The Arizona Cardinals are in the Super Bowl!!!

by Ryan on January 18, 2009

in Sports

Is this a sign of the apocalypse?  Perhaps, but it is nonetheless true:  the Arizona Cardinals (one of the perennial laughing-stocks of the NFL) are going to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1!

Both Conference Championship games were exciting in different ways.  If you’re an offensive person, you liked the first game where the Kurt Warner and the Cardinals defeated McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25.  If you like defensive chess matches, you liked the second game where the Steelers defeated the spirited Baltimore Ravens 23-14.  I just plain like football so I enjoyed them both!

Anyone would pick the Steelers to win it all in two weeks and they’d probably be right, but I may root for the Cardinals anyway — they’re young, they have spirit, and (selfishly) I only want the New England Patriots to have won more than one Super Bowl during this decade (Pittsburgh already won in 2006).   But, I’m not really a Kurt Warner fan and the Steelers are a great, solid team worthy of respect.  Hmm… I have two weeks to decide.

On paper, the Steelers should kill them on both sides of the ball, but Arizona is feisty enough to hopefully make it a game.  However, historically most Super Bowls have been blow-outs and on paper, this should be a blowout too.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris January 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I agree with you in almost every thing you said, except that I want the Giants to win more than one Super Bowl during the decade, but you already know that (not even going to get started about this year).

I admire the Cards and will be rooting for them. They are in the Super Bowl the first time EVER and they got there by beating the Eagles and showing the world that Donovan McNabb can’t win the big game…maybe Rush was right. This win also shows that karma exists in the NFL!

We (as in the US…not me or you) did elect a Socialist as president, so as far as I can see, anything can happen.

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Southern Girl January 19, 2009 at 10:05 am

I was kind of hoping the Ravens would pull off an upset to the Steelers.

I don’t care if it ain’t my Saints…but hey. If the Cards can make it…maybe there IS hope for the Saints. I might just start holdin’ my breath, ha, ha, ha!

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Ryan January 19, 2009 at 11:26 am

You must believe Southern Girl!

The Saints looked great his year, but ended up in the league’s most competitive division which had a weird home-game thing with division opponents. If Brees has a statistically similiar season next year and the rest of the team can stay healthy, who knows what might happen! They might meet Chris’s Giants in the playoffs or even my Patriots in the Super Bowl! If the Cardinals can make it, anything can happen!

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Southern Girl January 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

well…and if we can get a defense to even remotely match the offense…I’d be a happy girl!! :)

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