Posted by: The Matzo Ball | November 19, 2009

Arizona Cardinals ask for Super Bowl XLIII To Be Replayed

The Steelers' Super Bowl win over the Cardinals may be nullified after Arizona's attempt to have a rematch.

Over nine months after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII, Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt has contacted league officials and asked for the game to be replayed due to “a major error in a referee’s judgment.

This is the second time recently that a team has asked to have a rematch due to poor calls by the official.

“When you play at the game’s biggest stage, you want to get the call right,” Whisenhunt said. “But when you don’t, then you must have a do-over. Even though we have challenges in the NFL, each coach should get at least one mulligan a game. Some people think golf is a sport, right? Well, why can’t football be too?”

On second-and-six from the Cardinals’ 46, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a 40-yard pass to Santonio Holmes. But Whisenhunt claims that play should have never happened.

“I meant to call a time out, and I told him [Head Official Randel James] that there was a good chance I would call a timeout on this drive,” the Cardinals coach said. “But when Holmes made that catch, I looked at Randel. He looked at me. And we both looked at the Gatorade bucket. We were thirsty.”

The Cardinals, who haven’t won an NFL Championship since 1947, are hoping the Steelers’ Super Bowl win will be overturned, giving the Arizona faithful a chance to relish in a parade.

“They already have the Penguins,” Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said, “and all we have is the Coyotes. I mean who do you think sports fans care about less? Us or the Coyotes?”

This would be great news for NBC because under the contract it has with the NFL, if the Super Bowl is to be replayed, John Madden will not be the color commentator.

“People always complain about John Madden doing the games, but it doesn’t bother me at all,” play-by-play commentator Al Michaels said. “As long as I’m getting my check for $3.2 million, you gotta get paid somehow.”


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