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Steelers soar into history with Super 21-10 win
fox ^ | 2-5-06

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: crappygame; fixed

1 posted on 02/05/2006 9:53:15 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul
OLD NEWS! YOU HAVE BEEN OLDED!!
2 posted on 02/05/2006 9:54:07 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: LouAvul

Who?


3 posted on 02/05/2006 9:55:24 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Countdown to the first "YOU DIDN'T WIN! THE REFS TOOK IT AWAY! WAAAAAH!" post in 5...4...3...2..


4 posted on 02/05/2006 9:55:57 PM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: LouAvul

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.


5 posted on 02/05/2006 9:57:00 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: TheBigB

Love your tag line...yes. The wahambulance needs summoned...enjoy the win!!!


6 posted on 02/05/2006 9:57:37 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Steeler Nation Rocks!!!)
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To: LouAvul

The Steelers would have lost if it wasn't for the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to stop the game clock.


7 posted on 02/05/2006 9:57:38 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: TheBigB
LOL - The Steelers are the Republicans of 2000, don't cha know?
8 posted on 02/05/2006 9:58:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Did you see the reception Lynn Swann got there? Gov. Swann sounds really good...and I loved Franco waving that Towel!!!


9 posted on 02/05/2006 9:59:05 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Steeler Nation Rocks!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

*guffaw*


10 posted on 02/05/2006 9:59:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hines Ward is my son! OK, not really, but it'd be nice.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Woo Hoo! Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr. In da house on Jimmy Kimmel!


11 posted on 02/05/2006 9:59:32 PM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Hank Jr, "I'M A STEELERS FAN ALL THE WAY!"

JK: "How sad for Seattle fans."

HWJ: "Who cares?"

LOL!

12 posted on 02/05/2006 10:00:26 PM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: LouAvul

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 02/05/2006 10:00:44 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Madeline Albright's image, my name should show up!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

14 posted on 02/05/2006 10:00:52 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: TheBigB

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.


15 posted on 02/05/2006 10:15:29 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Incredulous over the SB loss? Believe it was stolen by the zebras? Dial 1-800-PITT-WON.)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Very ugly, indeed. Ben played like a 2nd-year guy, after being almost perfect in the postseason. But if was enough to win. That throw to Hines Ward down on the 3 at a 3rd-and-20 was the best!

Back to Puppy Bowl II :)

16 posted on 02/05/2006 10:18:48 PM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: LouAvul
"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."

And a very special group of refs.

17 posted on 02/05/2006 10:24:06 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: LouAvul
Who won? The Seattle Steelers?
18 posted on 02/05/2006 10:42:54 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: Dallas59
Who won? The Seattle Steelers?

Well, no team from Dallas was invited...

19 posted on 02/05/2006 10:46:02 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: FormerLib
Well. I live right down the street from the Cowgi....Cowboys training camp. They had better things to do. Narcissus hybrids, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth were planted today around the parameter of the field. A very productive day.
20 posted on 02/06/2006 12:13:31 AM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: peyton randolph
I was saddened to see how much football is debased by garbage like the Rolling Stones

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!

21 posted on 02/06/2006 12:27:05 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: LouAvul

"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.



22 posted on 02/06/2006 2:00:05 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: LouAvul

Thank God for the REF's.huh? Tainted win.too bad.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 6:09:41 AM PST by freedomtrail
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To: TheBigB
That throw to Hines Ward down on the 3 at a 3rd-and-20 was the best!

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.

24 posted on 02/06/2006 6:21:04 AM PST by Tallguy (When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Tallguy

I've also seen many "ill-advised" plays turn out to be the game-winners.


25 posted on 02/06/2006 6:27:45 AM PST by TheBigB (The Steelers won. Deal with it. :o))
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To: TheBigB

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."


26 posted on 02/06/2006 6:35:31 AM PST by Tallguy (When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
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