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The Effects of the Officials in Super Bowl XL Using Win Probabilities

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Pop quiz: Who said regarding the referees, “I felt they were cheating us,” and “The way the refs were going, I wouldn’t have trusted them in overtime,” and that they were “[taking] the game away from us”?

If you answered anyone from the Seattle Seahawks, try again. The answer is former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter, who said that after the officials overturned Troy Polamalu’s fourth-quarter interception against Indianapolis in the AFC Divisional Round.

The NFL must have heard his message.

Three weeks later, the Seahawks were not only facing the Steelers in Super Bowl XL, but also Bill Leavy and the rest of the officiating crew. In the biggest...

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