1. An article that basically says the Steelers rock, so watch the hell out. Damn straight!
Which leaves us with Pittsburgh, which has showed precious few flaws in September and looks very scary, very real, after one uncharacteristic weak season. Tomlin is obviously trying to ensure that this team doesn’t look too far ahead, but excitement is building around one of the league’s great franchises.
“We talk a lot about how it’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” said Tomlin after the win over San Francisco. “We have to appreciate the now and be who we are…This team is doing a nice job of living in the present. When you do that, you prepare, you have good men, you’re capable of doing what they did today. If we continue to do that we’ll continue to grow, because we are in the process of growing.”
Mike Tomlin rocks.
Also, I was first tipped off to this by my sister, but have you guys noticed how much Mike Tomlin says things are “non”?
I’m not saying it is a drinking game. I’m just saying I’m keeping my eye on it.
2. Readers Still A. Fan, Burgher in NC, Aunt Annie, Slidetuba wrote me to tell me about this awesome Troy interview. Go read it. In addition to being his usual “my wife is a beautiful butterfly who deserves to be nurtured and loved” awesome self, the interview is probably the most candid I have heard Troy ever, particularly the exchange about whether dogs=children.
Also? Troy’s church service is FOUR HOURS LONG. I don’t even know what to say about that. Yes, I do. I’d sit in church for four hours for Troy Polamalu. No problem. Can I bring some butterscotch candies while I sit there and stroke his hair for four hours?
3. I’m sorry, but the Pirates’ new GM Neal Huntington’s vision for the team sounds like the same old yadda yadda yadda farm system yadda yadda yadda it’s not about payroll yadda yadda young talent yadda yadda losing is FUN! yadda …
I guess his plans to scout internationally are something new, if only for the chance for us girls to take a look at some hot young Latin ballplayers every season. I’m envisioning Enrique Iglesias in a baseball uniform and I’m LIKING IT!
This new vision in hand, I asked the Magic 8 Ball on my Facebook page if the Pirates will play .500 ball next season.