Well, I did it. I finally got an NES emulator and have Tecmo Super Bowl running on my computer. The Furious Wedge wants you to know who is going to win the Super Bowl this weekend. Now, we can sit around and guess all we want, but if you want real answers, why not just have the computer play the game for you? And that's what I did. You're welcome.
Of course, by using a video game from 1991, some (OK, all) of the players will be different. And sure, the Cardinals now represent all Arizona residents and not just Phoenix. But other than that, there's not really much difference.
So who won? Well, I'll give you all the highlights:
Steelers won the flip and elected to return. Del Greco kicked off to Stone who ran it out to the 35. But Brister came in and threw an INT on the very first play. Rosenbach completed a 39-yard pass to Proehl (his only catch of the game) and Johnny Johnson quickly ran in the TD. 7-0 Cardinals.
That was the end of their scoring.
Brister immeidately drove the Steelers down the field and threw a 35-yard TD to Derek Hill. 7-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.
The 2nd quarter saw the break-out of the Steelers' Warren Williams, who got the Steelers down the field. Brister connected with Louis Lipps for 30 yards and Merrill Hoge ran in the TD. The Cardinals drove back down the field, but Del Geco missed a FG at the half. 14-7 Steelers.
In the 3rd quarter, Pittsburgh's Anderson kicked off to Sikahema, but Phoenix quickly had to punt. The Cards' defense looked good, but on 3rd-and-24, Brister completed a 45-yard pass to Williams, who also capped off the drive with a TD. 21-7 Steelers.
The Cards started the 4th quarter with an excellent drive. Rosenbach was running and passing down the field, but then threw an INT in the endzone. Brister turned around with a 55-yard TD strike to Williams once again. 28-7.
In their last drive, The Cardinals could not convert on 3rd or 4th down, with Ricky Proehl dropping two passes. Hoge ran in the next play for a TD as time expired. Final score: 35-7 Steelers.
Brister threw for 218 yards (138 to Williams alone) while Rosenbach managed only 58.
So... look for Roethlisberger to have a big game while Kurt Warner struggles this Sunday.
Stay tuned for more Super Bowl nonsense over the next few days!