Friday, January 27, 2006

Here we go...

The best of the best, the AFC Champion vs NFC Champion, for the creme of the crop, Super Bowl XL in Detroit on February 5th. AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to cap off an amazing run at the SB against a NFC Champions Seattle Seahawks team who are taking their steps on this amazing stage.

Yours thoughts on this game, who will win? Give us your analyzation of each team.


Blogger RED said...

For some reason I don't think Super Bowl XL will get that good of ratings. Here is why; The Steelers are a boring team, yeah they got a Bus, a Big Ben and shoot they even have a Polymalu... Yet that isn't exciting at all. yes it was good enough to beat the other no name team, the Broncos but it's not what everyone wanted to see. Everyone wanted to see Manning go head to head with McNabb and Owens or Manning vs. Manning in a Colts-Giants match up, but what did they get? They got Bill Cowher's ugly face and a team from Seattle which should never be in a Super bowl, they are like the Expos of football. The Seahawks had a great year going 14-2 in a weak conference yet I can't take anything away from them since they are in the Super bowl and all. I think this game is going to either be blow out either way. Either the Steelers will dominate on defense or the Seahawks will dominate on offense. I'm personally going with the Steelers dominating the defensive side and then torching the Steelers secondary for over 30 points. This won't be a classic Super Bowl like the last ones with the Patriots that ended with a game winning drive but instead it will be one of those good old throw back Super Bowl blowouts. Steelers 38 Seahawks 14

11:54 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

yeah, this game is very reminiscent of the 2000 SB when Baltimore and that high-powered offense (choke) and the Giants squared off.

12:33 PM  
Blogger RED said...

Haha yep it is very similar too that Super Bowl. I bet a defensive player ends up being MVP.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

but regarding this game, a lot of people are all ready writing the Seahawks off - remember, they did have the #1 offense in the NFL this season. Plus, they have shown they can beat a good defensive team even without their MVP of the league (Playoff game against Washington). I even think I am writing Seattle off, especially after watching a #6 seed go into the home of the top 3 seeds of the AFC and beat them all and these games weren't even close. Sure the Colts score was close, but minus a really BAD call, the Steelers win 21-10.

On the other side, the Steelers are feeling like they are the disrespected team. If that is the case, then I hope they continue to think that because the rest of the NFL world knows it's the complete opposite. But what a storied franchise Pittsburgh has - I mean that was their 14th AFC Title game, this will be there 6th Super Bowl appearance and they've been in the playoffs countless times - seems like season-after-season they are always there.

But one thing I can agree with Red on - the ratings for this game won't be as good. Most people got caught up the headlines of the 13-0 Colts team and the history of every 12-0 making the Super Bowl, so most people had all ready penciled Peyton Manning and Co to step on the Detroit field. Now that Peyton isn't there as a participant, the Super Bowl hype just isn't there.

For instance, in previous years, headlines always, and I mean ALWAYS had something related to the Super Bowl, new reports, new something. Now, just today, the main story is about Duke basketball and all the other headlines are regarding other sports, but not the Super Bowl. Some might argue it's a week away, but even when it's been a week away with a team most people wanted to see in the SB, the coverage was there.

I'd like to see the Seahawks win it because I like to root for the underdog, but realistically, I think the Steelers are going to walk away giving Big Ben a Super Trophy and have fun taking the bus for 1 final ride out as a champion.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous JohnnySox said...

People watch the Superbowl today because it is an event, even the commercials are an event. I agree that we do not have the big names, last year we had the T.O.saga and of course, Belly-check, Brady and Vineteri, but this year we just have two excellent teams that may procduce a classic game, let's give it a chance. My Pats and your Broncos came up a little short but this game may surprise us. I pick the Steelers because in close games, big defensive plays are game winners (Ty Law in 2001 vs Rams) and I think the Steelers have more defensive players that can make those game changing plays!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Seahawks are the best team in the NFL, they will dominate Big Ben and his youth. (Although, he will be back and win one someday). The Steelers only can "hope" that they can win this game for the Bus.
I agree it will be a blowout, Seahawks scored the most points in the league, Alexander the most TD's EVER...
The Steelers ? Disrespected? -They are one the most respected franchises in NFL history! The Seahawks are the ones on the short end of the disrespect stick!
The reason the ratings will not be as good is because Seattle is such an unknown team. Seahawks get no love. It's just incredible to me that the #1 seed in the NFC is the UNDERDOG over the #6 seed in the AFC!!
Sure, I live in Seattle, but I am NOT a Seahawk fan, I just look at the numbers, they dont lie. Seattle is clearly the better team. I think the two defenses mathc up pretty well, its in the offense that the Seahawks have the Steelers beat, hands down.
I am looking forward to a good game, I think it will be :
Seattle 24
Steelers 14
MVP Alexander w/113 yds 2 TD's.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Just for fun....

Terry Bradshaw, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Steelers flag in the window. "This house is yours for all eternity, Terry" said God. "This is very special not everyone gets a house up here."
Bradshaw felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way
up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner.
It was a 3 story mansion with a blue and white sidewalk, a 50 foot tall flag pole with an enormous SEAHAWKS flag, and in every window a blue Towel.
Bradshaw looked at God and said, "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro quarterback; I hold many NFL >records, and I even went to the Hall of Fame." God said, "So what's your point Bradshaw?" "Well, why does Matt Hasselbeck get a better house than me?" God chuckled, and said, "Terry, that's not Matt's house, it's mine

1:22 PM  
Blogger Ugo said...

Bob, I don't think God is a Seahawks fan. Since they haven't won a championship, ever. In fact I don't think God is a fan of Seattle RE: Mariners, Sonics and it Rains all the time, and Starbucks sucks. (Although it has produced some good bands). I think the outcome of this superbowl is going to be a lot like Super Bowl XXX Hasselbeck will be the Neil O' Donnell of this Super Bowl. Also, look for a defensive MVP or if the Bus can muster up 70 yrds and a couple of TD's they will give it to him.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Well Bob - if God is a Seahawks fan, then surely the refs are not. Not blaming the refs for the Seahawks losing this game, but Pittsburgh had some help...congratulations to the Steelers on one fantastic finish!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Sox said...

The refs surely will be remebered for the officiating during the playoffs. Huge blown calls at the most critical times. The superbowl was astounding, a tic-tac pass interference, a phantom holding call. The prior playoff games had the famous Polamalu interception and the phantom PI on Asante Samual. The most necessary change is to let them play in the secondary, there must be significant contact allowed, this is football ! The reciever is supposed to get open, so if he is not, the hell with him.

8:29 AM  
Blogger BIGDOGOG said...

It was a boring super bowl if that slow ass old brokedown bus didnt need that ring it would have not even been watched. I give credit to the greats of football and he needed it to validate his ticket to greatness so whatever plus how many more losses deep in the playoffs could that franchise suffer. We lost the game @home cause of lack of third down defense and one bounce off the shoulder of a different make up to the game. Fuck you Pittsburgh good job Im done..

5:53 PM  

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