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01 February 2009 @ 10:12 pm
Super Bowl XLIII: 27-23 (W)  
Holy shit, WHAT A GAME!

Well played on both sides. Harrison, Ben, Holmes FTW!

Holy shit! We're the first team to six Super Bowl championships!

Holy shit! We've broken out the champagne and will go tear it up on Walnut Street soon.

SQUEEEEEEE!!!

Thanks, Steelers, for an incredible season!
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Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalks: stillersjo_mako on February 2nd, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
WE DID IT!!!!
Angel: booshmoondeathslilsister on February 2nd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Yay Steelers! :)
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on February 2nd, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
I just dedicated a post to you. ;D

(Did catch the first ten minutes or so of the start of the game, since my dad had the TV on. Not that I know anything about football, but WTF was up with that early cancelling of the first field goal? That puzzled me...)
Miusheri: steeler_dorkmiusheri on February 2nd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think you mean how they overturned the Steeler touchdown on review in the first quarter? That was because Big Ben's knee was down before he got the ball into the end-zone. For it to be a TD, some part of the ball has to cross into the end-zone before the runner is down ("down" = some part of his body other than his feet or hands being on the ground). Otherwise, the ball is placed at the spot where the runner goes down.

At that point, the Steelers were on their fourth and final down, or chance to get into the end-zone. They decided to go for the easy three points and kick the field goal. They could have tried for the TD again, but that's risky. Usually, when it's early in the game, you just rack up what points you can and avoid risk-taking.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on February 2nd, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Ahh, okay. When my dad came back into the room (it was around dinnertime then so we were busy fixing munchies) he was like, "it didn't count?" I said I didn't know what had happened to make the refs change their minds, but I did see the nice field goal kick. So either way, Pittsburgh came out on top. :3