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Troy Polamalu-(A Football Move)-The Zebra's 9th Circuit
Free Republic ^ | 1/16/06 | beyond the sea

Posted on 01/16/2006 6:48:08 AM PST by beyond the sea

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Sorry for the way this looks................. but there are about two dozen Iron City beer cans in the sink, and I'm not feeling too well. ;-)

So, on to Denver for more "football moves" and other entertainment.

"I'm glad the NFL rule book is a living, breathing document!" ----- ROFL

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Oh, and never let it be said that the Steelers don't give you your money's worth. ;-)

1 posted on 01/16/2006 6:48:13 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: mikrofon; TheBigB; LdSentinal; nhoward14; steveegg; discostu; phoenix0468; ShorelineMike; ...

An NFL "football move" ................PING


2 posted on 01/16/2006 6:49:30 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

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.


3 posted on 01/16/2006 6:50:25 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: beyond the sea

I hate the Steelers.

(in memory of Carson Palmer's playoff appearance)


4 posted on 01/16/2006 6:52:04 AM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: beyond the sea
Football move has nothing to do with it, if you really care about this play watch channel 212 on direct TV on Wednesday. The head of officiating come on every week to explain calls. This call was made right, and pretty much the same thing happened last week in Tampa.
5 posted on 01/16/2006 6:52:35 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: beyond the sea
FWIW, I am an Eagles fan (they were "off " yesterday) who was rooting for Indy and particularly for Peyton Manning. Even so, that ranks up there with the "tuck rule" as one of the worst calls I have seen in any sport.

Good luck to your Steelers against Denver.

6 posted on 01/16/2006 6:53:19 AM PST by Sir_Humphrey (The mighty oak is just a nut who held it's ground)
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To: beyond the sea
yeah, onto Denver for you, and I am rooting for you big time....and I am a diehard Pats fan!!

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.

7 posted on 01/16/2006 6:53:47 AM PST by Fedupwithit (Forget the clever slogans.....Democrats are just idiots, plain and simple)
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To: RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; HamiltonJay; PittsburghAfterDark; martin_fierro; ...

Steeler (take a knee) ................... ping.


8 posted on 01/16/2006 6:53:54 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
what i mean by called called right is, by the letter of the rules. Do i think the rules need to changed by the competition committee? YES
9 posted on 01/16/2006 6:54:32 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Wolfie

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?


10 posted on 01/16/2006 6:54:49 AM PST by John W
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To: Wolfie
I hear you. My mother (bless her soul) used to piss off my father back in the late 50's by once in a while telling me, my brother, and sister that the NFL was fixed.

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.

11 posted on 01/16/2006 6:58:30 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

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.


12 posted on 01/16/2006 6:58:33 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!!)
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To: Echo Talon

Explain it yourself then!


13 posted on 01/16/2006 6:59:22 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: smith288

$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 .


14 posted on 01/16/2006 7:00:52 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade

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!!


15 posted on 01/16/2006 7:02:50 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!!)
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To: beyond the sea

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.


16 posted on 01/16/2006 7:02:51 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: Sir_Humphrey; Echo Talon
that ranks up there with the "tuck rule" as one of the worst calls I have seen in any sport.

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 ;)"

LOL

17 posted on 01/16/2006 7:04:02 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Echo Talon

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.
BruceKurtz


18 posted on 01/16/2006 7:05:17 AM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Fedupwithit
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.

Right on ............ see post 11.

19 posted on 01/16/2006 7:05:30 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: John W
But, ultimately we didn't take full advantage of it

LOL........ thank God for Pittsburgh.

Bill (Cowher)........... now it's time to take a knee!

;-)

20 posted on 01/16/2006 7:07:37 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

There was a pretty bad no-call in the Bears game as well. The Bears were driving with about 4 minutes to go, down by 8. The play-clock went to zero a good second or second-and-a-half before the ball was snapped. Grossman threw an interception. However, the play never should have happened, as a delay of game is an automatic call - the other team cannot decline the penalty. The Bears should have retained possession of the ball and the outcome of the game could have been quite different. Very bad no-call.


21 posted on 01/16/2006 7:07:58 AM PST by RightFighter
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To: beyond the sea

The NFL has messed with the catch/non-catch rules to the point that it is senseless.

I saw a Washington game maybe last year or the year before where a Washington player caught a ball, ran several steps, that is several steps in bounds, went out of bounds, slipped down and gave up the ball. He was after all out of bounds so their was no reason to hang on to the ball rather than brace himself. They called it a noncatch.

Then so far these playoffs, the Tampa tying TD catch v. Washington and this pick have been overruled for no reason. With the Tampa play, they guy caught the ball. He was in the endzone. That makes it a TD and the play is over. Nothing that happens later can change that. On the pick, it was a catch and then a drop. Someone can write a rule that says anything, but it was a catch.


