Sunday, January 18, 2009

Steelers Today

My Steelers are in the AFC championship game today with their (new, yet old, funny about how DNA goes even to sports teams) rival the Baltimore Ravens.

As I've said before, I'm not much into sports but I do like football and I do love my Steelers. And while I appreciate that the name is meaningless (what does a Steeler do? Steel themselves to get hit? I guess "make steel" but that's not used anywhere else, is it? It's probably a pun to correspond to the other, older (1887 v. 1933) Pittsburgh team, the Pirates); and I also appreciate that the Ravens are named after a literary character; but I'm still psyched for the game.

If the Steelers win today they're going to the Superbowl; making them #2 in all-time appearances (catching up the hated Cowboys) - but more importantly, if we win, we'll lead the sport in most Superbowl titles. Yay.

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