It was so reminiscent of the last time the Valley had a Cinderella-esque team playing for a championship.
Last time it was Jake Plummer in the 1997 Rose Bowl, willing the Sun Devils to the lead late in the fourth quarter only to see Ohio State march right back down the field for the winning TD with less than 45 seconds to play.
Then Sunday it was Warner to Fitzgerald -- God, that guy is good; how high does he get drafted in fantasy leagues next year? -- to put the Cardinals ahead with 2:37 left, only to see the Steelers march down the field.
At least there was that Diamondbacks' World Series victory in 2001, and Sunday's loss wasn't as frustrating as all those recent times the Suns have been dispatched from the playoffs. But even that D-Backs win is beginning to wear off.