I watched the games with four of my good friends and unlike myself they all wanted the Cardinals to win. I'm not saying I wanted the Steelers to win, but what I am saying is that I think it is dumb for people to pick a team to cheer for when the Super Bowl comes around. I'm a Vikings fan and that's where it ends. Just because its the league championship doesn't give a fan the right to cheer for somebody else, at least not as passionately as people do during the Super Bowl. When Larry Fitz went to the house to give the Cards a lead late in the 4th my friends went absolutely nuts. If I didn't know any better I would have thought that they were die hard Cards fans and had been since birth. I understand it makes the Super Bowl a little more entertaining if you pick a team but come on going nuts for that team really seems wrong to me. When the Vikes have a bye week during the season I don't pick a team to cheer for that week, so it's no different to me when the playoffs roll around and the Vikes aren't playing. I don't just jump onto another team and hope they win, cause I'm a fan of one team and one team only so I can't get excited watching a team that is not "my team" win the league championship. I just hope for a good competitive football game to watch, and could care less who wins. It's no different for the Stanley Cup or World Series either. If the Blues are not in the cup finals then I want to see 7 great games of hockey, and if the Twins are not in the World Series then I want to see 7 great games of baseball. I don't want to pick a team and cheer for them. Truly upsets me.
As for the game itself I thought it was extremely boring until the fourth quarter rolled around. I didn't even think it was a competitive game until the fourth because the Steelers were pounding the Cards and containing Larry Fitz amazingly. Then we all know what happened which is Fitzgerald took over and brought the Cards close to a title until Big Ben drove the field and Holmes made a great catch to finish up a solid game. Again, until the fourth quarter I thought it was a terrible game. Oh and the refs really wanted to be part of the game cause they called as many penalties as they could. Some calls were correct and some were not, but wow did they enjoy throwing flags. The final play of the game is something I will always be pissed about though. Why was that play not reviewed? I'm not saying it would have been overturned, but wow that was close to being an incomplete pass and should have been reviewed for a while. It's the frickin Super Bowl and they didn't take time to make sure they got the call right? It's the principle of the matter that upsets me. Anyways, good game when it was all said and done. The commercials really sucked though, and honestly I thought Wipeout on ABC was better then anything the Super Bowl halftime show had to offer.