posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 02:03 AM
ESPN.com likes to put up polls you can vote on. The one tonight is, "What will you remember most from Super Bowl XL?" And this was not some Mickey
Mouse, small time poll. A total of 37,528 people cast votes. (I may be wrong, but I don't think it will let you vote twice.)
The choices, in the order in which they were listed, were:
-----Jerome Bettis wins then retires
-----Bill Cowher wins Super Bowl
-----Willie Parker's record run
-----Antwaan Randle El TD pass
The outcome, from bottom to top, was as follows:
#5. Willie Parker's record run: 2% (!)
#4. Bill Cowher wins Super Bowl: 7% (!)
#3. Antwaan Randle El TD pass: 19%
#2. Jerome Bettis wins then retires: 32%
#1. POOR OFFICIATING: 39%.
Way to go, guys. Bettis was, pardon the pun, a whale of a story here. The Randle El story was a great one, although shame on Seattle for letting
such a well known WR/passer do that to them. Cowher was a big human interest story. Even the last place finisher, the Willie Parker run, was "only"
an all-time Super Bowl record. And you 8 idiots, who probably ruined the game for nearly as many Pitt fans as you did Seattle fans with your
flagrantness [sic], were the big story.
Yo, Tags.... Before you call whatever investigators you're going to call, fire all 8 of these guys. Tomorrow morning. If a player took an aluminum
bat to a QB, and broke 6 ribs, both knees and multiple bones in his passing arm and shoulder, you'd expel him for life the next day, right? That's
what these guys just did to your game. Can 'em.