You watch your quarterback scramble. You have three defenders in your area, yet the ball comes your way. It floats for a brief moment over their outstretched arms, before landing in your hands. Falling out of bounds, your toes touch briefly. And then you get hit, not by an opponent but by your own team mates mauling you in congratulations.
My terrible towel was twisted, wrapped around my hand. I twisted it, chewed it, but did not wave it until the final play was complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers had won their record setting sixth Super Bowl. Wow! What an amazing game and culmination to some amazing stories.
Most people know Kurt Warner's story. From bag boy, to NFL Europe, to Arena Football, to the 1999 Super Bowl, to the bench and finally to the Super Bowl again. James Harrison, cut by the Steelers four times and Baltimore once, sets the record for the longest play in Super Bowl history. Arizona made an incredible comeback from being down 13 to take the lead with a little over 2 minutes to play. And of course Holmes amazing catch to clinch the game for Pittsburgh with 35 seconds left.
There were a lot of twists and turns in this game. My Inbox filled with text messages from well meaning Ravens fans, much love guys. The Brenneman's put up with my antics, and I was even thanked for "adding to the entertainment." Jordan Regas is my new favorite sports commentator..."all they have to do is score." I think he was just trying to make sure I did not have a heart attack.
Did you watch the game? Impressions? Funny stories from the party you attended? Favorite commercial?