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    Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    As a lifelong St. Louis/AZ Cardinal fan, I was thrilled to have them finally get to the Super Bowl. As I saw the game, the Cards were very competitive and played well. I thought this performance would garner them a little respect.
    I was shocked to hear Colin Cowherd drone on and on about how the Steelers dominated the game and were by far the better team. Really? They had to score a TD with :35 left to win the game. The Cards put up more yards on the Steelers defense than any team they played. The Steelers defense gave up 21 points, the Cards defense gave up 20.
    I know I'm a homer, so I would like some unbiased opinions. I think the better team won the game, but do you really think the Steelers were "by far" better team?

    GO CYCLONES!!!



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Collin Cohwerd has said a number of stupid things.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    The Cardinals were the better team, but penalties and the play before half doomed them.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Nope, evenly matched. Id say its one of the better super bowls because of it. If the Steelers were by far the better team, this would have been a blowout like some of the boredom of sb past.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    I thought Arizona was the better team and would win 3 out of 5 times in a matchup with the Steelers.

    Neither team could run the ball, and Arizona clearly had an advantage passing the ball.

    Officiating made up the difference.


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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    It was a good game of back and forth. I know many people felt the Steelers should have put them away in the 3rd with a few drives and instead took their foot off the gas. Honestly, I believe Arizona's D stepped up and did what they should have done late. Keep Roethislberger in the pocket. He is not that accurate and once the run was shut down it showed.

    They didn't dominate the game, they were just more clutch in the big situations.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    The Steelers were definitely not "by far" the better team. I agree that the best team won the game, but the Cardinals really impressed me last night. Unfortunately for my pocketbook, the best team couldn't win the game by more than 6.5 points.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    The difference was Harrison making an unbelievable interception return. If anybody thinks that one team "dominated" the other I am convinced they didn't watch the game.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    You have to remember that more than one expert claimed the Cardinals were "the worst playoff team ever." Most of the experts that didn't give the Cards a chance aren't going to admit they were wrong about the team. It's a lot easier for them to say, "See I told you so." even though they lost on a last minute score.


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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    I think the Steelers were the better team, but I think Az should have won last night.



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Cowherd is a closet Steelers fan. I've been hearing all day how this is one of the best SB teams ever, from Steeler fans of course. The colors must rot away any and all reality.


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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    I think they were pretty even throughout the game, but AZ could not catch any breaks what-so-ever. When they finally caught a few breaks, they scored very quickly, and should have had at least one more chance to win the game (I was hoping for a review on the play).



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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan View Post
    As a lifelong St. Louis/AZ Cardinal fan, I was thrilled to have them finally get to the Super Bowl. As I saw the game, the Cards were very competitive and played well. I thought this performance would garner them a little respect.
    I was shocked to hear Colin Cowherd drone on and on about how the Steelers dominated the game and were by far the better team. Really? They had to score a TD with :35 left to win the game. The Cards put up more yards on the Steelers defense than any team they played. The Steelers defense gave up 21 points, the Cards defense gave up 20.
    I know I'm a homer, so I would like some unbiased opinions. I think the better team won the game, but do you really think the Steelers were "by far" better team?

    GO CYCLONES!!!

    Colin just chizzed you.


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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Equal teams, and it showed... definitely took 30 mins of football for the Cards to make adjustments to the Steeler D; the better team didn't win or lose though. The Cards were way better than their 9-7 season, obviously, and most teams in the NFL should play pretty equally when having two weeks to prepare for each other and nothing else.
    I think most would've liked to see the Cards from the past 4 weeks and the first 5 weeks of the season appear more frequently through Nov and Dec, but oh well, they'll have to deal. Both teams offenses and defenses made big plays, and one team won.
    I am getting pretty f'n tired of the ref talk. Calls went both ways, but in NO WAY did the cards lose because of officiating. It's amazing on this board (and maybe other boards/schools are right) how much we complain about refs and how everyone is out to get "us"... we're even booing the refs of a Super Bowl game where i bet 95% of us don't even have allegiances to. Can't we just enjoy the great game last night, both teams going all out and making plays, awesome football, etc? Oh well... I'm probably a Cyclone hater for this comment in some way


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    Re: Cardinal fan wanting unbiased opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Equal teams, and it showed... definitely took 30 mins of football for the Cards to make adjustments to the Steeler D; the better team didn't win or lose though. The Cards were way better than their 9-7 season, obviously, and most teams in the NFL should play pretty equally when having two weeks to prepare for each other and nothing else.
    I think most would've liked to see the Cards from the past 4 weeks and the first 5 weeks of the season appear more frequently through Nov and Dec, but oh well, they'll have to deal. Both teams offenses and defenses made big plays, and one team won.
    I am getting pretty f'n tired of the ref talk. Calls went both ways, but in NO WAY did the cards lose because of officiating. It's amazing on this board (and maybe other boards/schools are right) how much we complain about refs and how everyone is out to get "us"... we're even booing the refs of a Super Bowl game where i bet 95% of us don't even have allegiances to. Can't we just enjoy the great game last night, both teams going all out and making plays, awesome football, etc? Oh well... I'm probably a Cyclone hater for this comment in some way
    Many people watching had no real interest in the outcome. It became apparent that the refs were clearly favoring the Steelers, same as it was 3 years ago. Hard to ignore the 800 lb. gorilla.


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