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

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2010

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”.

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