what a game

controversy has once again reared its ugly head. as i was watching the game it became very obvious that the Cardinals were getting tagged for many questionable calls. A team that averaged around 40 yards a game in penalties all of a sudden hits well over the century mark. Three personal fouls are called on one drive alone. now understand that i am not a Cardinals “fan” but i was rooting for them over one of my least favorite teams. i was getting rather diturbed by the amount of calls. however, it is the two calls that they did not call that have me more upset than anything. Santonio Holmes makes the catch of his life which i will give him credit for but with alot of luck seeing as how he let the previous thow go right through his hands. After his touchdown he decides to pull a Lebron James and act like hes pouring powder out of the football and throw it into the air. Right then the whistle should have blown and laundry chould have littered the air. “Personal foul #10, unsportsmanlike conduct for using the football as a prop in a celebration.” I hate that rule but they have been calling players for less than that all year. Then the “fumble”. After seeing this play over and over i am convinced that the ball was not fumbled but should have been ruled an incomplete pass. My question is why did the officials not review this call? they had already had four reviews throughout the game and they missed the most important one. Its the last play of the game and they never even took another look to make sure they got it right. I am not saying they robbed Arizona of a championship but they definitely robbed them of the opportunity at the end. 

Overall, the game turned out to be one of the best games ever. Had the Giants not won the previous year the way they did this Super bowl might have been the best finish. My hate for the steelers continues. I can only pray that the Jaguars get better and crush all opponents who stand in their way next season.


14 thoughts on “what a game

  1. Frontz,
    I agree with the fact that the referees should have at least took a second look at the last play of the game but after a catch like Santonio Holmes made I would have to say the refs just about had their minds made up about this game. I too dislike the Steelers but they played a great game and you can’t take that away from them.

  2. Yeah, the calls were questionable, especially that last fumble.

    The Cardinals defense looked like they were doing a 2008 Jags defense impression on that last Steeler td drive, though.

    Warner was amazing. I know it’s a team game, but I think the Cards can lay this one on the d.

  3. most def. the defense let them down. please Quinn lets not reference the 2008 Jags in any way. as far as my mind has it this year never occurred. so i cant believe we were so close to beating the undefeated Patriots in the playoffs a few weeks ago! ha

  4. Thank you guys for praising my team, but I really think most of the credit is going to the wrong people. Although Number 7 played a great fourth quarter (which he’s done all year), his quarterback rating for most of the game looked like Willie’s jersey.
    You guys can give me some credit; without my play, the Steelers were no more than AFC champs. Now it does seem like you’ve guys hit number two on the list of who to thank, my striped friends. Not only were they scared to call me down on my 99.9 yard interception return, but they didn’t even overturn it. Then they let me go nasty on some dude’s face in the fourth quarter, no personal foul. Thank you.
    And my boy San Antonio from the U pulls the Talcam out in the endzone. Coach Tomlin made us each write a Thank You to every member of the officiating crew.

    thank you.

  5. As a defense, we gave up less than our season and postseason average. You want to lay this on us? You didn’t watch the game. We forced the only interception that Ben in the postseason and held them to 20 points. Blame someone else.


  6. well even though the defense did not play horrible. you could not come up with a play when it counted most. Big Ben made the lineman look like little boys chasing him. B-train i understand you played well just not quite well enough. Maybe next year my friend. Trust me i hate the Steelers i was rooting for you guys

  7. It’s now a trend. The ‘Hawks and the Cards have both been defeated by the refs in SB’s.

    -Hasselbeck & Holmgren

  8. Seriously, the Cardinal’s defense and the officiating SUCKED when it mattered most.

  9. My definition of “when it mattered most” is the fourth quarter. This happens to be same place that Zona outscored Pitt by 9 points. Pitt gained 75 yards in said quarter. 78 of that was on one drive. The other three possessions ended in -5 yards and a punt, 4 yards and a punt, -1 yard and a safety and a negative one yard kneel. Take out the kneel.
    In the same quarter, the Cardinals gained 223 yards. That’s a pretty big differential. To just say that the Cardinals’ defense sucked then is ludicrous without saying that the Steelers’ was 2 to 3 times worse. Arizona played defense like they have all season in that quarter, probably better actually. And Big Ben played the last drive like he has all season. He has 18 come from behind victories in the fourth quarter at 26 years old. Lately, everyone “sucks” at the hands of Ben.

  10. My definition of “when it mattered most” is when you lose the game because of what just happened. This is why I said they impersonated the Jags ’08 defense. The Jags repeatedly gave up games this season because of failing to stop the other team late in the game.

    I’m not implying that they had a bad game, just that the offense did what it had to, and the defense did not. Had the defense held on the last drive, the Cards win. Simple as that.

    Again, if you argue with someone on the internet, you should really use your name.

  11. To clarify my second “paragraph” – the offense did what it had to /late in the game/, the defense did not.

  12. well the stats sound great. if games were won by them alone then the Cardinals would probably be getting tired of the ticker tate and interviews. I will give them credit for playing so well all quarter “when it mattered most” as you put it. Then came the final drive when they were as soft as a wet paper towel. That is why the defense let the team down. When they needed the stop the most they could not come up with one.

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