And I gotta root for the underdogs. I mean, Arizona's Senator John McCain lost the Presidential election, and so far, most prognosticators from Madden NFL '09 and manatees (yes, you read right, manatees), have picked the Steelers to win the Big Game.
But the most important reason why I'm rooting for the Cardinals is due to the Super Bowl Indicator.
Here’s how it works: If the team that wins has roots reaching back to the original National Football League, the stock market will have a good year. But if the victor was ever a member of the rival American Football League, expect the Dow to get sacked.Of course, the Giants winning last year didn't help the stock market at all. (But I think that's because Eli Manning dissed the Chargers to play for the Giants. Total bad juju!)
If either team has an edge, though, it would be the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals are the oldest professional football franchise in the history of the game. They were originally founded in 1898 as the Chicago Cardinals and joined the American Professional Football Association in 1920. Two years later, the APFA morphed into the National Football League, with the Cardinals as a charter member.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, on the other hand, didn’t join the NFL until 1933.
Anyhow, I digress. GOOOOOOO CARDINALS!!!!