Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers vs. Cardinals
On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will take the field at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium to play Super Bowl XLIII. Learn the history of the game, and find the best sources for news, stats and analysis from mainstream media sites, independent sites and fan blogs.
Learn the history of the game's creation and find recaps, stats and video from the first 42 Super Bowls.
- Although Super Bowl XLIII is being played in 2009, it is considered the 2008 Super Bowl. The same convention applies to all previous Super Bowls.
- The first two Super Bowls were called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game.” The first game to be called the “Super Bowl” was Super Bowl III, when Joe Namath and the New York Jets pulled a stunning upset of the Baltimore Colts.
has a section dedicated to Super Bowl XLIII, with information about the history of the Super Bowl, including video highlights of each game.
Pro Football Reference
is the Web's best source for NFL stats. Click on any team's name to find game logs, team stats, rosters and player stats. Click on NFL or AFL to get the league standings, league leaders, and the result of every game played that year. There is also a list of NFL Championship games
, linking to stats about the season and the winning and losing teams.
has play-by-play data for every Super Bowl.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
brings the past alive with photos and video of Hall of Famers and classic moments, along with player profiles and articles covering the game's history.
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NFL.com and large sports outlets provide comprehensive coverage of the NFL, including news, stats, commentary and multimedia.
features stats, game recaps, player profiles and news. Its video section features highlights of every game, interviews, behind-the-scenes action and game analysis.
is home to Peter King
, whose “Monday Morning Quarterback” is one of the most-read football columns in the country. SI.com also features Dr. Z, who watches and studies the game as much as any other writer out there.
features columns from many of its television personalities. Its NFL Nation blog
features a collection of writers covering a single division. ESPN also offers a large selection of podcasts
, including Football Today
There are many Web sites dedicated to providing interesting commentary the NFL.
- Use blogrolls, a list of links to recommended blogs usually located in a side menu, to find other blogs covering similar topics.
examines the game through analysis of statistics, most notably its Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. New articles are available daily and its statistical database—including free and premium content—is updated weekly. FO also produces the annual Pro Football Prospectus season preview
Cold Hard Football Facts
offers in-depth analysis of the game with a humorous slant. As their name suggests, they like to stick to the facts, and make point-by-point refutations of commonly-held beliefs.
Pro Football Weekly
has published a weekly magazine for over 40 years. Its Web site includes rumors and game analysis.
News aggregators and social networking sites allow you to find a wide range of articles and multimedia from around the Web.
Pro Sports Daily
is a centralized source for sports stories from media outlets around the country. Articles are selected to reflect local perspectives, so you won’t have to settle for generic Associated Press stories.
works similarly to Pro Sports Daily. It also allows you to register and customize the news stories you receive based on team, news source, and players.
allows to submit and vote on their favorite NFL stories, displaying content from blogs and mainstream media.
Pittsburgh newspapers and radio stations offer local coverage of the Steelers, with writers and commentators who are knowledgeable about the team.
ESPN Radio 1250
features podcasts from Pittsburgh radio shows Stan & Guy, The Drive, and Dave Dameshek.
Steelers fans are some of the most loyal and intense fans in the NFL, and there is no shortage of blogs and fan sites.
Behind the Steel Curtain
offers detailed analysis of Steelers games and an open game threads heavily populated by fellow fans.
contains detailed pre-game and post-games thoughts, and provides in-game updates with video of big plays. It also provides many videos of players interviews.
Pittsburgh Steelers Fanatic
offers game previews and reviews, and even blogged from inside Heinz Field during the AFC Championship Game.
is the number one meeting place for Steelers fans, with links to news stories, detailed descriptions of Steelers history and traditions, and a very active message board.
features a collection of Steelers news stories and a popular message board.
Arizona newspapers and radio stations offer local coverage of the Cardinals, with writers and commentators who are knowledgeable about the team.
The Arizona Republic
is the best source for coverage of the Cardinals, with news and analysis from writer Kent Somers and a review of the 2008 season.
XTRA Sports 910
features a blog by host Mike Jurecki, as well as an archive of interviews on the Bickley & MJ and Game On shows.
Sports 20 KTAR
features news stories from the Associated Press, plus blogs by its radio show hosts.
Nobody understands the Cardinals better than the loyal fans who have suffered through 20 years of mostly terrible football.
is written by a former Cardinals ball boy who provides commentary on the team and and links to Cardinal stories from across the Web.
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