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Early yesterday morning, the Super Bowl MVP, star of Cheap NFL Jerseys professional football world stage and stretchedtohisfullest creator of the play that ESPN immediately heralded as the Super Bowl greatest was curling up with his three children and their cartoon friends.
"I just wanted to spend time with my kids," Santonio Holmes said yesterday morning after a 2723, stirring Steelers triumph, garbed in an argyle vest, untucked shirt, denims and smile. "I went up to the [hotel] room. I fed them. Put on a movie. They were very excited about watching 2. We just spent a little time together watching. I really just stayed in and relaxed a lot."
The company of Bill Mazeroski 1960 Game 7 Pirates homer and Plaxico Burress Giants catch in last February Super Bowl at the same 35secondsleft mark and any other championshipclinching athlete you can find on that mantel of lastminute brilliance? Nah. The nova of Super Bowl XLIII much preferred Santonio III, 6, Nicori, 4, and Saniya, 2, along with Alex the lion, Marty the zebra and Melman the giraffe.
From the tips of his toes to the tips of his fingers, Holmes the receiver earlier reached out among a maze of three Arizona Cardinals defenders and touched both a magical moment and the Magic Kingdom, where he visited yesterday the trip to Disney World that awaits Super Bowl stars. He earned the short, hourlong trip from Tampa to Orlando with a catch that covered 6 yards and a sixth Steelers championship and an expanse of history. Only Burress had secured any of the previous 42 Super Bowls with a winning touchdown in the final minute, and his was a mundane reception by comparison. Only Maz in the bottom of the ninth had ever delivered Pittsburgh such a momentous championship instant.
Strangely, to Holmes, his was an instant of gratification and redemption.
The play before his touchdown catch in the back, right corner of the end zone, Holmes let Ben Roethlisberger pass slip through his hands in the back, left corner of the end zone.
"It was a play chinawholesalejerseys.us.com that I should have made," said this thirdyear veteran from Ohio State and Belle Glade, Fla., about where he spoke earlier in Super Bowl week that he felt forced to sell drugs as a youth. "Ben put the ball where only I could catch it. I took my eyes off it because I was trying to get my feet down . and just lost sight of the ball.
"Coming back [the next play], Ben had the faith in me, believing that I could be the one to make that play."
Actually, Roethlisberger looked elsewhere first. A couple of elsewheres, to be precise.
Overtime amid this 2320 deficit was a Jeff Reed field goal away, but why tempt fate after blowing a 207 lead? So, seeking a pass into the end zone, he pumped right toward the first option (the fullback in the flat), left (Heath Miller), right again (Hines Ward), and then motioned toward Holmes. He fired. He hoped.
The Cardinals Dominique RodgersCromartie was in front, Ralph Brown behind and Aaron Francisco was hurtling toward Holmes. Three defenders. One 5foot11 Holmes.
Toes down. Fingertips out. Touchdown.
"I . thought it was going to be picked," Roethlisberger said. "A heck of a catch."
"Great catch," said Cardinals star safety Adrian Wilson.
"Great game," added Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle, who noticed Holmes careerhigh nine catches for 131 yards two short Wholesale Jerseys of his career high yet more this night than amazing Larry Fitzgerald of Pitt. "He really showed me a lot. He was their clutch player."
On that final drive, Holmes accounted for 73 of the Steelers 88 yards. On firstand20 after a holding penalty, Roethlisberger avoided a near sack at the Arizona 1 and hit Holmes up the seam for 14 yards. One play later, on thirdand6, Holmes pulled in a 13yard gain among heavy Arizona traffic. Two plays after that, when Francisco slipped, Holmes darted upfield on a 40yard gain to the Cardinals 6 with just 48 seconds to go. You know the rest: Holmes missed one left, made The One right.
"Santonio Holmes had just an extraordinary night," offered no less a source than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "It was really something to marvel at."
In the joyous locker room, Miller couldn recall the name of the ringwinning play: "I can even tell you, to be honest."
Linebacker James Harrison, whose 100yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest and perhaps biggest play in Super Bowl history but was eclipsed cheap jerseys by the brightness of Holmes moment, called the play: "Oh my God, I don believe it."
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said simply it was a 62 Scat Flasher.
So ended the flash of a year by Holmes, the Steelers playmaker when it counted most. He had the debated 4yard touchdown to win in Baltimore. He had the 67yard punt return to jumpstart his team against San Diego in the divisional round. He had the 65yard touchdown play to help beat Baltimore in the AFC championship game. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Then this.
"He a star of the future," Arians said.
"He can go where no receiver has gone," added Roethlisberger.
"I told him [Sunday] morning, make names for themselves in games like this, " continued an ailing but crying Hines Ward.
Holmes earned nicknames earlier in the season, when City police pulled over his SUV and found marijuana blunts between the front seats. He was deactivated for the next game, against the thenundefeated New York Giants at Heinz Field.
"The next day I came into work after that happened, I decided I would have a meeting with coach Tomlin," Holmes recalled. "He told me how he felt, and that he said he was going to handle the situation accordingly. At first, I didn want to hear that from my head coach I was hoping that he would trust my word that nothing went wrong. But I see he put me in a better situation by handling the situation firsthand, getting the distractions away from the team and away from myself, and allowing me to come back to the team the following week ready to go."
"You know, when you work the way we work with these players, you a life coach in a lot of ways," Tomlin said after ascending to the morningafter news conference podium after Holmes. "You care about them, you do. And I embrace that as much as I do the X and O I probably get more enjoyment out of watching people grow than preparing and winning football games. I believe it what we all called to do."
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