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    Default Super Bowl XLV: Packers vs Steelers

    This matchup doesn't need any hype. The Packers and Steelers are organizations cut from out of the same cloth, in many ways. Both of them have histories going back to the early years of the NFL. (GB in 1921, Pitt in 1933.) They hail from blue-collar cities, with intensely loyal fanbases. We're not talking about fair-weather fans here, ala UH supporters.

    The Packers are now giving 3 points, with an o/u at 46. With the tremendous defenses both sides have, I don't think that o/u will be exceeded, even in a domed environment.
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    I'm not ready to make my pick, but I wouldn't be so quick to take the under. The Packers are going to have to throw, even when they're ahead, because they don't have a running game. This means the possibility of at least one defensive score, and two defensive scores wouldn't be out of the question.
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    The Curtain will close tight on GB at over 2 TDs.

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    GB has a faster team on a speed turf in Dallas. It might be similiar to the GB vs. Atlanta playoff game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    This matchup doesn't need any hype. The Packers and Steelers are organizations cut from out of the same cloth, in many ways. Both of them have histories going back to the early years of the NFL. (GB in 1921, Pitt in 1933.) They hail from blue-collar cities, with intensely loyal fanbases. We're not talking about fair-weather fans here, ala UH supporters.

    The Packers are now giving 3 points, with an o/u at 46. With the tremendous defenses both sides have, I don't think that o/u will be exceeded, even in a domed environment.
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    You're right, Craig. This is a classic matchup. And a tough pick.

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player...inute/23945282

    What? No cheerleaders in Dallas stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    I'm not ready to make my pick, but I wouldn't be so quick to take the under. The Packers are going to have to throw, even when they're ahead, because they don't have a running game.
    No running game for GB? Better read up on James Starks, a real-life football version of Roy Hobbs, if ever there was one. An unheralded 6th round pick whose senior season in college was wiped out by injury, Starks has come on like gangbusters in the playoffs. Brace yourself. Starks has nearly 100 more rushing yards in the postseason than the Steelers' leading back (Rashard Mendenhall).

    Pittsburgh was the league's #2 defense this past year. They present the toughest challenge Aaron Rodgers has faced thus far. Tougher than even the Bears' D. If GB's hopes rest on their passing game singlehandedly winning them the game,..... then I think they're in trouble. They've got to hope that Starks continues his dazzling postseason performance in order to defuse Pittburgh's blitzing package, which in turn will give Rodgers and his receivers more time to do their thing.
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    Ahhhh yesssss. Good morning.

    On this, the holiest of holy days.
    The greatest single holiday of the year.
    Sorta like Christmas times 4th of July raised to the power of Halloween.

    SUPER BOWL SUNDAY !!!!!

    God IS a football fan. That's why he rested on Sunday. Can I get an AMEN !!!!


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    Steelers 27, Packers 20.

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    I don't care much for cheese. My TV is broken.

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    Curly Lambeau and Don Hutson.

    Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr.

    Mike Holmgren and Brett Favre.

    Today, Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers will be joining their company in Titletown, USA.

    GO PACKERS GO!!!!!
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    21-10 Green Bay at the half. I'm still waiting for the David Letterman commercial.
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    Pittsburgh lost it because of their three turnovers, two of which led to touchdowns by the Packers. I wonder how popular Ben Roethlisberger is going to be now.
    Aaron Rodgers was great, especially given the fact that 5 major passes were dropped by the receivers. Not Aaron's fault.
    Great game. In the first half it looked like it was going to be a Green Bay runaway, so I'm glad Pittsburgh made a comeback and kept it close all the way to the end.
    As for the broadcast itself... pfffffbt.
    Christina Aguilera didn't do very good with the National Anthem, especially when she screwed up the words.
    Fox kept saying the halftime show would be the best ever. Wrong. It was so-so, with the Black Eyed Peas all singing off key except for will.i.am. Fergie was waaay flat in her singing. And whoever was mixing the audio should be fired; the balance was horrible. The drop-ins by Slash and Usher were okay but again the audio was awful and you could barely hear them.
    As for the commercials... pffffbt again.
    No, Scriv, I never saw a Letterman spot either. Didn't know there was going to be one. Overall, the commercials were big disappointments. The only one that got me to grin slightly was Joan Rivers being the new GoDaddy.com girl. By far the best commercial was the NFL's own spot at the start of the fourth quarter, featuring all the very old TV show actors and some animation.
    The worst one was the Doritos spot in the first quarter. Some guy was eating some and had orange chips on his fingers, and another guy grabbed his hand and started sucking on the other guys fingers. Then the first guy wiped his hands on his pants and got some orange crumbs them and the second guy pulled off his pants and sucked the crumbs off of them.
    Supposedly all the ads will be posted on foxsports.com/ads soon.

