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Holmgren Takes Shot at Super Bowl Officiating (Steelers/Superbowl)
msnbc.com ^ | 2/06/06 | unknown

Posted on 02/06/2006 9:00:37 PM PST by beyond the sea

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Seattle coach laments having to ‘take on the guys in the striped shirts, too

DETROIT - No appreciation or consolation in Seattle for the Seahawks, at least not yet.

Nope, they were still stuck in frustration.

The post-Super Bowl parties went into early Monday morning as the Seahawks at least tried to celebrate their season, instead of their somber Sunday. Later, coach Mike Holmgren tried to refocus the team, momentarily, on what it had done and what it still may do.

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And the Seahawks were still stinging from a few officials’ calls that went against them, such as Darrell Jackson’s touchdown catch that was taken away by a penalty and a disputed TD run by Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger.

“We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Holmgren told the fans at Qwest Field. “I didn’t know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well.”

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: crymeariver; enough; giveitareast; holmgren; noclass; packers; putsomeiceonit; seahawks; slackers; soreloserman; steelers; walrus
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......... and I used to like this man and used to think he was real intelligent.

What an ass to say this and worse to say this to a huge crowd.

And, the jerk couldn't manage to find coach Cowher in the middle of the field after the game.

Jerk!

1 posted on 02/06/2006 9:00:38 PM PST by beyond the sea
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To: RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; PittsburghAfterDark; ...

bad sport Holmgren ................ ping


2 posted on 02/06/2006 9:01:26 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Stealers know they didn't win it fair and square.
3 posted on 02/06/2006 9:02:40 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: beyond the sea

It wasn't the officials that screwed up the clock at the end of both halfs.


4 posted on 02/06/2006 9:03:32 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: beyond the sea
It's sad to see a man of Holmgren's stature lower himself with a remark like that.
5 posted on 02/06/2006 9:05:07 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: Drango

Stealers is right. I hate Seattle. Holmgren wrecked my Green Bay Packers. But that thing was a crime, as were several NFL playoff games this year.

The NFL is becoming as bad as the NBA.


6 posted on 02/06/2006 9:06:11 PM PST by Luke21
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To: beyond the sea

7 posted on 02/06/2006 9:06:15 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: ops33

...or missed any field goals.


8 posted on 02/06/2006 9:06:33 PM PST by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: beyond the sea

Well it seems that the main sports writers are with him on this one ....


9 posted on 02/06/2006 9:06:45 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: beyond the sea

That was sad if it was on purpose, because even if he thought the refs stole the game, there was no reason for him to hold Cowher responsible for it.

If he had spent as much time and effort managing the clock, maybe he wouldn't have to whine about the referees. They didn't make his quarterback throw a 4-yard in-field completion when they needed a quick score.


10 posted on 02/06/2006 9:06:46 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist; joyspring777; Hatteras; cardinal4
Jerk Holmgren .................. ping

Ben just got shaved on Letterman, btw.

11 posted on 02/06/2006 9:07:13 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Remember, any team that has the Packer's makeup is destined to lose against a good defense.


12 posted on 02/06/2006 9:07:25 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: ops33

A big AMEN! Worse clock management I've seen since the Eagles, and they only messed up once in the Superbowl, not leading into halftime, and the end of the game.


13 posted on 02/06/2006 9:07:28 PM PST by sonsofliberty2000
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To: beyond the sea

He'll get fined for sure...but the truth hurts, doesn't it, Pittsburgh?


14 posted on 02/06/2006 9:07:56 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Drango

Big Ben is on Letterman, said he told Coach Cower he wasn't sure if he made it in...but Cower was going to run it again regardless...

FWIW


15 posted on 02/06/2006 9:08:03 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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To: Drango
Stealers

More childishness.

16 posted on 02/06/2006 9:08:29 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Drango
Stealers know they didn't win it fair and square.

LOL

You are living proof that not all FReepers are smart.

