Steelers make magic for Mick

Posted by Andy Durham on February 2, 2009 at 11:28 am under Professional | Read the First Comment

The Pittsburgh Steelers made magic for Mick Riggs on Sunday as he won our Super Bowl contest and now he will receive Two $25.00 gift certificates from Shane’s Rib Shack. Mick had the Steelers to win and he put his point total at 48 without going over, as the two teams combined for 50 points in the 27-23 final.

Congrats to Mick and thanks again to everyone who got in on the contest. We have the cap on Sunday’s game from foxsports.com and who’s catch did you like better, the one by Santonio Holmes to win it, or the grab by Larry Fitzgerald to put Arizona ahead late in the fourth quarter?

How about that 100 yard interception return by the Steelers James Harrison? The game was filled with outstanding plays from both sides and the thing that may end up going by the wayside is the battle-tough performance turned in by the Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.

It was one heck of a game and here’s the re-cap from fox:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining Sunday to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Steelers, who won their second Super Bowl in four seasons, led 20-7 in the fourth quarter, only to see Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner effect a remarkable rally to put Arizona ahead 23-20 with less than three minutes remaining.

Warner hit All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left. Fitzgerald sped down the middle of the field, watching himself outrun the Steelers on the huge video screen.

But Fitzgerald could only watch from the sideline as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger engineered a 78-yard drive to win the NFL title in what resembled another home field for Pittsburgh. With Steelers fans who made the trip to Florida twirling their signature gold towels in support of their beloved team, Pittsburgh’s offense rescued the title.

“These guys just don’t blink,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. “They deliver.

“It’s never going to be pretty or perfect, if you will, but they have a great deal of resolve.”

Holmes was selected the game’s MVP.

It was one of the most thrilling finishes to the NFL’s title game, certainly equaling last year’s upset win by the New York Giants that ended with Plaxico Burress’ TD catch — also with 35 seconds left.


  • mick said,

    Wow! How cool is that!

    Makes up for that stupid buy a square thingy at the party Big Ben and I visited for Super Bowl. Got stuck with some bad #s!

    Still hate the Steelers and IC beers still suck. But I hate em $50 bucks less than yesterday…. Wooooooooooooo