Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl 43


Well...Well...Well... What a great superbowl!!! There were some spectacular plays made by both teams... Me being a fan of neither team... My respect definitely grew for both and I expect both of them to be a threat next year...

Who did I cheer for???(some of you may have asked) Like I wrote in my last post, it was for the Pittsburgh Steelers... What was crazy, is that everyone who was at our Superbowl party was all cheering for the Arizona Cardinals except for my mother-in-law and one of my brother-in-laws... That made the environment a little frisky... When it comes to football, I get a little mouthy sometimes a little too mouthy(sorry Pat)... But all in all it is part of loving football and being passionate about it... This game definitely lived up to its hype and it had my in laws house shaking... Let me get off into a tangent real quick...

I just wanted to thank my mother in law and father in law for having that AMAZING Superbowl party!!! The food like always was amazing... We had BBQ meatballs, pork(the best meat ever especially the way my father-in-law makes it), soft shell and hard shell tacos, spicy buffalo wings and BBQ weeines... That didn't include all the yummy mouth watering desserts... Starting with Heather's famous cookies and brownies, doughnuts, and to top it off was vanilla ice cream... THERE WAS SOME GOOD COOKING... Thanks again to all who shared their cooking talents...


"Warren Sapp shouldn't be a analyst..."


Ok...Ok...Now back to football... I had the opportunity to listen to most of the NFL analysts from ESPN, NFL Network and also watched the game again this morning... I get the feeling that most the analysts expected a win from the Steelers... All the predictions were way overboard... For istance, Warren Sapp said, "I expect the Steelers to make this Superbowl forgettable...45-17..." I was like what the... Come on Warren... That was the worst prediction ever given in my opinion... There are some of these EX-players that shouldn't be analysts... Warren Sapp is on that list... Just to go off on another tangent... Did you see what I predicted what the score would be and who would win??? I guessed the score right on 27-23... I read an article on what kind of money was made for those gamblers... There was over 200 million dollars made just by guessing the winner and taking the spread... TOO BAD I'M NOT A GAMBLER though... Anyways I will give you MY GAME CHANGING PLAY OF THE GAME AND ALSO THE PLAYERS OF THE GAME ON BOTH TEAMS...




Amazing speed...





Unbelievable hops... He has everything you want in a WR...



Stating with the Cardinals... Kurt Warner amazed me in every aspect of his game... He was unbelievably quick to get that ball out... There were some jaw dropping throws he made that most NFL QBs couldn't make... He made great decisions and he led his team down the field when they needed it most... Now Larry Fitzgerald... Where was he the first quarter??? Yeah he was shadowed the whole game by Troy Palumalu... I knew that he was gonna break out sooner than later... He did in the second half starting with a leaping grab in the endzone... This man is not human... Even if YAO MING FROM THE ROCKETS WAS GUARDING HIM... HE STILL WOULD'VE MADE THE CATCH... THE GAME CHANGING PLAY OF THE DAY FOR THE CARDINALS was late in the fourth quarter... Steelers up 20 to 16... Steelers were playing cover two, zone blitz where Harrison suppose to drop back like a middle linebacker... Steelers rushed 5 and had 6 to cover... Arizona had a perfect play call and perfect formation... They had one TE and 3 wideouts... Leaving man to man coverage and remember the cover two.... Arizona motioned Fitz to the slot... They did just a simple slant route and Fitz was gone... No one could've caught him(ok maybe HUSSEIN BOLT "the Jamaican sprinter")... Another SPECTACULAR PLAY BY FITZ...





Warner still plays with heart...




CARDINALS MVP'S: Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald and on the defensive side Adrian Wilson and Karlos Dansby who was responsible for the only INT... They both played lights out like this was their last game... These two men are the reason why Pittsburgh sub par running game never got going...



Big Ben




This is some ballerina catch... Unreal!!!



Now on with the Superbowl winners: the Pittsburgh Steelers... Let me start out with there Defense... They were flying around... Lamar Woodley and Harrison were harassing Warner throughout the game and more in the second half... This tandem in my opinion is the best in the NFL... They compliment each other so well... They both play a like... Down hill and with a chip on their shoulder... On the offensive side of the ball... Big Ben was amazing along with the Superbowl MVP Santonio Holmes... Big Ben did what he does best... Buys time with his legs and keeps his eyes down field and strikes... Now holmes looked like a top notch receiver and he will be for many years to come... He's only 24...


Warner being harrassed...




Santonio Holmes the "MVP"



Steelers MVP's: Big Ben and Santonio Holmes were making it rain especially on the final drive... Don't you think that Big Ben's name should be up their with the great QB's in this league(Peyton Manning and Tom Brady)??? In my opinion I think he should be up there... He's now responsible for 18 game winning drives... UNBELIEVABLE... On the defensive side, Harrison and Woodley... Harrison made history with that return for 100 yards... You never hear that a Defensive End/OLB run back for a 100 yards... Usually its a DB or a Safety... That was the Game changing play of the game for the Steelers... Also Woodley was responsible for stripping Warner at the end of the game to keep them from coming back... Him and Harrison was all over Warner...

Lastly, I'm sad now that football has come to a close and look forward to the NFL DRAFT, SIGNING DAY FOR THE UTES AND ALSO THE DAY FOOTBALL STARTS AGAIN... :(





8 comments:

Simi B. Cazeau said...

Rich, you should be a sports analyst!!

Chocolate-Covered-Pineapple said...

I've seriously considered it... I just get the feeling that I need to be around sports particularly football because I'm passionate about it... Thanks cuz... :)

Simi B. Cazeau said...

You could be the next Power house host....I forgot the dudes name. I'm pretty sure hes a Wolfgram...You know we should get together and coach a little league football team? You could be the head coach and I could coach the cheer leaders since that's all I really did is cheered you on...Remember that LOL

Chocolate-Covered-Pineapple said...

hahahhaha... I don't like that guy on powerhouse... He is obsessed with that team down south (BYU)... So I would love to take over his job... I would love to coach a little league team but my time is taken by school... If I coach I would want to start at college level...

Heather Maez said...

Hahaha chocolate covered pineapple, thats great! You did a good job on your blog love the song choices!

Chocolate-Covered-Pineapple said...

Hahahahhahaha... That is my nick name at work and it kind of stuck... I'm glad you like my songs...

Οικογενεια Rodeback said...

Dang...you should go into coaching. Theres a lot of money in it.

Chocolate-Covered-Pineapple said...

Thanks Tiva... I've seriously been looking into it... I've talked to a couple of the "U" coaches and they said I need my bachelors degree first than I will be able to intern as a coach for a year or two... Then that's when I am eligible to become a specialty coach... So yeah I've been doing my research... Thanks again...