Skip to comments.Troy Polamalu-(A Football Move)-The Zebra's 9th Circuit
Posted on 01/16/2006 6:48:08 AM PST by beyond the sea
This is going to be less than pretty, but someone had to do it.
Yesterday's Steeler/Indy game was .............. well, you fill that in.
I'm a Steeler fan of 55 years or so, and the game yesterday was, to say the least, quite bizarre --- as the concept of "a football move" brought back visions of Elroy 'Crazy Legs' Hirsh. The LIVE THREAD yesterday including this incredible game was as lively as the game itself. This morning I gathered some of your comments on the Troy Polamalu interception.
Let's be honest............. he caught the damn ball and the refs blew the call. But FReepers' humor and insights were pretty darn funny as all this was happening. I'm a crappy typist, so this may be a quite ugly presentation. I am just going to present some of the posts from all of you who were transfixed by yesterday's game and the bizarre officiating. It all was unreal, and your comments were fabulous.
I'm glad its not my team, I would have a heart attack!
932 posted on 01/15/2006 4:15:57 PM EST by scott says
He had one knee and a head of hair down .... Interception mikrofon (ROFL)
What the HELL is a "Football Move" all of a sudden??
Damn I hate the way LIBS have to try and start new verbiage.
675 posted on 01/15/2006 3:53:56 PM EST by ThreePuttinDude
After further review, and a review of security provisions, we reverse the call.
677 posted on 01/15/2006 3:54:14 PM EST by steveegg
HORRIBLE CALL by the Blind Zebra
689 posted on 01/15/2006 3:54:38 PM EST by GRRRRR
I'm glad the NFL rule book is a living, breathing document! The 9th circuit is officiating today ;) (A CLASSIC !!)
714 posted on 01/15/2006 3:56:12 PM EST by cgk
CBS considers the money slipped to the refs to make that reversal the best investment it could make. 715 posted on 01/15/2006 3:56:15 PM EST by steveegg
Peyton Manning and Head Referee Caught in Uncompromising Position. 721 posted on 01/15/2006 3:56:45 PM EST by LdSentinal
this ref will not be working the playoffs next year. Worst call i have ever seen.
734 posted on 01/15/2006 3:57:40 PM EST by connectthedots
I'm a Colts fan, and that INT call was horrible. Seemed like TV wanted an interesting finish.
738 posted on 01/15/2006 3:58:12 PM EST by Teacher317
That was an 8-point call. 745 posted on 01/15/2006 3:58:49 PM EST by steveegg
The true 12th man in the game, The zebras..
794 posted on 01/15/2006 4:04:18 PM EST by NormsRevenge
If the Colts win, this will be the biggest robbery since Brinks.
812 posted on 01/15/2006 4:07:15 PM EST by dfwgator
Bettis is the happiest guy in 2 cities!
967 posted on 01/15/2006 4:17:54 PM EST by freedumb2003
Ok Cowher, this time can you just take a knee?
974 posted on 01/15/2006 4:18:09 PM EST by dfwgator
So, on to Denver for more "football moves" and other entertainment.
"I'm glad the NFL rule book is a living, breathing document!" ----- ROFL
Oh, and never let it be said that the Steelers don't give you your money's worth. ;-)
An NFL "football move" ................PING
2 or 3 times during each playoff year I see something that makes me think the whole thing is fixed. That overturned call was one of them.
I hate the Steelers.
(in memory of Carson Palmer's playoff appearance)
Good luck to your Steelers against Denver.
although, you better hope that they change up the ref teams form the Denver-Pats game...talk about having their heads up their a$$es....absolutely pathetic weekend for the zebras in ALL games. Instant Replay is a waste if you cannot correct what happened on the field.
Steeler (take a knee) ................... ping.
I'm a Colts fan and thought this might be our "tuck rule" moment.It was pure BS.But, ultimately we didn't take full advantage of it.What I have noticed in these playoffs is referees and crews that I wouldn't necessarily rate in the top 5 or so getting these games.Why?
I am under the impression that she may have been somewhat right. At least it sometimes seems well "arranged".
And she knew Art Rooney.
The officiating in all of these games has been putrid. New England got ripped off on that interference call in the endzone, as an example.
My husband and I were going nuts! If Troy had just stayed down after his roll, it would have been an int. Plain and simple. How it could be ruled incomplete after he caught it, had possession and started to move is still puzzling.
Of course, after Peyton was sacked and we were trying to punch it in, I was saying to my hubby how I felt bad for Coach Dungee. Then the Bus fumbled and my hubby blamed it on me for feeling bad for them (mimicking me in a girly voice). LOL!! I recanted my feeling bad for them and after they missed the FG and we won (the game safely over), I stated that I could once again feel bad for Dungee.
Explain it yourself then!
$hit happens and you KNOW it was not a purposeful hit !
Many people hate the Steelers because they are so damn good . They probably have the biggest following in the USA. Every stadium you go to has mucho Steelers fans whether or not they have recently won a super bowl, and now they are trying influence home teams to not sell tickets to Steeler fans so the towels won't be seen on TV .
I saw that on the news with the interviews of the ticket sellers being instructed to not sell to 'Burgh fans. I think I saw an interview with the owner admitting it also!! At least the ticket people have the sense to say screw you, whoever has the money goes to the game!!
Even Browns fans like me thought the Steelers were screwed. That was a brutal reversal.
I hate the Steelers, but they kicked the crap out of the Colts.
Yes. As I saw it ........... Troy caught the ball cleanly ........rolled over........ then, when getting up to do his thing (a certain FOOTBALL MOVE ---BARF), he kneed the ball out of "his own possession".......... the ball squrited onto the ground.........where he recovered his own fumble.
Plain and simple.
"I'm glad the NFL rule book is a living, breathing document! The 9th circuit is officiating today ;)"
Is there some obsucre rule that says after the defender makes the reception (from what I saw it was a clear reception, he did not trap the ball on the ground)rolls on the ground, gets up and one of his legs kicks the ball loose, it's incomplete. Let's face it, if this had been the offensive receiver that did this, of course it would have been a reception, no questions asked.
Right on ............ see post 11.
LOL........ thank God for Pittsburgh.
Bill (Cowher)........... now it's time to take a knee!
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