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2011 Super Bowl Kickoff: Steelers Go Three And Out

Super Bowl 45 is underway. Here are a few notes from the pregame and the beginning of the game.

-P- I’ve never watched Glee before, but Lea Michelle is not making me want to. At least Christina Aguilera can sing (although her growling R&Bisms were a bit much here – it doesn’t sound good when you change the last note of the National Anthem).

-P- Michael Douglas? Seriously? I just totally missed the comparison he was trying to make between Martin Luther King and Neil Armstrong and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but I think that’s okay.

-P- The Packers win the coin toss and defer to the Steelers, who will receive.

-P- Really nice opening return by Antonio Brown out of the Steelers’ end zone, and Pittsburgh will start at their own 36. Ben Roethlisberger delivers a short pass to Hines Ward to start the game, and we’re underway. Unfortunately, the Packers wrap up Rashard Mendenhall for a loss on second down, and on third down, there must have been some sort of miscommunication between Roethlisberger and Brown – it looks like Brown was supposed to come back toward Roethlisberger, but he didn’t. Jeremy Kapinos punts and the Packers fumble the return but come up with the ball.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.