This according to Ray Bachman, WNST radio personality, who was in attendance at Super Bowl XLIII:
“During the game breaks at the stadium, they showed plays of the year on the video boards, among other things. Ed Reed’s 108-yard return made the big screen a number of times, and as you would expect, it drew a number of boos from the Pittsburgh faithful. Then Joe Flacco’s photo is flashed up there, and it says “Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year,” and yet again come more boos.”
For cryin’ out loud, these a-holes are on vacation watching their team play in the SUPER BOWL! Yet the mere sight of anything purple makes them get their little pee pee rags all in a bunch. I can see booing Ray Lewis. I can see booing Terrell Suggs, since they all buy into that “bounty” bullshit. But Ed Reed? Super classy, plays the game the way it is meant to be played, and is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the top 3 safeties of all time. And how do you boo Bazooka Joe? An unassuming rookie from a Division I-AA school, who even started his college career in Pittsburgh! Not to mention the guy went 0-3 against your team this year…you SHOULD be cheering him. Morons.
Oh, I know.
Jealous that, no matter how much they delude themselves, Reed is still head, shoulders, and hair above Troy Polamalu (heckuva game he had Sunday, btw). Jealous that, by way of his TWO playoff wins, Flacco had a more successful rookie season than “Ben.” Fear because the 2% of Steeler fans who know even a lick about football see that Flacco is “Ben” 2.0. All the size, with a better arm, and without the holding the ball for 8 seconds too long and throwing silly interceptions like clockwork.
If nothing else, we can take solace in the fact that, even when the Ravens are nowhere to be seen, and they are watching their team on football’s biggest stage…B’More is still in the heads of those towel waving goofs.
Apparently Sunday’s game was the most watched Super Bowl in history. Well, I’m happy to say that those numbers had exactly zero to do with my household, as I abstained from watching the “big game” for the first time in my life. Why? Because I knew exactly what would happen. I can’t comment on the officiating, because like I said – I didn’t watch.
Well, that’s not totally true. I DID happen to turn it on for a moment – I just couldn’t resist. It was the end of the first half when I finally gave in to temptation and flipped it on – much to my pleasant surprise, the Cards were about to be at least tied, and at best (gasp!) winning going into halftime! Then came the James Harrison interception and 100 yard TD – complete with it’s multiple holds and at least one blatant block in the back during the return. All of which, of course, went unflagged. At that point, my suspicions confirmed, I swore off watching any more NFL football until the 2009 season (and knowing what happened in the fourth quarter, I couldn’t be happier with my decision).
Pittsburgh fans wanted this game for vindication after hearing for the last three years how the refs handed them Super Bowl XL. Somehow I doubt they’re feeling very vindicated after yet another Championship where the officals are getting more ink than their team (I’m sure they’re all just “haters” though, right yins?) A bit more annoyed than vindicated, I’d wager.
Bah. Whatever – it’s a small price to pay for 2 Super Bowls in 4 years, and we’d surely switch positions with them in a heartbeat.
That doesn’t change the fact that they are still nothing but piss rag waving cockroaches, of course. And now they will multiply yet again. Joy.