Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mike Holmgren Hates Money

He must, because he is going to be donating a whole lot of it to the NFL after his comments on Monday. The Seahawks coach addressed the crowd in Seattle and let them know what he thought of the league's officiating during the Super Bowl.

"We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers," Holmgren told the fans at Qwest Field. "I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well."

Quit crying.

It's understandable that Holmgren is a little pissed. But the coach of an NFL team should be above using the referees as a scapegoat. Remember the Doug Eddings fiasco in the ALCS? Mike Scioscia would not call out the umpire, instead saying that his team missed some opportunities.

Holmgren should have said, "We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, I didn't realize that our kicker couldn't make a field goal, our tight end can't catch, and we can't seem to stop teams on third and 28."

But that sound byte might not have made news.

In other referee news, the ACC has suspended the officials who worked the Florida State-Duke this weekend after they pretty handed Duke a victory. Although the Steelers would have a long way to go to catch Duke in terms of getting beneficial calls (think of the 1991 Final Four).

How sad is it that the ACC is on the ball with suspending officials who exhibit incompetence, while the NFL seems to do nothing. But at least they got the coin-toss correct.

Talk about it in the Hater Nation Forums.


Zach Landres-Schnur said...

i'll say 30 grand for moustache mike.

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Anonymous said...

When will the Big West do something about Scyphers? Never I tell ya!

seamus said...

I keep expecting Seahawks fans to surround the NFL league offices in NYC, scream and holler, jump the moat, smash the windows, throw office chairs and laptops out the window, and stamp and burn the posters of Don Shula and Pete Rozelle they peeled off the wall.

Holmgren: You got one really bad call. You had about 100 other plays to get right. You not only lost your second Super Bowl, you lost the respect of fans of the other 31 teams. I hope they rename that street in Green Bay "Mark Chmura Way."