In case you are a not regular reader of the Blog 'N' Gold (a blog at the P-G website), the following post appeared yesterday:
Props to the Yinzer Yap-line caller who left the quote of the day with the the folks at ESPN Radio 1250: "I don't care who wins the Super Bowl, so long as they don't have a bird emblem on their helmet."
I was more worried about the San Diego game than I am about the upcoming game against the Ravens. Why? Just when you least expect, the better team loses, often taking a lesser team for granted. This happens more often than not. Otherwise, some of the players on my fantasy football team would have scored tons of points pretty much every week (I had some top-notch guys).
As I said on Sunday, if the Steelers play their A game, they should beat the Bolts. I think the same is true against the Ravens, though the teams are much more evenly matched (note: it would also help if Limas Sweed could actually hold on to a ball and if the refs would notice opposing teams mugging James Harrison). I truly believe part of the reason why the Ravens beat Tennessee is because a few of their players stomped on the Terrible Towel. You just don't do that.
I have been reading a number of forum posts on the P-G website, and the amount of smack is pretty high. Quite a few Chargers fans were guaranteeing a win while slamming the city of Pittsburgh in the process. A few posters said that all the city has is football, especially this time of year.
There is some truth in that; as I have said before, if you are fan, there is just something about being in this city when the Steelers are doing well. Sadly, some people will be devastated if the Steelers lose on Sunday. I know I will be bummed out, but life goes on. I have my family; Lost, 24, and Desperate Housewives; the economy (Pittsburgh's will be helped by the two home playoff games, fortunately), and a myriad of other things to either worry about or occupy my life.
But wouldn't it be great if the Steelers prevail on Sunday? May the best team win (as long as it is the Steelers). Note: I refuse to pass around the pic of the run-over Raven on the highway with a Tampa sign. Still superstitious.
Now I am going to hobble upstairs and find my kid.