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Coach Holmgren Apologizes to Tagliabue (Steeler/Seahawk Alert)
Free Republic ^ | 2/09/06 | self

Posted on 02/09/2006 8:30:25 AM PST by beyond the sea

Dear Mr. Tagliabue,

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to you and the league for my intemperate remarks at our ceremony at Qwest Field concerning the officiating during the Superbowl.

On Monday, just one short day after “losing” (oops) the game, I was still burned about the outcome, and I had consumed about a pound of bad jumbo shrimp for lunch, my stomach was churning, and it was just a bad day all around. I came home from Detroit, our cat was missing from the house, the Governor’s dog was hit by a car, and she was blaming me for that. Just real bad all around, Paul.

Paul, I was still stinging from calls that went against our team. It seemed like the bad calls were stacking up as high as the Space Needle.

I’ve always been known as a good and decent man in the community. Well, perhaps except for the time I borrowed my neighbor’s Rototiller to do that work on the Church rose garden .................. heck I didn’t see that rock ............. like I didn’t see that sneaky Steeler trick play coming. My neighbor told me he wouldn’t be using that Rototiller for a good long time, I thought he’d never noticed it was broken. Wosrt thing I ever did, Paul......... until now.

I feel as badly about my comment to the fans, “ "I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well”, as I did about giving my neighbor back his mangled Rototiller. Come to think about it, that Rototiller was as busted as our defense on that Willie Parker blast right through our defense.

In closing, you must know that I’m still crushed about the loss and my words, but if you and the league are going to fine me for my perverse and untoward words, I ask you to please take into consideration that at least I didn’t refer to the officials as zebras. That should count for something.......................... and, Paul, am I off the competition committee?

Regards,

Mike Holmgren


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KEYWORDS: apology; green; holmgrem; lame; nomoreidioticthreads; officiating; pittsburgh; seahawks; seattle; steelers; superbowl; weepingwalrus
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Yoi.
1 posted on 02/09/2006 8:30:27 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; PittsburghAfterDark; ...

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word ....................... ping.


2 posted on 02/09/2006 8:33:03 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album [Green and] Blue Moves


What have I got to do to make you love me
What have I got to do to make you care
What do I do when lightning strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there

What do I do to make you want me
What have I got to do to be heard
What do I say when it's all over
And sorry seems to be the hardest word

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word

What do I do to make you love me
What have I got to do to be heard
What do I do when lightning strikes me
What have I got to do
What have I got to do
When sorry seems to be the hardest word



© 1976 Big Pig Music Limited


3 posted on 02/09/2006 8:37:09 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: beyond the sea
You are exhibit A of a nasty, arrogant, condescending Steeler fan.

There's not a single thread on the Super Bowl up today, so you figured you'd put up a smarmy, juvenile, incendiary post so you could gloat some more.

Get a life, will ya!

4 posted on 02/09/2006 8:37:58 AM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: beyond the sea

"Paul, I was still stinging from calls that went against our team. It seemed like the bad calls were stacking up as high as the Space Needle."

Not as high as the Space Needle..just 173 yards and 17 points worth...


5 posted on 02/09/2006 8:38:00 AM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Petronski
great song! .............. but did you read The Big Chipmunk's apology?

;-)

6 posted on 02/09/2006 8:38:54 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

LMAO!


7 posted on 02/09/2006 8:39:39 AM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (Gerela's Gorillas are here for the show, and so is Franco's Army!)
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To: beyond the sea
Here's a little brie to go with the whines that are sure to follow...


8 posted on 02/09/2006 8:40:55 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: sinkspur
You are exhibit A of a nasty, arrogant, condescending Steeler fan. There's not a single thread on the Super Bowl up today, so you figured you'd put up a smarmy, juvenile, incendiary post so you could gloat some more. Get a life, will ya!

ROFL

Man, where is your sense of humor?

Haven't you ever borrowed a tool or something with a plug and either not returned it or broken it?

;-)

It's just supposed to be funny.

You really must have taken Seattle and the points, eh?

9 posted on 02/09/2006 8:44:48 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Jaxter
LOL! I like Holmgren.

He just had a couple of bad days ........... right in a row!

;-)

10 posted on 02/09/2006 8:46:05 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Please take me off your list. I'm sick of the poor behavior of Steeler fans.


11 posted on 02/09/2006 8:52:45 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (pcottraux says I'm special!)
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To: beyond the sea

Demonstrate some class. Shut the hell up about the Super Bowl!


12 posted on 02/09/2006 9:01:56 AM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: Hoodlum91
Please take me off your list. I'm sick of the poor behavior of Steeler fans.

You're off the list and sorry you're sick.

13 posted on 02/09/2006 9:02:01 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: sinkspur
Calm down dude, it was supposed to be just funny. I have always respected coach Holmgren. I liked him going back to his days with Green Bay.

Now you ........ that is a different story. Get to the pharmacy.

14 posted on 02/09/2006 9:05:54 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: sinkspur
By the way, I am sorry that I included that line about the governor's dog. That was certainly not at all needed. I do feel very bad (worse than you may believe) whenever that kind of thing happens to an animal or pet. But there is no way to remove the line.

Take it easy and settle down.

15 posted on 02/09/2006 9:11:52 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

hehe.


It's just a game. I don't know why some people are so upset about it, barring the loss of bets.


16 posted on 02/09/2006 9:13:03 AM PST by kenth
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To: Admin Moderator
Is there any chance to add an "l" to the name in the title, to read, "Tagliabue"?

Thank you, if possible.

17 posted on 02/09/2006 9:14:12 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: kenth
hehe. ............ It's just a game. I don't know why some people are so upset about it, barring the loss of bets.

I hear you.

Coach Holmgren is a solid and good man. It is just a game. He and his fine team will be right there in the hunt next year.

18 posted on 02/09/2006 9:17:07 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
It is just a game.

You must be one of them "yinzer" jagoffs... a real Stiller fan wouldn't say that. =))
19 posted on 02/09/2006 9:24:27 AM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (Gerela's Gorillas are here for the show, and so is Franco's Army!)
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To: beyond the sea

I used to like the Stealers. Never again.


20 posted on 02/09/2006 9:29:52 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist

lol................yep a yinzer.


21 posted on 02/09/2006 9:36:12 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: citizen

Bummer.


22 posted on 02/09/2006 9:36:28 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

It's much more than a bummer. People who care about the integrity of the game more than any one team don't like to see the Super Bowl managed like a pro wrestling match.


23 posted on 02/09/2006 9:43:39 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: MikeinIraq; wolfcreek; bray; MortMan; PJ-Comix; freedumb2003; NCC-1701; RayChuang88; ScottfromNJ; ..

One last (not so) Super Bowl ................... ping


24 posted on 02/09/2006 9:46:05 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: citizen; Petronski
People who care about the integrity of the game more than any one team don't like to see the Super Bowl managed like a pro wrestling match.

........ and that is you?

Signed, Bruno Sammartino

25 posted on 02/09/2006 9:49:23 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Time to move on. You heard it here first.

The Pittsburgh Steelers pick Antonio Cromartie, CB from Florida State with their 32nd pick.

This guy would have gone in the top ten in 07 if he would have stayed in school. He can play safety OR one of the deep ends.

On the 64th pick it will be Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona State.

26 posted on 02/09/2006 9:58:01 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks, now we know who you are.

That's an interesting set of initials you have. Sort of how you were characterizing your thread back up there.


27 posted on 02/09/2006 10:00:32 AM PST by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name! And the White House has a fence around it!)
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To: beyond the sea

And the beat goes on! LOL many times over.


28 posted on 02/09/2006 10:01:48 AM 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
Although I feel like there's enough contention to deal with in real life, and win or lose, unless you make your living in some way directly related to it, once a football game is over it's over.

I wanted to thank you, though, for obtaining the copy of Mr. Holmgren's letter and posting it for all to enjoy.

29 posted on 02/09/2006 10:19:39 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: sinkspur; RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; ...
You are exhibit A of a nasty, arrogant, condescending Steeler fan. There's not a single thread on the Super Bowl up today, so you figured you'd put up a smarmy, juvenile, incendiary post so you could gloat some more. Get a life, will ya!

This is NOT gloating at all.

By the way, the reason I posted this attempt at a little humor today in the first place was because I do NOT take kindly to anyone, especially a well-respected coach of a professional team who descends to denigrate the officials (INCORRECTLY) to cover for his own team's poor performance and his own lame inabilities in an important game. And I do not take kindly to that same coach who serves to minimalize the hard work and accomplishment of this Pittsburgh team and its coaches with his whining, childish remarks.

So you, sinkspur, can just keep your miserable assertions and out-of-balance comments to yourself. It is plain that you know about as much about football and sportsmanship as Hillary Clinton knows about (take your pick).

