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Marc 01-23-2006 08:31 PM

Super Bowl XL: Steelers vs. Seahawks
 
It's finally here, the countdown to the big game. I will be watching in high-def for the first time this year, and both teams come in playing really well. Post your picks and discussion here.

NY Jay 05 01-23-2006 08:53 PM

I'll be watching in HD as well, 62 inch style baby. Go Steelers!

davematthews3 01-23-2006 09:06 PM

Steelers are just to hot. Also most of these potential storybook endings like the Bus could have usally pan out. So I think the Steelers in what will hopefully be a competitve game.

boston_aloha 01-23-2006 09:13 PM

In a way the Steelers deserve it being a #6 seed and rolling thru the AFC on the road. I may have to put my "hate" aside for a game.... nah - go Hawks!

KevinBeane 01-23-2006 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boston_aloha
In a way the Steelers deserve it being a #6 seed and rolling thru the AFC on the road.

That's how I feel...I'm seeing some Seahawks fans on the net bloviating about the disrespect they are getting, being underdogs as a #1 seed against a #6 seed, but it's precisely because of Pittsburgh barelling through the playoffs, beating all the best of the AFC on the road (two easily, the third should've been easier) they they deserve to be favorites...and they are my pick to both win and cover.

boston_aloha 01-23-2006 09:58 PM

Well if I was a Seahawks fan, I'd be happy I'm playing the Steelers instead of the Broncs, Colts, or Pats. I think they match up better against the #6 seed. What would the spread have been against the #1 Colts, or #2 Broncs, or ex-SB Champ Pats? Double digits maybe? I really hope this is a good game. I have a feeling it will be, but yeah, Pitt will most likely cover.
BTW - I hate waiting 2 weeks...

NY Jay 05 01-23-2006 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by boston_aloha
Well if I was a Seahawks fan, I'd be happy I'm playing the Steelers instead of the Broncs, Colts, or Pats. I think they match up better against the #6 seed. What would the spread have been against the #1 Colts, or #2 Broncs, or ex-SB Champ Pats? Double digits maybe? I really hope this is a good game. I have a feeling it will be, but yeah, Pitt will most likely cover.
BTW - I hate waiting 2 weeks...

...Steelers beat 2 of those teams, and if they played the Pats in the playoffs they would have beaten them too.

boston_aloha 01-23-2006 10:19 PM

Nah, I don't think so... some teams have other's numbers. Its pointless to argue who would beat who? But I was just making a point about the spread. How the #6 AFC team is favored -3.5 against the #1 NFC team.
Forget who beat who... what it be if it was the #1 AFC against the #1 NFC team? What would that spread of been? Any handicappers out there??? I'd say Colts -10.

NY Jay 05 01-23-2006 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by boston_aloha
Nah, I don't think so... some teams have other's numbers.

Then I guess the Steelers have the "numbers" of the top 3 AFC teams.

boston_aloha 01-23-2006 11:03 PM

Well, it seems EVERYONE has the Colts number in the playoffs. The Steelers have the top 2 numbers. The Pats always seem to beat Pitt too... Who knows, Broncs may have the Pats number now... its just weird how the playoffs repeat themselves sometimes.

SeahawKnDC 01-23-2006 11:40 PM

The Seahawks will win. Why? You ask. Because nobody exspects them II.

boston_aloha 01-23-2006 11:59 PM

Last underdog to win the SB was Tampa Bay in 2002. Out of 39 SB's only 13 Teams have won as underdogs.
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New York Jets-16 Baltimore-7 SBIII - 1968
Kansas City-23 Minnesota-13 SBIV - 1969
Baltimore-16 Dallas-13 SBV - 1970
Miami-14 Washington-7 SBVII - 1972
Oakland-27 Philadelphia-10 SBXV - 1980
San Francisco-26 Cincinnati-21 SBXVI - 1981
Washington-27 Miami-17 SBXVII - 1982
L.A.Raiders-38 Washington-9 SB XVIII - 1983
Washington-42 Denver-10 SBXXII - 1987
N.Y.Giants-20 Buffalo-19 SBXXV - 1990
Denver-31 Green Bay-24 SBXXXII - 1997
New England-20 St.Louis-17 SBXXXVI - 2001
Tampa Bay-48 Oakland-21 SBXXXVII - 2002

SeahawKnDC 01-24-2006 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by boston_aloha
Last underdog to win the SB was Tampa Bay in 2002. Out of 39 SB's only 13 Teams have won as underdogs.

2006 SeaHawks 30 Steelers 23 Superbowl XL :wavey:

NY Jay 05 01-24-2006 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by SeahawKnDC
The Seahawks will win. Why? You ask. Because nobody exspects them II.

