Crappy referee Bill Leavy began a session with the Seattle media after Seahawks practice on Friday by admitting to being crappy during the Seahawks one and only Superbowl appearance.
“I’m just not very good,” Leavy said. “And I was especially not good that day.”
Leavy explained that he “kicked” a couple of calls in that game four years ago. Saying later that “kicked” is a euphemism for “royally f’d up.”
When asked why it’s taken him so long to admit that he cost the Seahawks the Superbowl, he replied, “When you’re really bad at something, but get paid well to do it, you don’t want to say that out loud because someone might hear you,” Leavy said. “Then it’s one of those things where people are like, ‘You know, he is bad. Let’s fire him.’ And obviously I didn’t want to be fired.”
Seahawks fans obviously don’t take much solace in Leavy’s admission of guilt, but there is some vindication for bitter fans who were called whiners for blaming the game on the officials.
“You know that Anglina Jolie movie no one saw where her child goes missing and then the police give it back to her but it’s the wrong kid,” one Seahawks fan said. “But then when she told them it was a different kid they all called her crazy until she got her actual kid back. At least I’m assuming that’s what happened because I haven’t seen it either. That’s how I feel.”