****

p.s. Sorry to ping most of you folks, but there is something very serious about what Holmgren did the other day with his public comments.

Remember Gore and his thugs who stole the joy of George Bush and "our" victory the morning after the 2000 election. There were Seven Weeks of Hell after that election night, and all of a sweet and joyous spontaneous victory was not to be, because of the sick machinations of the Democrat machine. To, admittedly a much lesser degree, the same thing has been done by Holmgren and the rest of the opportunists in the media. They have served to diminish the well-deserved joy of a city and a team by blaming the outcome of the game on the officiating......... and to me THAT SUCKS.

Sorry, but it's true.

30 posted on 02/09/2006 10:33:23 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Supernatural

Some jerks really got their cages rattled. Now they know how it feels. They don't seem to have liked it very much.


31 posted on 02/09/2006 10:36:29 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: Supernatural

lol.


32 posted on 02/09/2006 10:36:36 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
I wanted to thank you, though, for obtaining the copy of Mr. Holmgren's letter and posting it for all to enjoy.

It wasn't easy. Mr. Tagliabue's secretary is a friend of my cousin's sister-in-law's mother.

33 posted on 02/09/2006 10:38:59 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Supernatural
Some jerks really got their cages rattled. Now they know how it feels. They don't seem to have liked it very much.

Right on....... and I was really just trying to be just a little funny.

But as with post # 30, there is a serious side to this also.

Or maybe I'm nuts.

;-)

34 posted on 02/09/2006 10:41:27 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Of course you realize that post 31 was to you.


35 posted on 02/09/2006 10:41:52 AM 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

Neither you nor I are nuts. As for the rest of the world...


36 posted on 02/09/2006 10:43:02 AM 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

Thanks for the post.


37 posted on 02/09/2006 10:44:03 AM PST by goarmy (WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.)
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To: Supernatural

yes....


38 posted on 02/09/2006 10:44:35 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: goarmy

You're very much welcome.....


39 posted on 02/09/2006 10:46:16 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Stealers didn't win it fair and square.


40 posted on 02/09/2006 10:46:38 AM 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
I would be sure that at least one "ref" became a new owner of a BMW after the game. . .

41 posted on 02/09/2006 10:46:52 AM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: beyond the sea

Are you in PGH? I'm out by Harrisburg and in today's Patriot News there was an editorial by a writer in the Miami Herald who spoke negatively of Holmgren's comment. will try to find it for you. It was at the back of the sports section.


42 posted on 02/09/2006 10:47:53 AM PST by merry10
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To: beyond the sea

You can't un-ring a bell Mike........


43 posted on 02/09/2006 10:48:52 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: beyond the sea
p.s. Sorry to ping most of you folks, but there is something very serious about what Holmgren did the other day with his public comments.

Sorry, but what would you expect from him? He coaches in liberal-loonie-land. Liberals can't accept responsibility for any of their other failures, like the imploding social security system, the six billion page income tax code, or rising crime rates in gun-ban cities, so why would you expect them to do so for having a losing football team?
44 posted on 02/09/2006 10:54:47 AM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (Gerela's Gorillas are here for the show, and so is Franco's Army!)
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To: beyond the sea

Will you get over it already. You've been pulling me into your arguments on another thread since Sunday. This obsession you have isn't normal. It's a football game. The game has been over for four days. And the STEELERS won! Your team WON! What do you expect folks to do? KYA! Move along, little doggy, move along.


45 posted on 02/09/2006 10:56:32 AM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: beyond the sea
To hear the lamentations of your enemies, to drive them before you...

Sweet!
46 posted on 02/09/2006 11:00:08 AM 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
It is plain that you know about as much about football and sportsmanship as Hillary Clinton knows about (take your pick).

I know plenty about football. I live in the state that is home to the team that got to five Super Bowl victories an entire decade before the Stealers. It is also home to the National Champions of College football, something Penn State can only dream about.

Next time (if there ever is a next time) you get to the Super Bowl, act like you've been there before.

47 posted on 02/09/2006 11:03:17 AM PST by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: Supernatural
Neither you nor I are nuts. As for the rest of the world...

Now that is funny. A much better attempt at humor than the original post.

48 posted on 02/09/2006 11:05:00 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: beyond the sea

And the beat goes on.

ROFLMAO!


49 posted on 02/09/2006 11:05:16 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: jennyjenny

I'm learing, jj.

How to get their goat in three easy lessons. LOL


50 posted on 02/09/2006 11:06:55 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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