This post was published to Spectacle Monopolized at 9:59:36 PM 2/1/2009
Return To Super Bowl VI
All are in union and self-congratulation. The field is set now, with the Cardinals having seized the lead. Each jockeys the other, grabbing fist and shaking with fingers at an intertwine.
At 2:24, the Steelers fail to make significant gains.
The audience is cheering louder now. Pittsburgh faces a wide volume. It looks as if Pittsburgh has made the 20-somethingth yardline.
And now they have pushed to the limit somewhere in the 40 yard zone. For the Cardinals, Madden’s so-called underdog, something had yet to be attained. And, then, Budweiser airs another ad.
CTV, the Canadian television station, is airing its own version of AA/NA inspired commercials for its ventures, New Services. The Quarterbacks are compared by the newscasters in the final minutes of the game, all passive voice standards having to be damned in the name of Strunk and White’s good name. Alas, the Steelers make it to the 40th yard line.
The Pittsburgh, with a minute left, are at midfield, continually brutalized by the Cardinals. Second and 6, Pittsburgh runs again at the 40 somethingith.
Pittsburgh moves for the kill. But is stopped at the five yard line with 49 seconds left. This, my friends, is the heart of the game.