Posted on: February 9, 2011 2:30 pm
Another small lawsuit for man, another major step into the abyss for mankind.
As if there was any doubt what would happen in our litigious society, an ambitious lawyer and his greedy clients eliminated that on Wednesday by filing a class-action lawsuit against the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL and Jerry Jones after the seat fiasco from Super Bowl XLV.
Less than 72 hours after hundreds of fans were displaced, some of them to next year's Super Bowl, the suit was filed. That's impressive efficiency, even by today's standards of money-grubbing, lawsuit-filing, ethics-abandoning attorneys.
My dad was an attorney for 25 years, then a judge for 15 more, so don't look at me as another one of those "lawyers are evil" types. I'm not. But this lawsuit is offensive. It's a lawsuit that was filed for no better reason than because it could be filed. Because some plaintiff or attorney smelled a buck, and a bunch of lemmings hurried to the edge of the cliff to join them.
What happened to those fans Sunday was unfortunate, but it wasn't a lawsuit. Some fans were moved to other seats, and the 400 or so fans who couldn't be accommodated were given triple the face value of their tickets -- if they bought them for more than that from a scalper, well, boo hoo -- and a ticket to Super Bowl XLVI. Plus other goodies.
That's more than enough, but there was potential here for a lawsuit -- and since those folks weren't lucky enough to slip on the ice outside Cowboys Stadium and file that suit, they'll settle for this one.
I hope they lose, and then have to pay attorney's fees for the other side.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 10:10 pm
Steelers are Super Bowl champions, 27-23.
Great drive by Roethlisberger. Great catch by Holmes. Great finish to a great game.
Steelers don't suck.
But they almost did. Would have been the worst collapse in Super Bowl history. Instead, it was a great finish for a great franchise. No one has won this many Super Bowls. Not six. Only the Steelers.
But it was almost the worst collapse we've ever seen.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 9:49 pm
And you know you do, Steelers fans. Win or lose, your team sucks. Chokers. How embarrassing.
Tell me I'm wrong.
Arizona 23-20 after that TD by Fitty.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 9:42 pm
Holy cow the officials are coming around in Arizona's favor with a fever. Calls are going against Pittsburgh now. About time. We'll see if it's enough.
Pittsburgh needs to kill some clock, backed to its 1.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 9:31 pm
I take my focus off Fitzgerald, and he goes all Tiger Woods on me and takes over. I knew this game somehow would come down to ... me.
Most impressive, Fitty's old man didn't budge on press row when his son scored. I'm sitting five seats down from the man, and I'm telling you, he didn't move. That's his son! I'd be moving. Screw press row etiquette. But I'm unprofessional.
This game finally doesn't suck. Steelers 20-14, 6 minutes left.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 8:57 pm
Two 15-yard penalties on the same drive against Arizona, neither of them a great call. Or even a good call.
Couple that with the fact that two calls for Pittsburgh have had to be reversed in the replay booth, and you have to wonder what the hell is going on.
The first horrible call on this third quarter drive was the personal foul, facemask, on the Arizona DB ... who did get a handful of Santonio Holmes' facemark. No question. But Holmes had his own hand in the Card's facemask, which means the penalties should have offset.
Pittsburgh used those 30 free yards to drive for a field goal that made it 20-7.
Did I mention the officials let Roethlisberger get away with a potential call for grounding?
Posted on: February 1, 2009 8:42 pm
Which means the game officials hate the Cards. Two major calls go against Arizona, and both of them get corrected by replay after that one -- a "fumble" on Kurt Warner -- was ruled an incomplete pass.
So is the fix in for the Steelers on the field? Of course not. It's just a coincidence that replay has overturned two mistaken pro-Pittsburgh calls.
Unless you don't believe in coincidence. Kurt Warner doesn't. He'd tell you that Jesus made sure the call was correct.
That is now two consecutive blasphemous posts. I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell. If there is such a place. And it's not Belle Glade, Fla.
Posted on: February 1, 2009 7:58 pm
Granted, the handful of game-winning field goals in Super Bowl lore cannot be topped, but has there ever been a bigger play, from scrimmage, in the Super Bowl? No. I think not.
That could be the game. And if it is, then this was the biggest play (from scrimmage) in Super Bowl history. Says me.
By the way, for the duration of the play in question -- Pittsburgh LB James Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half -- Freeman was squeezing my arm like a high school girl at a scary movie. Awww.