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Video: Santonio Holmes Game-Winning Touchdown Catch in Super Bowl 43

Just like the David Tyree catch from last year, this will be one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history. Down 23-20 with under a minute to go, Ben Roethlisberger found Santonio Holmes in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning catch. It was a fantastic individual effort by Holmes who was able to drag his feet and get them inbounds to seal the deal. Holmes was rightfully named MVP for the catch, and he capped it off with a LeBron James-like baby-powder celebration. Here’s one for the ages:

And in case you missed it, here’s the LeBron celebration he added for good measure.


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  • Jeff in Los Angeles

    Yeah, a baby powder celebration which should have received a 15 yard penalty. It’s amazing how the entire game the yellow flags are flying, and then a big call is missed with that celebration, AND they refuse to review the “fumble” at the end of the game.

  • SpinMax

    Amazing? No it’s just the same old story. The NFL’s ‘company men’ did what they were supposed to.
    I caught all kinda of hell today about ‘conspiracy theories’ and ‘you’re crazy’ and such. I reminded
    people that’s what they said about my longtime beliefs about the NBA and mentioned the name
    Tim Donaghy. :^))

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    There was absolutely no excuse for not reviewing the final play by Warner. They should have had one last shot at the end zone.

  • http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/football/bob_blog/2009/02/official_explanation_of_kurt_w.html Bryan in Steelers Nation

    Official explanation of Kurt Warner fumble in final secsJust heard back from NFL vice president Greg Aiello, who explains the Kurt Warner fumble in the final seconds this way:

    “The play was reviewed and confirmed by the replay assistant in the booth (former on-field official Bob McGrath). That is standard procedure. If it is clear, there is no reason to send it to the referee. Mike Pereira said it was properly handled. It was a fumble.”

  • Randy-Cleveland

    You don’t see the replays of Santonio Holmes’s “catch?” from the backside because his left foot is resting on his right foot and not the ground.
    No catch, no touchdown!