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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.....