Steelers 24, Jets 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

Categories: Super Bowl XLV

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10. Some of us said all week that with the way the Jets celebrated wildly in New England, it was if they'd already won their Super Bowl. Proved astute right out of the gate as the Steelers set the tone with a 15-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to open the game. The Jets weren't emotionally primed.

9. I fondly -- yet barely -- remember a time when Marion Barber ran as hard as Rashard Mendenhall.

8. I can stomach the Terrible Towel in Cowboys Stadium without its creator and noted Cowboys antagonist Myron Cope not around to wave one.

7. Steelers win despite Ben Roethlisberger's quarterback rating of 35.5. Kind of how they won the Super Bowl over Seattle despite his 22.6 rating. You spell that explanation d-e-f-e-n-s-e.

6. Not often does a team win an AFC Championship Game when its leading receiver has two catches for 38 yards, as tight end Heath Miller did for Pittsburgh.

5. One of the most underrated coaches of our time is Steelers' defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.The names change, but the results produced by his defense remain consistently awesome. His contract expires after this season.

4. Two of the Steelers' biggest offensive plays came courtesy of unheralded Antonio Brown. Nursing a five-point lead, his 27-yard kickoff return gave Pittsburgh some breathing room and, of course, his diving 14-yard catch on third down sealed the deal.

3. A lot of the Cowboys' angle during Super Bowl XLV week will focus on Flozell Adams. But after watching how woeful kicker Shaun Suisham was a year ago -- the missed field goal in the playoff game at Minnesota helped set the tone -- who'da thunk he would be perched for a ring in 2011?

2. Felt bad for TCU-ex LaDanian Tomlinson. At the end of a 17-play, 88-yard drive in the fourth quarter, he couldn't squeeze past Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel on fourth-and-goal from the one. Game. Over.

1. My early gut says the Steelers will beat the Packers. My instincts also tell me that it's impossible to root for Roethlisberger. Remember, this is the guy who sat out the season's first four games for allegedly assaulting the Georgia college chick last March. Great player. Grimy person.


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16 comments
Kcnc999
Kcnc999

Ben has issues off the field and, (from time to time) on the field as well...but he's got 2 rings and is 10-2 in the playoffs. And if WE are all really honest with each other - as fans - we value winning above (just about) everything else. It is ironic that they gave away Holmes (for a 5th rd pick) b/c he, too, has character issues.

The rules have always been different for QBs...especially ones that win...

Duality of Man
Duality of Man

So suddenly Cowboy fans are up to holding their players to high moral standards ? It didn't seem that way in the early 90s. So Richie I guess you had a problem rooting for that team with their " White House ", heavy cocaine use and star receiver who paid off an OL to avoid being charged with attempted murder while on probation. I could take a shot at Nate with his van of pot but I wont.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Its getting harder and harder to come here during the day with the photos getting closer and closer to NSFW, wtf

Highway to 7
Highway to 7

The only thing Jerry Jones will ever have in the Super Bowl again is his new stadium. STEELERS' HATERS, JEALOUSY IS AN UGLY THING!

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Without a doubt, the best part of the game was Mark Sanchez picking his nose and then wiping the booger on Mark Brunell's jacket as Brunell watched in horror--priceless!

Mishon
Mishon

"My early gut says the Steelers will beat the Packers."

Are you going to say on the radio that you think the Packers will win so that you have all your bases covered like you did this past week?

P1Steven
P1Steven

LT should be more upset for the Jets going for TWO pass plays first.

McDoom
McDoom

Dick LeBeau is (deservedly) in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I'd say he's pretty properly rated. Did you turn the game off after that fourth and goal? Because the Jets got a safety on the next play and got a touchdown about 4 minutes later. I'd say the game was very much not over until that first down pass to Heath Miller.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I hope that chick's 12 yr old son doesn't find the pick of his racktacular mom on his bed topless.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Looks like the Pittsburgh chick is sporting the "terrible toe", if you know what I mean..wink..(RW will have to ask Hammer what it means)

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

"Remember, this is the guy who sat out the season's first four games for allegedly assaulting the Georgia college chick last March."

Oh yeah!! I totally forgot!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

eh? It's not RW's pics that are risque, it's the slideshows on the side. If your boss would fire you for the pic on this page, might want to reconsider your place of employment.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I don't really see anyone bashing your team, why are you coming on here saying anyone is jealous? Here's my prediction. We'll never see you again when the Packers beat you. Lurking is weak.

Joe
Joe

I saw that too and dismissed it as "he didn't really do that". I'll have to search Youtube.

Rooster
Rooster

"Terrible toe"

Greatness.

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