17 posted on 02/06/2006 9:08:43 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Drango

21-10


18 posted on 02/06/2006 9:08:45 PM PST by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: beyond the sea

I'm not sure who's whining more.


19 posted on 02/06/2006 9:08:58 PM PST by petitfour
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To: beyond the sea

He was just saying out loud what everybody knows. This game was a disgrace - too many bad calls on the field, and they all went against the Seahawks (who btw, played a mighty fine game!)


20 posted on 02/06/2006 9:09:08 PM PST by derllak
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To: jazusamo

That's true, I used to really respect him. I would have thought that he'd never say such a thing.


21 posted on 02/06/2006 9:09:27 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: derllak

22 posted on 02/06/2006 9:10:11 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
PERFECT
23 posted on 02/06/2006 9:10:12 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Get a grip, Mike. You lost!
24 posted on 02/06/2006 9:10:51 PM PST by Bender2 (Stop doodling around... Read the first three chapters of my Science Fiction novel.)
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To: SmithL

........ or punted into the end zone all the time, or dropped passes with a bad case of "alligator arms".


25 posted on 02/06/2006 9:11:16 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: jazusamo
It's sad to see a man of Holmgren's stature lower himself with a remark like that.

Holmgren knows the sentiment in the country is with him. That's why he said it. And the NFL better know it has a big problem with officials.

Jerry Seamon has some work to do in the off season.

26 posted on 02/06/2006 9:11:46 PM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: SkyDancer
Well it seems that the main sports writers are with him on this one ....

A lot of dumb-*sses agreed with Dan Rather too.

27 posted on 02/06/2006 9:12:02 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

And two big mistakes like that can easily cost him his job.


28 posted on 02/06/2006 9:13:01 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Holmgren has shown a poor side of his character here ......... and his clock management skills.

;-)

29 posted on 02/06/2006 9:13:25 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: ops33
And two big mistakes like that can easily cost him his job.

Holmgren's not going to get fired for losing the only SB game Seattle's ever been in!! That's nuts.

30 posted on 02/06/2006 9:14:54 PM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: derllak
He was just saying out loud what everybody knows. This game was a disgrace - too many bad calls on the field, and they all went against the Seahawks (who btw, played a mighty fine game!)

I agree. I used to be a big Steelers fan but I felt guilty rooting for them last night. My husband felt the same way. I just wonder how the Steelers fans would feel if the refs had called a bunch of bad calls against the Steelers. I don't blame the Steelers. I blame the refs.

31 posted on 02/06/2006 9:14:54 PM PST by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: Petronski

Awww, that's not fair! You know the game was lopsided! You've just got your head in the sand! :P


32 posted on 02/06/2006 9:15:16 PM PST by derllak
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To: highlander_UW
He'll get fined for sure...but the truth hurts, doesn't it, Pittsburgh?Bright (sartcasm off)
33 posted on 02/06/2006 9:16:05 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

I'll say this, I have no love for your Stealers, or the Sea Chickens, but yesterday's game ended my watching Pro Football for a long time to come, and I have a relative who is the starting QB for another team. The whole family has joined in encouraging him to leave the league ASAP


34 posted on 02/06/2006 9:16:19 PM PST by docman57 (Retired but still on Duty)
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To: sinkspur
"Holmgren knows the sentiment in the country is with him. That's why he said it."

That's all the more reason a class act wouldn't have to say it.
35 posted on 02/06/2006 9:16:40 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: sinkspur

I can't remember which commentator said it, but one of them said that at the end of last season Holdgrem had a conversation with the owner and wondered if he was right for the team.


36 posted on 02/06/2006 9:16:41 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: ops33
It wasn't the officials that screwed up the clock at the end of both halfs.

True ... Seattle deserved to lose because they made several key errors.

Still, the referees were too visible in the game -- they were calling Seattle very closely, and the Steelers not nearly as closely. The crucial holding calls, for instance, most of which were cheap, and wouldn't have affected the play in any case. And the flagrant Steelers offsides on one key play ... how in hell did the refs miss that?

