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Monday, February 06, 2006

Stupor Bowl

It was bad enough that none of the NFL's marquee teams--namely the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots--made it to the Super Bowl this year. But the two woefully average teams that did play in the biggest game of the year combined with the worst officiating I've seen in a long time to create one of the worst Super Bowls ever. Calling this game a "victory" for Pittsburgh is a bit of an overstatement when you consider that one Seattle touchdown was wrongly denied on a bogus penalty while Pittsburgh's first touchdown featured a ball that never actually made it into the end zone. You hate to see a team win any game on bad officiating, but it's especially bad when it happens in the Super Bowl. That said, Seattle did everything it could to lose this game, including mismanaging the clock in an amazingly egregious way and continually throwing the ball to a receiver who dropped several passes, all in the open. In short, Pittsburgh sucked less, but not much. Overall, the game was an embarrassment to the NFL and will go down in history as one of the most forgettable and utterly uninteresting Super Bowls ever. Truly a sad day for sports fans.
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