If the Super Bowl proved one thing, it is this: The Steelers are not as bad off as some would think.
Remember, the 2012 Steelers beat both the eventual Super Bowl champions and the defending Super Bowl champs on their home fields.
They also took the Ravens to the limit in a game at Heinz Field with Byron Leftwich at QB.
So while a non-playoff season stinks and the Steelers have some salary cap issues to deal with, the picture isn't all that bleak.
@ Bad black eye for the NFL and New Orleans for the power to go out in the league's biggest event.
Maybe the league would consider scaling back its halftime extravaganza to one that only sucks up enough electricity to power a small city instead of a major one.
Nah, that's silly talk.
@ Is it too much to ask that the national anthem be performed the way it was written and intended to be sung?
I realize the Star Spangled Banner isn't the easiest tune to carry - I have some some singing myself.
But do we really need "stars" to add their own flair to it? We all know Alicia Keys is a good singer. We don't need her to bastardize the national anthem to prove it.
@ I really didn't think Joe Flacco should have won the MVP award for this Super Bowl. If I were voting, I would have cast a ballot for Jacoby Jones. Two 50-plus yard touchdowns - including a record 109-yard kick return to open the second half - were good enough for me.
@ For all of the people ripping some of Mike Tomlin's decisions this season - and I was among that crowd at times as well - realize that all coaches make a bonehead call at times.
Witness John Harbaugh's fake field goal call at the end of the first half on fourth-and-nine and well within field goal range.
@ Flacco's MVP award likely added another $10-20 million to his pricetag as a free agent, so there's that.
@ There is no way on God's green earth that Warren Sapp should be going into the Hall of Fame before Jerome Bettis, let alone Michael Strahan, who was a far better player than Sapp.