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CHAMPS!!!!! STEELERS WIN SUPERBOWL
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/5/2006 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Posted on 02/05/2006 8:19:51 PM PST by serendepitylives

STEELERS WIN SUPERBOWL X-TRA LARGE DETROIT - Mick Jagger moved up and down the field at halftime more easily than the Pittsburgh offense did for most of the game. In the end, though, Jerome Bettis, the Steelers and their thousands of rowdy fans wound up the big winners on Super Bowl Sunday. Save for a few big plays that changed the game, style points were hard to come by on America's annual football holiday. But to Pittsburgh, the 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks was beautiful _ a gritty grind of a game that included just enough flair to transform a blue-collar team playing in a blue-collar city into champions.

In a stadium brimming with thousands of Pittsburgh fans waving Terrible Towels, the Steelers finally captured their fifth title, that "One for the Thumb" they've been chasing since 1980.

"It's almost unreal right now," coach Bill Cowher said.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bettis; detriot; fixed; fixedgame; lynnswann; nfl; pittsburgh; seahawks; sports; steelers; superbowl
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1 posted on 02/05/2006 8:19:52 PM PST by serendepitylives
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To: serendepitylives

They lost and had it given to them, sad day for the NFL as a whole.


2 posted on 02/05/2006 8:20:59 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: serendepitylives

*snore*


3 posted on 02/05/2006 8:23:01 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: serendepitylives
OLD NEWS! YOU HAVE BEEN OLDED!
4 posted on 02/05/2006 8:23:30 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: serendepitylives

I must disagree. The score did not reflect how close the game was. The Steelers won a great victory, it was an entertaining game for football fans across the country. The Seahawks deserved to be in the big game, but the best team won. In the works of Stan Lee....'Nuff Said.


5 posted on 02/05/2006 8:23:48 PM PST by jdsteel (none needed)
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To: Tim Long

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


6 posted on 02/05/2006 8:24:07 PM PST by troublesome creek
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To: Echo Talon
They lost and had it given to them, sad day for the NFL as a whole.

Oh yes, you're right. Let me dab my eyes with my Terrible Towel.

Take a look at any number of past SBs, including the ones the Packers won. Low-scoring and otherwise uneventful.

HERE WE GO STEELERS!

7 posted on 02/05/2006 8:24:16 PM PST by relictele
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To: serendepitylives

Congratulations to the Steelers from a harcore Indianapolis fan. They earned it.


8 posted on 02/05/2006 8:24:30 PM PST by farlander
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To: serendepitylives
Amin. Please correct the headline to STEALERS use 12th man (ref) to win.
9 posted on 02/05/2006 8:24:47 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: serendepitylives

The "Super" Bowl started off really poor with the "national anthem" fiasco and it just kind of tapered off from there.


10 posted on 02/05/2006 8:25:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: farlander

You, sir, are a gentleman.


11 posted on 02/05/2006 8:25:23 PM PST by jdsteel (none needed)
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To: Echo Talon

I don't think the officiating was as bad as you think it was. Some bad calls on both sides (but then again, what game doesn't have its bad call or two?). All in all, the Seahawks may have played better statistically...but when it actually counted, they didn't play well enough.


12 posted on 02/05/2006 8:27:12 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hitler and Stalin have nothing on Abortion)
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To: jdsteel; farlander

i agree, as a lady i graciously accept your kudos, good form great class
:)


13 posted on 02/05/2006 8:27:43 PM PST by serendepitylives
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What happened with the National Anthem? I wasn't home in time to catch it.


14 posted on 02/05/2006 8:29:47 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hitler and Stalin have nothing on Abortion)
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To: serendepitylives

Good. The Seahawks remind me of the Packers. I don't like the Packers.


15 posted on 02/05/2006 8:30:12 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: serendepitylives

I was cheering the Seahawks, but the Steelers mastered them. Awesome job. The halftime show surprised me... I know most people disliked it, but dang it... I wanna look HALF as good as Mick when I'm his age.

Oh, and he sang something.


16 posted on 02/05/2006 8:31:09 PM PST by Number57 (Badly worded, but heartfelt)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
don't think the officiating was as bad as you think it was. Some bad calls on both sides (but then again, what game doesn't have its bad call or two?). All in all, the Seahawks may have played better statistically...but when it actually counted, they didn't play well enough.

What were the bad calles against pit? I knew seattle had a TD taken away, Pit got a TD given to them, Seattle passed to the 1 yrd line for 1st down and that was taken away from them. A very strange penalty against Hasselbeck for tackling low? no idea what that was.

17 posted on 02/05/2006 8:32:09 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: serendepitylives
This statement proves you know very little about football. Pittsburg was clearly the better team out there today. Indeed, during the whole playoffs as well. They completely dismantled two of the best teams in the NFL (Indy and Denver). Seattle on the other hand, has played absolutely no one of consequence all year long. They is no other way to spin this. Pit is a better team.

