AFC/NFC Championship games

Congrats to the Steelers (and the Steelers' fans here). I hoped the Broncos could keep it close, but I think the Steelers have too much going for them. It would be nice to send Bettis out as a Super Bowl Champion. Denver losing is worth that.

woot Steelers!!11eleven!!
*high fives everyone in the room, falls down and passes out*

i thought the steelers D wasn't even that effective today. they didn't blitz nearly as much as i like them too.
but the offense seems to be on fire (and has been for the past two weeks).

it should be a fun two weeks leading up to the super bowl here in the 'burgh.

It's like New Years in my neighborhood. Yelling, honking, banging on pots, fireworks. I thought the Steelers came out great and did their usual super conservative, sit on a lead thing.

Meanwhile, Delhomme looks terrible and the Panthers can't run. Sure looks good for the Seahawks.

Are the Steelers the only team to appear in a SuperBowl every decade? 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's?

Granted 80's was technically the 1979 season but the SB was played in Jan 1980

Jake Delhomme certainly putting a hurt on his playoff rep up to now..

TheGameguru wrote:
Are the Steelers the only team to appear in a SuperBowl every decade? 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's?

Granted 80's was technically the 1979 season but the SB was played in Jan 1980

Seems like I heard that the Raiders did it, but for the life of me, I can't think of a 90's appearance.

EDIT: Nope. If the Broncos make it this decade, they'll be the only other team capable of doing it (if I'm not missing something obvious). EDIT AGAIN: Missed Washington. They can do it too if they go this decade.

XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

And somewhere right now, the execs at ABC are pounding their foreheads into a wall over the prospect of their final Super Bowl for the forseeable future being a matchup between Pittsburgh and Seattle.

It's not a prospect any more.

Should be an interesting Super Bowl, although, from a Neutral perspective, those last two games sucked. Both were one-sided snoozers.

Crongrats to Minase and to other Seahawk faithful for reaching the superbowl. Well Done.

Badferret wrote:
Seahawks vs Stealers in the 40.

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Brilliant!

baggachipz wrote:
I love that my two favorite teams are still in the running, and a Car-Den Super Bowl would be really interesting to me. I just hope both teams can pull it off. Please, at least one so I give a rat's ass about the Big Game.

Poor bagga

Congrats to Seattle and their fans.. I didnt give them much chance to beat Carolina but they soundly spanked them with a great defensive scheme. Steve Smith other than the Punt Return was a non-factor...and they made Jake look like the other Jake.

It's been a long time but Seattle is finally in the SB!

Cringe-worthy moment was that now tool Terry Bradshaw asking Paul Allen during the Trophy ceremony if he could fix his email.

That was probably the best defensive game I've seen Seattle play all season. It didn't hurt that they really only had one player they needed to defend against. Where are all the people saying Foster being out isn't that big of a deal now?

Cringe-worthy moment was that now tool Terry Bradshaw asking Paul Allen during the Trophy ceremony if he could fix his email.

I didn't see that. What an ass.

After watching the NFC game, I still don't really have a feel for how good the Seahawks are. What I do know is that Carolina was embarrasingly bad. That's one of the worst played playoff games I can remember. My sense is that the Seahawks running game didn't look that good, but their defensive line looked decent. It's hard to tell though, because Carolina was just so very, very bad. Makes it hard to get a sense of what kind of a matchup we'll see in the Super Bowl. To be honest, though, while I obviously favor the Steelers, it wouldn't bother me to see either team win. I like them both, and it's nice that it'll be a new team.

Alexander got like 130 yards and 2 rushing TDs, I would say their running game is ok.

Well I was nervous as heck, but the Hawk's fairly soon settled me down with an interception and quick score. Hat's off to the defensive folks, both on and off the field. Great work!

Running game indeed looked good to me. I actually don't think Hassleback was as sharp as he was in his previous games, passing-wise. Alot of those passes had folks really contorting their body to bring them in. But, that has been the case in many games. Some great receivers. One thing I did notice is that he definitely choose well and didn't do any of his 'air balls' while on the run. He definitely is the leader of the team and has an excellent feel for what the defense is up to with some great audibles. Great job to the Hawk's entire organization. Long time coming. AND the '12th Man' does give them an edge at home. They won't have that in Detroit, but I think they'll do a fine job regardless. (I fondly have alway's remembered the Zorn days and it was great to seem him so emotional and proud after the game).

Carolina I think just ran out of gas and didn't play well. The Hawks has something to do with it, but they just didn't have it. They still had a great season and post-season because they played very well after loosing some decisive personnel. Good, good job Panther's.

LeapingGnome wrote:
Alexander got like 130 yards and 2 rushing TDs, I would say their running game is ok. ;)

With respect, I think that's as much about Carolina looking bad as it is Seattle being good. Heck, the team rushed something like 50 times in the game and had the ball for over 40 minutes. With numbers like that, of course you'll see high running stats. Based on Carolina's ability to penetrate the line even when tired, I doubt that Seattle can run the ball as well against the Steelers. But, hey, we'll see in two weeks.

Edit: Going back over what I wrote, what I'm really trying to say is that I expected the Seahawks running game to be an A, and it looked more like a B or B+ to me. It's not that it's not good, it just didn't look as good as I was expecting it to.

Blue of Blue's News fame wrote:
The two Jakes was as big a bomb in football as the movies.

I would like to be among the first to congratulate the Pittsburgh Steelers for their victory in Super Bowl XL. They will roll.

"One for the thumb!"

Win for the Chin!

I look forward to the next year of cheesy "Big Ben" and "The Bus" commercials...

Games like the ones yesterday aren't that fun to watch unless you're a fan of the winning team - and was that Seattle game sure was fun to watch! I was worried about the Panthers coming in, but they were dominated in every facet of the game but special teams. One more team to go!

I look forward to the next year of cheesy "Big Ben" and "The Bus" commercials...

Or all the 'Big Ben' and hist mama Chunky soup commercials...

Thin_J wrote:
baggachipz wrote:
I love that my two favorite teams are still in the running, and a Car-Den Super Bowl would be really interesting to me. I just hope both teams can pull it off. Please, at least one so I give a rat's ass about the Big Game.

Poor bagga :)

Oh, hey everybody! I just had the worst nightmare...

Eh, uh... wha?

Rips open sleeping pills, eats them all. Then, jumps out of 20-story building with gun in hand.

Click, click, click, BANG! FWTHUMP!

At least your team made the playoffs, Bagga.

Well, let's all hope for an 86-yard touchdown pass or better.

And for the Steelers to kick the ever-livin' shiznit out of the seahawks.

TheGameguru wrote:
Cringe-worthy moment was that now tool Terry Bradshaw (...)

End sentence there. No need to cite specifics.

Highlander wrote:
And for the Steelers to kick the ever-livin' shiznit out of the seahawks.

I'm importing a case of Iron City beer cross-country for the big game. Go Steelers!

*Legion* wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:
Cringe-worthy moment was that now tool Terry Bradshaw (...)

End sentence there. No need to cite specifics. :)

And you thought that his "duet" with Paul McCartney was the low point in his broadcast career.

karmajay wrote:
I look forward to the next year of cheesy "Big Ben" and "The Bus" commercials...

Or all the 'Big Ben' and hist mama Chunky soup commercials...

As an Eagle and McNabb fan even I have become incredibly sick of the damn McNabb Mother Chunky soup commercials!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!