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It’s Dynasty vs. Doormat in the Super Bowl

By BARRY WILNER, AP Football Writer

TAMPA, Fla. – Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory Sunday will give them a record sixth Super Bowl title, and they are 6 1/2-point favorites to get it against the Arizona Cardinals.

Yes, those Cardinals — a franchise that has defined dysfunction since the 1950s.
If it’s easy to believe the Steelers are back in the big game three years after winning one for the thumb against Seattle, it’s just as difficult — nearly impossible, actually — to believe the Cardinals are providing the opposition. This is a classic yin and yang setup: the defensively miserly AFC champs against the offensively potent NFC winners. The team with the proud history against the club with the forgettable past.
As if any of that matters now.
“Legacies are something you kind of worry about after the season,” Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu said.
When that season ends Sunday night, the Steelers will be judged by a commitment to excellence — sorry, Al Davis — established by the Steel Curtain teams of Chuck Noll in the 1970s and carried on through the Bill Cowher years. It is not something they can ignore, even if their coach, Mike Tomlin, has been on the job only two years and has few ties to Noll or Cowher.
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>It’s Dynasty vs. Doormat in the Super Bowl

>By BARRY WILNER, AP Football Writer

TAMPA, Fla. – Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory Sunday will give them a record sixth Super Bowl title, and they are 6 1/2-point favorites to get it against the Arizona Cardinals.

Yes, those Cardinals — a franchise that has defined dysfunction since the 1950s.
If it’s easy to believe the Steelers are back in the big game three years after winning one for the thumb against Seattle, it’s just as difficult — nearly impossible, actually — to believe the Cardinals are providing the opposition. This is a classic yin and yang setup: the defensively miserly AFC champs against the offensively potent NFC winners. The team with the proud history against the club with the forgettable past.
As if any of that matters now.
“Legacies are something you kind of worry about after the season,” Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu said.
When that season ends Sunday night, the Steelers will be judged by a commitment to excellence — sorry, Al Davis — established by the Steel Curtain teams of Chuck Noll in the 1970s and carried on through the Bill Cowher years. It is not something they can ignore, even if their coach, Mike Tomlin, has been on the job only two years and has few ties to Noll or Cowher.
Read More at Yahoo Sports >>>Here

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Filed under AFC Champion, Al Davis, Associated Press, Bill Cowher, Cardinals, Chuck Noll, Football, NFC Champion, Steel Curtin, Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII, Troy Polamalu, yahoo sports

Super Bowl XLIII Stats and Figures: GOODMagazine

The Super Bowl is an advertising bonanza, a snack food orgy and—oh yeah—a football game. An original GOOD Video gives us few stats and figures about the Big Game on Sunday.

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Super Bowl XLIII Stats and Figures: GOODMagazine

The Super Bowl is an advertising bonanza, a snack food orgy and—oh yeah—a football game. An original GOOD Video gives us few stats and figures about the Big Game on Sunday.

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Filed under Beer, Budwieser, Cardinals, Chips, Football, Good Magazine, NFL, Popcorn, Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa Bay

Princess the Camel Picks Super Bowl XLII Winner


The prognosticator of Popcorn Park Zoo, Princess the Camel, made her final prediction for this years NFL season it was reported yesterday in the Asbury Park Press.

After a somewhat successful season picking the winning teams, Princess record stands at an impressive 16 – 5 . 
Of her most publicized picks, the Giants over the Eagles in their NFC Divisional playoff match up and then the Eagle over the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game, Princess picked the losers. 
What was her final prediction of the season ? Princess picked the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLII.
Seems like a safe bet for me, but afer being burned twice by Princess during the playoffs, I think that I’m going with the Cardinals !
More on that tomorrow.

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Filed under Asbury Park Press, Baltimore Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles, NFL, NY Giants, predictions, Princess the Camel, Steelers, Super Bowl

Princess the Camel Picks Super Bowl XLII Winner


The prognosticator of Popcorn Park Zoo, Princess the Camel, made her final prediction for this years NFL season it was reported yesterday in the Asbury Park Press.

After a somewhat successful season picking the winning teams, Princess record stands at an impressive 16 – 5 . 
Of her most publicized picks, the Giants over the Eagles in their NFC Divisional playoff match up and then the Eagle over the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game, Princess picked the losers. 
What was her final prediction of the season ? Princess picked the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLII.
Seems like a safe bet for me, but afer being burned twice by Princess during the playoffs, I think that I’m going with the Cardinals !
More on that tomorrow.

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>NY Times: Inside the Playbook Challenge

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If anyone is interested, the New York Times has a neat feature this week, it’s called the Playbook Challange.
 If you register with the Times, you will be able to fill out an interactive NFL Playoffs bracket to test your knowledge and skill at picking the NFL playoff games and the eventual winner of the Superbowl. 
 You have too not only pick the winner of each game but  the margin of victory each team will win by.   
After you complete the form you are issued a unqiue “url” that you can email or display to others so that they can follow your picks     

“The New York Times Inside the Playbook Challenge allows you to pick the winners and margins of victory for each round of the N.F.L. playoffs, including the Super Bowl. Save your picks, compare them with other readers and test your N.F.L. savvy against New York Times reporters.”

If anyone is interested here is my url:

Let me know what you think of my picks and we can compare notes. 
One catch however, registration ends today so don’t wait, sign up fast and lets see how well everyone picks the winners of this weekends NFL playoffs and all then all of the games right through to the Superbowl. 


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