Tuesday was like Christmas in June for the Super Bowl Champions


By Mike Bires According to Ryan Clark, Tuesday was like Christmas in June. That’s what he said after receiving a stunning piece of jewelry commemorating the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth Super Bowl championship. “You have a bunch of grown men acting like little kids,” said Clark, the Steelers’ starting free safety. “It’s kind of like Christmas. You beg your parents, you know what you’re going to get, but you never know how excited you’re going to be until you open up that box.” Early Tuesday evening at a private ceremony in the East Club Lounge at Heinz Field, members of the 2008 roster reveled as they got their rings symbolic of their 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. The ring features six large diamonds that surround the Steelers’ logo. That logo is formed with yellow, red and blue stones and is surrounded by 32 small diamonds. OtherRead More »

Monday’s Super Bowl Notebook: Boldin could be a distraction for the Cardinals


The Arizona Cardinals boast the league’s top wide receiver tandem in the NFL with Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. Boldin who has three years left on the four-year, $22.75 million extension he signed after the 2005 season, demanded a trade in August and claimed he has no relationship with coach Ken Whisenhunt. On Sunday, cameras showed Boldin arguing with offensive coordinator Todd Haley in a heated discussion on the sideline after the Cardinals used only one receiver in 9 of their final 14 plays. According to reports, once the game ended, Boldin left the field quickly without celebrating and was seen leaving out the back door. With all the media coverage during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Boldin could become a major distraction for the Cardinals as they prepare for the Steelers. Preliminary results reveal no structural damage for Hines Ward