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How sweet it is when your team goes all the way.

Posted on: January 19, 2009 12:52 am

  I am a life time Steelers fan and I am very excited tonight. I started really watching football when I was 9 in 1985, the Steelers stunk at that time. I remember watching them lose 51-0 in the mud verse the Browns in the late 80's, I remember all those championship game losses in the 90's and of course the Neil Odonnell Super Bowl verse the Cowboys. The SB XL win was excellent but I have to admit that all the crap that was said about the officiating took a little of the luster off of it. But this year, this will validate it. Two Super Bowl appearences in 4 years, this is a team with a Championship defense and a Championship QB. Another SB will help build Hall Of Fame resumes for some of these Steelers. Hines Ward getting closer all the time to being a lock for the hall, now Roethlisberger and Polamalu have good chances at getting there if they continue to be healthy. It will be an exciting couple of weeks here in Pittsburgh, black and gold will be covering every window and billboard this week.

There are a ton of interesting Pittsburgh-Cardinal connections.

Ken Whisenhunt - HC - Former offensive coordinator

Russ Grimm - Offensive Line Coack/AHC - Same with Steelers

Teryl Austin - DB Coach - Born near Pittsburgh, played at Pitt

John Lott - Strength and conditioning coach - Played for the Steelers in 1987

Mike Miller - WR coach - Born in Pittsburgh, Steelers Assistant 99-03, Robert Morris assistant 97-99

Matt Raich - Defensive Assistant - born near Pittsburgh, former assistant with Steelers and at Robert Morris

Kevin Spencer - ST Coach - Steelers ST Coach 02-06

Brian St. Pierre - QB- Former Steeler

Sean Morey - WR - Former Steeler

Jerame Tuman - TE- Former Steeler

Clark Haggans - LB - Former Steeler

Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Former Pitt player

Gerald Hayes - LB - Former Pitt player

The Cardinals and Steelers once joined forces for a season in the 40's during WWII, they were known as the Pitt-Cards.



Category: NFL

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2009 11:20 pm

How sweet it is when your team goes all the way.

I agree there are wirse teams we could lose to. I myself had written them off when i saw that game they had against the Patriots, but they had a tough path to the Super Bowl and deserve to be there. If the Steelers get caught taking them lightly we could be beaten, but I think the best thing about this team is they would never take an opponent likely and I have full confidence that they are preparing enough to win this game. Thanks for the comments fellas and enjoy the game. Go Steelers!

Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2009 12:06 pm

How sweet it is when your team goes all the way.

I know.  We could call the Cardinals the baby Pittsburgher's, except they have some real talent and we don't want to piss them off.  Mike Gandy, LFitz, Whisenhunt, etc. all good stories.  I think our (the Steelers) defense will have a hard time covering both Fitzgerald and Boldin.  We have to get to Warner and make him uncomfortable and make mistakes.  I think we'll win by a touchdown, but there are worse teams we could lose to.

Icky Shuffle
Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2009 3:09 am
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