In deference to Superbowl XLIII, I’ve decided to not cover a movie in this Monday Movie segment. (The one I saw in the theater and the one I rented both aren’t worth the mention.) Instead, I thought I’d offer a couple of thoughts that I have about the big game and the Cardinals and Steelers.
Let me begin by saying that I’ve never been much of a Cardinals fan. I know I’m from Arizona and everything, but I’d pick the Giants, Colts, and Broncos over the Cards anyday. But this season I did finally started paying a little bit of attention to Kurt Warner. Turns out he’s a pretty amazing Christian man. For maybe the first time, I was proud to root for the Cards.
On to my actual thoughts about the game. I think it can be summed up in two words: Emotionally heartbreaking.
I was so discouraged after the first half: the Cards were down 7-17. It looked like the Steelers were going to run away with the game. And when the Steelers scored a Field Goal early in the second half, things seemed pretty certain. But then Warner and his offense came back with 14 unanswered point to take the lead with just over 2 minutes left in the game. Amy and I were litterally jumping off the couch and screaming. It seemed like a repeat of the Giants’ win last year.
And then the Steelers came back and scored a TD with 35 seconds.
And Kurt just couldn’t come back and score again.
Wow! Highs and lows and totally unexpectedly emotional. It was a great game, except for a serious number of penalties. I would have loved for the Cards to win, but the Steelers played well.
Hoping to see a Manning brother in next year’s big game … -LJ