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Referee's admission of blown calls in Super Bowl stains NFL

Four years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL to join the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers as the only franchises in the National Football League to have won five Vince Lombardi trophies.

But a forgotten aspect of this game is the officiating, which drew harsh criticism from the fans and the media in the wake of the final result. In fact, a February 7 ESPN online poll revealed that 61.7% of voters felt that “officiating mistakes affected the outcome of Super Bowl XL”.

Click here to read the rest of this article on Examiner.com, which includes relevant links and video highlights of Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.

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