Monday, February 7, 2011

Post Superbowl Thoughts

OK, last football post for  a few months.

That was one of the best Superbowls I've seen.  I liked both teams, so I could let my partiality go and just enjoy the game.  

Pittsburgh kept it close enough to keep it interesting, and neither team played perfectly, so you never knew what was going to happen.  I was surprised by how much passing went on.  Green Bay didn't start their running game until the 4th quarter, IMHO. 

It was a relatively clean game, with a couple of exceptions where players let emotions get away from them.    I didn't see any calls from the officials that made me invoke deities or profane gods.  

After the game, I was most impressed by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.  He gave a quick interview at the door to the locker room and was nothing but gracious and classy in defeat.  He didn't blame anyone for the loss, and made sure that the audience knew his people had given their all.

Congratulations to the Packers, and better luck next time Steelers.  Thanks for a great game, and thanks to all the players for all the fun this season.

Update - One final thought:  I'm not seeing any pictures on the news of tires being burned, cars being overturned, or stores being looted in Milwaukee or Green Bay. Hmmmmm.  Guess Packer fans don't care as much as Lakers fans.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Concur- Since GB is locally owned by the towns people, I REALLY doubt they will be burning anything...

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