Super Bowl, February 1st, 2009: Cardinals or Steelers?

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    Jan 25, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    The big game is on next weekend, a week from today. My team was eliminated early (St. Louis Rams), but I am having a hard time deciding who to cheer for in a week. I still have loyalty to the Kurt Warner days, but I despise Ken Whisenhunt.

    What about the rest of you? Who are you pulling for in the big game?
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    CARDINALS!!!!



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    Jan 26, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    I don't follow football too much, and my first instinct is to go with the Steelers but I'd like to see the Cards take this one!
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    The snooze button. This could be one of the biggest sleepers of the Super Bowl of all time.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    I GOTTA pull for the Cardinals!!!

    Kurt DESERVES this!!!!
  • irishkcguy

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    First of all, thanks for posting a topic about sports on the gay athletes' site. I would prefer to talk about sports than to discuss the depth of artistic vision of the new Britney Spears album.

    If the Cards can protect Warner as well as they did for most of the game against Philly they have a chance. But the Cards play in a very weak division and Pittsburgh is an incredibly violent team. I will be happy for the Cards if they can pull off the upset, but I think Pittsburgh will win a low scoring and ugly game.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    STEELERS! In a blow out. Another boring Super Bowl. Would have preferred Eli and the boys but maybe next year.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    I don't watch football, I find it boring. I don't watch the Superbowl, either. It's like only going to church on Christmas because that's what you're supposed to do.
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    irishkcguy said

    If the Cards can protect Warner as well as they did for most of the game against Philly they have a chance. But the Cards play in a very weak division and Pittsburgh is an incredibly violent team. I will be happy for the Cards if they can pull off the upset, but I think Pittsburgh will win a low scoring and ugly game.


    EXACTLY!!!!
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    Gotta root for the Cards!
    It's their time.


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    Jan 26, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidThe snooze button. This could be one of the biggest sleepers of the Super Bowl of all time.


    I heard that last year:

    UNION-TRIBUNE
    February 4, 2008

    Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. –

    ...What began as one of the more boring Super Bowls ended in a rush, in drama, with Giants quarterback Eli Manning leading his team back late for a 17-14 win over the Pats, who had gone 18-0 and were leaning hard on history...

    ------

    HOW AWESOME THAT game turned out to be.

    No matter who wins... it's important. If Arizona wins, it will be their first ever since both conferences merged. If the Steelers win, it will be their 6th, and a new record. Currently 3 teams have 5 wins each... (49er's, Cowboys... and... the Steelers).

    But if either team runs away with the game, or it ends up being like a baseball score... I will find other things to distract me :-)
  • jerseyguy

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    if james and fitzgerald can break come big plays and if warner gets some protection and has time to throw, the Cardinals might surprise. But I think the Steelers will win, mainly because of their defense. I just see them putting a ton of pressure on Warner throughout the game. I'm going to say Pittsburgh, 27-13.

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:50 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't watch football, I find it boring. I don't watch the Superbowl, either. It's like only going to church on Christmas because that's what you're supposed to do.


    Always a spoil sport... sheeshhh... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    Defense wins championships. So my money is on the Steelers.

    However, I usually root for the underdog so I think it would be cool if the Cardinals win. Although the thought of Matt Leinart having a Super Bowl ring, even if he didn't get it by being the starter, really bugs me.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    Timberoo, you're supposed to watch for the commercials!

    Sigh. Wouldn't it be cool if there were a professional football team in Michigan...?
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidTimberoo, you're supposed to watch for the commercials!

    Sigh. Wouldn't it be cool if there were a professional football team in Michigan...?


    THAT's funny. So sorry for your, er... loss...
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    I'm rooting for Arizona...Pitt won just a few years ago. Eagles are out icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    Caesarea4> Sigh. Wouldn't it be cool if there were a professional football team in Michigan...?

    Justinono> THAT's funny. So sorry for your, er... loss...

    Er, make that lossES.

    Hey, gotta look at the bright side.
    At least the Lions had a purrfect season!
  • dhinkansas

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    Jan 26, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    Wonder if the two week layoff will hurt the Cards? They had an amazing playoff run, but I'm wondering how the two week layoff will affect them. Pittsburgh hasn't been spectacular in their playoff run...playing ugly, but still winning...it's hard to pick against them with all the post season experience they have.

    I keep waiting for the Cardinal team that was blitzed 45-0 in New England.
  • weather_man

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    Im rooting/hoping for the Cardinals. Just so a bad team can win in a bad year for the NFL.

    -a disgruntled pats fan
  • irishkcguy

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    I agree with mpm33 that it's been a bad year for the NFL. There needs to be some revamping of who makes the playoffs. When the Pats go 11-5 and don't make the playoffs and the Chargers go 8-8 and HOST a playoff game something is really wrong.

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    I hope just to see a good, entertaining back and forth game. I don't have any real feelings for either team in either direction.

    That being said, my gut tells me that Pittsburgh defense destroys Kurt Warner and makes him re-contemplate retirement.
  • stateguy35

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    cards 24 pitt 14. fitzgerald 2 tds. lets go!
  • weather_man

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    irishkcguy saidI agree with mpm33 that it's been a bad year for the NFL. There needs to be some revamping of who makes the playoffs. When the Pats go 11-5 and don't make the playoffs and the Chargers go 8-8 and HOST a playoff game something is really wrong.



    thanks irishkcguy. there was actually a really good article on si.com (or maybe it was espn, but pretty sure SI) recently about how the new 4 division seeding playoffs has been terrible for the NFL in terms of playoff teams, winners, matchups, etc. im all for parity in the NFL, I just want quality teams playing after having quality seasons.

    -marc
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    Jan 26, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    mpm33 said
    irishkcguy saidI agree with mpm33 that it's been a bad year for the NFL. There needs to be some revamping of who makes the playoffs. When the Pats go 11-5 and don't make the playoffs and the Chargers go 8-8 and HOST a playoff game something is really wrong.



    thanks irishkcguy. there was actually a really good article on si.com (or maybe it was espn, but pretty sure SI) recently about how the new 4 division seeding playoffs has been terrible for the NFL in terms of playoff teams, winners, matchups, etc. im all for parity in the NFL, I just want quality teams playing after having quality seasons.

    -marc


    Maybe next year, guys...