Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday is Here!

Finally! For a little while there it looked like the satellite might get rained out for the game.

For the record, I pick Curt Warner and Bruce Springsteen.

I know, as I write this, the Steelers' Harrison, made the longest play in Super Bowl history for a touchdown just before the half. As an unpublished writer, I have to appreciate this man's persistence. He was cut four times before coming to the Steelers in 2002.

His first year with the Steelers he thought he was going to be cut again admitting that he didn't understand the defense. Amazed that he escaped the first season cut, he started to learn more about his position, studying training tapes and working with coaches. Last year he learned as much as he could about the entire defense. He studied his craft, his industry, learned more about his responsibilites and his team, then figured out how to make the changes that would turn his failures into success. This year he was named Defensive Player of the Year. What an inspiration.

To start everything off Jennifer Hudson sang the Star Spangled Banner. A beautiful rendition that made us all proud.

Then the BOSS did the best Super Bowl halftime show in history. When he started singing Glory Days it seemed as if the crowd could have rocked all night.

Springsteen and the E Street Band performing Born to Run.

The bittersweet thing about Super Bowl Sunday is no football for six months. :-(

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

Gizmo Guy and Curly sat down and watched it last night (I was editing). They were sure to tell me about Harrison's (what's his first name?) astounding play. But learning his background makes it that play that much more sweet.