Super Bowl XL Officiating Controversy: Challenge Limitations To Blame

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Avid football fanatics across the nation have been swarming to a recent earth-shattering headline that came about last weekend when NFL referee Bill Leavy took a trip to the Seattle Seahawks' camp to get something off his chest.
"It was a tough thing for me," Leavy said in reference to his infamous performance in Pittsburgh's win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.  "I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game[,] and as an official[,] you never want to do that.  It left me with a lot of sleepless nights and I think about it constantly.  I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better," Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
"I know I did my best at that time, but it wasn't good enough," Leavy continued.  "When we make mistakes, you got to step up and own them.  It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with them in the Super Bowl it's difficult."

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