Joey Porter made pretty strong comments this afternoon about the NFL officials. He says that the referees were trying to steal the game from the Steelers and give the Colts a chance to win.
The argument is pretty legitimate in theory because having the Colts in the Superbowl would make for great ratings. The Colts are a fan favorite. The story of their success this season and the trials and tribulation of Manning's career is highly publicized.
It is also legitimate in theory because of a flurry of other bad calls that were seemingly in the Colts favor. The non-call of a blatant pass interference against the Colts cost the Steelers an immediate 3 points early in the game. There was also the 4th down of the Steelers where the NFL Officials stopped the play because the entire defensive line jumped. After a meeting, the officials concluded that there was no penalty on the play. For them to halt a play like they did and not call a penalty is ludicrous. If they did not see a Steelers player move then they should have called the penalty against the Colts, hands down. Instead, they acted like fools in pretending there was no flag on the play.
I am upset with these officials because they are stupid. If they were working at McDonalds, Ralphs Grocery store, or at the bank and made such stupid mistakes, we would throw them out of their jobs. In fact, I will go out on a limb to say that they are too stupid for a job at McDonalds.