Skip to comments.NFL Super Bowl 48 Slap Down LIVE Thread
Posted on 01/20/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by Bender2
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Tempers flared... just as the Fluffy Niners-Seahags game ended--
"I'm the best corner in the game!When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree... that's the result you're going to get. Don't you ever talk about me. Don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'll shut it for you real quick!"
Bad Sherman... bad Sherman!
Sorry about my boy, Sherman... He is not quiet housebroken yet.
You just cannot take him... anywhere--
Thank you, Mr. Peabody. Your sage advice... is always on target.
As the news Denver and Seattle would be in the Super Bowl reached Washington... Hillary Clinton said with all the snow and cold, "What difference would it make who plays in that frozen New Jersey hell when the state is run by that rat bastard Christie who cannot keep his lying staff from breaking the law and then covering his fat behind with phony crocodile tears and all those hollow, insincere I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry rants ?"
Now, keeping with this Slap Down LIVE Thread... we now go to the far Northwest for what Seattle Fans have to say--
Is my Go Seahawks/Beat Denver Caffè Mocha Espresso... with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk topped with sweetened whipped cream ready?
Hey, making Go Seahawks/Beat Denver Caffè Mocha Espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk topped with sweetened whipped cream properly... takes time and extra effort!
Go Hawks! Rah rah... rah rah!
Well said, Niles, and we will defeat those uncivilized Denver ruffians... won't we, Taffy, my love?
You words are pure poetry... my darling Skipper!
And now we travel southeast... for what Denver Fans have to say--
We love Peyton and how... he will beat those sissy Seahags!
Go Broncos... Go Peyton!
Peyton's on the phone, we wants us to do a wave... I said we would just as soon as Kiff finishes cleaning out the seeds.
Remain calm! I have been assured... there will be enough for everybody! Remain calm!
See! See that, Taffy! That Peyton Manning barbarian... is inciting drug use!
Hey, lighten up, Skipper-- It ain't like... he shot his wife!
This has been CNN Breaking Sports New... Ken Brockmann reporting.
Hey, Bendy! Bendy! Bendy? Did I convince you... to root for my Seahawks? Did I? Did I?
Sorry, Clifford... but the Broncos made me a better... offer!
So it’s the Seagulls VS the Omelets?
Here`s the lowdown,
if Manning runs the hurry-up and keeps the Seattle D from subbing then Denver may win.
If the `hawks D-line forces quick throws from Manning and roughs him up, Seattle wins.
If the Denver defense can stop the Seattle run game they`ll win.
If not, Seattle.
I`m guessing here but Seattle may force Manning to make mistakes and sack him 3 to 4 times with 1 or 2 interceptions in a win for the `Hawks.
Well, since they are both old AFL west rivals to my Chiefs I’m having a tough time picking. Maybe if Manning wins he pulls an Elway and retires which would be good.
What was Sherman saying after the game. I couldn’t make any sense of it. Did someone say something about Sherman before the game that caused the rant?
I really didn't have a dog in this hunt... but after Sherman's thugging of Erin Andrews, I am now on Denver's side.
So, I'm telling ya, .45, I hope you are shooting blanks... and Manning's Mules stomp those Shehawk Thugs down finer than Starbuck's Espresso Blend.
If Manning loses and retires, that would also be good. :D
The hawks are old AFL rivals to the Chiefs?
The Seahags and the Mules, eh?
Looks like this should be called the Fruit Bowl.
I think I’ll just watch some episodes of “Breaking Bad” or maybe “King of Thrones”.
Would Crabtree have mocked Sherman if he had caught the game winning TD?
Someone asked Crabtree if Richard Sherman was the best cornerback in the league. Initially he said he didn’t think so... “ It doesn’t matter to me.”
Is Richard Sherman the best cornerback in the league?
“I don’t know (anything) about the best cornerbacks in the league. I just know teams, you know. We are playing the Seattle Seahawks and hopefully we come out with a win. We are going hard.”
Crabtree was sloughing off Sherman all week so in the heat of the moment Sherman pops off.