>They lost and had it given to them, sad day for the NFL as a whole.
18 posted on 02/05/2006 8:32:10 PM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: Thunder90
Good. The Seahawks remind me of the Packers. I don't like the Packers.

Good, they don't like you either.

19 posted on 02/05/2006 8:33:05 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: serendepitylives
I see this is needed over here too.

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20 posted on 02/05/2006 8:34:24 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: F. dAnconia

you posted to the wrong person. yea your right, I have only been a football fan for over 25 years, I dont know anything about it.


21 posted on 02/05/2006 8:34:26 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Drango; Mr. Mojo
"Amin. Please correct the headline to STEALERS use 12th man (ref) to win."

Right...

Horrible officiating.

The Seahawks were the victims of crucial questionable calls.

By my count, they lost 2 TDs.

22 posted on 02/05/2006 8:34:27 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Number57

LOL, don't you know they were all attached to the wires on the roof with Cheney and Rove in control ? They just had them all pumped up on military stims for the 20 min they had to get out of the wheelchairs.


23 posted on 02/05/2006 8:34:54 PM PST by farlander
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To: Echo Talon
Seattle passed to the 1 yrd line for 1st down and that was taken away from them.

Is that where the reciever caught the ball with his left in bound but he stepped out of bounds with his right? That was a correct call.

24 posted on 02/05/2006 8:35:06 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hitler and Stalin have nothing on Abortion)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Is that where the reciever caught the ball with his left in bound but he stepped out of bounds with his right? That was a correct call.

No, that was where the refs called holding that wasn't.

25 posted on 02/05/2006 8:36:05 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yea man that was a let down. Soul's allright, but man. There was just no STRENGTH in that performance. It was just... flat. Soft. Too soft.


26 posted on 02/05/2006 8:36:17 PM PST by farlander
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

They made it a tribute to the victims of hurricane Katrina with Aaron Neville and Aretha "Refrigerator" Franklin humming, moaning and mouthing the words to what appeared to be the Star Spangled Banner. Nothing recognizable. Pretty pitiful.


27 posted on 02/05/2006 8:36:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: serendepitylives
Sentimental Referees Win Super Bowl for Bus
28 posted on 02/05/2006 8:38:04 PM PST by llevrok (I don't know the difference between latter and former - and I don't care !)
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To: Echo Talon
"They lost and had it given to them, sad day for the NFL as a whole."

Wah.

29 posted on 02/05/2006 8:39:53 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: Echo Talon
Your post says "..they (Pit) had it given to them". If that is what you meant...then you are wrong...regardless of how many years you have been watching football.

25 years has not taught you to objectively look at team's strength. I hate Pittsburg myself. However, they are clearly the better team by every measure.
30 posted on 02/05/2006 8:41:07 PM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: Drango
"Amin. Please correct the headline to STEALERS use 12th man (ref) to win."

But...but...I thought the Seahawks OWN the "12th man"...oh, that's right, they STOLE it from the University of Texas...and are being sued to return what is not theirs according to trademark registration.

Old story for liberals...thinking they should be able to take whatever they want and crying unfairness when they don't get it. You're in good company.

31 posted on 02/05/2006 8:43:57 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: F. dAnconia
I hate Pittsburg myself. However, they are clearly the better team by every measure.

Yea, Ben Roethlisbergers 22.22 QB rating was AWESOME! give Seattle the 14 points they should have had and take away the 7 that the refs gave pit and then tell we what the score should be

32 posted on 02/05/2006 8:44:43 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: serendepitylives; beyond the sea

Congratulations to the Men of Steel! I'm happy for Cowher, who seesm to be a class act, and I would say the same of Bettis.


33 posted on 02/05/2006 8:48:08 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I can't stand Aaron Neville. Can't he ever sing a song straight without warbling up and down almost continuously. He almost sounds like he's yodeling.

And what's with that big ugly mole on his eyebrow? With his money, you'd think he could afford a little plastic surgery.

Areatha used to be great. Can't she afford a gastric bypass? "Refrigerator" is right. Maybe with a washer and dryer thrown in too.


34 posted on 02/05/2006 8:48:11 PM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: Echo Talon
Oh yes, I often use QB rating to rate whether teams are better than one another. </sarcasm>

Complaining about the refs making SEA lose the game is so ridiculous I won't even respond to it.

I believe your last post proves my original assertion than you know little about football.
35 posted on 02/05/2006 8:50:04 PM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: Rummyfan

ditto


36 posted on 02/05/2006 8:50:21 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: farlander

Mick must have required two remotes ;)


37 posted on 02/05/2006 8:50:56 PM PST by Number57 (Badly worded, but heartfelt)
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To: serendepitylives

Congrats, Steeler fans - your boys outplayed the Seahawks.