37 posted on 02/06/2006 9:16:49 PM PST by r9etb
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To: beckysueb

I don't blame the Steelers either - they played a great game too. And maybe Seattle still would have lost. I'm just really disappointed in the refs is all.


38 posted on 02/06/2006 9:17:00 PM PST by derllak
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To: beyond the sea

And yet the Steeler apologists were high-fiving and kissing Joey Porter's ass when he said the same thing after the Indy game.

Let's see, 1 bad call in a win, versus several bad calls in a loss. Who actually has more right to complain?


39 posted on 02/06/2006 9:17:17 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Why is Tupperware bulletproof?)
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To: beyond the sea

Holmgren's story yesterday was that they tried hard, but the other team made the plays and beat them.

He must have been reading FR Super Bowl threads to espouse the stuff that came out of him mouth tonight.

Made him look small, like a sore loser.


40 posted on 02/06/2006 9:17:59 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: beyond the sea
Holmgren has shown a poor side of his character here ......... and his clock management skills.

LOL!! Holmgren's just saying what every sportswriter and talk show host has been saying all day!!

It's not poor character to point out that the refs made calls that changed the course of the game.

If he gets fined, Seattle management will likely pay it.

Tagliabue is more worried about making sure the NFL doesn't let the owner of the Saints take them to a city where they'll actually appreciate them.

41 posted on 02/06/2006 9:18:20 PM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Yes I saw it. It's pretty hard for the guy who is carrying the ball to see whether he scored or not. On another thread here on FR it shows distinctly that at least half the ball was over (above) the goal line. So all that speculation is just stupid. (I'm not talking about you.)


42 posted on 02/06/2006 9:18:25 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

"I didn’t know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well."
No class whining LOSER!

I watched every "disputed" play on the HD Tivo except the "block in the back" and the only "bad" call against the squawks was the 15 yard penalty low block penalty, which meant nothing.

The squawks were out played, out coached and obviously out classed.

43 posted on 02/06/2006 9:18:34 PM PST by Souled_Out
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To: beyond the sea
Jerk Holmgren

Pot calls polar bear "Black!"

44 posted on 02/06/2006 9:18:43 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Why is Tupperware bulletproof?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Thanks for the Sore/Loserman graphic. Not only is Seattle a bunch of crybabies, their logo has to be the ugliest in professional sports, even uglier than the old Tampa Bay dreamsicle uniforms.


45 posted on 02/06/2006 9:19:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: derllak

Me, too. I miss the old days of the killer Dallas defense and Terry Bradshaw, the 49ers. It just ain't the same anymore.


46 posted on 02/06/2006 9:19:02 PM PST by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: petitfour

You'll figure it out some time.


47 posted on 02/06/2006 9:19:15 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: derllak
This game was a disgrace - too many bad calls on the field, and they all went against the Seahawks -----

****

Wrong

48 posted on 02/06/2006 9:19:51 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beckysueb

sorry,i agree that the refs stunk...but what the Seahawks did was anything but a "fine game".

The Seahawks stunk up the place...and they were joined by the Steelers.

I dont have a dog in this one, but neither team really looked like a Champion team out there..both looked like a team in week two of the season.

I dont really feel bad for the hawks though, they blew too many opportunities to place the blame entirely on the refs...no matter how bad the refs were.


49 posted on 02/06/2006 9:20:15 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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To: beyond the sea

Hmmmm. One team comes in after having won three on the road to get to the SB. One team comes in after having won two at home to get to the SB. The SB is on the road. It was an NFC team against the AFC and it's a Seattle Team whose team name is BIRD THAT DOESN'T EXIST and is from a city that prides itself on lattes and the team colors include LIGHT BLUE against a team from a city that represents hard work, BLACK AND GOLD and black coffee no f**king cream. And Holmgren is taking shots at the refs.... ohhh plleeeaazzz


50 posted on 02/06/2006 9:21:18 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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