Don`t care who wins the SB, prefer NCAA and the SEC myelf so it comes down to game plans, execution and individual plays. I`m leaning Seattle unless Manning can sit in the pocket for 5 seconds allowing him to pick the `hawks apart.
Seattle used to be in the AFC west.
Never got used to them in the NFC.
...checking out the Puppy Bowl 2014 line-up.
Right. They moved to the NFC in 2002.
Welcme to the pot-saturated 2014 STUPOR Bowl!
Lets be honest, the mainstream media hates this matchup. Why? Theres no NorthEast media darling team they can kiss their butts?
Against any other team I would be rooting for the Seahawks because I thought they got robbed by the refs the last time they got to the Super Bowl, but Manning is just too likable. Ill be rooting for the Broncos.
Denver also benefited from the #1 seed in the AFC, and everyone had to play in their stadium.
So, it's interesting that the two best teams have not been upset in the playoffs, no come-from-behind dream team stuff this year. Just the two most powerful teams that dominated their respective conferences, and got the job done without too much drama in the playoffs meeting in the Superbowl.
I think it will be an excellent game. Seahawks fans are still angry about the Pittsburgh loss in the Superbowl a few years back, where the officiating was terrible. So my biggest hope is that we have a good clean game without a lot of ridiculous penalties.
Reaction to officiating
The officiating in Super Bowl XL was met with criticism from a few members of the media soon after the game. One call that was complained about was an offensive pass interference on wide receiver Darrell Jackson for a push-off against Steelers safety Chris Hope that nullified his 16-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dove for a touchdown and was tackled by Seahawks linebacker D.D. Lewis short of the goal line. While laying on the ground with possession of the ball short of the goal, Roethlisberger then reached forward with the ball, placing it over the line after he was down. Another complaint had to do with a penalty in the fourth quarter against Seattle right tackle Sean Locklear for holding Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans that nullified a deep pass. Also disputed was the penalty on Hasselbeck for an illegal block while making a tackle during Ike Taylor's interception return.
Kansas City Star writer Jason Whitlock encapsulated some views when he wrote the day after the game, "Bill Leavy and his crew ruined Super Bowl XL. Am I the only one who would like to hear them defend their incompetence?" Initially, some fans reacted negatively as well. A February 7 online ESPN poll found that, with 103,167 votes cast, 61.7% of those votes were cast for the choice of "officiating mistakes affected the outcome of Super Bowl XL."
Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren himself took issue with the officiating at a celebration for his team on February 6 at Qwest Field, saying, "We knew it was going to be tough going against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well." Holmgren was not fined for the remarks.
In response to the criticisms leveled at the officials, the NFL, just two days after the game, released a statement defending the officials' performance. "The game was properly officiated, including, as in most NFL games, some tight plays that produced disagreement about the calls made by the officials," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement.
High-profile referee Ed Hochuli said "the league felt, actually, that the Super Bowl was well officiated. Now, that doesn't mean there were no mistakes. There are always mistakes, but it was a well-officiated game."  On August 6, 2010, while visiting the Seahawks' preseason training camp for an annual rules interpretation session with the Seattle media, Leavy brought up Super Bowl XL without being asked, and admitted to having blown calls: It was a tough thing for me. I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game, and as an official you never want to do that. It left me with a lot of sleepless nights, and I think about it constantly. I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better ... I know that I did my best at that time, but it wasn't good enough ... When we make mistakes, you got to step up and own them. It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with it in the Super Bowl it's difficult. The Super Bowl XL officiating controversy was later listed as #8 on the NFL's list of the top ten controversial calls of all time.
“....I just play one on TV..”
This will probably one of those games that I don't know who I'm for until the game begins and I feel myself rooting for one or the other. Sometimes that even changes during the game if I see something I don't like.
The only robbery I saw was James Harrison's 100 yard pick six to end the 1st half. ;~))
As to officiating, yesterdays San Fran / Seattle game might be the worst I ever saw --- all in Seattle's favor. Roughing the punter... missing a clear fumble recovery --- numerous holding/pass interference non-calls.
