Out of the Blue

Happy Super Bowl Sunday to all who are into that sort of thing, and of course, happy last day of Super Bowl hype for those who aren't. I normally have a pretty strong opinion on the game, but this year I'm having trouble coming up with a prediction. I like the Steelers' general makeup better: I like teams built around running and defense, but the Super Bowl is often a quarterback's show, and I like Warner a lot more than Big Ben. Oh well, that's one of the upsides of not having your favorite team involved: I don't really care as much who is going to win as much as I hope it's an entertaining game.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2009, 16:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2009, 16:43
Feb 2, 2009, 16:43
 
No, the fumble call on the last cards play was definitely the right call. On one of the replays we saw here, you could clearly see the defender (forget who it was) got his hand on the ball before there was any forward motion. I missed most of the first half due to signal problems, but the only abjectly wrong call I saw in the second half was the 'roughing the passer' call against the cards. It was very clear on replay that the defender bumped into Ben only because of his momentum, and even then he did everything he possibly could to avoid contact. You could see him try to pull up and pull his hands away, but it was too late to stop by the time Ben got the ball off. Bad bad call.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2009, 09:42
WarPig
 
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Feb 2, 2009, 09:42
 WarPig
 

Did they run out of timeouts or something and the clock would have run out if they didn't make it on the first try?

That's it exactly. There were only 15 seconds left and they had no timeouts. If they had played to save time earlier in the drive (at one point they used at least 30 seconds after a Hightower first down which ran the clock under a minute) they then would have at least had the option of a run or two which could have made play-action a threat. As it was the Steelers knew that they didn't have to worry about the run.

Great game though. Disappointing maybe, but wildly entertaining.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2009, 09:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2009, 09:29
Feb 2, 2009, 09:29
 
Some bad calls - but the calls went both ways.....just bad officiating in general for a SB.

Good game to watch.
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entertaining game?
Feb 2, 2009, 09:16
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entertaining game? Feb 2, 2009, 09:16
Feb 2, 2009, 09:16
 
Yep, I think you can say that
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2009, 05:56
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2009, 05:56
Feb 2, 2009, 05:56
 
Why the hell didn't the cardinals run the ball when they were 2 yards away?

I'm not very familiar with football. Did they run out of timeouts or something and the clock would have run out if they didn't make it on the first try?

I know they were up against a blitz and all, but seriously, if having the clock run down during a huddle after a failed play or something isn't how it works, what did they have to lose? A few yards and then pass anyway?
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Feb 2, 2009, 00:26
Prez
 
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Feb 2, 2009, 00:26
 Prez
 
You missed a great game if you didn't tune in. Two years straight... the NFL is on a roll.

Yeah it sucks. All those years when I was really into football it seemed like the Super Bowl was over by mid-way through the first quarter (Chargers vs. Forty-Niners anyone?). Now that it has completely lost its appeal for me, all the big games rock.

I think that having been so overwhelmed in the real world by all of the real life pressures for so long has left me unable to enjoy many diversions because they are so relatively trivial.

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Feb 1, 2009, 23:36
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Feb 1, 2009, 23:36
 
It went forward because he was hit on the arm from that side. He was drawing it back for the throw (no doubt) but never began the forward motion before being hit since he never saw it coming.

There were two other calls that were questionable but then there are always a few. Its part of the game. Even with the disputes it will never be perfect. Humans never are.
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Feb 1, 2009, 23:14
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Feb 1, 2009, 23:14
 

I can't believe the officiating staff didn't call for a formal review of the last Cardinal play. It sure looked to me like Warner's arm was going forward, and with the game on the line they can't at least review the play? "Stealers" win again ....

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Re: Scientist says Alberta sun temple ha
Feb 1, 2009, 22:56
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Feb 1, 2009, 22:56
 
"I can't remember when I cared less about a Super Bowl in 34 years of watching them. "

You missed a great game if you didn't tune in. Two years straight... the NFL is on a roll.
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Re: Scientist says Alberta sun temple ha
Feb 1, 2009, 21:31
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Feb 1, 2009, 21:31
 Prez
 
I can't remember when I cared less about a Super Bowl in 34 years of watching them.

I used to be a huge football fan; indeed I loved all sports. These days I don't find them at all an interesting diversion anymore.

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Re: Scientist says Alberta sun temple ha
Feb 1, 2009, 18:10
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Feb 1, 2009, 18:10
 
I know eveyone thinks the Steelers are a lock, but everyone is pulling for the Cards and I am too. Go Cards!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 1, 2009, 18:05
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Feb 1, 2009, 18:05
Jim
 

just tried to go to the local Stop & Shop.


couldn't even get in the parking lot. On the way home I remembered that today is the first of the month.....food stamp day (aka "Mothers Day"). Combine that with last minute Super Bowl food shoppers and you get chaos.

I went to my local Stop & Shop earlier today and noticed the dame thing. I've never seen it that busy. Add to your list an unspecified "significant" winter storm on the way for Tuesday (gotta get yaw milk and bread), and you get supermarket madness.

Go Cardinals.
Jim
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Feb 1, 2009, 16:40
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Feb 1, 2009, 16:40
 Kxmode
 
OMG its the end of the world... if Gordon Freeman says so!
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Scientist says Alberta sun temple has 5,
Feb 1, 2009, 16:29
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Scientist says Alberta sun temple has 5, Feb 1, 2009, 16:29
Feb 1, 2009, 16:29
 
Gordon Freeman...LOL! Nice.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 1, 2009, 14:31
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Feb 1, 2009, 14:31
 
just tried to go to the local Stop & Shop.


couldn't even get in the parking lot. On the way home I remembered that today is the first of the month.....food stamp day (aka "Mothers Day"). Combine that with last minute Super Bowl food shoppers and you get chaos.
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Feb 1, 2009, 14:15
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Feb 1, 2009, 14:15
 
I'd like to see the Cards win this, but I'm going to have to go for the Steelers. Monster defense, tough running game. Roethlisberger is a bit shaky after all the concussions, but I don't think they need for him to have a big game. He just needs to be solid. I think they'll pound the Cardinals' offensive and defensive lines over and over until they get tired, then break it open in the second half.

Hope it's a good game but I don't think I'll get to watch much of it - need to work until late tonight.

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Feb 1, 2009, 14:06
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Feb 1, 2009, 14:06
 
From Phoenix here so go Cards...

However, my allegiance is to the Chiefs as I grew up there and follow them very closely. But it is nice that my 2nd team is in, as improbable as it is. Going to a huge Superbowl house party to watch. Should be a lot of fun.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 1, 2009, 14:05
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Feb 1, 2009, 14:05
 
I got my beer, got my chips, got my queso, got my salsa....got some spare ribs with bbq sauce (ribs are going in the pressure cooker 1 hour before kickoff)....good times.

Just hoping for a good game.
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Feb 1, 2009, 13:32
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Feb 1, 2009, 13:32
 
I like the Cardinals over the Steelers. Both Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm were assistants under Bill Cowher for six years before going to the Cardinals in 2007, so they know most of the impact players on the Steelers pretty well. Plus, Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald are practically unstoppable!
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