15 years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were on top of the world.
Ben Roethlisberger led one of the single-greatest game-winning drives to get the Black & Gold another Vince Lombardi trophy.
A memorable six-yard reception by Santonio Holmes helped Mike Tomlin’s team get back on top after a late surge by Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals.
However, the most iconic play of that game might as well be James Harrison’s 100-yard pick-six to get a 17-7 lead.
That’s why it’s not much of a surprise to see the legendary defender assure that Super Bowl XLIII was the single greatest of all time.
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) February 1, 2024
Whether it’s the best or not, it was definitely one of the most exciting, even if you’re not a Steelers fan.
Also, even non-Steelrs fans should take a bow and tip their hats to Larry Fitzgerald, who had one of the most dominant performances in Super Bowl history despite the loss.
The future Hall of Famer wide receiver went off for seven receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yard bomb that looked like the last nail in the Steelers’ coffin before Holmes’ legendary reception.
The Steelers have only gotten back to the last game of the season once since then.
Mike Tomlin has now been in charge of the team for 17 seasons, not having a losing campaign even once since he took the reins.
Then again, the patience seems to be running out around the fan base, and it’s about time such a historied franchise gets back to the big game once and for all.