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Offical Who Called Back TD inSuper Bowl Pittsburg Native.
Post Gazette | 02/06/06 | moi

Posted on 02/06/2006 1:51:52 PM PST by Phlap

Bob Waggoner, who served as the back judge in the game, is a Pittsburgh native and played linebacker at Juniata College from 1969 through 1972.


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I knew he had to have a motive for making such a bad call.
1 posted on 02/06/2006 1:51:54 PM PST by Phlap
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To: Phlap

:o

The conspiracies grow deeper!


2 posted on 02/06/2006 1:53:05 PM PST by z3n
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To: Phlap

Seattle fans are really bad losers! Must be owned by a Democrat!


3 posted on 02/06/2006 1:54:03 PM PST by DocJ69
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To: Phlap

I guess you're thinking that losing 21-17 would have been better?


4 posted on 02/06/2006 1:54:14 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Phlap
LOL!

Seen anyone on the grassy knoll lately?

5 posted on 02/06/2006 1:54:24 PM PST by Dog
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To: Phlap

LOL...hey, you never know...


6 posted on 02/06/2006 1:54:44 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: Phlap

That was a close, close call. Could have gone either way, I think. I'm not going to second guess the officials and the replay on this one.


8 posted on 02/06/2006 1:55:23 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Phlap

So?


9 posted on 02/06/2006 1:55:36 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Well, the spread WAS 4 points, and I understand meeting the spread doesn't cut it, you must beat it, depending on the bookie.


10 posted on 02/06/2006 1:55:43 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Phlap
Look, I am not a Steelers or a seahawks fan, but I saw the call...even if 1/10 of that ball makes it over that line... 1/10 of that line.. it's over and a touchdown. The ball was carried over the line, as minute as it was...

Anyone who disputes that cannot be one well versed in Football...

11 posted on 02/06/2006 1:55:50 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (13th AF, 3rd TFW, 3rd AGS, 3rd AMU - ESC The Blue Screw will get you too! 86-89)
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To: Phlap
I blame Bush!
12 posted on 02/06/2006 1:56:02 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Phlap

RECOUNT! Seattle was disenfranchised!


13 posted on 02/06/2006 1:56:43 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Phlap

I would have won $75.00 for the first quarter if that touchdown would have counted but if a bull frog had wings.....


14 posted on 02/06/2006 1:56:56 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude
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To: DocJ69
Just goes to show that all the money (well almost all) in the world can't buy you a Super Bowl.


15 posted on 02/06/2006 1:57:08 PM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: BallyBill
Hey! this is Series!
16 posted on 02/06/2006 1:57:49 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (13th AF, 3rd TFW, 3rd AGS, 3rd AMU - ESC The Blue Screw will get you too! 86-89)
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To: unixfox

Picture of Paul Allen with 1:31 to go in the 4th. Priceless


17 posted on 02/06/2006 1:58:20 PM PST by stainlessbanner (^W^)
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To: MineralMan
I think he is referring to the TD that Seattle made that was called back due to an offensive interference call. The Seahawk "pushed off" of the Steeler defender. Personally I thought it was lame. It's like calling "holding"- you can say that about nearly every play. I also thought Ben R was not in the endzone on that TD either. I am not a fan of either team, BTW. The game was unsatisfying, IMHO.
18 posted on 02/06/2006 1:58:24 PM PST by luv2ski
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To: Phlap

Don't impute biased officiating. NFL officials are professionals who deserve huge benefit of the doubt.


19 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:03 PM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Zavien Doombringer

I think the author of this thread is talking about the referee who called offensive pass interference against the Seahawks....
That play didnt justify a penalty, in my opinion...

that being said - I could care less who lost or won yesterday!


20 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:10 PM PST by texianyankee
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To: finnman69

2 out of 3 maybe.


