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Ref admits blowing Super Bowl XL calls

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08:23 AM ET 08.07 | Haunted by blown calls in Super Bowl XL, referee Bill Leavy acknowledged officiating mistakes that may have contributed to the Seahawks' 21-10 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers 4 1/2 years ago. "It was a tough thing for me," Leavy said Friday. "I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter, and I impacted the game, and as an official you never want to do that."

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August 7, 2010  08:25 AM ET

Human error is a part of the game. Get rid of instant replay!

August 7, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Seahawks win.

August 7, 2010  08:29 AM ET

The blown calls were evident to anyone who watched the game. Well, except to the Steeler fans I know.

August 7, 2010  08:33 AM ET

Man... Fred Swearengin never did that!

August 7, 2010  08:37 AM ET

4 1/2 years ago the Steelers were a much better team than the Seahawks, and they still are. Pretty safe to say the better team won back then. Move on.

August 7, 2010  08:37 AM ET
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Wow! English really isn't your strength, is it?

August 7, 2010  08:38 AM ET

If the calls were blown, why bring it up now?

August 7, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wow! English really isn't your strength, is it?

hahahahahaha!!!

August 7, 2010  08:39 AM ET

I'm gonna call my bookie, I want a refund.

August 7, 2010  08:42 AM ET
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Wow! English really isn't your strength, is it?

He might not be strong in the English but damn, he sure is a master of marketing. I know I could use some new G U C C I stuff....I'm getting my credit card out right now!

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August 7, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm gonna call my bookie, I want a refund.

You and everyone else who bet on the game will be looking for refunds.

August 7, 2010  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wow! English really isn't your strength, is it?

Well... look at it this way, Stu - he/she uses a lot of English words.

Now we can quibble a bit about their Yoda-like arrangement but isn't that a little nit-picky?

August 7, 2010  08:46 AM ET
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Take the title away from the steelers and worthlessburgers secret girlfriend pictured below(she's actually the healthiest steeler fan in the nation)

That's freaking nasty!

August 7, 2010  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Take the title away from the steelers and worthlessburgers secret girlfriend pictured below(she's actually the healthiest steeler fan in the nation)

That is wrong on so many levels. By the way, there is an apostrophe error in your username. It should just read says, not say's.

August 7, 2010  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Take the title away from the steelers and worthlessburgers secret girlfriend pictured below(she's actually the healthiest steeler fan in the nation)

So much for breakfast... and lunch.

August 7, 2010  08:49 AM ET
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So much for breakfast... and lunch.

You might as well forget about dinner too.

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August 7, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Well... look at it this way, Stu - he/she uses a lot of English words. Now we can quibble a bit about their Yoda-like arrangement but isn't that a little nit-picky?

I'm sorry. I'm in a bit of a grumpy, grammar-Nazi mood today.

 
August 7, 2010  08:50 AM ET

She looks like she'd enjoy it more than I would at this point...

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