Dan Daly: All bets are off as these teams play for it all

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— It’s hard to go against the Cardinals on Sunday night. I mean, they’ve never lost a Super Bowl.

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In fact, they’ve never lost an NFL championship game when there wasn’t a foot of snow on the ground.

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Wonder if any of that affected the betting line.

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It’s amazing his name doesn’t run over onto the front of his Cards jersey, isn’t it?

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For those of you scoring at home, that’s 25 letters and one hyphen - which makes the Arizona cornerback the John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt of professional football.

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The only way it could be better is if Rodgers-Cromartie intercepts Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday night. I’d love to hear Al Michaels spit out that mouthful.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave his final injury report Saturday, by the way. Roethisberger (lower back), he said, is “fine,” Hines Ward (knee) is “great” and Mean Joe Greene (62 years old) will be “a game-time decision.”

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Three comments overheard during Super Bowl week:

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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