Coach Mike Tomlin has helped the Philadelphia Steelers win the most Superbowls ever. He says that he’s just happy to “contribute to that trophy case”! Wow, Philadelphia Steelers,you sure do make most of America proud. Except,of course,the fans of the Arizona Cardinals.
But, I know that everyone was a fan of both Bruce Springsteen & Jennifer Hudson’s performances! Although she has suffered a tremendous tragedy, Jennifer Hudson really sang the hell out of the National Anthem. Then, Bruce Springsteen rocked the SuperBowl with his great American sound during half-time. Yes, the SuperBowl is one of the best American past-times. It’s an excuse to eat bad food, be unruly, & have the best celebratory sex ever if your team wins. In my house, we were rooting for the Philadelphia Steelers. So, you know we’re going to party well into the night!
Here’s more on the game from The AP:
“Their Steel Curtain shredded, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense ended a Super Bowl of incredible swings with a final-minute touchdown for a historic victory.
Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining Sunday, lifting the Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.
It was one of the most thrilling finishes to the NFL title game, certainly equaling last year’s upset by the New York Giants that ended with Plaxico Burress’ TD catch — with 35 seconds left, too.
But this one was even wilder.
The Steelers (15-4), winning their second Super Bowl in four seasons, led 20-7 in the fourth quarter, only to see Kurt Warner and the Cardinals stage a remarkable rally to go in front 23-20 with 2:37 remaining.
Warner hit All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left. Already owning a slew of postseason receiving marks this year, Fitzgerald sped down the middle of the field, watching himself outrun the Steelers on the huge video screen.
Fitzgerald could only watch from the sideline as Roethlisberger engineered a 78-yard drive to win it in what resembled Heinz Field South. With waves of twirling Terrible Towels turning Raymond James Stadium into a black-and-gold tableau — Steelers fans supporting their beloved team, the economy be damned — Pittsburgh’s offense rescued the title.
Holmes was selected the game’s MVP. “(End of Article) Taken from:(http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gMQe6GWmgDs_32FQ8QdkC6bYLfDAD9636E4O0
And here’s more on MVP Santonio Holmes from The Seattle Times:
“These are small, low-economic towns, but the athletic program gives them something positive they can brag about, gives them some notoriety,” said Eddie Rhodes, a Belle Glade native who retired in 2005 after more than 30 years as an administrator and coach at Pahokee Middle-Senior High School. “You look at guys like Rickey Jackson, Fred Taylor, Anquan, Santonio. If it weren’t for those guys, you would have never heard of Belle Glade or Pahokee. Or you would only hear negative things.”
Holmes knows all about those negative things.
Holmes knows about poverty. He was raised in Belle Glade by a single mother in a public-housing project. Patricia Brown was 16 when Holmes was born, and she worked in the cornfields throughout his childhood.
He also knows about the drugs. He said Tuesday that he spent about a year dealing drugs when he was in elementary school because that was what his friends and older relatives did. He used whatever money he made to buy shoes and snacks, but he said he quit when a friend was arrested and sent to jail.
“I’m not proud of it, but it definitely showed me that there’s a different way to go about living your life, and that’s not selling drugs,” Holmes said.
Though Brown said she always viewed her son as being too small to play football — even now she thinks he’s not big enough (189 pounds), she said — there was never denying Holmes’ speed.
He developed it by chasing rabbits in the sugar-cane fields with other boys, and he refined it by running track in high school. He was the anchor leg on three state-champion 1,600-meter relay teams. And of course, he excelled at football, where he was a receiver on three state-championship teams.
Holmes was one of at least nine players from his senior class to earn a college scholarship and is one of two in the NFL. The other is Ray McDonald, a defensive end with the 49ers.
“Those were the great years,” said Curtis Holley, the quarterback on Holmes’ high-school team. “That generation put Glades Central on the map.”
McDonald’s grandfather, Willie, has taught and coached football and track in Belle Glade since before schools there were integrated. He’s the town’s unofficial athletic historian, and he recently commissioned a mural to be painted at the entrance to the school’s football stadium that lists every Glades Central graduate who has reached the NFL. There are 31 names on that wall, including the four current players: Holmes, McDonald, Jacksonville running back Taylor and Cleveland defensive tackle Santonio Thomas.
Yet Holmes will be the first to play in a Super Bowl.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawks/2008691216_super31.html