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Written by Cotter   
February 07, 2011 08:50

Well, I hope none of you liked that Black Eyed Peas song, because it will now forever be linked to this Super Bowl (and the feeling you had at the end of the game) in your mind.

Or maybe that's just me.


Look, losing sucks in November, so I think it goes without saying that losing a Super Bowl is extremely disappointing.

But, there's nothing anyone can do about it now.

The Steelers just came up short.

They had plenty of opportunities in this game, and they capitalized on many of them; just not enough. They dug themselves a hole, and when it came time to try and finally crawl out in the final two minutes, they just didn't have it in them.


Sure, it's uncharacteristic.

They had been winning in the playoffs by forcing turnovers and scoring points off of those turnovers. And they had been overcoming bad breaks all season long.

Things just went the other way yesterday.

I can't say I expected them - Ben especially - to play with fire the way they did, but who ever knows what's going to happen in a game. Unfortunately, this time things mostly went just about the opposite of what I would have expected. There's no use throwing blame around, things just didn't work out the way we would have liked.

So, hats off to Green Bay, they played a hell of a game. This is what everyone expected from them, and they did not disappoint. Aaron Rodgers was in full-on Super Hero mode yesterday. Congratulations to him on a pretty amazing game, and season.

But for now, for us, it's...

The next season, that is.

I may do a full recap, I may not.

Either way, like I said in Saturday's preview, this year has been an amazing ride, and I'm very grateful to have gotten to share it with you all.

Show some love in the comments for what this team did this season.

It may not have been able to bring home another Lombardi, but it battled through more than its fair share of adversity to get to the Super Bowl, and to keep it competitive despite trailing throughout the entire game.

That it came up slightly short is extremely disheartening.

But like they're accustomed to saying in Cleveland, there's always next year.

Here's to chasing #7 again in 2012.


Here we go.

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