Super Bowl XXLIII Thoughts


Posted by: Shaun Dolence

What a game. What an outstanding finish. As a Seahawks fan, I at least wanted to watch a great game. And great is how it will be remembered, as the Steelers selfishly take home yet another Lombardi trophy.

A game marred by penalties, usually justifiable but mostly overzealous, it will be remembered instead for the game changing big plays: Jerome Harrison’s 100-yard interception return before halftime, Larry Fitzgerald streaking down the field in the fourth quarter for what could have been the clinching score, and the amazing catch at the end of the game by Santonio Holmes. This was definitely one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever played.

I imagine that there will be a number of blogs and comments written about how the Steelers stole another one. I will sit in my corner with a smile, not offering any compassion, but enjoying every second of it. As much as I dislike the Steelers, it is developing into a perfect scenario: the Steelers win another tainted “championship” and a division foe is heartbroken.

Prior to the big game, I was torn on who I would rather see win – the hated Pittsburgh Steelers, or division rival Arizona Cardinals. In fact, I wrote a little about why I was “cheering” for the Steelers to win. I can’t say I’m happy, but I’m tolerable of the outcome. The Cardinals lose and now understand the feeling we had after XL, and Steeler nation has to endure more protest for their second phantom championship.

I’m too arrogant to say congratulations to Steeler nation, and I’m too insensitive to feel any sympathy towards Cardinals fans. I’m just glad that this Super Bowl is finally over; as Kurt Warner would say, “thank you Jesus!”

It is time to focus on other things, like the Seattle Seahawks. I think I feel better already.