This year’s NFL Super Bowl was one of the best games of all-time. I will argue it’s one of the best of my lifetime. But many have said the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals played one of the greatest games in the Super Bowl history. There were so many great plays starting with the interception by James Harrison for the Steelers right before the half. This was arguably the greatest play of all time in the Super Bowl. Definitely the greatest defensive play. He intercepted Kurt Warner – the quarterback for the Cardinals – and ran it back 100 yards for a touchdown with no time left in the second quarter.
What’s even more exceptional is that this is a linebacker, not a super fast defensive back but a man 6 feet, 242 pounds who returns the ball 100 yards for a touchdown. That play changed the whole complexion of the game. At the time of Harrison’s interception, the momentum of the game was turning in favor of the Cardinals. Instead of the score being 10-10 or 14-10 in favor of the Cardinals, Pittsburgh goes into half-time winning 17-7.
I feel as if Steelers had a chance to put the game away in the 3rd quarter but they just couldn’t put the ball in the end zone. The Cardinals defense stood tall time and time again and would not let that happen. And in the fourth quarter, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner took over the game. They both played spectacularly and mounting a miraculous comeback for the Cardinals.
Larry Fitzgerald is probably the best wide receiver in the NFL right now. He could have won the MVP of the game and he was on the losing team. His 4th quarter statistics alone were MVP-esque. Kurt Warner is a Hall of Fame quarterback for sure now after the performance he just had in the Super Bowl. His and Larry’s performances were incredible and they did it when it mattered most. Right when I thought the Steelers had let our 6th Super Bowl win slip away, big Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes make play after play with 2 minutes left in the game to win Super Bowl XLIII. Santonio Holmes’s catch to win the game was incredible. I couldn’t believe how he came down with the ball and got both feet in bounds for the touchdown. Ben made a great throw on the pass to Holmes.
I said earlier this season, Big Ben would be the key to Pittsburgh winning a Super Bowl this year. The defense would hold us down but Big Ben would have to bring us home and that is what happened in Super Bowl XLIII. The defense played well enough to keep us in it and Big Ben and the offense did the rest. What a game!!! Party time in Pittsburgh, and Steeler Nation will celebrate this victory until the start of next season. Steeler Pride Baby, Steeler Pride!!!
Has anyone seen Hasheem Thabeet of the University of Connecticut play yet this season? He is 7 feet 3 inches tall and is probably the most dominating defensive player in college basketball. He is so good defensively that he makes the other team change the way they play. He was so impressive against Louisville that he sold me as a top 5 NBA draft pick this year for sure. Connecticut is a very good team, the #1 team in college basketball at the moment. They definitely have a team good enough to win a National Championship.
What’s up with Kobe? He hung 61 points on the Knicks and made it look easy. I still think the Lakers are the head of the West, but with Andrew Bynum out for 8-12 weeks with an injury, watch out for the Spurs. The East remains a 3-team struggle between the Celtics, Cavs and Magic. I still give the Cavs the edge in making it to this years Finals. Mo Williams is playing great and with LeBron doing what he is doing, they are going to be tough to beat. Never question the heart of a champion so I would never count out Garnett, Pierce and the Celtics. The play-offs in the East are going to be very exciting.
I will leave you with this:
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.
~ Jim Valvano