    Great game, crappy broadcast and crappy ads.
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    Good game; I was disappointed with the result. Actually, no. I didn't really care about the result. I just wanted to be right.

    I agree: The NFL Greatest Fans montage was the best.

    And it occurred to me that there was no Letterman spot because it was on Fox this year, instead of CBS like the previous two. It's too bad Fox couldn't find some way to hype one of its own shows with the Letterman-Oprah couch gimmick. I'll bet they'd have been game.
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    I just remembered -- the best ad was easily the two-minute ad that Chrysler did about the city of Detroit. That was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Pittsburgh lost it because of their three turnovers, two of which led to touchdowns by the Packers. I wonder how popular Ben Roethlisberger is going to be now.
    Considering the horrendous situation Big Ben was in at the start of the season, only the "impossible-to-please" type of fans would say that Roethisberger didn't redeem himself to a large degree. AFAIAC, he has no reason to hang his head in shame, coming up 6 points short.

    And, oh yes. One of those turnovers was a Mendenhall fumble.

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Aaron Rodgers was great, especially given the fact that 5 major passes were dropped by the receivers. Not Aaron's fault.
    Even when things weren't going GB's way in the second half, Rodgers did not lose his composure. He doesn't make the kind of impetuous decisions that are costly. In this way, I think he takes more after Bart Starr than he does Brett Favre. With a young team, I think Rodgers is destined for more than one SB ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Fox kept saying the halftime show would be the best ever. Wrong.
    And the basis for that expectation was set on, what? What the FOX announcers kept saying? LOL!!! It's all hype. Just like every single Super Bowl game in history has been hyped as being the "greatest matchup" by whichever TV network happens to be carrying the event, no matter which teams are playing. The networks are paying big money to televise the game, as is Bridgestone Tires paying big bucks to sponsor this year's halftime show. Since the announcers are employees of the network, I don't think it's realistic to expect any of them to offer an honest opinion to the audience about a matchup that they think might be boring or lopsided. Neither is it likely (if they value their job) for them to make "ho-hum" remarks about the halftime show, even if that is exactly what they are thinking after watching the rehearsals. It's all about promoting viewership and ratings.

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Overall, the commercials were big disappointments. The only one that got me to grin slightly was Joan Rivers being the new GoDaddy.com girl. By far the best commercial was the NFL's own spot at the start of the fourth quarter, featuring all the very old TV show actors and some animation.

    The worst one was the Doritos spot in the first quarter. Some guy was eating some and had orange chips on his fingers, and another guy grabbed his hand and started sucking on the other guys fingers. Then the first guy wiped his hands on his pants and got some orange crumbs them and the second guy pulled off his pants and sucked the crumbs off of them.
    Ah, but I really liked the other Doritos commercial, with the guy using the Doritos crumbs as "healing" chips.

    But overall, I agree. This year's set of SB commercials are very lackluster.
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    GB kept the game closer with dropped passes. They still covered the spread.

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    It was the most-watched TV show ever, with over 111 million viewers.
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    I was waiting for Aaron Rodgers to raise up the Super Bowl MVP trophy and say, "This one is for Brett."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Ah, but I really liked the other Doritos commercial, with the guy using the Doritos crumbs as "healing" chips.

    But overall, I agree. This year's set of SB commercials are very lackluster.
    I was the opposite and liked the other one. Aside from that I completely agree with you.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMVRmwlrvWg

    Isn't this a Madonna video where she feeds a guy popcorn with her hand?

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