In case you were wondering, I am still frothing mad about the officiating yesterday in the Steelers/Colts game. How bad was that overturned interception? This is how the Indianapolis sports writers are describing it:
They benefited from the Steelers’ decision to go conservative in the fourth quarter. They benefited from the Immaculate Deception, an inexplicable overturned call that should have resulted in a Troy Polamalu interception. And they got the mother of all breaks when Jerome Bettis, who never fumbles, lost the ball as he was heading in for the game-ending touchdown.
Again, this is really out of character for me, because I generally think people bitching about the refs throwing games are paranoid shut-ins, but after the display I saw yesterday (the safety that was called back, the no-off-sides call, the no-call on the Pass Interference, the overturned interception, the five minutes Manning and company had to waive the punt team off and run another play without a timeout or a delay of game, etc.), and I am hard-pressed to disagree with Joey Porter:
The Steelers were incensed by the call.
“The world wanted Indy to win so bad, they were going to do whatever they had to do, man,” Porter claimed. “It was like the 9-1-1 year, when they wanted the [New England] Patriots to win it for the world … At a point, I didn’t think the refs were going to let us get out of here with a victory.”
I know what you mean, Joey.