Super Bowl XLIII: Save the Excitement for the End

3 02 2009

So yesterday was the Super Bowl between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Obviously you knew that cause over 90 million people world wide watched it, which ranks 2nd all-time coming up just a little short of last years Super Bowl between the Giants and the Patriots.

However, was this years Super Bowl worth such a high viewership? If it wasn’t for the last 5 minutes of the game it was rather boring. The Steelers defense hadn’t lived up to their hype, and the Cardinals offense was on neutral.

With a critical choice by Cardinals head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, decided to punt down 20-14 with under 6 mins to play in the game. Cardinals Punter Ben Graham pinned the Steelers back, which would eventually lead to a safety for the Cardinals.

With the ball back and the score 20-16 the Cardinals drove to pull ahead 23-20. The games in the bag right? Wrong.

Not outdoing last years famous “Miracle in the Desert” catch by David Tyree of the Giants, with :35 seconds left in the game Receiver Santonio Holmes caught the game winning touchdown and sealed the deal for the Steelers 6th Super Bowl.

It was an okay Super Bowl but it didn’t live up to the hype it received. Also, the commercials were extremely weak. Although the Cardinals lost I felt that Quarter Back Kurt Warner should have won the MVP award for his valiant effort.

35 seconds left.

Holmes' game winning touchdown with :35 seconds left.

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By: Daniel Murray




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