Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Live Blog Time

5:52 pm: What up football fans?  February 1st marks the 43rd 'big game' and the third MITM live blog.  Kickoff is scheduled for 6:28 pm ET, so I'll bring you the action shortly before then.

5:58 pm:  Michael Phelps, you don't need to apologize for hitting a bong.  You're 23, this is what a lot of 23 year olds do.  Apologize for getting caught maybe, or letting people around you who sell that pic and tarnish your image, but don't apologize for being 23.  I feel the same way about this.

6:13 pm: The Cards and Steelers just took the field, so it's about time to give my pick for the game.  I like the Steelers over the Cards by the score of 27-17.  The Clocktower wins the MVP with 230 passing yards, one TD via the air and another on the ground.  

6:16 pm: I tried to get this next point across on the Sports Guy's chat Friday but my question never made it past the moderators.  What's the deal with there being three NHL games, four NBA games and 13 NCAA men's BB games today.  There should be some sort of moratorium (look it up) that all other sports have to follow on the day of the 'big game.'  It's just silly to have any other games today.  Chelsey Sullenberger just made every dude with a girl first name feel a little more manly after he landed that plane on the Hudson.

6:26 pm:
It was just brought to my attention by a source close to the Steelers that the Arizona Cardinals mascot Big Red (also the nickname of a former coworker of mine) has a full time job as a star in gay porn movies.  True story.  In other news, Ashton Kutcher was seen on the sidelines pregame.

6:31 pm: Welcome to the Jungle is blaring in Tampa and the game has begun with the Steelers starting on their own 27.

6:38 pm:  Steelers get down to the field in a hurry and The Clocktower punches it in for the black and gold to give them a 7-0 lead.   NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!  Whisenhunt challenges the spot, claiming that Ben didn't get in.  For the first set of commercials, the nod goes to Audi for casting Jason Statham reprising his Transporter role in a sweet car chase ad.

6:41 pm: Ugh, I was looking so smart calling a rushing TD by Roethlisberger, but the call is reversed with replays showing him just short of the goal line.  Jeff Reed knocks one through the sticks to give the Steelers the first points of the game.  3-0 Pittsburgh.

6:48 pm: Interesting spot on that play as Steve Breaston looked short of the first down marker but got the spot after a McBad hit from Bryant McFadden.

6:51 pm:  First punt of the game comes with 6:26 remaining in the first as the Cards are unable to get past the 30.  Steelers set to begin their second drive of the game from their own 31.

6:55 pm:  Oh boy, Rodgers-Cromartie just made a big stop as he broke up a long pass attempt to Nate Washington taht would ahve been a TD if not for his speed.

7:01 pm:  The Clocktower is off to a huge start, 7/8, 118 yards through the first quarter.  He only had nine completions for 123 yards all game his last big game in 2005.

7:09 pm:  Steelers take a 10-0 lead on the strength of a Gary Russell TD.  Wow, Pepsi is really brining it with the commercials, funny and exciting.  The first Bud commercial featuring the clydesdales was good as well.  Not as funny as this one though.

7:16 pm:  The Cards get a first down courtesy of K-Dub and Edge and look to get something started here early in the 2nd quarter.

7:23 pm: No word yet from Fitzgerald or Boldin, but Edge and Steve Breaston have combined for five grabs and 43 yards.  Wait a second.  Warners goes deep to Boldin and he racks up some YAC brining the Cards to inside the 5.  Warner gets his foot stepped on then throws up a pass as he's falling down and completes it to Ben Patrick, the backup TE.  Who had him on your prop bet to score first for Zona?

7:31 pm:  Big return by Breaston, early favorite for MVP if the Cards win.  Arizona is ser up at the 42 of Pittsburgh with just under four minutes before the Boss performs.

7:42 pm: Pass deflected at the line results in the first turnover of the game.  Cards get it at the 40 of Pittsburgh.

7:49 pm:  Time to go get some pizza for the second half.  41 seconds remaining in the half.

7:51 pm:  PSYCHE!  I didn't leave yet clowns.  James Harrison just ran the ball back 100 yards and might be dead in the end zone off an interception of K-Dub!  17-7 Steelers.

8:22 pm:  Back, just smashed on two slices of cheese.  Pretty gay end of the halftime show with the ref tossing the flag for delay of game.

8:31 pm: Cobra asked if JJ Arrington is related to Lavar.  Stay tuned for the answer after some intense googling.

8:33 pm: Apparently not.  There is no mention of Lavar on JJ's wikipedia page and no mention of JJ on Lavar's wikipedia page.  This leads me to believe there is no relation since everything on wikipedia is accurate.

8:40 pm: Some confusion on the field as there appeared to be a fumble, however, the play was ruled as an incompletion.

8:43 pm: Cuba Gooding, Jr. was just given a closeup where we saw Guy Fieri in the corner of the shot.  Is  he not worth his own closeup?

8:47 pm: Personal foul sale in Tampa, buy one get one!  Also, I would love for Big Ben to have a kid and then Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have a kid and those two kids get married.  Ben's kid would be a girl and she would be independent and want to hyphenate her name to Stephanie Roethlisberger-Rodgers-Cromartie.

9:00 pm: Wow, mid third quarter the COY (commercial of the year) award leader is most definitely the Career Builder 'Find a new job' deal.  HIL AR IOUS!

9:11 pm: It's getting close to crunch time for the Cards.  With 13 minutes left in the 4th, K-Dub needs to get things going.

9:20 pm: Zona is making some headway now driving at the 9-yard line thanks to some YAC from Fitzy.  

9:30 pm: Kurt and the Cards get a quick score thanks to the strength of Larry, Jr. and they come with in 7:33 remaining in the 4th.  I think this was a much better commercial than the one that won the Crash the Superbowl contest.

9:35 pm: Arizona is set to take over, just six points down with five and a half to go in the game.  I love Pepsi really brining it to the table this year with a handful of funny commercials.

9:43 pm:  How many personl fouls can there be in this game?  Come on James Harrison, show some class!  Typical of a Kent Stater.

9:46 pm: Steeler fan friends of mine are starting to send nervous texts with three minutes left clinging to a four point lead.

9:55 pm: has asked me to check out their website twice and I have done it twice with success.  Meanwhile, the Clocktower is marching the Steelers down into field goal range.  Jeff Reed better be feeling good right about now.


10:13 pm:  Game Over.  Pittsburgh wins, close to my score prediction.  I think Santonio will win the MVP, either him or Ben (whom I hope wins).  We'll see soon.  I'm pretty much done for the night with new episodes of Flight of the Conchords and The Office on next!  Thanks for reading.



  1. All Steelers fans can be thankful for THE Ohio State University for teaching Santonio how to catch a football


  2. If I hear that the only reason Santonio made the catch was because of "THE ohio state university" one more time I am going to kill someone. :)

    yeaaa SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!