Super Bowl XLIII
Arizona Cardinals (12-7) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4)
3:00 PM PST
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL (NBC)
Well folks, here were are. The culmination of a long season has resulted in a somewhat surprising Super Bowl matchup. The Steelers have always been expected to be solid, but I think it's safe to say not many people picked the Cardinals to get to the Super Bowl. They were expected to be solid and win the division, but particularly after their late season swoon, this was not the expected result.
Up until today I was struggling to decide who I'd prefer win. In a perfect world we'd have a tie and the 49ers would be slotted in as champs. That seems only fair after all. However, in having to choose, I'd prefer the Cardinals. The obvious argument is that I don't want the Steelers to get to title #6. The other argument is that a Super Bowl win by Arizona gives further glory to the NFC West. The West has gotten crapped on the last couple of years and a Super Bowl title would certainly look good.
Of course, I also think Pittsburgh will pull this out but I still am pulling for Arizona. We'll see how it plays out. I actually think it'll be a decent game.