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Sixburgh!

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So, I’ve been watching Steelers football for as long as I can remember and have seen every super bowl game since IX, the Steelers’ first. Both of my parents were from western PA so naturally they were fans and it trickled down to me.

I considered going this year but decided to use my money a little rmoe wisely and pay off a credit card. Done!

When Super Bowl XXX was happening, I had a party at my house and I was married at the time. When O’Donnell threw the 2nd interception for a TD to the Cowboys I got a little pissed and kicked everyone out of the party. Yes, I take it a little too seriously sometimes.

This year’s game was pretty good. I had another party (3rd year in a row) and had about 12-15 people there throughout the course of the game. Lots of food and beer and great friends. I was pretty excited through the whole game until the 4th quarter when the Steelers got lax and let the cards start scoring. Typical Steelers football. Irritating.

Some things I noticed about the televised game and even more confirmed after speaking to a few folks who attended the game.

1. The cameras rarely panned the crowd. According to one friend who was there, he said it was easily 100:1 Steelers fans to cards fans. Not too surprising. NBC is a bunch of wussies trying to make it appear “fair” on TV.

2. The crowd noise seemed enhanced. When the Steelers made a big play, you heard cheers and such. But when the Cards made big plays, the volume seemed to double. I’d bet dime to a dollar NBC, again, was trying to make it seem like an even crowd.

But hey, whatever. The Steelers won and for that I am happy. There were awful calls on boths sides of the ball for both teams and a ton of no-calls. Harrison should have been ejected and I am not convinced that Warner’s fumble at the end was a fumble, no matter if the NFL claims they reviewed it in the booth.

Here’s the precursor to my party:

Written by The Metal Files

February 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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  1. Looks like you had good time. Congrats on number six, but I can’t share your joy. Not a Pittburg fan, actualy can’t stand em, but it was an awesome game and Big Ben is a stud! Go Niners…someday!

    Mastercheif

    February 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm


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