21 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:18 PM PST by boomop1
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To: MeanWestTexan

One of my favorite Papa Bear stories regards officials. During one Bears game the official called a plenty on them and Halas started screaming curses and insults at the referee ending with "You stink." The official picked up the ball after calling unsportsmanlike conduct on the Coach, marched off the fifteen yards and proceded to ask Halas "Do I smell better from here?"


22 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:20 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Phlap
I have never heard so much whining and crying from sports fans as I have heard from Sea-squawks fans concerning the refereeing. They LOST, get over it.
23 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:33 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (..it takes some pretty serious yodeling to..filibuster from a five star ski resort in the Swiss Alps)
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To: luv2ski

LOL! You beat me to it....

I agree with you....


24 posted on 02/06/2006 1:59:45 PM PST by texianyankee
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To: Phlap
That will fuel the conspiracies but the bias comes from the league offices. Do you think the Steelers would have been a little more than upset if Nick Harper had run that last minute fumble recovery back for a touchdown for the Colts two weeks ago AFTER the refs blew the interception by Polamolu? Even though they won the freaking game Joey Porter was screaming profanities about it.

Lets just face the facts, the NFL already knows who they want to win the playoff games and they do what they can to help that along. Nobody, anywhere, at any time, in any corner of the world except Seattle, wanted the Seahawks to win. And the refs just help make sure that it didn't accidentally go the wrong way. (DISCLAIMER: I am not a Seahawks fan by any stretch of the imagination and I do not hate the Steelers. I have no dog in this fight but it was impossible not to notice the obvious)

25 posted on 02/06/2006 2:00:22 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Phlap
What's funny is that the whining Seattle fans don't dispute the receiver pushed off the defender, they whine that it wasn't that hard a push. Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!
26 posted on 02/06/2006 2:00:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Phlap; sionnsar
This is interesting.


27 posted on 02/06/2006 2:00:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: luv2ski

"I think he is referring to the TD that Seattle made that was called back due to an offensive interference call. "

Oh, OK. That one, I did think was questionable, for sure. It didn't really look like a pushoff to me, and it was nowhere near where the play actually ended up.


28 posted on 02/06/2006 2:00:53 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

I think they were talking about Seattle's TD that was overturned due to a penalty in the first quarter, not the one that Big Ben made for Pitt in the second.


29 posted on 02/06/2006 2:02:15 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Phlap

30 posted on 02/06/2006 2:02:33 PM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I still do not know why they did not go for 2 when they got their touchdown.


31 posted on 02/06/2006 2:02:48 PM PST by PETEPARSLEY ("WHATEVER" is a coward's way of saying F U)
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To: luv2ski

Ben got that touchdown, barely, but he got it.


32 posted on 02/06/2006 2:03:24 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

I believe you are thinking of a different call, though I do agree that virtually all criticism of the officiating is by those that aren't well versed in football and certainly not in the rules. Obviously, the officiating wasn't perfect (when is it ever?), but it had no bearing on the outcome of the game.


33 posted on 02/06/2006 2:03:53 PM PST by 1L
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To: bpjam
Nobody, anywhere, at any time, in any corner of the world except Seattle, wanted the Seahawks to win.

You know, even if you buy into the goofy "conspiracy in the NFL" theory, its generally predicated on the idea that the league wants certain big-market teams to win in the playoffs, so that they can get better ratings in the next game.

Who exactly are the Steelers playing next week?

34 posted on 02/06/2006 2:04:26 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Phlap

I was rooting for Pittsburgh but that was a chicken $h!t call.


35 posted on 02/06/2006 2:05:05 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: big'ol_freeper
I have never heard so much whining and crying from sports fans.....

I have. Sabres fans after the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals.

36 posted on 02/06/2006 2:05:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Phlap; MikeinIraq; mainepatsfan; Echo Talon; JennysCool; frankjr
New Super Bowl uniforms
37 posted on 02/06/2006 2:06:02 PM PST by Perdogg ("Facts are stupid things." - President Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: dead

The cash registers at all of the sporting goods stores across the nation. Steelers merchandise is like 2nd in the NFL in total sales.


