Monday, February 2, 2009
Super Bowl XLIII - Pittsburgh Steelers Beat Cardinals 27-23
Santonio Holmes could teach ballet lessons after securing the Steelers' record-breaking sixth Super Bowl win over the Arizona Cardinals 27-23. He brought the Steelers to victory by keeping his toes in the end zone during a 6-yard catch with only 35 seconds left in the game. This thrilling play had Steelers’ fans going crazy in the stands.
Those of us at home were sitting on the edge of our seats chugging Budweisers two-at-a-time. Our English Mastiff, Goliath, ran outside looking for a tree trunk to fetch. Upon not finding one, he drug home two axles from an 18-wheeler.
Ironically, this thrilling finish equaled last year’s win over the NY Giants, when Plaxico Burress caught a touch-down pass also with only 35 seconds left in the game.
At $3 million for a 30-second spot, most of the Super Bowl commercials were weird and disappointing, except those presented by Paramount Pictures, FedEx, Garmin, and Budweiser featuring its famous Clydesdales.
Folks living in the Tucson, AZ, area were exposed to a 30-second porn interruption during the last few minutes of the game. The cable company, Philadelphia-based Comcast, issued an apology saying it is "mortified" by the incident and claims that the broadcast interruption was an "isolated malicious act."
Overall, it was a very exciting Super Bowl!