Shocking. Collinsworth picked the Cards. Who would have guessed he would bet against the Steelers. Again.
At any rate, hope it is a good game. Tunch has been fed and brushed and is perched on his Steelers blanky, so it is go-time. I will check in from time to time. Good luck Cards and Cards fans.
*** Update ***
That version of the national anthem sucked. I felt like I was watching a bad lounge act. Halfway through, I looked around for a place to order a vodka tonic.
6:39 pm- And, as usual, TD with a challenge. Wouldn’t be a Steelers Super Bowl otherwise. And for you haters who do not understand why we love Hines Ward, you notice he chose to hit the DB rather than run out of bounds. That is why we love him.
Looking at the slow mo, that did not look like a touch down.
6:42 pm- They made the right call.
7:02 pm- Solid 1Q for the Steelers. Fitzgerald and Warner can’t score from the bench.
7:09 pm- Touchdown. I didn’t even see him squirt through, I thought he was down on the one in the pile. Then I saw the replay and he was a yard and a half in the end zone. Go Steelers. Three and out for the Cards, now. Don’t let them get any confidence.
7:22 pm- Good drive for the Cards, 10-7 ballgame. Helluva catch by the Cards TE.
7:54 pm- Wow. Just Wow. I am winded from watching Harrison’s run back. And, of course, like every Steeler touchdown, it must be reviewed.
8:01 pm- When they are done giving Harrison oxygen, I would appreciate it if they swing by my house.
Your kids will be watching that play on highlight reels for their entire lives.
8:20 pm- Best Superbowl Halftime Show in my memory. Bruce can still bring it, and Born to Run is as close to an unofficial national anthem for my generation as anything I can think. Was that Clarence Clemons up there? Thank Allah he didn’t show any nipple.
Don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a Super Bowl show so much.
8:37 pm- Turnover, for now. That didn’t look like a pass or a tuck, but that is such a formless rule that takes the shape of whatever the refs want that I have no clue whether it will stand as ruled on the field.
8:41 pm- Called back. I will never understand that rule, but then again, I think half the plays in football are holds, so what the hell do I know?
8:58 pm- That may have been the ugliest three points in SB history. Good D by the cards, although I am starting to wonder if the Steelers replaced Arians with Don Nehlen.
9:27 pm- 20-14 Steelers. Nice grab by Fitzgerald. This game is too close for my comforts, with a scary offense like the Cards on the other side of the line. We need points this drive.
9:49 pm- Stupid Penalties, Fitzgerald scores. That is ballgame.
10:19- I’m alive. Apparently the site was going through the same thing my heart was. Oh ye of little faith. What a comeback. What a game. I never have to listen to meatheads say Big Ben is not a big game quarterback or the defense carried him or blah blah blah.
I took a baby aspirin just to be safe.