Thursday, February 05, 2009

On this date . . .

February 5, 2006 the Steelers finally got their "one for the thumb," defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. In the process they helped Jerome Bettis finish off his (hall of fame) career with his only Super Bowl championship. At the same time head coach Bill Cowher exorcised some demons by getting his first Super Bowl championship in his second appearance as head coach in the game.

The game featured a record setting performance by Willie Parker (longest touchdown run, 75 yards in Super Bowl history), gadget plays, and controversial calls by the officials (at least if you were rooting for the Seattle Seahawks).

For a more detailed look at the game the Wikipedia page is here. Meanwhile the NFL's recap of the game is here, and you can take a peek at the game ticket and the champion's ring here.

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