Skip to comments.Denver 29 Pitt 23 in Overtime
Posted on 01/08/2012 5:20:07 PM PST by Hojczyk
OT Denver 30 Pitt 23
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.
Obama Fan, huh?
The ‘Obama Curse’ strikes again...
Year of the Tebow. Repent all ye non-believers!! Woo hoo!
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.
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
Also a coming out party for DT!
If you like the Steelers that makes you an Obama fan? That’s a pretty great leap of logic.
And in that OT run Ike Taylor (I think it was him) tried to grab Demaryius Thomas facemask 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.
“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.
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.
It’s always been the first team to score in OT wins the game.
Great catch #54. Will be a story for a long time.
Rush’s prediction holds though. He said that God would probably be rooting for Denver.
“Why dont we just pretend the rules dont exist. Just like in Obamas world.”
Few too many brewskis during the game? What a stupid ass comment.
Tebow threw for 316 yards exactly. Or I like to say 3:16 yards
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.
Remember, these rules are only for playoff games. They are fairly rare, so I doubt that these commercial interests drove the decision-making.
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