38 posted on 02/06/2006 2:06:36 PM PST by kx9088
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To: NutCrackerBoy
Don't impute biased officiating. NFL officials are professionals who deserve huge benefit of the doubt.

And after this year (especially the playoffs) there are LOTS of doubts... about their abilities to call a decent game.
39 posted on 02/06/2006 2:07:14 PM PST by RedCell
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To: Perdogg

Nice Hat.


40 posted on 02/06/2006 2:07:40 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: luv2ski

Maybe the worst Super Bowl ever... Big ben had a QB rating of 22.6, the lowest of any winning Super Bowl QB ever. As for the zebras, they blew it big time too.

I feel bad for Steeler and Seahawk fans, because the entire game just sucked out loud.

I can hardly wait until next year when Brady and the Pats get back in there, and then we'll have real good Super Bowl.


41 posted on 02/06/2006 2:07:58 PM PST by jerod
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To: Phlap; RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; ...
Offical Who Called Back TD inSuper Bowl Pittsburgh Native. Bob Waggoner, who served as the back judge in the game, is a Pittsburgh native and played linebacker at Juniata College from 1969 through 1972.

And Waggoner is Karl Rove's cousin and hates spotted owls and latte.

42 posted on 02/06/2006 2:07:58 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: RedCell

NFL officials should get the MVP award.

They decided the result.


43 posted on 02/06/2006 2:09:18 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Phlap

Got link?


44 posted on 02/06/2006 2:10:13 PM PST by kx9088
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To: mnehrling

I dont care either way; but that is no touchdown.

Happy for the Steelers; just a shame the game outcome was influenced by incorrect officiating. I don't see how at this level of play an official crew could make that many bad calls in a game (it went both ways). Not sour grapes; if the teams swapped jereys the Pitt fans would be saying something as well. Honest Pitt fans are even talking about it being bad calls.

Officials are getting worse in all sports. One reason I think is because they do not feel to urgency to make a sharp call as they always have the second-guessing crew in a replay booth. The quality is going down because they don't have to be as good anymore. Get rid of instant replay, challenges, etc and it will get better.


45 posted on 02/06/2006 2:10:15 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: DocJ69
"Seattle fans are really bad losers! Must be owned by a Democrat!"

I am not a Seattle fan, but if Seattle fans are upset they have a right to be. Even though Seattle out played Pittsburgh slightly, the officials gave Pittsburgh the win.

There were at least four really bad calls that came at critical times during the game. Each one crushed Seattle's momentum. I calculate that the real score should be about 21-17 Seattle. Doesn't really matter to me. I am a Saint Louis fan.
46 posted on 02/06/2006 2:10:58 PM PST by monday
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To: RegulatorCountry
It's not quite that simple. An early touchdown either way changes the complexion of the game. It changes the gameplan for both teams. We'll never know how the outcome might have changed.

It did seem there was a bias. Close calls seemed to lean Pittsburgh - the Rothisberger TD, DJack's incidental contact called as Off. pass interference, and the holding call. Refs can legitimately call holding on every single play. It's highly subjective work.

That said, this is coming from a Hawks fan, so discount my opinion accordingly. And congratulations to the Steelers and their fans. They did win it, and I am happy for The Bus and for Cowher.

47 posted on 02/06/2006 2:12:12 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Phlap
OOOOOOOOH....... conspiracies.

Jerramy Stevens got the case of the "alligator arms" because his brother is dating Bill Cowher's basketball playing daughter, Meagan.

;-)

48 posted on 02/06/2006 2:12:15 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: dead

Would the league rather see a weeks worth of congratulatory press about Jerome Bettis and his impending Hall of Fame nomination and the home home-town return theme? Or would they rather see Hasselback's bald head at Disneyland? Come on. If the Cowboys had been in this game, there is no way in hell that these calls get made (even though the Boys suck).


49 posted on 02/06/2006 2:12:22 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: beyond the sea
This is how the officials did it.


50 posted on 02/06/2006 2:12:23 PM PST by GSWarrior
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