IGN Sports Gets it Right

Few and far between are the days that I read IGN's website, let a lone link to it. But I got to give credit where it's due and their recent "10 Things to Know About Super Bowl XL" is one of the better articles about the game to come out this week. It's so refreshing to read an article that actually (and correctly) celebrates the fact that controversy isn't what makes the Super Bowl great. What makes for a great Super Bowl is a matchup between two hard-working, dominant, professional teams. And this is going to be a great one.

Here's the article.

10. How can anyone bet on this game?

The early line is Pittsburgh by 4, but how can you look at what Seattle just did to Carolina and call them an underdog? Seattle dominated the NFC almost all season and Pittsburgh barely snuck in the playoffs. I know, the Steelers are hot and took out the three top teams in the AFC, but just because you didn't watch Seattle games all season, don't sleep on this squad. They might be the most anonymous team to make the Super Bowl in years, but even if they lose, you should get used to this team. They're young, they're talented, and they're no fluke. Whatever the final score, I think we're in for an exciting game. Besides, isn't this the stage where stars are born? "We want the ball and I'm going to Disneyland". Remember that quote when you watch Hasselbeck strut around the field. He has what it takes to pull this thing off.

Then again, the Steelers seemingly have few weaknesses. They feature the punishing defense and running game that wins in the postseason. Throw in the arm of Big Ben and a few trick plays, and those terrible towels might be out in full force come February.

All I want to know is this: Back in August, who had Pittsburgh/Seattle in the Super Bowl? Anyone…anyone…Bueller…Bueller…

I think Super Bowl XL is going to be a lot better game than people realize.

Forget the commercials, the real show is going to take place on the field.

And isn't that how it should be…

I couldn't agree more.

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