Posted: 1/30/2011 7:37:02 PM
Originally Posted by Henry-Lilly:
The officiating in Super Bowl XL was met with harsh criticism from fans and the media soon after the game, with some columnists saying that the officiating cost the Seahawks the game. Among the controversial calls were a questionable offensive pass interference on wide receiver Darrell Jackson for a push-off against Steelers safety Chris Hope that nullified his 16-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter in which the replay did not provide clear evidence to overturn the call on the field, a penalty in the fourth quarter against Seattle right tackle Sean Locklear for briefly holding Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans around the neck that nullified a deep pass, and a 15-yard personal foul on Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck during a Steelers interception return during the final period.
Well its nice to see you get your info from Wikipedia. Very reliable source
How about this to turn the tables a little.
Bill Leavy, the referee at Super Bowl XL, apologized to the Seahawks last week for mistakes that helped the Steelers.
But Mike Pereira, the former head of officiating who was Leavy’s boss at the time, insists that Leavy isn’t the reason the Steelers won the Super Bowl.
“Did Leavy’s calls determine the winner of Super Bowl XL? Absolutely not!” Pereira writes at FoxSports.com. “In truth, there were missed calls that went against both teams. Let’s all put aside our allegiances and go back four years and look at the game objectively. If we do, we will see that the Seahawks did not play well