Prosecute the torture.

February 7, 2011

Crap.

From the P-G:
This one, alas, did not end with that familiar ring.

These remarkably resilient Steelers, on the cusp of one of the most spectacular comebacks in sporting history, failed to secure their record seventh championship by falling short of the Green Bay Packers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium.
It came oh, so close to being oh, so different.

"We just wanted a taste of the lead. Just a taste. And were right there," safety Troy Polamalu said. "But they made the plays on defense, and we didn't. That was the difference."

Green Bay forced three turnovers, beginning with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's two interceptions that led to the Packers storming to a 21-3 lead in the first half.
Three turnovers. Three. Each leading to a Green Bay touchdown. You can't win anything in the NFL if you just give the other team the ball (and 21 points) so easily. Especially a team as good as this year's Packers.

Crap. Just crap.

3 comments:

Ol' Froth said...

Less than 2 months until Opening Day!

CSI w/o Dead Bodies said...

Dave Zirin of the Edge of Sports has some consoling words for everyone.

http://csiwodeadbodies.blogspot.com/2011/01/super-bowl-xlv-battle-of-champions-who.html

rich10e said...

yeah froth, that's something to look forward to this spring. Can't wait to see that new 33 year old journeyman reliever they got recently...Beimel or sumpin' like that!!!!