Shannon Stacey

Superbowl XL

Well, now that the game’s underway and Seattle’s already been boned out of two scores by the Steeler fanboys refs, I’ll post my pick…


I supposed I’ll root for the Steelers because I’d be happy for Rae if they win. Plus, the Bus is a good player and losing the ring would be a bad way to go out, plus it seems fitting that he’s in his hometown for the big game. And one of the Steelers came out of UNH. But most importantly because the husband bet on the Seahawks.

The commercials are awesome so far, but I’ll save my best and worst list for a later post.

And did y’all see 3-time Superbowl champion and 2-time Superbowl MVP Tom Brady of the New England Patriots doing the coin toss? So far it was the best play of the game.

:cheer: Go Tom!

EDIT: 7:45 pm. That was quite possibly the worst decision in the history of the NFL. Screw the Steelers. Stop blowing the refs in the locker room pregame.

12 comments to “Superbowl XL”

  1. Heather Rae Scott
      · February 5th, 2006 at 9:27 pm · Link


  2. Mel
      · February 5th, 2006 at 9:57 pm · Link


    Er, yeah….
    we figure Vegas owns the game cuz did you notice EVERY freaking commercial in the first half that featured a player and the Lombardi trophy had a Steeler’s uniform? Huh.

    And some of those calls are just *shakes my head*

    I did see at half time or shortly after a Lombardi trophy commercial did feature players from both teams. D’oh.

    My favorite is ALWAYS the ones featuring the Budweiser clydesdales. The one with the baby pulling the wagon made me :cry:. Hated… hated…hated the hummer one. Some others certainly were in the award for lamest SB commercial as well.

    ETA: DH is hollaring about a TD. Maybe I should head back in to watch, huh?

  3. Anna Lucia
      · February 6th, 2006 at 6:48 am · Link

    LOL! Don’t hold back, Shan.. :cheesy:

    Congrats, Rae! I heard the result on the radio on the way to work and grinned for you.

  4. Charlene
      · February 6th, 2006 at 8:22 am · Link

    :cry: Seahawks :cry:

  5. Heather Rae Scott
      · February 6th, 2006 at 9:41 am · Link

    As for the =bad call= we didn’t see it like that. We saw it as redemption for the shitty call we recieved against the Colts. The one where the NFL apologized for robbing us of an interception. We felt due. Besides, there are bad calls all the time. AND we beat them by more than just that one touchdown.

    As I said on my blog, I have a lot of respect for the Seahawks. They held their own. Their biggest mistake in that game were the mistakes they made that got them the big penalties. I don’t count them out for next year.

    As for the commercials….I missed the Colt last night. :cry: But I did get to see it this morning and now I know why Mel was teary. Wow. I loved the Fed Ex/Cavemen commercial & the Streaking Sheep.

    I’m over the moon for Jerome & the rest of the boys. This city has waited 26 years for this to happen again. :cheer:

    Thanks Anna! And so sorry, Char.

  6. Shannon
      · February 6th, 2006 at 10:18 am · Link

    As for the =bad call= we didn’t see it like that. We saw it as redemption for the shitty call we recieved against the Colts. The one where the NFL apologized for robbing us of an interception. We felt due. Besides, there are bad calls all the time. AND we beat them by more than just that one touchdown.

    Yeah, and Seattle got robbed of more than one touchdown. Plus, momentum and morale play a huge role, so a game lost by bad calls is more than points. And the rules aren’t fluid to allow for referee redemption, hon. The ball is supposed to break the plane to be a touchdown. Holding calls are supposed to involve holding. And when a defensive lineman has crossed the offensive line before the ball is snapped he’s supposed to get a penalty, not the sack. There are bad calls all the time—as a Boston fan, I’ve seen my share. But I’ve never seen that kind of obvious bias, especially in a championship game.

    Tell me that when Ben’s touchdown went to review, y’all didn’t groan when they showed the replay because you knew it was coming back. He was fully down and the play dead before he stuck the ball over the line.

    In all probability, the Steelers would still have won. To win a Superbowl you need to 1—have a kicker worth a shit and 2—not fold like napkins at the 2-minute marks.

    But anyway. I’m happy for YOU, Rae! If you’re anything like me you’re now going to blow a mortgage payment buying everything you can with a Superbowl Champion Steelers logo on it. :rofl:

    And the Bus looked good with that trophy. I’m happy for him.

  7. Shannon
      · February 6th, 2006 at 10:25 am · Link

    Mel, how can you NOT have a problem with THE touchdown?

    The ball. Did. Not. Break. The. Plane.




  8. Mel
      · February 6th, 2006 at 10:20 am · Link

    Interestingly enough, Rae, I was rooting for the Steelers (b/c I guess I had to choose and know nothing about the Seahawks, sorry, Seattle fans). I had no problem with “the” touchdown, I just felt there were alot of holding, pass interference, etc, which were being called on one team and not the other.

    I quit watching two Colts games this year because I of bad reffing, and at least ONCE all the calls were in the Colts favor. It happens. and it sucks.:rant:

    I gave up and walked out just after the Seattle QB tackled the guy who intercepted and got penalized for what? unsportsmanlike conduct for a low blow? 15 yards. geez.
    *flash back to the Colts/Steelers game where the Ben tackled the fumble recovery runner by grabbing his ANKLE…. hmmm, doesn’t get much lower than that, does it?*

    I think Pittsburgh would have won without the ref’s help and it would have been a much better game.

    :hide: Just my opinion, is all…..

  9. Karen Scott
      · February 6th, 2006 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Erm… the best thing about the Superbowl last night was Joss Stone’s performance. The worst performance had to be Aaron Neville destroying your national anthem. My hubby had £50 that Steelers would win, so he was happy.

  10. Shannon
      · February 6th, 2006 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Oh, when they announced Aaron Neville I said “This is going to be bad.”

    Then, because we had paused the beginning to clear away supper stuff and hadn’t “caught up” with the DVR feed, we had a discussion on whether or not fast-forwarding through the national anthem is unpatriotic. Aaron wasn’t very far into it before the husband said “I served my country, but I’m not listening to this :censor:” and fast-forwarded.

    I actually like Aaron Neville when he’s singing Aaron Neville songs, but…that was so not good.

  11. nataliedamschroder
      · February 6th, 2006 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Working backward…

    I thought Aaron Neville wasn’t as bad as Aretha Franklin. Not only does her lung capacity seem seriously diminished, but my husband pointed out that if she hadn’t had the choir behind her to keep up with, she’d STILL be singing. He hates when people butcher the anthem.

    My 10-year-old daughter has been professing for years that she doesn’t care for football (despite “touchdown” being one of her first multisyllabic words), but she wanted to watch the game last night. Cue me cracking up as she yells, “It was NOT A TOUCHDOWN!!!!!” Good thing it was time for her to go to practice cello and go to bed. She would never have survived the whole game.

    I loved the Clydesdales and the guy chucking the phone at the other guy for “theft proctection” and the “Addicted to Lost” promo.

    My favorite part of the game was Tom Brady laughing at being booed. :) He’s such a doll.

  12. Jewell Mason
      · February 7th, 2006 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I am with you Shannon,


    Perhaps if the ball was two inches longer, but NO. Not a touchdown.

    And I had a small rant over a call that said the Seahawks didn’t get a touchdown while the guy went over the pylon. Or, should I say, the ball did. The week or so before, the refs called almost the exact same thing a touchdown, leading to that team (can’t remember which) staying in the running for the superbowl.

    My thing is, if that’s the way you are going to call it for the playoffs, it should hold true in every game.

    Talking football is almost as bad as talking politics. LOL

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