22 posted on 01/16/2006 7:08:01 AM PST by JLS
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To: WV Mountain Mama
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. -----

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THAT IS HILLARIOUS!

23 posted on 01/16/2006 7:09:12 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Renegade
and now they are trying influence home teams to not sell tickets to Steeler fans so the towels won't be seen on TV

yep....... and yoi and double yoi!

24 posted on 01/16/2006 7:10:26 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
All the Pittsburghers who thought they were going to get robbed.

These are some of the same folks who call the Browns fans "bums" because of the beer bottle throwing a few years back.

Guess what. Looks a lot different when it happens to you, doesn't it?

The Browns had run another play. The rules precluded a review of the preceding play. The referees ignored the rules and it cost Cleveland the game.
25 posted on 01/16/2006 7:10:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: beyond the sea
What killed me is that if he'd stayed down, it would have been an interception. How can that be undone?

I was rooting for the Steelers because Mannings playoff futility stimulates my Schadenfreude gland. HOWEVER, when Bettis lost that ball on the 1-inch line, I suddenly started rooting for the Colts: the thought of Bettis ending his career with that play was just too delicious. A Schadenfreude feast! Oh, well.

Hey, is Manning overrated because he's white?

26 posted on 01/16/2006 7:11:00 AM PST by Physicist
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To: beyond the sea

OK now I'm going to defend not taking the knee. Yeah sure given the fumble it looks like going for it was the wrong call, but when you look at the math it was the right call. There was 1:20 left in the game and Indy had all their time outs. If the Steelers take 3 knees the Colts call 3 time outs, so then we're at 4th and goal with about 1:14 or so left on the clock (knees and instant time outs don't take much clock), so then we kick the FG and are up by 6 but the Colts will get the ball back around their 20 with 1:00 on the clock. And then you have to ask yourself if the Colts can get a TD in 1 minute from 80 yards away, then think of the Colts first play in their regular season matchup and the answer is a big YES. So the right answer is to say "the Bus hasn't fumbled and lost the ball for two years" and go for the two score lead. You gotta figure the worst case scenario is the Bus gets stuffed 3 times and you still kick the FG but at least stuffing the Bus 3 times will use more clock than taking 3 knees. IMHO the "perfect" call would have been a fake knee QB sneek, catch the Colts hanging out by the umpire getting ready to call a timeout and maybe get the TD then (if not run the Bus on 2nd down, the fake only works on 1st down).

And the really good news for Steeler fans: Bill "coach like it's a regular season game" Cowher actually went for the throat and coached like it was a playoff game on multiple occassions during that game. Let's hope he keeps it up next week.


27 posted on 01/16/2006 7:12:15 AM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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To: You Dirty Rats
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.

I love Cleveland and the great old Browns............... Lou 'The Toe' Groza, etc.

28 posted on 01/16/2006 7:12:31 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Nice post.

I knew it was over when it was 21-3.

29 posted on 01/16/2006 7:12:36 AM PST by AGreatPer (Steelers will win it all this year. Bring on the Colts (Boy did I call that one).)
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To: BenLurkin

Throwing stuff on the field is the act of bums always. Yeah we thought we were getting robbed but we still didn't pelt the field.


30 posted on 01/16/2006 7:13:20 AM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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To: Bruce Kurtz
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. BruceKurtz -----

Well said! One more time.

You make it very clear by asking the question about an offensive receiver.

31 posted on 01/16/2006 7:14:24 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
I was screaming "THANK GOD IT'S FINALLY OVER!" after the shank. I didn't care as much about the game or the season, I could not bear the thought of my hero Bettis' career ending with that horrible fumble.
32 posted on 01/16/2006 7:15:04 AM PST by Theophilus
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To: beyond the sea
Let's be honest............. he caught the damn ball and the refs blew the call.

NFL refereeing has to become a full-time job. This called-back interception and the bogus interference call against Assante Samuel in the Pats/Broncos game were awful calls.

33 posted on 01/16/2006 7:15:04 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: RightFighter

The refs.................. the true 12th man?


34 posted on 01/16/2006 7:15:16 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: JLS
I saw a Washington game maybe last year or the year before where a Washington player caught a ball, ran several steps, that is several steps in bounds, went out of bounds, slipped down and gave up the ball. He was after all out of bounds so their was no reason to hang on to the ball rather than brace himself. They called it a noncatch.

Unreal!

35 posted on 01/16/2006 7:16:27 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
I'm glad the NFL rule book is a living, breathing document!

Just out of curiosity, where does one get their hands on this alleged rule book? Seems like there should be a .PDF out there somewhere.

36 posted on 01/16/2006 7:17:00 AM PST by Lou L
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To: BenLurkin
Guess what. Looks a lot different when it happens to you, doesn't it? The Browns had run another play. The rules precluded a review of the preceding play. The referees ignored the rules and it cost Cleveland the game.

"I'm sorry, I don't recall." (Hillary)

Just kidding, the refs are pretty bad to everyone now and then.

