The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to win the Super Bowl on February 1, 2009, at least as far as Electronic Arts is concerned. A recent EA press release read: "Black and gold will reign supreme in Tampa Bay, according to the official EA SPORTS simulation of Super Bowl XLIII by [i]Madden NFL 09[/i]. According to the award-winning video game, the Pittsburgh Steelers will win an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title in a tightly contested game against the Arizona Cardinals, by a final score of 28-24. Holding off a fourth quarter comeback by the Cardinals, the Steelers bring the Vince Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City for the second time in the past four years and for a sixth time in franchise history, setting an NFL record."
The press release went on to say "[i]Madden NFL 09[/i] is the most authentic and adaptable game in sports video game history, and utilizing each team's current roster and the latest player statistics, EA SPORTS matched the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals in a simulation of Super Bowl XLIII. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 3 touchdowns and was named the Super Bowl MVP; joining teammate Hines Ward who was the Super Bowl XL MVP. Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin, became the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, at the age of 36."
This is great news if you're a Steelers fan, and if you're a Cardinals fan, better luck next time. Here's hoping EA Sports got this one right.
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