OK. I have calmed down, and it has been about 25 minutes since any tachycardia. Steelers 21-18.
What a rollercoaster ride.
And let’s settle something- that interception call was worse than the tuck rule in the Oakland/NE game a few years ago. This was clearly an interception, and Morelli just flat out made shit up, just like he refused to call offsides earlier when the other officials were arguing for it. I NEVER accuse the refs of cheating, but I have no other way to explain the calls he made. The man is either a complete incompetent or on the take.
The officiating was absolutely horrendous, but it was only after they overturned the Polamolu interception that I began to think the refs were intentionally throwing the game. Between the nonsense no-call on PI with Randle El, the extra time they gave Peyton on 4th and 2 when they brought out the punt team and then went for it without being forced to take a time-out or a delay of game penalty, with the offsides call in which they claimed no one was offsides (and it doesn’t matter if you think Faneca flinched- they didn’t call it, so the only thing they could call is offsides on the Colts. Morelli just decided that ‘nothing’ happened. Imagine that?) , and that inexcusable overturned interception, I really though I was watching a fixed game.
And then, we finally win it, beating b oth the Colts and the officials, and the fat man (and I adore Bus) fumbles. Thank god for the idiot kicker.
I really do want to see how the officials explain away that interception this week. I have a feeling we will be getting some more apologies from the league, and they should investigate Pete Morelli for gambling ties.