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DescriptionPittsburgh’s running game turned out to be too much for Seattle in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.  Bettis and company burned the clock and the Seahawks’ timeouts in their final drive.  Seattle made a desperate attempt to tie in the end, but it was futile. There may have been some questionable calls, but no matter how many times you argue them, the Steelers are the Super Bowl Champions of 2006.


Hassleback’s INT turned into a Pittsburgh touchdown after WR Randall El threw on a gadget play.  The ball sailed for a 43 yard pass to Hines Ward.  Hassleback fumbled on the ensuing possession only to have the call overturned on a challenge.  The overturned play turned out to be a bust anyhow with Seattle having to punt after a Pittsburgh sack.

Current Score: Seattle 10, Steelers 21.

CB Kelly Henderson came up big in the endzone for Seattle by intercepting a pass that would’ve likely been a Pittsburg touchdown for WR Cedrick Wilson.  Instead, Henderson takes the INT for 76 yards before getting tackled - a Super Bowl record.  On the ensuing set of plays - 3rd and 6 - Matt Hasselbeck hit up Jerramy Stevens for a 16 yard touchdown reception.

Current Score: Seattle 10, Steelers 14.

Willie Parker took it to the house with a Super Bowl record setting 75 yard run.  The Seahawks put up a healthy drive and attempted another FG - this time for 50 yards.  Josh Brown missed another key scoring opportunity for the Seahawks.

Current Score: Seattle 3, Steelers 14.

Playing it conservative, ABC and Disney have decided to bring on old school/new school rockers - The Rolling Stones.  I’ve got to say I was pleasantly entertained with the mini concert.  A great stage was setup in the form of the Stones’ signature hanging tongue logo.  Singing their classics - including one they sung at Super Bowl I, “I can’t get no satisfaction.”

On 3rd down, Big Ben connected with Hines Ward for a big 37 yard reception that set up a 1 yard touchdown run by Ben Roethlisberger.  The play was challenged by Seattle, but was it was too close to overturn the call.  That took us under the 2 minute warning.  Seattle’s 2 minute offense came into effect and ended with what I consider to be a conservative FG attempt.  Pittsburg accidentally called a timeout with a confused defense on the field; Seattle failed to capitalize with 7 seconds on the clock.  I thought there might have been time to attempt one shot down the field or at least relieve some pressure off the kicker by taking it in another 10-15 yards, then call a their last timeout.  However, they opted to attempt a 54 yard FG that went wide.  Bring on Mick Jagger.

Big Ben showing some guts by chucking a long one downfield but Randal El couldn’t make the play.  However, Michael Boulware intercepted.  Unfortunately for Seattle, defense has been great on both ends and they go 3 and out rather quickly.

After having a D. Jackson touchdown being taken back because of a questionable penalty, the Seahawks take only 3 points away after a 47 yard field goal.  Either way, I still didn’t make any money on the office pool.  Crap.

Both teams came up empty as Seattle takes it up the field for 2 first downs.  A 4th down punt put the Steelers in their first possession.  A quick 3 and out put them in a position to punt.  Let’s hope for some fireworks on offense this time around.

There’s nothing more exciting than the coin toss of the Super Bowl.  You start to hope that the following game will be a good one and begin to put the electricity into perspective.  So why would you ever have New England Patriots’ Quarterback, Tom Brady, toss the ceremonial coin?  Shouldn’t he be home licking his wounds like the other playoff losers?  Was there not a more qualified retired football player in the stadium?  I would’ve taken a drunken “Broadway” Joe Namath before Brady.