October 27th, 2011
Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona.
Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona. The stadium was much nicer than expected and louder too. During drills the refs let my buddy and I hold the practice balls before they started the linebacker drills. After the drills we met Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis, and Ike Taylor. They were all really cool guys.
The second play of the game (not counting the Kickoff) was an interception by Ryan Clark, which setup a TD pass to Heath Miller. The next TD was a 95-yard TD pass to my man, Mike Wallace. This catch was similar to Greg Jennings’ TD catch and Steve Smith’s big catch, but then a rushing TD by Alfonso Smith put the Cardinals on the board. After a field goal by Sean Suisham the Cardinals struck back with a TD dump off to LaRod Stephans-Howling that made it a 14-17 game with Pittsburgh in the lead.
Then Big Ben found Emanuel Sunders for a short TD pass. During the next Cardinals drive, Lamar Woodly sacks Kevin Kolb for a safety. Suisham tacked on two more field goals just before Kolb tossed another TD pass and missed the two-point conversion. At the end of the game the final was 32-20 Pittsburgh.
After the game we went down to the Pittsburgh bus and met Casey Hampton, Maurkice Pouncey, Lawrence Timmons, Lamar Woodly, James Farrior, Hines Ward, Brayant McFadden, Heath Miller, Charlie Batch, and Keenen Lewis again. This was by far one of the best experiences of my life.