37 posted on 01/16/2006 7:18:25 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

I think the end zone interference call was a good one--Gee, you'd never guess I was a Denver fan , would you?--

There was legal incidental contact by both players for about ten yards, with both players going for the ball. But at the end, the Patriots' player pushed off and shoved Lele down and out of bounds. That was the interference. And he was slowing up and impeding Lele's progress to the ball all the way.

At any rate, they probably would have scored on the inept Pats anyway, and the game was decided by more than the disputed points.

GO BRONCOS!!!

(I do agree the Polamalu ruling was terrible...that was about as exciting a game as I have ever seen...should be a good one next week.)


38 posted on 01/16/2006 7:18:33 AM PST by moonhawk (Democrats are to "Diversity and Tolerance" as Islam is to "Peace.")
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To: beyond the sea
1st time we played the Colts the steelers had 5 false starts. Yesterday the Colts had more than the Steelers.

Dick Labeau came up with a disguised non blitz to help the coverage. It was a masterful plan and the reason the Steelers won.

39 posted on 01/16/2006 7:19:39 AM PST by AGreatPer (Steelers will win it all this year. Bring on the Broncos (Boy did I call yesterday).)
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To: Lou L

http://www.nfl.com/features/rulebook


40 posted on 01/16/2006 7:20:08 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: beyond the sea

The term "a football move" was purposefully intended to be vague so the referees could keep the games close, TV viewers would keep watching, and the league could charge more for TV advertising.


41 posted on 01/16/2006 7:20:21 AM PST by Poser
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To: Physicist
I was rooting for the Steelers because Mannings playoff futility stimulates my Schadenfreude gland. --- LOL!

HOWEVER, when Bettis lost that ball on the 1-inch line, I suddenly started rooting for the Colts: the thought of Bettis ending his career with that play was just too delicious. --- oooh, the sadist in you. ;-)

Hey, is Manning overrated because he's white? ---- Hey, Rush.

42 posted on 01/16/2006 7:20:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

The referees did everything in their power to hand the game to Manning.

The interception, the offsides and the pass interference all were blown calls that went to the Colts.

All three were so obvious that it is an insult to say otherwise.


43 posted on 01/16/2006 7:21:04 AM PST by airborne (If being a Christian was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: beyond the sea

I'm a big fan of the DGFL, the Delayed Gratification Football League. I'm so excited when my team has a great play, but I am even happier because I usually have to wait an extra 5 minutes to see if my cheering is justified. That just makes my elation even more elatier. Of course, sometimes the call doesn't go my way because of the sudden influx of "football moves", but that just gins me up for the NEXT big play where I can sit on pins and needles to see if it really happened or if the opposing team is going to file an injunction against it. Maybe it ought to be called the ACLUFL.....


44 posted on 01/16/2006 7:21:37 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (The search for someone to blame is always successful. - Robert Half)
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To: Lou L
Ok, answered my own question.

http://www.nfl.com/fans/rules

Still, that appears to be a "watered down" rule book and definitions...not the "official" NFL Rule Book. I can't find a definition for "football move."

45 posted on 01/16/2006 7:21:37 AM PST by Lou L
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To: beyond the sea

46 posted on 01/16/2006 7:22:56 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: Renegade
$hit happens and you KNOW it was not a purposeful hit !

When did I say it was on purpose? It wasnt a clean hit but it wasnt an intention-to-hurt hit.

Im saddened that the Bengals never got the oppurtunity to give it their best shot with the talent that got them there. To me, Pitts win over them isnt as impressive unless Carson plays.

And i dont blame teams not selling to Pitt fans. There is a reason they call it home field advantage.

47 posted on 01/16/2006 7:23:23 AM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: discostu
OK now I'm going to defend not taking the knee. Yeah sure given the fumble it looks like going for it was the wrong call, but when you look at the math it was the right call. There was 1:20 left in the game and Indy had all their time outs. If the Steelers take 3 knees the Colts call 3 time outs, so then we're at 4th and goal with about 1:14 or so left on the clock (knees and instant time outs don't take much clock), so then we kick the FG and are up by 6 but the Colts will get the ball back around their 20 with 1:00 on the clock. And then you have to ask yourself if the Colts can get a TD in 1 minute from 80 yards away, then think of the Colts first play in their regular season matchup and the answer is a big YES.

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I hear you. You make a great point. I wasn't thinking well. I just let the bizarre fumble cloud my thinking.

God, it would have been nice if THE BUS had just rumbled that ball into the endzone. That fumble was a severe bummer.......... but, thank God for Ben's tackle!

48 posted on 01/16/2006 7:24:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Whew!

49 posted on 01/16/2006 7:25:35 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: discostu
IMHO the "perfect" call would have been a fake knee QB sneek, catch the Colts hanging out by the umpire getting ready to call a timeout and maybe get the TD then

Great idea!

50 posted on 01/16/2006 7:25:50 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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