- The most obvious question is why didn't the refs review that last Warner fumble and why didn't Michaels and Madden talk about it? I think, in the coming days, that this (along with the defense's shoddy play) will diminish the Steelers' victory. Of course, they won and probably still would have if the play had been overturned.
- Can we finally shut up about the Steelers' D being in the same galaxy as the Ravens' D in 2000? They gave up a million yards in the Super Bowl. Also, how come nobody talked about what a horrendous game Troy Polamalu turned in? He missed that one tackle badly, but he blew the coverage on that long Fitzgerald touchdown. They never mentioned it or broke it down. Polamalu jumped towards Boldin, who was already double-covered, leaving nobody behind to stop Fitzgerald when he grabbed the ball. Just another example of how bad broadcasting is as a whole when it comes to football.
- Last, and most important, Costas said that this was one of the greatest Super Bowls ever. Yahoo called it one of the greatest games ever. That's just stupid. The last eight minutes were fantastic, but until that point each team had around forty yards in the second half. The third quarter was unwatchable, as was most of the first half. I can think of five Super Bowls off the top of my head that were better: Giants-Bills (wide right), Rams-Titans (one yard short), Broncos-Packers (Elway's first win), Rams-Patriots (the big upset), and Giants-Patriots (the bigger upset). I didn't even love last year's game so much, but it was better because of the historic implications. I didn't mention 49ers-Bengals, nor any game that happened before I began watching football, like Super Bowl III. So, just calm yourselves down there.
Monday, February 2, 2009
The Better-Than-Expected But Still Not Super Bowl
Some quick final thoughts on the Steelers' win tonight: