Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Well, here we are and we almost made it. Superbowl Champions that is. You know what I mean.

Our home team, the Cardinals, originally of Chicago, then St. Louis, and now Phoenix played better than expected by most and just not quite good enough to beat the favored Steelers.

We invited my wife's Mom and Dad to watch the game with us and ate a delicious turkey meal at half time. It differed from holiday fare only in the absence of cranberry sauce.

The first half was disappointing for the Cardinals and fans. The offense couldn't get it together. The interception at the goal line was a disaster. Coming out in the second half we didn't get any better till the 4th quarter and by then it was just a little too late.

Kudos to Fitzgerald, who did everything in his power to help his team. I felt let down by the coaches, both offense and defense, who were clearly out coached and out called for most of the game. Warner was a disappointment this game as well. And while we're at it, let's not forget the officials. This game had several picky and questionable calls, as well as two challenges won by the cardinals.

This won't go down as a great game, but it was interesting, entertaining, and for a while, we thought the Cards might pull it off.

I didn't watch a lot of football this year, but like most folks here in the valley, I rooted for the Cards during the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Like love, where it is better to have loved and lost than not at all; it's better to have played in the Super Bowl and lost than to have not made it to the big game.

Few will remember we made it this far in years to come, but for once in a long time, the Cards had a shot at the ultimate prize in their sport. Isn't that all you can really ask for?

The Daily Husband

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