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Ref: The Steelers Probably Wouldn't Have Won Super Bowl XL Without Me

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Remember when the Seattle Seahawks totally got jobbed out of a Super Bowl trophy? Referee Bill Leavy does. Here's what he said during a lil chat with the Seattle media yesterday:

"I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game, and as an official you never want to do that. I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better. It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with it in the Super Bowl, it's difficult.


He didn't say what, exactly, he'd "kicked" to enable the Pittsburgh Steelers to win. The Seattle Times was kind enough to point it out, though. People who care about Seattle sports should go read all about it there. Again.

Rather see how it affected the spread? The winning* Steelers were favored by four and won by 11 in a game on which a SB-record $94.5 million was wagered. The more you know.


Super Bowl ref tells Hawks he blew calls [Seattle Times]

Reaction to officiating [Super Bowl XL wikipedia page]

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