New Seahawks tackle Abe Lucas remembers Seattle’s loss in Super Bowl XL, barely

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Want to feel old? Get ready.

New Seahawks tackle Abe Lucas, a Washington native who played college football at Washington State, grew up as a Seahawks fan. It’s a great example of one of those rare instances when a player gets drafted by the team he would have chosen to play for, if he had the ability to do so.

“I watched all the way back to 2005, the Super Bowl between the Steelers and Seahawks,” Lucas told reporters on Friday, from the team’ rookie minicamp. “It was the first game that I really remember watching, so it’s certainly something. I’m not sure if I’ve taken it all in yet.”

Here’s the kicker. Lucas was six years old during Super Bowl XL.

He was nevertheless old enough to be upset about the perception that the officials that day were wearing black and gold, not black and white.

“Losing, I wasn’t very happy, my dad and I were really upset,” Lucas said. “I was really upset. . . I was really upset that we had lost it, but we were able to get one a few years later, so that kind of made up for it.”

All Seahawks fans were. Especially because of the reality that multiple calls were blown, as referee Bill Leavy later admitted. It was one of the biggest controversies of the past 20 years, and it earned a chapter in Playmakers. Seahawks fans will like the chapter, but they still won’t like that it needed to be a chapter.

10 responses to “New Seahawks tackle Abe Lucas remembers Seattle’s loss in Super Bowl XL, barely

  1. Steelers won that sb hands down! Seattle didn’t do much for most of the game. Refs had little to do with it.

  2. This was the first year Goodell was in power, but not officially quite yet, but he was clearly in charge.

    All kinda of funny business that postseason including the Super Bowl.

    Just a horrible product.

  3. Sorry but that game was a joke. Seahawks were a better team than the Steelers and the refs really affected the outcome with so many bad calls going against Seattle. Offensive PI that took away a td, Roethlisbergers helmet crossing the goal line and not the ball givind a td to Pitts, phantom holding call on Seattle Ol negating a big play that would have put them on the 1 yard line. Then the very next play calling an illegal tackle on Hasselbeck after he threw a pick but no such rule exists. Sorry Stealer fans but the XL game always in my mind comes with an asterisk as Seattle was IMO the better team that year and game.

  4. andymc58 says:
    May 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    Had to look that one up. Very forgettable super bowl for the rest of us.

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    Outside of Seattle blowing out Denver, that one, and this recent Chiefs/Bucs bagjob for Brady to push that story for NFL ratings, there have been some disgusting Goodell-induced calls to shape outcomes the last 15 years.

    This Rams one in February this past year with the call at the end of a great game for Goodell to curry favor for money in LA for Kroenke.

  5. Wow what a surprise – a confirmed Ravens fan writing about a “fixed” Steelers Super Bowl win. And Touchback talking about a “forgettable’ Super Bowl – a man who believes the HOF is only for Patriots players.

  6. Refs affect the outcome of every game. Fans of the losing team always whine about it and say the fix was in.

  7. Casey Hampton was victim of one of the most obvious holds ever and it wasn’t called.

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