On to victory

As most of you know the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII. Arizona took the lead with 2:37 left but Ben Roethlisberger was able to orchestrate a 2 minute game winning drive that ended with a Santonio Holmes TD catch in the corner of the end zone. Holmes would later be named Super Bowl MVP, but did he deserve it?

Don’ get me wrong, Holmes had an amazing game and without him Pittsburgh probably would have lost. But you have to give Roethlisberger his credit. Roethlisberger was able to escape trouble all night long and found a way to make some great plays. He did a great job of extending the play and moving the chains. Roethlisberger only threw for one touchdown but he also threw one interception. That interception was not a bad pass it was tipped straight up into the air at the line of scrimmage. The blocked pass doesn’t get Roethlisberger off the hook but he doesn’t deserve the entire blame either.

Ben RoethlisbergerRoethlisberger led his team on a game winning drive that would seal the game for Pittsburgh. I’m happy for Holmes but I think Roethlisberger deserved the MVP. His passes aren’t always pretty but he gets the job done. Roethlisberger may not have gotten the trophy but he was the MVP of the Super Bowl.

Last night’s Super Bowl win gives the Steelers their sixth Super Bowl. That Super Bowl gives the Steelers the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. With all the recent success are the Steelers the greatest football franchise of all time? I think it does. In the end last nights Super Bowl was an amazing game. I’m just happy the Steelers won. Football season may be over but the draft is just around the corner.

~Ben

5 Comments

Ben – on the live blog last night, when I was asked who should be MVP – my vote went to Big Ben. Congrats to the Steelers!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I still think Harrison should have won it. Whenhave you seen a linebacker run 100 yards?!

-Bob, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

It was a great game! I wasn’t following it that closely, so I don’t know who deserves the MVP. But Ben R. sounds like he would have been a great canidate.
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Oh, please start writing about baseball again so I can comment. I didn’t watch the Super Bowl!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Haha, sorry Jane. Now that the season is over I’m about done with football until the draft. It will probably be nothing but baseball for a while.

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