I really hate the Steelers, I do. Ever since the mid 90s Steelers beat the Colts on a bullshit call to get to the Super Bowl, I’ve never liked them. Add in during Big Ben’s first season that the Jets should have upset the 15-1 Steelers if not for a kicker who couldn’t put it through the uprights, and that the Jets had already beaten the Pats once that season and could have finally gotten to the SB, and you have a team I hate. The bullshit call was on Neil O’Donnel’s TD pass to take the game, the WR he completed the pass to had gone out of the end zone and come back in but none of the Refs had seen it. The Steelers also got all the calls they needed when they played the Seahawks in the Super Bowl too.
Its real easy to hate Big Ben. He’s David Carr, but on a good team. On any other team Ben would have been a tackling dummy and eternally injuried. So maybe he’d be more like the bastard child of David Carr and Tim Couch. There was nothing like Big Ben looking all pissy on draft day when the Chargers and Giants picked Manning and Rivers and he dropped into the teens. Tommy Maddox was a feel good story, and I wish he didn’t get injuried, or hadn’t had a bad start to that season. There would have been nothing like Big Ben ridding the pine for two or three years.
Although its easy to like the Cardinals, I really can’t stand Kurt Warner. I hate the God shit every few seconds. Where would his God have been if Trent Green would have stayed healthy? If Lineart had lived up to his expectations? Someone like McNabb is always a great QB, no matter who his targets are. The same can be said of a lot of QBs. Yet Warner has never had a good season without outrageously good WRs and a pass catching RB. If anything he should get on his knees and pray to Denny Green on every touchdown pass.
The Steelers should win, but I’m holding out hope for the Cardinals. Last season was two great teams going at it. This year its Offense vs Defense. Despite the saying of “Defense wins Super Bowls” the last time a great defense played a great offense was the Colts Vs Bears. That proved that an inept offense led by Rex Grossman will lose the Super Bowl for a great defense. People forget how bad that Defense was for the Colts, they weren’t supposed to get out of Wild Card weekend. They had the worst run defense and were supposed to lose to KC and Larry Johnston running over them. Its a lot like the Cardinals, whose defense suddenly came alive in the last few weeks. Also people point to the Steelers run defense as being best in the league, but the Cardinals are more then willing to air out the ball to no end.
On that point not enough good can be said of Larry Fitzgerald. I’ve never really seen him, as all the games I saw with the Cardinals were complete blowouts. But his catches the last few weeks have been nothing short of amazing. Add to the fact that theres another top receiver in Boldin on the other side, and I can’t name a single Steeler DB, probably means trouble for the Steelers. Or that I have a horrible memory. Since the games just about to start, and I want to watch, let me end this by saying Lets Go Cardinals!