thought...

Absolutely dirty hit by James “I don’t care if I hurt anyone” Harrison, destroying the knee of Broncos top receiver. James Harrison should be removed from the league. Even high school players know how to tackle/wrap up correctly.

Clearly backward pass, refs missed an obvious fumble...given field position likely a 7 point swing.

Multiple face masks on Tim Tebow never called. Broncos would have a really good chance to win in regulation if called.


144 posted on 01/08/2012 7:31:24 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: SoothingDave

Nobody with any principles can root for Rapelessburger and James “I don’t care if I hurt anyone” Harrison.

Absolutely dirty hit by James “I don’t care if I hurt anyone” Harrison, destroying the knee of Broncos top receiver. James Harrison should be removed from the league. Even high school players know how to tackle/wrap up correctly.

The officiating clearly favored the Steelers....

Clearly a backward pass, refs missed an obvious fumble...given field position likely a 7 point swing.

Multiple face masks on (2 obvious ones Tim Tebow...can u imagine if that was Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?) never called. Broncos would have a really good chance to win in regulation if called.


145 posted on 01/08/2012 7:37:10 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: discostu

Rooney is a pro-abortion Obama lover. Black and gold - oh puke. Find another team.


146 posted on 01/08/2012 7:40:21 PM PST by 4PublicSchools (Proud protectionist of American interests.)
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To: SoothingDave
Pretty pathetic when people can’t even enjoy a win without complaining about the refs.

(Yeah, & if the Broncos had lost, you'd complain about me being a "sore loser"...so either way you wind up complaining about a post complaining about the refs...so I guess that makes you a sore loser complaining about posts, eh?)

A reception by Mike Wallace taken away by the refs that would have gotten the Steelers right back into it after Denver scored 2 TDs.

Ya gotta first have something to "take away..." Once it gets to reviewing a replay, you get into the most objective calls any ref can make in a game. Once you come to complain about replay decisions (99% of the time), you're really stretching the "sore loserman" angle. Helmet to helmet contact with no flag called on the Broncos.

The only helmet to helmet contact I saw was a Steeler running lowering his helmet as he was going down. A Steeler back (or WR) suddenly shifting his elevation is no intentional helmet to helmet.

As for Harrison’s legal hit, remember that this is what the NFL is asking for. When the Steelers hit high, they get flagged. So he hit low. NFL’s choice.

If you want to comment on this, fine. (But I wasn't the one complaining about this...go feed your sore loserman response to THAT poster)

Pass inteference called on an uncatchable ball

Thomas is what...6-foot-5...high passes ARE his specialty. Of course, when a CB first mugs somebody with his chest and then puts his left arm on the shoulder/arm of the receiver -- all w/out looking @ the ball -- of course he's going to get an interference call. My thought on that play was that had the CB been looking at the ball, then the contact he initiated would not have been seen as something he did intentionally.

Roughing the QB called when a mere hand was laid on Tebow.

The problem wasn't the contact. Refs are trained to look at renewed effort. The Steeler came in with arms just above the waist and then raised them after the throw to get a shove in...renewed effort. Had he merely bumped into Tebow - even a hard bump, no flag. You obviously have no discernment in "renewed effort" ref training.

147 posted on 01/08/2012 7:44:11 PM PST by Colofornian (Romney = pro-abortion)
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To: labette
Confirmed. 316.6 total yards for Denver.

316...as in John 3:16

148 posted on 01/08/2012 7:47:39 PM PST by Colofornian (Romney = pro-abortion)
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To: Colofornian

Denver will need better play calling to beat Boston...just about every first down play was a run up the middle....except over time..


149 posted on 01/08/2012 7:54:47 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: 4PublicSchools
Rooney is a pro-abortion Obama lover. Black and gold - oh puke. Find another team.

Indeed Dan Rooney is a big fan of Zero, actively and aggressively campaigning for the Marxist in 2008 stating, "He [Obama] is just like all of you people," Rooney said. "A regular person. He is the best person for the job." He obviously invoked his very own Rooney Rule when throwing his support behind the Kenyan.


150 posted on 01/08/2012 7:56:25 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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