Patterico's Pontifications

2/5/2006

Super Bowl Sunday

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:15 pm



So who won? We have no TV hookup yet, and no cable modem hookup for the computer. We irresponsibly went to a birthday party for the child of a friend of ours today (instead of unpacking), and stayed to watch some of the game, but left at halftime. I’m blogging this from a Treo.

Of course, I could use the Treo to look up who won, but it’s more fun acting like I’ve been cut off from the world.

By the way, I met occasional commenter Jeff last night during the move. He’s a heck of a nice guy, and has a very cute son named Joseph. I’m looking forward to hanging out with him, doing backyard barbecues, and having our kids play together.

I still don’t know what that beeping noise is.

14 Responses to “Super Bowl Sunday”

  1. The beeping noise is a bomb, of course. When it starts beeping faster, it’s time to go out to dinner.

    Oh, the Steelers won, by 11.

    Kevin Murphy (6a7945)

  2. Steelers 21, Seahawks 10. This was a tough game for me. My team wasn’t represented, but the Steelers have been a second favorite of mine since the 70’s and the Seahawks have a fellow alumnus from my college alma mater as their star running back. The Steelers played better than the Seahawks from the middle of the second quarter until the end of the game. ‘Nuff said.

    Charles D. Quarles (32b5d5)

  3. That beeping sound is the hidden alarm placed there by the BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome)Cabal to let them know where you are and when you arrive. It is connected directly to the L.A. Times employee cafeteria. When it goes off Johnny Olson scampers up to the re-write desk and reports in.

    Bill Schumm (33ab73)

  4. Every time you hear that beep, the value of your house goes up by $100.

    Justice Frankfurter (2dcd84)

  5. Sour grapes from a guy who had Seattle + 4 and a half:

    Sea Hawks were ahead and looking good, when the officials called an offensive pass interference penalty which took away a Hawks TD. It was a bad call, and Seattle never fully recovered their balance.

    Later, the Steelers were awarded a TD on a highly questionable call. Steeler QB was down, flat on his stomach just short of the goal line, he then stretched out his arm and placed the ball into the end zone. The officials ruled it a TD. It sure looked like another bad call to me, but was less clearly so than the one above. The ball could have broken the plane before the QB was down. But only by a razor thin edge, it was a judgment call, in the Super Bowl, and on a TD play. I couldn’t call it a TD, it was too close to call.

    There are always 3 teams on the field. Two against one usually wins.

    Black Jack (d8da01)

  6. Sea Hawks were ahead and looking good, when the officials called an offensive pass interference penalty which took away a Hawks TD. It was a bad call, and Seattle never fully recovered their balance.

    As a Steeler fan I agree with Black Jack that this was a bad call. I think the disputed Steeler TD was a good call. When the QB was airborn the ball did break the plane of the goal.

    Stu707 (18fdc8)

  7. One of the really nice things about a high-def Tivo is you can do your own frame-by-frame replay. The ball crossed the goal line, no doubt, in at least one frame.

    The Seahawks have only themselves to blame for the loss, though. They had the game made if they had scored on their last good drive. Instead the threw an interception with goal-to-go. Two touchdown swing.

    Kevin Murphy (6a7945)

  8. More Sour Grapes:

    “The ball crossed the goal line, no doubt…”

    Not so fast there Mr Murphy, permit me to doubt. Some tiny part of the ball’s exterior surface may have barely touched the outside edge of the goal line, but from my perspective, “the ball” never “crossed the goal line…”

    I still say it was too close to call, and that officials awarded Pittsburgh an unearned TD.

    Black Jack (d8da01)

  9. Not so fast there Mr Murphy, permit me to doubt. Some tiny part of the ball’s exterior surface may have barely touched the outside edge of the goal line, but from my perspective, “the ball” never “crossed the goal line…”

    It is not necessary for the entire ball to cross the goal line for a touchdown.

    31. Touchdown: When any part of the ball, legally in possession of a player inbounds, breaks the plane of the opponent�s goal line, provided it is not a touchback. http://www.nfl.com/fans/rules/definitions

    The ABC announcers explained that the front of the goal line is part of the end zone.

    Stu707 (18fdc8)

  10. Patrick: Hell, I don’t even know what a “Treo” is. Congrats on the new casa – the view to Catalina is one that will never get old.

    BTW: what makes this Angry Clam fellow so angry? Is it working in a business casual environment?

    Cheers.

    Mark Daniels (d86eaa)

  11. And it was offensive pass interference! the receiver and defensive back were battling for position, when the receiver pushed off to get separation; that will draw the offensive pass interference call every time.

    Dana (a90377)

  12. Bad calls:

    1. Off Pass int, both were pushing (Seahawks 7pts plus momentum)

    2. Pass to Stephens tight end (one that he caught…) Ball at the one yd line… called back for nonexistent holding on RT off tackle. In fact, the defender was clearly offside, the tackle made a great play to get him legally. (Seahawks 7 more pts…ball game!!)

    Add to this one the Steeler interception that would not have happened if Seahawks had scored on first and goal on the one.

    3. Hasselbeck called for “illegal block” while tackling???

    4. Big Seahawk punt return called back for dubious holding.

    check out:

    msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5310192

    This is the class lesson for today:

    I like Pittsburgh, Bettis, Porter, Rothlisberger, Cowher… Big names, colorful

    Seattle “won” (Game MVP=refs) it with no big names, lots of great players playing as a team!! That is what I try to teach young people. No super stars, no big heads, they kill your team.

    OMG!! Kick some dirt on the Stones, They are DEAD on Arrrival. Lesson two today, drugs are a terrible thing. The stupider they make you the smarter you think you are!!

    JoeS (ff0bfe)

  13. The most amazing non-win in playoff history. I wanted the Steelers. But not like this. Seattle was cut apart by bad officiating calls.

    Stones were great. They played hard and true.

    Their presence begged a big question: Why not feature Motown acts? Why ignore the Motor City factor? Esp. in the Ford Stadium. That was really strange.

    One comment — when Mick, before ‘Satisfaction’ said we could have played this before the very first Super Bowl — was priceless. It set an eerie contrast with all the SuperBowl MVPs who ran out before the game. The procession of guys getting old and older, grey and greyer. Then the Stones come out rocking as hard as ever.

    That will go down in the ‘forever’ category.

    jmaharry (74c3ec)

  14. Hey Patrick,

    Great meeting you and your family the other night. We are really looking forward to having you as neighbors.

    FWIW, My wife was wondering if the beeping might be the battery going bad in one of your smoke alarms. We had one beeping intermittently for two days before we figured out it was coming from a spare bedroom.

    [The previous owners say it’s our next-door neighbors’ anti-gopher device. — P]

    Jeff (428193)


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