What an incredible game. First off, congratulations to the Steeler fans, and the Steelers (I know they read this blog). This is, without a doubt, one of the best Superbowls in recent memory. Not only was it an exciting game, but to have the Cardinals and Kurt Warner as part of it is a story all it's own. The Cardinals and Card fans have nothing to be ashamed of. Kurt and Co played a great game. Yes, the interception and score was damaging. But, they were able to over come that and actually take a lead in the game. Big Ben was just too good tonight. Penalties also hurt. But seemed to even out toward the end of the game.
Just a great game.
As far as half time . . . snore. Don't get it. I'm not even sure what to call Bruce's music. It's NOT rock. It's not pop. It's not alternative. It's kinda top 40. Don't know. It's just boring.
Then, the commercials. Over all, and we knew this, not any where near the caliber of past years. If I judge strictly on my laugh out loud moments, then the PepsiMax commercial wins. The Hulu spot comes next. And many others are tied for third. The one second Miller post was actually kind of clever. Simply because it was a second long.
Anyway, just a great great great game. I was on the edge of my seat. The first quarter made it look like this might be another blow out. But, once Warner got his sights set, it became a real shoot out. I'm sure the Cards will get a heroes welcome when they return home. My sister lives in Phoenix. She says the city is already in complete party mode. In spite of the economy, in spite of all the political crap going on, people are buzzing, going out, and cheering the team on. It's renewed spirit there. I think that's great.
Al and John did a great job. I miss them on Monday Night Football. They called a great game. John's ability to analyze plays and show them to you is unmatched by anyone else.
Finally, this has been a great football season. It's nice not to see Dallas, New England, or Indianapolis in the Superbowl. This season, and the fact that Pittsburgh and Arizona were in the Superbowl, is a testament to the NFL organization as a whole. No other team sport can level out the playing field, so to speak, the way the NFL does. It's because of the system that teams like Green Bay, in particular, and Arizona have an equal chance to make it to the Superbowl as do larger market teams. It would have been great to see Tennessee and Carolina in the Superbowl, but I'm not disappointed in how things turned out. Sure, I want the Packers to be there. But, in a sense, it makes the playoffs easier to deal with when they're not in it. Weird, I know.
So, that's it. The Pro Bowl is next, and I'll watch, but it's really not a football game. While I'm depressed about the season coming to an end, there's a new season of Heroes, Hell's Kitchen, American Idol (though I don't watch all the begining stuff), Solitary 3, and a bunch of award shows.
Still, I'm gonna miss my football!