Ohh, it all makes sense now...:rolleyes:

SeahawKnDC 01-24-2006 12:24 PM

Dont Even go there with me Jay. I could give you several legit reasons for a Seahawks win. But I will not do that because I will get the same reponses, oh the seahawks didn't do this, they didnt play this team, they didnt score enough points in this game. Oh please!!! Nothing I or any other Hawks fan says will make you and the nation of haters respect them. SO I will let my boyz speak for themselves on the 5th. :eek:

NY Jay 05 01-24-2006 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SeahawKnDC
Dont Even go there with me Jay. I could give you several legit reasons for a Seahawks win. But I will not do that because I will get the same reponses, oh the seahawks didn't do this, they didnt play this team, they didnt score enough points in this game. Oh please!!! Nothing I or any other Hawks fan says will make you and the nation of haters respect them. SO I will let my boyz speak for themselves on the 5th. :eek:

I respect the Seahawks, I think they are a great team. I think they will give the Steelers a close game but I think the Steelers are a better team and will come out on top.

SeahawKnDC 01-24-2006 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by NY Jay 05
I respect the Seahawks, I think they are a great team. I think they will give the Steelers a close game but I think the Steelers are a better team and will come out on top.

I apreciate that Jay. I apologize for including you in my nation of haters rant. Its just I have been a Hawks fans since the Dennis Erikson says and It feels so good to finally have the team live up to the trash I have been talking on their behalf for so many years. I respect the Steelers to and I agree it will be a great game.

:D

boston_aloha 01-24-2006 04:49 PM

Dude, I've never met anyone who did not like the Seahawks... or "hated" them. Even as a kid, I like Stevie L and Hawks were a team I rooted for (cuz, yeah the Pats sucked back then). I seriously have never heard anyone say "I hate the Seattle Seahawks". Prob, because they never did anything bad to anyone's team (like eliminating them), or never made it to the playoffs.
Anyways, that said - all your posts are starting to make me root for the Steelers.... please don't make me a steelers fan.

NY Jay 05 01-24-2006 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SeahawKnDC
I apreciate that Jay. I apologize for including you in my nation of haters rant. Its just I have been a Hawks fans since the Dennis Erikson says and It feels so good to finally have the team live up to the trash I have been talking on their behalf for so many years. I respect the Steelers to and I agree it will be a great game.

:D

LOL It's all good man, I know how sports can mess with people like that. Happens to the best of us.

jhuerbin88 01-24-2006 06:30 PM

Steelers, of course. They rolled through the AFC, which is the superior Conference. Seahawks are good, I won't question that, but not good enough.

Steelers 37
Seahawks 17
MVP: Roethisberger

SeahawKnDC 01-24-2006 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by boston_aloha
Anyways, that said - all your posts are starting to make me root for the Steelers.... please don't make me a steelers fan.

Im sorry if my posts have made you lean towards the steelers. My intentions have always been to get people to see what I see in the Hawks.My posts will continue to be behind the Seahawks 100% so if the few things I have posted about the Superbowl have made lean you towards the Steelers, then you are going to be flip flopping from team to team as long I am posting on this board. Because no matter who the what the hawks record is or who they are playing I will always be behind them and I will always have reasons for why they deserve respect.

ps I am a Red Sox fan atleast we can share common ground during the warm months. :)

boston_aloha 01-24-2006 06:44 PM

I was being sarcastic dude... don't sweat it. I enjoy the debates! Always good to have another BoSox fan around too!

MountaineerDave 01-25-2006 02:46 PM

Steelers 34 Seahawks 10

And instead of copping an attitude, it would be cool if SeahawksKnDC could actually explain why he thinks his team would win.
Will they be able to run? Will they be able to throw? Will they be able to defend? Anything would be nice.

The blueprint goes thusly: Roethlisberger to Miller or Randle El for the first score of the game. Turnover, either a Hasselbeck INT or an Alexander fumble, leaves the Steelers in position for another quick score, and the game is essentially over.

Folks in the media seem to have suddenly afixed themselves to the jock of Matt Hasselbeck. I, for one, have to wonder why. Sure, he had a good season. But, so did Jake Plummer.
I saw the 'Hawks play in one game in which they played a pretty decent team (at the time), and Hasselbeck found that throwing accurately was a virtual impossibility down the stretch. The only thing that kept the 'Hawks alive was Jay Feely's unbelievable meltdown. Alexander was doing very little to help the 'Hawks win. Hasselbeck did eventually find Jurevicius to get the game-winning drive going, but it took him an awfully long time.

