I made a bold prediction this football season. I said the Steelers would go 7 and 7. At the time, I didn’t think it was bold at all. In fact, I was pretty sure they would prove me wrong and get to the playoffs. Some how. As my fantasy opponents are well aware, I can be wrong in so many ways when it comes to football. I expected this to be no different.Bwahahahahaha! As you probably know, the Steelers are, as of this writing, a woeful 2 -6, and began the season a truly dismal 0-4. Click here for NFL lines. Seriously. Bet against them every time.
The Steelers were not about to let the Pirates and Penguins snag all the October headlines. Oh, no. After the first two losses, Steeler veterans Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Clark, Brett Keisel, and a few others, took matters into their own hands. They declared only players who had been with the Steelers for at least four years were allowed to play games in the locker room. Clearly, Ben only has one child or he would have seen the folly in this. (Yep, baby number two is on the way.) I mean, seriously, who in their right mind says to grown-ass men, “YOU may play ping-pong. You, over there, professional football player who has been a Steeler a mere THREE years, you may NOT play table shuffleboard.”?
Head coach Mike Tomlin, a father of three, banned games entirely after the third loss. Smart man, that Coach Mike. (I can call him that. There is a stuffed leopard in my house who wears sunglasses and waves a terrible towel. His name is “Coach Mike.”) He also banned somersaults. I suspect he will have better luck with his players than with his kids on that one.
So after all this insanity and treating men like little children, what did they do? Oh, nothing. Just WIN TWO GAMES. Taking stuff away from my kids rarely has the desired effect. What is Mike Tomlin’s secret? Has to be Jedi mind tricks. Or some other sort of voodoo. Whatever it is, I want some. I need some. If it works on 30 year olds, surely it is just the ticket for my 8 and 6 year old. Maybe he could just come over. He lives pretty close.
Anyway, they won two games after all of these shenanigans and things were looking pretty good. And then they lost two more games. What should we take away now? Seriously, I want to know what’s next and so does the rest of Steeler nation. Though their season has been over for more than a month, there’s more talk around these parts about the Pirates than the football team.
How many days until pitchers and catchers report for spring training?
This post was sponsored but all the misery belongs to me and Steeler Nation.
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