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XL draws estimated 90.7 million viewers, up 5 percent (Steelers still the biggest draw!)
sportsline.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2006 | AP News

Posted on 02/06/2006 4:41:56 PM PST by MarineBrat

XL draws estimated 90.7 million viewers, up 5 percent

NEW YORK -- An estimated 90.7 million people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the largest Super Bowl audience since the Steelers last played in the title game in 1996.

The audience was five percent bigger than the 86.1 million people who watched the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles last year, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research.

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TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boohoohoobooboohoo; boohoohooboohoohoo; nfl; pittsburgh; ratings; seahawks; seattle; sports; steelers; superbowl; waaaawwwaaaahhhhhh
The Steelers are the biggest draw since... The Steelers!
1 posted on 02/06/2006 4:41:59 PM PST by MarineBrat
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To: MarineBrat

I thought I read on Drudge earlier in the day that this Super Bowl had a less share of viewers than last year.


2 posted on 02/06/2006 4:44:56 PM PST by marvlus
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To: MarineBrat

A lot of Packer fans tuned in just to see Mike Holmgren. Some rooting for him to win, some to see him lose.


3 posted on 02/06/2006 4:48:53 PM PST by elli1
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To: MarineBrat

I have a hard time believing this. I went out at 1/2 time to restock and the roads in my area were packed with traffic. Obviously, if everybody's on the road, they're not home watching the Bowl. Either that, or everybody was makin a mad dash for the beer store like me.


4 posted on 02/06/2006 4:49:30 PM PST by umgud (uncompassionate conservative)
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To: MarineBrat

looks like lots of people witnessed the worst national anthem, worst officiating, worst half-time performance and worst game in history.


5 posted on 02/06/2006 4:51:14 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: xsmommy; martin_fierro; Petronski; mainepatsfan

Heh, heh, heh... :)


6 posted on 02/06/2006 5:09:56 PM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: Echo Talon
looks like lots of people witnessed the worst national anthem, worst officiating, worst half-time performance and worst game in history.

And in the followup we're witnessing the biggest bunch of sniveling crybabies in the history of Free Republic!

Keep banging your cowbell! It's bringing all kinds of attention to your cause. Selected-not-elected! Recall-the-reffs! Recount-Ohio!


7 posted on 02/06/2006 5:10:42 PM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: MarineBrat

interesting....

we were talking about the game at work and not one person actually sat and watched the whole thing.


8 posted on 02/06/2006 5:12:53 PM PST by Hoodlum91 (pcottraux says I'm special!)
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To: Echo Talon
looks like lots of people witnessed the worst national anthem, worst officiating, worst half-time performance and worst game in history.


9 posted on 02/06/2006 5:35:37 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: TheBigB; xsmommy; martin_fierro; mainepatsfan; discostu; MikeinIraq
I JUST HEARD THIS WILL BE THE LOWEST RATED SUPERBOWL EVER. I DO BELIEVE IT. --maineboy
10 posted on 02/06/2006 7:03:02 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

LOL

that should just show you how much you should take for granted with him.

As I said, he was a USC fan a couple weeks ago.


11 posted on 02/06/2006 7:04:21 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: umgud

Did you leave the TV on?


12 posted on 02/06/2006 7:06:21 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq

Yeah, I did.


13 posted on 02/06/2006 7:07:11 PM PST by umgud (uncompassionate conservative)
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To: umgud

LOL

well there you go man :)

I actually watched the final hour of the pregame (although I would switch the input and listen to it as I played PlayStation) and 95% of the game but I missed the Halftime show entirely.


14 posted on 02/06/2006 7:08:58 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MarineBrat

Largest Super Bowl audience since the Cowboys played in one.


15 posted on 02/06/2006 7:09:47 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Look, Daddy! Teacher says every time a Kennedy talks, a Republican gets a house seat!)
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To: Petronski

Maybe you thought Aaron Neville was the good, maybe you thought The Strolling Bones were good, maybe you havent noticed all the controversy today in the media about the officials, and maybe you didnt notice the team with the better stats were made to be the loser. Roethlisberger worst QB rating in Super Bowl History for a team that was called the winner.


16 posted on 02/06/2006 7:33:06 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: MarineBrat

Is anyone ever going to say, boy Super Bowl XL was a great game? Quick answer NO


17 posted on 02/06/2006 7:34:52 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon; beyond the sea; discostu; Ditto; TheBigB
...a team that was called the winner.

There it is! "Selected, not Elected."

