Post Game Reaction - Bad Play Calling = Bad Football
In many ways that was the worst superbowl I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a few stinkers. I'm not a fan of either team, and besides hoping my pick was right (Seahawks; it wasn't) who won was not a big deal to me. I really just wanted to see a good game, and we didn't. I've never once in my life actually thought officials were getting paid by one of the organizations on the field, but after some of these calls, I had to wonder, at least a little bit.
The Seahawks had a ridiculous offensive pass interference call that cost them a touchdown. Rothlesiberger was given a touchdown that he never should have had. What should have gone down as one of the greatest goalline stops turned into 7 points for the Steelers. Even the little things the officials called bugged the hell out of me. Pittsburgh did not get a time out called before their clock ran down. It's a little thing that probably means nothing in the long run, but it's still annoying.
I'm not saying the Seahawks couldn't have done anything here. Brown missed two field goals he should have hit; Hasslebeck threw a costly interception. They dominated the first half, and could only get three points on the board. And even if the two questionable touchdowns had been called right, the Steelers very well might have still won.
But even a Steelers diehard must look at this game and be a little dissapointed at how the points got on the board. You shouldn't feel good about this win at all. And Mike predicted it right; the Superbowl would just add on to what is the worst postseason in football that I've ever seen. Congrats to the Steelers for having to win four away games to get the championship, and I am by no means saying they didn't deserve to be there; I just wish there had been some better playcalling, and this would have been a much better game.