The Steelers are playing well. They won't have the crippling lack of running game that the Panthers had, and, should the 'Hawks be able to slow down the Steelers running game, as Denver did, the Stillers proved that they can throw it to win it, too, which many pundits suggested that they couldn't. More important, I think the Steelers can come back from behind, if necessary. It's not something they have experience doing, and I don't see it being something that should be tested in this game.

SeahawKnDC 01-25-2006 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by MountaineerDave
Steelers 34 Seahawks 10

And instead of copping an attitude, it would be cool if SeahawksKnDC could actually explain why he thinks his team would win.
Will they be able to run? Will they be able to throw? Will they be able to defend? Anything would be nice.

First of all Mountian Man Dave or whatever you choose to call yourself. I did not cop and attitude. Any true fan(as you claim to be)will defend their team to the end. I am simply very passionate when it comes to the Seahawks. It makes upsets me when I see MY team week in and week out put together wins and put up stats that justify them being the #1 team in the NFL.
Now down to buisness the Blueprint is as follows:

First score of the game: After a 9 play drive to open the game. The Seahawks stand at the Steelers five yard line. Play action fake to Mac strong turns into a short flip to Alexander who scoots into the END ZONE untouched.
(Just incase you didnt know the Hawks are the NFL's #1 Red Zone Scoring Team)

Seahawks 7 Steelers 0

Second Seahawk score: 25 yard run by Alexander putting him over 100yds on the game.

Seahawks 14 Steelers 6
Half Time

Seahawks open the second half with a 7 play 80yd drive capped off by a 22yd Touchdown pass from Hasselbeck to D. Jack

Seahawks 21 Steelers 6

Fourth and Final Seahawk score: 35 Yard Feild Goal by Josh Brown to seal the game. Seahawks 24 Steelers 16
Seattle Seahawks 2006 Superbowl Champions

The Seahawks will win this game by beating the Steelers at thier own game while adding some Seahawk Offence to the fray. The Hawks have the best O-line in Football, they will destroy the Steelers D line by ripping gapeing holes in it for Alexander to run through.

Secondly the rediculouse comment you made about Hasselbeck I will not even address. Other than saying if you wonder why the media is on his jock just look at his stats this year and the previouse 3. Dont worry you will get to see the real deal on the 5th.

Third the Steeler running game is X-treamly over rated. The Bus is old and only effective in short yardage plays. Just look at his lack luster 3.3 yds per carry average. Your to prized backs Parker and Bettis combined for 1,943yds and 10 td's no comparison to Shaun's 1,800+yds 28td's.

To sum it up the Steelers will loose because they will not stop the seahawks run. Big Ben will show his true second year player tendencies as he is harrased all day by the Seahawk front 4(led the leauge in sacks) and our potent linebacking core.

That enough reasons 4 you buddy? :wavey:

Marc 01-25-2006 09:16 PM

I think this is the Steelers' year. I think it is finally time for Cowher and Bettis to win the big one. I think they will win with their physicality and blitzing. I think they can contain Alexander and the Seattle WRs aren't going to outplay Troy Polamalu and the secondary.

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Originally Posted by NY Jay 05
I'll be watching in HD as well, 62 inch style baby. Go Steelers!

92 inches here with surround sound of course, so there! :D I surely hope no one is going to watch in SD (standard definition). If you don't have HD, go somewhere that has it. It's worth it...

boston_aloha 01-25-2006 11:11 PM

Steelers have the better team (more talent) IMO. However, that does not guarantee a win. I posted in another thread that 13 dogs have won out of 39 SB's. But I'm not picking these dogs, or Hawks... whatever. Because Pitt has covered in the SB 4 out of 5 times. 3 times as favorites, once as dogs to Dallas.
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SB-IX.....Pitt -3.....Pittsburgh-16 Minnesota-6 (cover)
SB-X......Pitt -6.5..Pittsburgh-21 Dallas-17 (did NOT cover)
SB-XIII...Pitt -3.5..Pittsburgh-35 Dallas-31 (cover)
SB-XIV...Pitt -10...Pittsburgh-31 L.A.Rams-19 (cover)
SB-XXX..Dallas -13.5..Dallas-27 Pittsburgh-17 (cover)
Think I may have to drop the $$ on Pitt. BTW - whats with the game "blueprint" predictions? Its not enough to predict the winner now, we have to predict the plays? :D Keep 'em coming though... I do find them interesting.

NY Jay 05 01-26-2006 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Marc
I think this is the Steelers' year. I think it is finally time for Cowher and Bettis to win the big one. I think they will win with their physicality and blitzing. I think they can contain Alexander and the Seattle WRs aren't going to outplay Troy Polamalu and the secondary.