And "the team with the better stats were made to be the loser?" That's the same as "Al Gore won the exit polls, so the real vote count is wrong."


Get a life.




18 posted on 02/06/2006 7:36:55 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Echo Talon

Boy, Super Bowl XL was a great game!


19 posted on 02/06/2006 7:37:25 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

14 of Pits 21 points were off bad calls. Bens TD non-TD, Randel El TD pass that should have been Seattle 1st & goal + Seattle had 14 points subtracted so thats 28 points against Seattle, oh yea they should have to overcome that! Since when does the underdog have to overcome a 28 deficit by the officials? And pit fans are complaining about a polamalu int in the indy game! Sheesh maybe they need some perspective.


20 posted on 02/06/2006 7:48:00 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
You're piling on the algore talking points now.

If the military absentee ballots are thrown out, and we recount these three blue counties again while including dimpled chads, and then also count Buchanan votes as Gore votes.....



Grow up.

21 posted on 02/06/2006 8:10:42 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Echo Talon
And pit fans are complaining about a polamalu int in the indy game!

Hasn't the NFL admitted that was the wrong call?

22 posted on 02/06/2006 8:11:46 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
Hasn't the NFL admitted that was the wrong call?

Yes, but what was the score when that happened? Where on the field did that happen? Didnt the colts still have to go 50+ yards to score a TD? Even after scoring that TD they were still losing. IF fatboy bettis could have held onto the ball, OR if the Steelers could have stopped the Colts from scoring that TD after the bad call or Stopped Petyon from getting them into field goal range. nobody would even rememebr that call.

23 posted on 02/06/2006 8:17:18 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Steelers won that game despite the call the NFL admitted was wrong.

The score that followed it was their own damn fault, because the non-interception was midfield, and it was the Steelers who let Indy march down to score.


24 posted on 02/06/2006 8:21:29 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

Then they fumbled, and let them get in FG range.


25 posted on 02/06/2006 8:23:50 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

So what?


26 posted on 02/06/2006 8:25:25 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

How can you say one bad call, is on par with giving Pit 7 and possibly 7 more with the Randel el td. and Subtracting 14 from Seattle. The TD pass interference, and the pass to the 1 yrd line (holding) that turned into Pits randel el play.


27 posted on 02/06/2006 8:27:42 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
How can you say one bad call, is on par with giving Pit 7 and possibly 7 more with the Randel el td. and Subtracting 14 from Seattle.

Because the stuff in red didn't happen.

28 posted on 02/06/2006 8:29:08 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

So the pass interference was legitimate and that holding call was legitimate?


29 posted on 02/06/2006 8:33:42 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

The pass interference call was legitimate. The holding call did NOT result in addition or removal of any points (that was Seattle's fault).


30 posted on 02/06/2006 8:35:22 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
The pass interference call was legitimate. The holding call did NOT result in addition or removal of any points (that was Seattle's fault).

Do you really believe that? I have to ask, did you watch the game?

31 posted on 02/06/2006 8:37:29 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

A pushoff is a pushoff.


32 posted on 02/06/2006 8:38:09 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
A pushoff is a pushoff.

And you know the rule on defensive holding right? Why was he touching the reciever past 5 yards? Uhh huh... Strange how pit had no holding calls against them

33 posted on 02/06/2006 8:40:22 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Strange how pit had no holding calls against them...

Karl Rove didn't want any, so Diebold suppressed them.

34 posted on 02/06/2006 8:43:02 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
I like jokes

Jerome Bettis you were just given a Super Bowl ring how do you feel? :)
Ben Roethlisberger you are the worst Qb in Super Bowl history how do you feel?

35 posted on 02/06/2006 8:47:22 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

A smily-face doesn't make your moon-battery any more palatable or less lame.


36 posted on 02/06/2006 8:49:06 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Echo Talon
maybe you didnt notice the team with the better stats were made to be the loser.

"Made to be the loser"?!?!? Holy crap, you're a professional victim. What's the difference between you and the simpering DUmmies who still think Bush stole the election?

Roethlisberger worst QB rating in Super Bowl History for a team that was called the winner.

45+ yard TD pass by a wide receiver, and a 75 yard run up the gut for a TD. Those don't get attributed to the QB stats. And that was all they needed to whoop your a**.

