There won’t be time for a What They’re Really Thinking today because PittGirl has a flight to catch and too much to do before that flight is caught.
Some loose ends to tie up:
1. The Steelers.
As reader DW wrote to me:
Today’s Steeler fun should be called the “Fork” edition. Stick a fork in these guys, they are done. With such a porous defense (how are they still #1 in NFL and what happened??!?) and Willie Parker out, they’re just lucky to get into the playoffs. Ugh, makes me sad even though we won. Well, we still have Dookie as our other RB.
Now I can’t decide what my favorite Najeh “I’ll poop in your closet” Davenport nickname is:
- Dookie (tm DW)
- Davenpoop (tm Zach)
- The Defecator (tm my brother in law)
My thoughts on the game are this … Poor, poor Benny. I’ve never seen a quarterback with his face in the turf so much in my life. This Carbolic Smoke Ball Blog (are you guys checking the Trib PM out on Monday’s for the Carbolic news? Good.) article sums it up quite nicely I think:
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will now take the snap from center lying on his back to save time.
Forget what I said about this not being Benny’s best year. It’s a miracle he can do anything, let alone smack guys in the numbers the way he’s doing now, with linebackers in his face all the time. Benny rules. Um, for today.
And the trick play with my imaginary self-united husband throwing the ball? As sister of PittGirl wrote, “Bee U Tee Full!”
Watch it again here with your chin in your hands and a dreamy smile on your face. At least that’s how I watched it 644 times.
What with Willie out, Najeh limping, Benny limping, and Santonio limping, can we get to and win the Super Bowl with a massive repertoire of trick plays? I’d like to think so.
So much more I want to say, no time. Moving on, bitches.
2. Pens. Sidney Crosby got in his first pro hockey fight and beat the shit out of Bruin Andrew Ference last night.
Crosby acquitted himself quite nicely — he threw punches with a vigor that belied the reality of it being his first fight as a pro — but allowed later that, “It’s nothing I’m going to make a habit of, by any means.”
While his goal and two assists had more of an impact on the game than his fight did, Crosby earned a favorable review from Ference for his effort. “He’s strong,” Ference said. “I think we’re probably about the same caliber of fighter. He probably picked a good partner for his first one.”
Oh, please. You got your ass beat. You can see some of the fight here.
3. I’m heading out and posting may or may not happen next week. If it does, it will be sporadic. If it doesn’t, you can comfort yourself by curling into the fetal position while hugging your PittGirl shirt like a blankie.
4. If you haven’t bought a PittGirl shirt, don’t even speak to me.
5. I’m kidding.
6. Have a merry Christmas.
7. I really mean that.