Sunday, January 18, 2009

When the Cardinals and Steelers get together...

the result is ugly.

Seriously. Just go back to 1944. The war had depleted rosters so badly that teams merged briefly, including the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. The winless team, "Card-Pitt," was known as "the carpet." The results should speak for themselves, but they don't. The team was so bad that three players were fined for "indifferent play." (Would that the 2004 and 2008 Mariners had been similarly fined...)

I do believe this is the first Super Bowl featuring two teams that had previously merged. Pittburgh's victory today guaranteed it, of course...had Philadelphia won the other matchup, we'd have seen a resumption of the rivalry of the teams that combined in 1943 to form the Steagles.

Now don't say I never taught you anything.

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