Monday, January 19, 2009
Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bound!!
Troy Polamalu, Steelers Safety,
celebrates with a #1, Sunday,
after Steelers become the AFC Champs
STEELERS = AFC NATIONAL CHAMPS and SUPER BOWL BOUND
I may be a Tennessee Girl, but I grew up with Pittsburgh in my heart. Pittsburgh Steelers' football that is. Now,the Steelers are Tampa bound.
Long before the Titans came to Nashville, my father and I would would watch the Steelers and the Jets every Sunday. So, I guess, it's in my blood. However, I did hate to see Philadelphia miss out on their opportunity to Arizona on Sunday I am an Eagles fan as well.
Here's a small recap of the Steeler's game: (SpoiledMom style)
Final: Steelers 23, Ravens 14
Pittsburgh's dominating defense beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-14 in the AFC championship Sunday.
Santana Holmes scored on an electrifying 65-yard catch-and-run in the first half, and hard-hitting safety Troy Polamalu returned an interception 40 yards for a clinching TD with 4:24 remaining for the Steelers (14-4).
Jeff Reed kicked three field goals for the Steelers, who will be seeking their sixth Super Bowl title.
The Pittsburgh franchise is a veteran to the championship game, heading to their seventh Super Bowl, while their Super Bowl opponents, the Cardinals are finally making their first trip to the big game, the first of which was played in 1967, 19 seasons after the Cardinals' last league championship.
There was also a serious injury to Baltimore player, Willis McGahee. During the game
McGahee suffered a helmet to helmet crash that did not look, nor sound good. It was a few long moments of nail biting, even though he is on my opposing team, it is always scary to see these big guys go down.
McGahee was carted from the field on a stretcher after colliding with Steelers safety Ryan Clark. The play occurred in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-14 victory. Although he had significant neck pain, McGahee had movement in his arms and legs after the hit. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh and held overnight for observation. McGahee was released early Monday morning and back in Baltimore by early afternoon, at his home.
McGahee returned to his Baltimore home Monday after spending the night in a Pittsburgh hospital recovering from a helmet-to-helmet hit in the AFC championship game against the Steelers.
Both teams played a great game. Now on to Tampa.........