The problem here is that for the final game-winning touchdown by Heinz ward he pushed off much more flagrantly:
Skip to 2:14 to see the holding call here:
Plus I think the argument is two fold: a that it wasn't called fairly (seahawks were called on things the steelers weren't called on) and the other argument was that you don't call "ticky-tacky" (not my word) calls that are questionable in the super bowl (again, not my words).
I don't need to drop anything. I will hate the steelers for the rest of my life. That's what a good rivalry is all about. One team getting robbed from something they rightfully earned, and wishing injury and misfortune on the team that jacked them.
sorry, it was an earlier play then-- not the last one.
I didn't say game winning to imply it won the game, just to point out the last touchdown of the game.
This is what I could find online, I could not find a clip, nor any site to watch games.
9:51 in 3rd quarter: Steelers receiver Hines Ward pushes off Seahawks defensive back Kelly Herndon with a blatant stiff arm to the face mask of Herndon on a 3rd and 4 play. No penalty is called. Ward catches the pass and gains 16 yards to convert a 1st down on the play. If Seahawks receiver Darrell Jackson was called in the first quarter for pushing off when he barely touched the defender, why then is Hines Ward not called for pushing off in this instance when his violation was far more flagrant?
I didn't say it mattered. He presented facts and I presented them back.
Dock Ellis replied to Casey stating his opinion on the controversial calls, but on the pass interference call he was stating that it wasn't a big deal because it meets the definition of pass interference, and therefore the Hawks should have no complaint. But one of the main reasons people don't think it should have been called or think it is unfair was because the pass interference on the hawks was minimal and for a touchdown, while a much more flagrant pass interference by the other team wasn't called on a 16 yard gain.
I just mentioned that since his post didn't take that into account. You can't write a post to tell the Seahawks fans to quit whining and then mention facts that fail to acknowledge why they're actually whining. He then stated that there was no proof Ward was even passed to in the play, so I showed him what evidence I could find.
It is a conversation. I didn't say it mattered, nor am I upset. He stated why the complaints of Hawks fans don't have merit, and I was simply providing the evidence that was left out.