For anyone wondering where Joe Montana was during the whole "former SB MVP" thing before the game
Huh. I wondered where he was with practically everyone else being there. If that whole money deal is true, that's pretty stupid...
As for the game, I watched it off and on. I thought that D-Jack did
push off, but I also thought that the ball never crossed the line on that first half TD. Oh yeah, and I thought the Seahawks got jobbed on Hasselback's "block" - I thought it was pretty clear he was making a pathetic QB tackle attempt.
I'll grant that there were a few bad calls that might have hurt Seattle's chances and shifted the momentum, but Seattle did plenty of things to themselves too - false starts on key drives, a ton of dropped passes in the 1st half, missed FGs, and the clock management.
As Scott said, we saw that a lot from Holmgren during big Packer games (the only guy to manage the clock worse was Denny
) - that "drive" at the end of the first half was just ugly. They should have had enough time for a shot at the end zone or at least an easy 3pts, but the way they handled it was just ugly and strange.
And honestly, the Steelers were pretty much just as bad in the first half - no first downs in the 1st quarter? 3-and-out on the first 3 drives? Ugly. They managed to come around thanks to that 1st half TD and really got rolling and confidence up after the 75yd TD Run.
Overall, I think there were some bad calls that went the Steelers way, but even without those calls it just looked the Holmgren was just out-coached by Cowher in the end...