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Princess the Camel Picked Super Bowl XLIII Winning Steelers

Princess the Camel did it again.  The prognosticator of Popcorn Park Zoo, in choosing the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Arizona Cardinals, successfully picked the winner of Super Bowl XLIII.

In a game that went down to the wire and almost foiled Princess’s prediction, the Steelers came from behind with about 2:38 left to play in the game,to defeat the Cardinal (and me) 27-23. 
Princess’s record for picking the winner of NFL games this year finishes at a very impressive 17-5.
My record of picking winners on the other hand was not so good, out of the 11 games that made up this years NFL playoffs, my record was a dismal 3-8. 
The only pleasure that I receive from the outcome of this game, is in knowing that while the Cardinals did not emerge as winners of  Super Bowl XLIII, they did cover the point spread and as a result, I am now a few bucks richer than I was a few hours ago.
So lets hear it for the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of their sixth Super Bowl title, the most out of any other team in the NFL.
It was a great NFL season, I already can’t wait until the start of next season in order root for the Giants return to the big game.

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Princess the Camel Picked Super Bowl XLIII Winning Steelers

Princess the Camel did it again.  The prognosticator of Popcorn Park Zoo, in choosing the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Arizona Cardinals, successfully picked the winner of Super Bowl XLIII.

In a game that went down to the wire and almost foiled Princess’s prediction, the Steelers came from behind with about 2:38 left to play in the game,to defeat the Cardinal (and me) 27-23. 
Princess’s record for picking the winner of NFL games this year finishes at a very impressive 17-5.
My record of picking winners on the other hand was not so good, out of the 11 games that made up this years NFL playoffs, my record was a dismal 3-8. 
The only pleasure that I receive from the outcome of this game, is in knowing that while the Cardinals did not emerge as winners of  Super Bowl XLIII, they did cover the point spread and as a result, I am now a few bucks richer than I was a few hours ago.
So lets hear it for the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of their sixth Super Bowl title, the most out of any other team in the NFL.
It was a great NFL season, I already can’t wait until the start of next season in order root for the Giants return to the big game.

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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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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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Super Bowl XLIII Preview and Prediction

The following video from ESPN is a short preview of of Super Bowl XLIII, which as just about every knows by now features the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

The video does not provide in depth analysis of the game itself but it does give you an idea of what these 2 teams are all about.

If anyone is truly interested in my pick for the game, I feel sorry for you. I really don’t have much of a track record picking winners. However be that as it may, I am going against the general consensus and picking the Cardinals.

Why the Cardinals, no real rhyme or reason. I just have a feeling that this is a Cinderella team and Kurt Warner is this years Prince Charming.

The score:
Cardinals 27  Steelers 20


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