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02 February 2009

Superbowl

One of the biggest annual sporting events in America is football's Superbowl. It is the most hyped event and the most watched. TV ads go for astronomical prices and the commercials tend to be better than most.

Last year the commercials were hyped up beyond belief and then viewers were let down when they didn't live up to the hype. This year there was no hype and it's a good thing, because they weren't anything to write home about.

The game itself this year was very exciting, unless you're a Cardinals fan. The Cardinals didn't really show up to the game until the 4th quarter. They finally started going to their franchise man Fitzgerald and suddenly they were back in the game.

It's too bad the Cardinals defense didn't come to the game. Not that they are rated highly or anything, but they couldn't stop the Steelers offense the whole game. I was hoping they would dig down deep into their bag of tricks and find some motivation to stop the Steelers final drive, but it didn't happen.

Of course when you are the Steelers you have extra players on your side. They wear different uniforms but they are very effective.

You remember when they played the Seahawks and Rothlisberger was given a touchdown he didn't make (even he admitted it on Jay Leno). This year they took it away and instead were given a bigger gift at the end of the game when the Steelers stripped players ruled Warner's forward pass a fumble and gave the ball the the Steelers to end the game.

I used to be a fan of the Steelers, but ever since they began enjoying calls that aren't available to every team it turned me against them.

Admittedly, they have a very good team this year, way better then the one that played the Seahawks. The Cardinal defense couldn't stop the mighty Steeler offense. Too bad, it was exciting to see the Cardinals come back and take the lead at the end of the game, if only the defense could have played hard for a couple of minutes the outcome would have been different.

The way I see there were two key issues that cost the Cardinals the game. First, the poor play call at the end of the first half that led to a Steeler touchdown with no time remaining. I agree it should have been a pass play, but to the corner, not in the middle of the Steeler defense.

Second, the Cardinal defense. I think that says it all.

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