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alittlejazzbird
02-09-2009, 01:19 PM
If you haven't picked up the current Sports Illustrated or the Super Bowl Commemorative Issue, you owe it to yourself to read Damon Hack's excellent cover story. It's quite long so I'll only post the link, but I wanted to share the last paragraph with you, because I think it contains one of the most beautiful and poignant closing sentences I've ever read.

Every time I open my commemorative issue -- I must have read it cover to cover about two dozen times by now! -- and see that sentence, I get a huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. For those of us who came of age during the Steelers' glory years of the 1970s, then went 26 years without a Super Bowl win, to now see the future stretched before us with so much possibility thanks to the quality of our coach and franchise players, this one sentence carries so much weight, such eloquence...if it doesn't move you when you consider it in that light, then I don't know if you can be moved.

Soon the Lombardi Trophy would be making its way to western Pennsylvania, where it would be driven across town, over the Hot Metal Bridge, down South Water Street and dropped off at the third building on the right.

It is there that the coach's office sits close to a trophy case that is about to grow larger. Where a dynasty born in a long-ago winter is young again.

Here's the link to the full article: http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1151480/1/index.htm

Steel Mountain
02-09-2009, 02:22 PM
While that is a very nice article and all....Damon lives up to his last name. It was Moore in the flat on the first read and Hines covered on his second read. I am surprised he got Santo correct for the TD. Mr. HACK is one reason that SI is the laughing stock that it is.

Benzbrother
02-09-2009, 02:29 PM
Definitely glad I picked up this issue. I think SI does a pretty nice job covering the playoffs and super bowl

Steel Mountain
02-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Definitely glad I picked up this issue. I think SI does a pretty nice job covering the playoffs and super bowl

Except for the fact that they draw cards to come up with players actual names! Not fair to Mo and Hines that they got ZERO credit for that drive. I hate hacks!

devilsdancefloor
02-09-2009, 02:49 PM
Except for the fact that they draw cards to come up with players actual names! Not fair to Mo and Hines that they got ZERO credit for that drive. I hate hacks!

uhhhh whhhaat are you talking about?

It was a very nice article thanks for posting!

Benzbrother
02-09-2009, 02:52 PM
Except for the fact that they draw cards to come up with players actual names! Not fair to Mo and Hines that they got ZERO credit for that drive. I hate hacks!

Yea just chill a little Steel Mountain. Yes it was Mewelde and Hines, but overall the issue was pretty high quality and it was a great tribute to our team in such a small amount of time after the game. Writers make mistakes

Steel Mountain
02-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Did not mean to touch any nerves. As I said it was a nice article, but writers get PAID to print fact. I hate it when my coworkers do sloppy work. It would have taken him a whole nother 10 minutes to get it right. I will try to lower my standards in the future.

SteelCityKing
02-09-2009, 03:27 PM
does anyone have the hardcover of the commerative issue? is it the same as the paperback one i paid $6.99 for at Sheetz in Plum!? haha!

if it's the same damn thing, $20 is a rip off. i mean, yeah, it's a Steeler book flashing back their Super Bowl season. $20 should be worth it. i just want to know if it's the same as the paperback cover?

also, does ANYONE have the Super XLIII dvd? if so, how is it?

Benzbrother
02-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Is the actual DVD even done and for sale yet? I know you can order it, but I thought I saw something where it wouldn't be shipped for a while...maybe I'm wrong though

The Duke
02-09-2009, 03:57 PM
The dvd is out the 24th

stillers4me
02-09-2009, 03:59 PM
We got the commemorative issue yesterday and it's well worth the money. It's so nice to actually read great things about our tea.......cover to cover.

JackHammer
02-09-2009, 04:13 PM
........but writers get PAID to print fact.


:rofl::rofl: You actually had me for a second there. Writers get paid to do a lot of things. Most of the time it's something like convicting someone in the public before they even have a trial, or putting a political bias/spin on a given issue in order to benefit themselves/their own agenda, get the weather wrong, etc etc. Sometimes I read the paper and wonder if the horoscopes have more truth to them than the rest of paper has as a whole. But yeah, I would agree that sports writers do get paid print fact, or at least an accurate synopsis of what actually happened.