Super Bowl XLIII - Arizona vs Pittsburgh

Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 by Travis Cody in

We're off to our friends' place to watch the game today, so there will be no play by play. If you like, you can take a trip in the Wayback Machine to see some things I wrote about the Super Bowl last year, when I had more of a rooting interest in the outcome.

You can check out this summary of Super Bowls 1 through 41. And of course I should add...

Super Bowl XLII was played 3 February 2008 in Glendale AZ. The NY Giants upset the NE Patriots, 17-14, and ruined the Pats' bid for a perfect season. NY QB Eli Manning was the MVP, becoming the second Manning in a row to win the Super Bowl and the MVP trophy.

You can check out this post, in which it is documented that I called the Giants' win.

If you want to relive last year's game, you can check out my commentaries.
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Patriots fans certainly won't be much interested in these next few posts. If you're a fan of the Giants, you may want to check these out.
The Giants are Super Bowl XLII Champs (You might notice, if you read through the comments, that Beckeye says next year is all about the Steelers. Nicely prophetic girl!)
Mo's Manic Monday - Blue
Wordless Wednesday

I can even take you back to Super Bowl XLI, when Indianapolis beat Chicago, with these posts.
Indianapolis vs Chicago
Super Bowl XLI
Super Bowl Sunday
Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17

And, if you haven't had enough of my self-promotion yet, here are a few words about football. Did I ever tell you how much I love this game?
Thursday 13 - Football edition
More than a few words about football
Bill Walsh (1931-2007)
Gene Upshaw, 15 Aug 1945 - 20 Aug 2008

Pittsburgh can become the first NFL franchise to win 6 Super Bowls, taking their overall record in championship games to 6-1 with a win today. Arizona can join the Ravens, Jets, and Bucs as a team to win it's first and only appearance in the big game. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger can win his 2nd ring, as can Cardinals QB Kurt Warner.

And finally, let me add my congratulations to the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inductees:
Bob Hayes, wide receiver for Dallas and SF, and Olympic gold medalist
Randall McDaniel, offensive guard for Minnesota and Tampa Bay
Bruce Smith, defensive end for Buffalo and Washington
Derrick Thomas, linebacker for Kansas City
Ralph Wilson Jr, administrator and one of the original founders of the AFL
Rod Woodson, defensive back for Pittsburgh, SF, Baltimore, and Oakland

Enjoy the game! Or the commercials! Or both! Or neither!


  1. You know where I'll be later today!

  1. My niece is down in Tampa with the team...And I *KNOW* she has good seats. She's down there with the AZ quarterback coach's family.



  1. Jeni says:

    Yep, I sort of picked up on your love of football -and just about anything sports related -from reading your blog for the past 1-2 years now. I'm thawing some meat to get it cooking so we can have supper over and done with -hopefully -by the time the game comes on. How much of it I was actually "WATCH" -since I tend to listen more to the tv than actually watching it, glued to the screen type thing ya know -but it will be one. I'm leaving the commercials to my little grandson as he stops dead in his tracks when commercials come on as they are his big tv thing these days. Have a good day/night and enjoy the game.

  1. Looking forward to the game. I'm not sure who to root for. I've traditionally liked Pittsburgh, but it's hard to root against a cinderella team like the Cards.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I'll be watching Dancing On Ice! :)

  1. sanni says:

    Hi Trav!

    My internet is back (died on me several weeks ago) and I'm doing my rounds checking how you, Pam and Mr Tucker are :-)

    Missed ya!

  1. Travis says:

    Nick: I hope it's a good game.

    Songbird: Yup!

    Lois: That's cool!

    Jeni: The weather is a little dubious, but we're gonna try and grill outside. If not, we have a backup plan to get the food done indoors.

    Charles: I find it odd that my dislike of the Cards has trumped my traditional dislike of Pittsburgh.

    Akelamalu: Enjoy!

    Sanni: Hi there! You've been missed!

  1. It's inside an hour till kickoff and I just turned on the TV. Figured an hour of pregame hype was all I could stomach.

    As I said yesterday, I'm pulling for the Cards, but either way, it'd be nice to see it close in the fourth quarter.

  1. Oh Travis, I thought you'd be online even tho the Giants weren't playing this year. Thanks for the Giants replay but I bought for Vinny (hubby) the entire Superbowl game XLII so he can play it every so often. And I watch too! :)

  1. Me? I'll be sleeping! Have fun, Trav!

  1. Anndi says:

    This year's game was AMAZING and the class and dignity shown by both teams and their fans has been outstanding.


    I'm a happy girl :) with a VERY happy Honey :)


  1. I was disappointed in the commercials and the game - for three quarters.

    But the fourth quarter more than made up for all of it.

  1. *heavy, heavy sigh*

    Oh so close...

  1. standing with Songbird...sighing.

    it was a good game...