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The Best of the Rest?

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Super Bowl XLIII has to be up there in the thrill-a-minute department, though there have been a few entrants in the last decade. Only last year, the Giants did exactly what the Steelers did this time -- beat their opponent with the winning touchdown pass with 35 seconds left in the game. There was the improbable comeback from the underdog Cardinals, the big, unexpected play in the form of James Harrison's 100-yard interception return, and the matching drives from Kurt Warner and Ben Roethlisberger. Perhaps best of all for the Steelers and their fans, there wasn't the shadow of any weird officiating over this win -- the good and bad calls pretty much evened out.

I would still have to say that the best Super Bowl I ever saw was the one that happened 20 years ago - XXIII, when Joe Montana drove downfield over 92 yards in 11 plays to beat the Bengals, 20-16. That one seemed to have just a bit more drama to me, but the most recent game will go up there with the Patriots-Rams, Patriots-Panthers, and Giants-Patriots as the best of the last decade.

By Doug Farrar  |  February 2, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Doug Farrar , Pittsburgh Steelers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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