When Sunday morning broke, I awoke with the anticipation of watching both the Eagles and the Steelers lose their bids to go to the Super Bowl.
And while the Eagles did fall in heart-breaking fashion in the final minutes of the game (hee hee hee), the Steelers were simply too much for the Ravens to overcome.
So now the Steelers move on to their seventh Super Bowl in franchise history, with a chance to become the first team ever to win six Super Bowls. Currently, they were tied with the Cowboys and the 49ers with five each.
So obviously, it’s no secret and no big surprise who me and just about every Cowboys fan in the galaxy will be rooting for in two weeks… right?
One of the more interesting twists to the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers matchups is this:
Mike Tomlin vs. the Cardinals’ Ken Whisenhunt, the offensive coordinator when the Steelers won the Super Bowl three seasons ago, who went to Arizona after being passed over for Pittsburgh’s job.
Whisenhunt and his top assistant, Russ Grimm, left after the Steelers unexpectedly hired Tomlin, who has done something even Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher couldn’t do by taking Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl in his second season.
It looks like their may be some bad blood between the two head coaches, as current Cardinals head coach, Ken Whisenhunt was hoping to get the Steelers gig, before Pittsburgh decided to go with Mike Tomlin.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more on this angle in the days leading up to the February 1st gala.
The other great reason to watch the Super Bowl (as if rooting against the Steelers is not enough), will be the half time show that will feature longtime rocker, Bruce Springsteen.