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Friday, February 27, 2015

Football

Troy Polamalu Hurt Steelers in Pass Coverage During Super Bowl Loss

Count me as someone who felt Troy Polamalu was undeserving as Defensive Player of the Year. While he had a wonderful season, I felt the media weighed some of his notable, big plays too heavily, without realizing the shortcomings in the rest of his game. Though Polamalu’s great at making jarring hits and causing turnovers…Read More

Ben Roethlisberger Shaves Beard After Losing Super Bowl XLV

Like so many other athletes (and writers), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was growing out his facial hair in the form of a playoff beard. It was no Brett Keisel beard, but it got grizzly pretty quickly. Immediately after losing the game, Roethlisberger took a razor to his face realizing his postseason luck had run…Read More

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers Gets Championship Belt

We called the Super Bowl a matchup of good vs. evil when we compared Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers. Good prevailed, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 24/39 for 304 yards and three touchdown passes, winning MVP honors. He even received a championship belt to prove it: For the whole background on Rodgers’ championship belt,…Read More

Aaron Rodgers Targets Jordy Nelson-William Gay Matchup to Exploit

With the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers meeting in Super Bowl 45, there was little doubt the Packers would be throwing the ball frequently. That’s been their offensive approach throughout the season, plus, the Steelers have one of the best run defenses all time. The Packers held true to their gameplan early in the…Read More

Super Bowl Betting: Five Best Prop Bets for Super Bowl 45

It’s been two weeks of analyzing, arguing, and pontificating about Super Bowl XLV. Finally, the big game is upon us, and you’re probably contributing at least a few bucks to the billions of dollars wagered on the Super Bowl. We’ve already been over some of the crazy prop bets available, so now it’s time for…Read More

Maurkice Pouncey Replaced by Doug Legursky Will be Big Advantage for Packers

After spending two weeks denying reports that rookie center Maurkice Pouncey was ruled out for the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally admitted that they would be without their young Pro Bowler. The result is second-year center Doug Legursky from Marshall will start in Pouncey’s place, and that is a big advantage for the Green…Read More

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