They were so close, but the Arizona Cardinals could not prevent the Pittsburgh Steelers from becoming the franchise with the most Super Bowl victories. With six, they now are truly the best franchise in the history of the NFL and they can claim that fame as long as they want until either the Dallas Cowboys or San Fransisco 49ers pull the trophy away from them.
The game between the two teams was one of the top 5 Super Bowls of all time. But how could you not think the Steelers were going to take that ball back with minutes left and pull out the win? The tip-toe sideline catch was a perfect way to do it, and Santonio Holmes became the MVP of the Super Bowl.
I do think the referees should have reviewed the final play of the game because I do think Kurt Warner held possession of the ball to make that an incomplete pass, not a tuck-rule play. But with five seconds to go and 50-plus yards for a score, it was highly unlikely the Cardinals had a play to win the game anyway.
The Giants-Patriots game and Titans-Rams game are the other two that come to mind as two of the best Super Bowls ever. Just to note, the NFL Commissioner said the Steelers-Cardinals game topped the Giants-Patriots game last year.
I was truly hoping for the first overtime in a Super Bowl, but knew the Cardinals defense was going to fail once the Steelers had the ball within 5 yards of scoring.
Finally, what the heck was up with Art Rooney thanking President Obama? Someone want to fill me in on what that meant?