Super Bowl XL: Bill Leavy Opens Old Wounds and Revisionary History

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I know that August is a slow sports month, what with baseball two months away from the postseason and football in training camp mode. But who could have predicted that one of the biggest sports stories in August 2010 would be about a game played in February 2006?
Last week, NFL referee Bill Leavy made his first appearance in Seattle since Super Bowl XL. In a media session, Leavy, unexpectedly and unprompted, proceeded to bare his soul, saying, “I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game.” He added that he will “go to my grave wishing I’d been better.”
This mea culpa may have helped to ease Leavy's burden, but it has reopened deep wounds among Seahawks fans and revisionary history among Steelers fans.
As a fan of the Seahawks since they came into the league in 1976, I have very strong feelings about Super Bowl XL. I'm not going to go through the game and pick out the calls I feel w...

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