Holgren's incredibly poor clock management comes back to haunt him again. Seahawk fans who want a scapegoat should look at him before whinging about the officials.

You guys enjoy this moment. You deserve it.


38 posted on 02/05/2006 8:51:18 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: F. dAnconia
I believe your last post proves my original assertion than you know little about football.

I know Seattle got robbed.

39 posted on 02/05/2006 8:51:28 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: F. dAnconia
" I hate Pittsburg myself."

Pittsburg is in Kansas, and is far too small a town to have a pro team of any sort.

PITTSBURGH,however, although they played poorly, managed, as you attest, to show that even on their worst day they can beat the best the NFC has to offer.

Not to mention showing their coach to be far less than the tactical genius many would have us believe him to be...talk about choking at the end of the halves.

Maybe his team won't be so much like little boys hanging on every word of their hero anymore.

40 posted on 02/05/2006 8:53:08 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: llevrok

The left-coast team would have won handily if the field were 60 yards wide. Training your receivers to make circus catches with one foot out of bounds is not a formula for success in the NFL.


41 posted on 02/05/2006 8:54:26 PM PST by ironwoodchuck
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To: Drango
Amin. Please correct the headline to STEALERS use 12th man (ref) to win.

Sore loser. Doesn't do you any credit.

The Seahawks owned the Steelers for almost the entire first half. They should have gone into halftime up by at least two scores.

Pittsburgh didn't get a first down for what, eighteen minutes? And Seattle couldn't get more than a field goal in all that time? Pathetic.

The Hawks should have put this one away early. You can't blame the officials for the fact that they let the Steelers back into the game. You can't blame the Steelers for Holmgren's terrible time management (in all his time in the League, why hasn't he come up with a 2-minute drill?).

The Seahawks may well have been the better team. But the Steelers outplayed them. No whinging about the officiating necessary.

42 posted on 02/05/2006 8:56:03 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Echo Talon
I know Seattle got robbed.

Nope. Seattle gave the game away.

They failed to take advantage of three Pittsburgh 3-and-outs to start the game, and they piddled away the last minutes of both halves without any gameplan.

You want a scapegoat, look at your coach before pointing fingers anywhere else.

43 posted on 02/05/2006 8:58:03 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

how do you "give the game away" when the refs take away any fwd progress you make.

there were plenty of bad calls against the seahawks


44 posted on 02/05/2006 9:00:24 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: garyhope

Country singer John Michael Montgomery screwed up his career for trashing the National Anthem at a NASCAR Busch race a year or two back. He sounded drunk. He apologized and said he had an ear infection or something like that. It was too late and didn't help. He had already screwed the pooch. Most of us take the National Anthem seriously.


45 posted on 02/05/2006 9:00:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

My apologies to you. I meant PITTSBURGH.

You analysis is right on the money. Unlike some others who have been watching football for 25 years.


46 posted on 02/05/2006 9:02:00 PM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: infidel29

Well put!!!


47 posted on 02/05/2006 9:04:24 PM PST by smokeyb
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To: wallcrawlr
there were plenty of bad calls against the seahawks

Yeah, but most of those were play calls from the Seattle bench.

Come on. How can you defend the coaching in the closing minutes of both halves?

I know that you're disappointed (I watched my Packers lose a Super Bowl, and it still hurts), but you have to keep some perspective, and you have to level blame where it belongs. The Seahawks lost this game all on their own.

48 posted on 02/05/2006 9:04:34 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Echo Talon

A Seattle receiver clearly made a catch and fumble with nothing but Steelers around to grab the ball and that was called an incomplete pass, that's A BIG one that went against the Steelers. The Seattle offender CLEARLY and OBVIOUSLY interefered, the holding call was correct. The Steelers had that EXACT SAME penalty called on them twice in the regular season (low block is the official thing, I disagree because in all three instances the low blocker was trying to get through another blocker and make a tackle but how they called it in the SB was consistent with how they called it in the regular season).

Officiating wasn't great, but it didn't take the game away from Seattle. Being 5 for 17 on 3rd down conversions took the game away from Seattle.


49 posted on 02/05/2006 9:05:53 PM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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To: F. dAnconia
25 years has not taught you to objectively look at team's strength. I hate Pittsburg myself. However, they are clearly the better team by every measure.

See you go off spouting things that you cant back up, by every measure? Wasn't Seattle the #1 ranked offense? Is that not a measure? Didn't Seattle lead the league in sacks? Is that not a measure? Seattle lead in time of possession. is that not a measure? Seattle got more 1st downs, again i guess that isn't a measure. More Net yards(396-339), more plays(77-56), less turnovers.... other than that by ever other measure. The 14 points robbed from them and the 7 points given to Pit. Oh and the 7-3 penalty differential.

50 posted on 02/05/2006 9:06:08 PM PST by Echo Talon
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