Monday, February 6, 2006

Steelers for teh win!

Congrats to the 2006 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers! Having grown up in PA, I was rooting for them all the way to the despise of my friends (who were Browns fans :P). Overall though, I'll say that this was probably one of the more sloppy Super Bowl games played, but the Steelers hung in there and gutted it out at the end. Thinking back about it, I think the Super Bowl was won a few key things.

1) Conversion on 3rd and 28: Roethlisberger managed to avoid several sack attempts as he tip-toed the line of scrimmage and threw 37 yards to an open Hines Ward near the 4 yard line. Roethlisberger later punches the ball in by a hair for the TD.

2) 75 yards: That was the distance Willie Parker ran for the Steeler's 2nd TD to start the 2nd half.

3) Antwaan Randle El: The Seahawks must have been falling asleep on this play, because when Randle El got the ball from Roethlisberger behind the line of scrimmage, any knowledgeable football fan knew the pass was coming (Randle El played QB for Indiana in his college days). Randle El threw the 43 yard strike to a wide open Hines Ward for the TD.

4) The Seahawk's offense was rolling along in the first half, but they had only a field goal to show for their efforts.

5) The officiating was terrible for the game! I had to feel for the Seahawks as they had a bunch of terrible penalties put on them, which probably demoralized them from coming back at the end of the game. A lot of my friend felt the referee's were pro-Steelers, and I really couldn't argue against them since all the bad penalties seemed to go the Seahawks way, while the Steelers seemed to get away with some holding penalties.

As for the commercials, they weren't great, but they weren't too bad. The one that my friends and I found the funniest was probably the Fed Ex commercial involving the cave men. You can see the rest of the commercials here.

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