And what do you say about a Seahawks team that loses to a QB rating that low? The worse you say that the Steelers are, the worse you are saying that the Seahawks are. The Squawks OL blatantly held on many more plays than they got called on. A sign of poor coaching. Their receivers can't catch because they're afraid to get hit. Joey Porter scared their "soft" tight end so bad that he couldn't catch whether he's hit or not! When Polamalu blitzed they had to tackle him to keep him out.

1. Denial and Isolation.
2. Anger.
3. Bargaining.
4. Depression.
5. Acceptance

You'll get there someday.

37 posted on 02/06/2006 9:21:19 PM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: Echo Talon
Is anyone ever going to say, boy Super Bowl XL was a great game? Quick answer NO

Boy, SBXL was a GREAT game! I loved it.

I anxiously await your retraction.

38 posted on 02/06/2006 9:22:42 PM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: MarineBrat
45+ yard TD pass by a wide receiver, and a 75 yard run up the gut for a TD. Those don't get attributed to the QB stats. And that was all they needed to whoop your a**.

they didnt whip my a** im a Bears fan, we whipped our own a** when our corners fell down.

39 posted on 02/06/2006 9:35:28 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: MarineBrat
45+ yard TD pass by a wide receiver, and a 75 yard run up the gut for a TD. Those don't get attributed to the QB stats.

And why should they?

40 posted on 02/06/2006 9:37:22 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Petronski
You da man!

Did you catch Hines Ward with the golden Mickey Mouse ears on his head?

Great!

Go Stillers

*****

Hank Stram:

"Just keep matriculatin' that ball down the field, boys."

"Mr. official ............ how could the six of you miss a play like that?"

LOL!

41 posted on 02/07/2006 12:39:52 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: MarineBrat

I like your style!


42 posted on 02/07/2006 12:44:15 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Echo Talon
So the pass interference was legitimate and that holding call was legitimate?

Yes, they both were legit calls. Tough for Seattle for sure but don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Just your opinion. On the interference call, if the D-back had pushed exactly the way the receiver pushed, and made the interception in the end zone, should a flag have been thrown?

43 posted on 02/07/2006 5:16:05 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Petronski

I thought it was a good game, actually. First half slow, second half much better.


44 posted on 02/07/2006 7:15:41 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Ditto
Just your opinion. On the interference call, if the D-back had pushed exactly the way the receiver pushed, and made the interception in the end zone, should a flag have been thrown?

Why did he have to touch the defender, i mean why was the defender hanging onto him? Your not allowed to do that after 5 yards. If you don't call the defensive holding you shouldn't call the push-off, especially when the push-off wasn't needed for the separation

45 posted on 02/07/2006 12:06:43 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
First of all there was no "hanging" or holding on the play. There was a lot of hand checking by both players before the ball was in the air.

I'll try to make it easier for you by highlighting the applicable rules.

Actions that do not constitute pass interference include but are not limited to:

(a) Incidental contact by a defender’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball, or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is any question whether contact is incidental, the ruling shall be no interference.

(b) Inadvertent tangling of feet when both players are playing the ball or neither player is playing the ball.

(c) Contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the pass is clearly uncatchable by the involved players.

(d) Laying a hand on a receiver that does not restrict the receiver in an attempt to make a play on the ball.

(e) Contact by a defender who has gained position on a receiver in an attempt to catch the ball.

Actions that constitute offensive pass interference include but are not limited to:

(a) Blocking downfield by an offensive player prior to the ball being touched.

(b) Initiating contact with a defender by shoving or pushing off thus creating a separation in an attempt to catch a pass.

(c) Driving through a defender who has established a position on the field.

And I agree the push wasn't "necessary" --- he had position. But he pushed anyway and it was stupid, especially knowing that on that play, the back judge was on ten feet behind him and couldn't possibly miss it.

Don't be mad at the official who made the correct call. Be pissed at the player who committed a stupid, needless penalty that cost his team 6 points.

46 posted on 02/07/2006 1:12:19 PM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Ditto

Why isn’t there any talk about the worst call in the Super Bowl? That would be the catch made my Seattle’s wide receiver, where he made a move down field, was hit and then fumbled. To add insult to injury, the ref blew the play dead before Pittsburgh could recover, making the play unchallengeable by Cower. That should have been a fumble, a Pittsburgh recovery, a returned for a touch-down and a 2 point conversion; as Seattle’s player gave up on the play after he fumbled. I like dealing with things that didn't happen, you can say anything you want and how can it not be true, because it didn't happen, anything could have happened.


47 posted on 02/08/2006 3:19:05 AM PST by MeanAsSnake
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