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SUCK-OFF: SUPER BOWL REFLECTIONS

By / 02.02.09

This looks awfully familiar

Because writing in coherent paragraphs is a tall order this morning, here are some thoughts on last night’s Super Bowl, gleaned while watching the game on my curvescreen in regular definition.

  • Nice to see the Cardinals try to establish the run on their first possession.  “Well, they’re gonna expect us to do what we’re good at, so let’s do something we suck at instead.”
  • Until Larry Fitzgerald caught his first pass near the end of the first half, I figured Ken Whisenhunt was keeping his ringer on the bench so he could up the stakes of a bet with Tomlin at halftime.
  • James Harrison’s pick-six has to be the biggest swing of momentum in Super Bowl history.  I know I’m not breaking any new ground by making that statement, but Jesus.  There were 8000 different ways that could have been less devastating for the Cardinals, and none of them happened.
  • James Harrison: owner of the dirtiest and most egregious 1-yard penalty ever (not his fault — blame the steroids).  He had a hell of a game otherwise, though.
  • Cheering for Ben Roethlisberger to get sacked is one of the most frustrating things in all of sports.
  • With the exception of the 1st quarter, Arizona’s defense played admirably all game, especially in the red zone.  Except, you know, when it mattered most.
  • As annoying as all the penalty flags were, there weren’t too many replays that I saw where I said, “Oh, that’s bullshit.”  That last “fumble” by Warner needed to be reviewed, though.  A Hail Mary — successful or not — would have been a much more satisfying end to the Super Bowl.

The season’s final Suck-Off award goes to… no one in particular.  No jackass really sticks out at me. Maybe the Cards’ offensive coordinator in the first half?  Or how about whoever does Budweiser’s ad campaigns?  Those guys need their intestines pulled out with an eggbeater.


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