Everyone here knows my opinion of the officiating. It was horrendous. And I certainly haven't been silent about it! Regardless, there are two groups of people that can not be blamed in the least. That is the Steelers organization, and there fans. If I have come out sounding harsh towards either group, I apologize. I have not gone to any Steeler boards starting flame wars, and have kept my discusions to Pats boards and a couple of threads in the general forum at KFFL. As much as the Seahawks got the shaft, so did the Steelers. They very likely may have won had the officiating evened out. They had already won a game were the officiating was blatantly against them (Indy), something the Pats were unable to do. But they were not given the oportunity. Because of the uproar over officiating, the game was stolen from them as much or more then Seattle. I also think this post below by PATSummerallofthe80s is spot on. He makes no excuses. And I especially agree with the part I bolded. I am certainly not trying to get on anyone's case here. You have to look no further then the threads the last few days to see that I am one of the people he is talking about. But he has a point! So please keep this thread civil. If you can't say congratulations, please just don't post in this thread. If you can, it would probably be a good gesture. Congrats Steeler fans. Hope our teams meet again in the AFCC game next year. And of course I hope the Pats smoke the Steelers!