Both the Steelers and Seahawks advanced to Super Bowl 40 and that means only one thing: Who in the heck will Franco Harris root for?
The former Steelers great ended his career with the Seahawks in a bitter attempt to extend his career and surpass Jim Brown for the all-time rushing lead. But don’t worry, when the media is tired of talking about Jerome Bettis returning to Detroit for his final game, they will eventually turn to this angle.
That’s the joy of having two weeks between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. It also ensures that one team will win in a blowout. Most Super Bowl blowouts occur when there is a two-week pause between games.
The Steelers were installed as an early 4-point favorite at the Stardust on Sunday. Who is the Hater Nation leaning towards with two weeks of endless hype? Are you joking? THN tabbed the Broncos and the Panthers as our Super Bowl picks. How did that turn out?
STEELERS vs. BRONCOS
I really believed in Jake Plummer. The fact that The Replacements was on TBS prior to the games actually cemented my belief that the Broncos would win. Plummer and Shane Falco seemed to have a lot in common; both dated cheerleaders; both were considered losers; both wore #16; and let’s be honest, Jake isn’t far away from scrapping barnacles from the bottom of boats.
Still, there is the nagging suspicion that if this game was played in Pittsburgh, the Broncos would have won.
PANTHERS vs. STEELERS
The announcers kept comparing Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to Brett Favre. Even Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren called Hasselbeck during the pregame show. So I kept waiting for one of those Favre-like, game-crippling interception from Elisabeth Filarski’s bother-in-law. But it never happened.
It’s still going to take some getting used to hearing Seahawks and Super Bowl in the same sentence. And those damn uniforms ... please, in the name of Jim Zorn, wear the throwbacks.
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