The refs were very kind to the Seahawks yesterday.
There was also a ‘horse collar’ tackle by Pittsburgh that wasn’t called.
Sorry I meant AFC. I knew they weren’t in the AFL.
I am Raider fan bender
I am picking Mules over Seahags LOL!
I like both teams, but I am NO fan of Seattle. ( see Prop 901) So go broncos!
The worst officiating game was the Seattle/Steeler Stuporbowl where touchdowns were given to Pittsburgh like candy, and fouls were charged against the Seachickens where no fouls could be seen in replay...
It’s interesting to note that only Seattle fans see the roughing/running into call from the game as correct.
If the interpretation applied is correct, then I hope the Seattle punter becomes the poster boy for changing the rule.
Even the announcers were aghast at the call.
BTW - The player’s SHOULDER PADS contacted the ANKLE of the plant foot of the punter, after the punter brought his weight down to plant his spikes. So your description is also incorrect.
In addition to what’s posted below, Rush said that the two nearly came to blows in a celbrity golf game, once.
I predict we get even though next year when Johnny Football refuses to sign with the Paul Brownies and signs with the (new) Los Angeles Rams in 2015!!
BroncoBamas 16 Weehawks 13 SB XLVIII
Must be gettin’ old—been watching the NFL religiously since 1972, and how that slipped my mind I don’t know. Reminds me of the Saints—for some reason they just never, ever, ever seemed like an NFC team to me, but (watch me be wrong on this one, too) that’s what they are and have always been.
Sherman claims that he went over to Crabtree and said, Good game!. I am sure he did, but when you consider that Sherman was the guy who deflected the ball that Crabtree was trying to catch, and that the interception pretty much ended the game. that “good game” was exactly sincere.
I read that Sherman’s brother said that Crabtree was tried to start a fight with Sherman at the Arizona affair and that Sherman promised that he was going to show Crabtree up on the playing field. I guess he did that and was bragging about it.
I don’t really care. I’m a Seahowks fan. The 49ers coach was not exactly gracious after the loss, and no one is making a big deal of that.
Hilarity rained supreme on The Monument Men Publicity tour... Linda van Schoonhoven reports.
Thanks, Ken. In today's Press Tour... Cate Blanchet offered insight to her role in The Monument Men--
Ms. Blanchet, what was your reaction... when you got the Rose Valland role?
When I took the role I thought I'd be working with Bendy... so imagine my disappointment when I found out I would only have scenes with Matt Damon--
Especially after Michael Douglas had worn him out... in that Liberace TV flick!
That the scoop here, Ken... Back to you--
Thanks, Linda. Love and lust wins out at last as Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree... have called off their feud over their antics in last Sunday's game in Seattle.
Speaking of bad behavior, Justin Bieber attempted to egg another neighbors house but it backfired... The eggs were hard boiled and bounced back, giving 'The Bieber' a boo-boo.
J.J. Adams made a dramatic announcement... concerning the upcoming, highly anticipated Science Fiction re-boot--
There are only two actors I can consider for the top role in Star Wars: Episode VII... and they are both here with me today.
Director Steve McQueen is re-booting actor Steve McQueen's last dramatic role... it will be called Twelve Years Without Shaving.
And finally... in Downton Abbey news--
Lady Mary may have turned her back... on romance with Lord Gillingham--
Yet on the next episode, a new, thoroughly American suitor... comes calling.
This has been CNN Entertainment News Break and you may now go back to that Seattle/Denver Slap Down crap... Kent Brockmann reporting--
Less than 30 days until pitchers and catchers report!!
Yankees, after blowing $250 mill on A-Roid...are gonna do it again..paying $100 mill+ for a Japanese pitcher..he has to decide by this Friday which team he wants..remember Hideki Irabu...Yanks paid big $$ for him...then Steinbrenner called him a “big fat pussy toad.”
If Mannings uniform remains as clean as it did last weekend, then the Seahawks will lose. You have to make him nervous there boys, and force a few uncharted passes.
Manning needs to remember what fear feels like and resdiscover his “running game”.
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