The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who nearly sold the team this year. “I looked at the situation, how our father started this team in 1933; it’s not something we should just give up on,” he said. “That was a real plus to be able to do that.”
The East Valley Tribune looks back at the Chicago Cardinals’ 1947 NFL championship, which they won 28-21 at frigid Comiskey Park. The Cardinals returned to the championship game the following year, only to lose 7-0 in a massive blizzard. The Cardinals have not won an NFL championship since.
FindingDulcinea’s Guide to Super Bowl XLIII features links to the best sites for news, stats, video, and analysis of the game. It includes links to national sources, as well blogs and local newspapers for the Steelers and Cardinals.
Revenge of the Birds examines how the Cardinals have used the running game during their playoff run. “After a quick look at the stats, it's fairly obvious what the difference has been in January,” it says. “The Cardinals simply dedicated themselves to running the ball and it's paid huge dividends.”
Bob Glauber of Newsday writes of Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin’s sideline tantrum during the NFC championship game: “I think we need to give Boldin a pass on this one. And unless he acts out in the days leading up to the biggest game of his life, he deserves the benefit of the doubt.”
Slate’s Josh Levin examines whether Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., a writer for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and the father of Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, can really be objective when covering the game.