The Starting Five

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Bringing it, Holmes

by on Feb.03, 2009, under Football, Pro Sports

I’ve got to say, he’s no David Tyree, but Santonio Holmes knows how to make a statement.

I wouldn’t be characterized as a Steelers fan, especially being from Cleveland, but I do respect them, and Holmes helped fortify that “respect.” And I obviously have had extra time to think about this, since I’m blogging about it on Tuesday, two days after the fact.

One of the things I love to do while watching a Super Bowl is to look for that one moment in the game that will be remembered forever. You know, like John Elway getting hit and spun around in midair, the Marcus Allen run against the Redskins and the classic catch of Lynn Swann.

Holmes’ catch that was the decisive touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII win might not be as glitzy as say, the Tyree grab against his helmet that helped the New York Giants down the New England Patriots last year, but his ability to catch the ball and get his feet down in that situation will be shown for quite some time.

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Same old story, same old song & dance

by on Jan.13, 2009, under Football, Pro Sports

Didn’t we see this story last year?

Just last year, the New York Giants were struggling.

They couldn’t win at home. Tom Coughlin was about to be fired once the season ended because the Giants were way off course. Eli Manning should be benched.

Suddenly, the Giants — the NFC’s fifth seed — won three straight playoff games on the road, got to the Super Bowl and defeated New England to became NFL champions. (continue reading…)

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