Skip to comments.Steelers soar into history with Super 21-10 win
Posted on 02/05/2006 9:53:13 PM PST by LouAvul
DETROIT (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers finally gave coach Bill Cowher some Super Bowl satisfaction.
Moments after the Rolling Stones rocked a Ford Field filled with Terrible Towels, Willie Parker broke a record 75-yard touchdown run, sparking Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks.
Not only did the Steelers earn that elusive fifth championship ring and their first since 1980, but they completed a magic Bus ride that made Jerome Bettis' homecoming - and farewell - a success.
"I'm a champion. I think the Bus' last stop is here in Detroit," Bettis said. "It's official, like the referee whistle."
On this night, satisfaction was more than Mick Jagger's signature song that closed the halftime show.
It was sweet validation for Cowher with a title in his 14th season as their coach, the longest tenure in the NFL. The tough guy, who lost his only previous Super Bowl 10 years ago, teared up as he walked to midfield to embrace Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren.
"It's surreal," Cowher said. "I'm going to tell you, this is a special group of coaches, a special group of players. I was one small part of this."
Pittsburgh tied San Francisco and Dallas with its five Super Bowl titles.
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Countdown to the first "YOU DIDN'T WIN! THE REFS TOOK IT AWAY! WAAAAAH!" post in 5...4...3...2..
Although I'm glad the Steelers won, I was saddened to see how much football is debased by garbage like the Rolling Stones, etc. Vince Lombardi is spinning in his grave. Speaking of Lombardi, it was sad to see how much Bart Starr has aged...hard to watch childhood heroes grow old.
Love your tag line...yes. The wahambulance needs summoned...enjoy the win!!!
The Steelers would have lost if it wasn't for the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to stop the game clock.
Did you see the reception Lynn Swann got there? Gov. Swann sounds really good...and I loved Franco waving that Towel!!!
Woo Hoo! Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr. In da house on Jimmy Kimmel!
JK: "How sad for Seattle fans."
HWJ: "Who cares?"
Happy family here, high school football State champs, WVU wins Sugar Bowl and the Steelers are World Champs. The Trifecta........it doesn't get any better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was an ugly game, but I'm sure they'll take it. Congrats to Steelers fans. I took them as my adopted team after the Bengals were eliminated (I forget who did that now...) and somehow my support didn't yield the usual curse. I was hoping the Bus could have gotten a TD and that Big Ben had a better game. But a win's a win. I reviewed the live thread and found the sore loser syndrome in advanced stages. It was a Code Black.
Back to Puppy Bowl II :)
And a very special group of refs.
Well, no team from Dallas was invited...
Amen. I like a lot of their recordings, but what I heard at halftime was a cacophony of overtones. And those geazers in leather- yuck!
"Versatile wideout Antwaan Randle El, a quarterback in college, took a handoff from Parker, sprinted right and threw perfectly to Ward for a 43-yard TD with 9:04 remaining. It was the first Super Bowl touchdown pass by a receiver."
That was a great play.
I'm very glad the Steelers won, very glad they didn't beat Indy for nothing.
Thank God for the REF's.huh? Tainted win.too bad.
That throw to Hines Ward was ill-advised. How many times have you seen a cross field lollypop like that get picked? Lots.
Congratulations to the Steelers, you earned that win.
I've also seen many "ill-advised" plays turn out to be the game-winners.
True. That play was a back-breaker. Normally when you intentionally chuck one up like that you want to throw it to a tall, physical receiver and let him muscle the safety. Hines Ward is an exceptional wide-out who just flat-out "plays big."