It may not have made a difference, but I think that was a bad call at the end of the game. It should've been ruled an incomplete pass. I doubt the Cardinals could pull anything off with only 5 seconds left, but still.
It was an exciting game and a fun one to watch.
AMEN. I'm not going to rant over the officiating...well, yes I am. I think the Cards got a raw deal between the Harrison TD at the end of the first half and the Warner "fumble" at the end of the game. They sure took their sweet time making sure Harrison's TD was legit, but the angle on the TV looked to me like his knee was down before crossing the line. It also looked to me like Warner's arm was moving forward on that last play, but no review at all? For something that close at the end of the biggest game of the year?
Anyone can say that the Steelers would have gotten another play and scored at the end of the half anyway (despite a number of strong Arizona goal line stands) and likewise, maybe the Cardinals wouldn't have done anything with one more play and 5 seconds on the clock, but who knows? Maybe I'm biased because I wanted the Cards to win, but a little more even play calling would have been nice. All in all, at least it was a really close, exciting finish.
Put all that aside though - the real injustice in the game was the call on that classless thug Harrison. Shoving a guy, holding him down, clearly punching him in the back, shoving him down with a hit to the throat, then shoving him down AGAIN. Madden was right - he should have been ejected. Instead the Steelers get penalized what, a yard? Say what you want about guys like C. Johnson, T. Owens, or R. Moss - I'd rather have a dozen guys like that on my team before I'd take a dirty cheating piece of **** like Harrison.
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Stealers.