92 inches here with surround sound of course, so there! :D I surely hope no one is going to watch in SD (standard definition). If you don't have HD, go somewhere that has it. It's worth it...

DAMN, 92 inches? I didn't even know they made TVs that big. :lol:

Billy D 01-26-2006 01:42 AM

All the pro-Pittsburgh hype makes me think about getting back into sports betting. I think the Seahawks will win outright. It'll come down to who stops the run better

MountaineerDave 01-26-2006 07:35 PM

Billy D: Neither team will be able to run with great effectiveness. So, it comes down to the QB and defenses, and Roethlisberger's the guy I want (especially if my only other choice is a schlub from Boston College...).

SeahawKnDC 01-26-2006 10:49 PM

You may as well tell little ben to cut his grizzley Adams beard off before the game becuase their Season is Ova!!

:whine: Awww Jerome dont cry you still going to Canton. LOL :lol: You Guys suck.

jhuerbin88 01-27-2006 10:17 AM

I don't know if I'm supposed to take SehawkKnDC - if that is your real name - serious or not.

Roethlisberger's second-year tendancies, you say? Hmmm...He looked pretty good to me against the Bengels on the road...and the Colts on the road...and the Broncos on the road. I didn't see any second year jinx, did you?

And the Steelers running game is overrated? Haha, how so? Nearly 2,000 yards and 10 TDs is a solid running game. Also, its not about the yards and TDs sometimes, it's about how and when you use the running game. The Steelers take the early lead and eat the clock up. Did you miss the Broncos game? After halftime, they practically ate the whole 2nd half clock up with non-stop runs, just pouding the ball away - with Bettis, who gets 3-4 yards a carry and that's all you need (3 yards and 40 seconds off the clock). And the speed of Willie Parker...come on, once he turns that corner and sees the open field, he's gone - there is nobody and I mean nobody in the league - especially a CB or safety - that's going to catch him. And it's that duo of speed and power that kills and confuses defenses.

And as for the Seahawks offensive line overpowering the defensive line of the Steelers, well, that's just silly. The Steelers allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season. And think of all the RB's they faced. Shaun will get his yards, but not 100, and especially not in the first half. Haha!

boston_aloha 01-27-2006 06:22 PM

That was E. James. 29 carries for 124 yards, no TD's. Pitt's "D" held L. Tomlinson to 18 carries 62 yards and 1 TD... not bad. Alexander will get his yards, but that 100 yards 1st half BS is just stupid. Are you claiming he'll get this by breaking one open, or just pounding all the 1st half?

Marc 01-29-2006 09:40 PM

Anybody catch the fact that the Steelers are wearing their white away uniforms for the game? It goes against their tradition of black and gold.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

NY Jay 05 01-29-2006 09:47 PM

^ I think they're doing that because they have won on the road all throughout the playoffs and they wanna do it one more time.

doublee 01-29-2006 11:43 PM

Yeah, that is why they are doing it. Everyone knows you don't buck a trend when on a winning streak in pro sports.

MountaineerDave 01-30-2006 01:11 AM

Right on, doublee. I'll be wearing my five year old Steelers long sleeve T under my Christmas gift black Roethlisberger jersey, jeans and the same Steelers socks I wore for the Steelers' easiest postseason games (Bengals, Broncos).

Also, even though I'd likely be home in time, I'm skipping my little girl's swimming lessons, because there's some chance I'd miss the opening kickoff. And, the terrible towel stays in the closet. Annoying, but the damn thing's cursed.

190 Octane 01-30-2006 05:45 PM

I can't stand the Steelers, but I'm taking them to win. They look like one of those undeniable teams of destiny. Reminds me of Denver in 1997 or New England in 2001.

The big variable in this one, though, is those other two teams beat favored juggernauts. The Packers were the defending champions and St. Louis was the best offensive team maybe ever, and IMO better than the 1999 team that won the Super Bowl.

themush 01-30-2006 06:24 PM

How about Texas A&M getting thier panties in a wad over the Hawks using the "12th Man" theme?

190 Octane 01-30-2006 06:56 PM

Ridiculous. The phrase, or something similar, is used in sports nationwide. Had Seattle not made the Super Bowl, there'd be no lawsuit. Haven't the Seahawks been flying that flag all season? But no suit 'til now.

themush 01-30-2006 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 190 Octane
Ridiculous. The phrase, or something similar, is used in sports nationwide. Had Seattle not made the Super Bowl, there'd be no lawsuit. Haven't the Seahawks been flying that flag all season? But no suit 'til now.

Exactly the Hawks have actually been using the phrase since retirering the #12 in 1984. Now the Longhorns have a problem with it?


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