One last post before I call it a night.
I think this article does a good job inferring how much the referees can affect a game’s outcome as they did in Super Bowl XL. Hench’s analysis reminded me just how much the momentum shifted immediately after the most controversial penalties and reversals were called. The Seahawks did not play like a championship team, no question, but neither did the Steelers. If judged by every past Super Bowl performance up to Super Bowl XL, the Steelers should not have won. It makes one wonder.
“In case the football fans of the Pacific Northwest aren’t sick enough in the aftermath of the big game, they may want to know that no Super Bowl loser has ever dominated a title game like the Seahawks did on Sunday.”