- January 7, 2008
- filed under Annoying Burghers, Ben Roethlisberger, Mayor Ravenstahl, Mike Tomlin, Penguins, Steelers, Weather
1. 64? 64 degrees in January in Pittsburgh? This is either the weather gods’ way of thanking me for not complaining about the witch’s tit-freezing cold, or it is, you know, Armageddon.
2. I knew John DeFazio wore some pimped-out glasses, I just didn’t realize HOW pimped out they were.
3. I’m not writing about the Steelers game until later today, partly because my deep breathing and chanting “serenityserenityserenitynow” exercise keeps dissolving into angry mumbling and drunk-dialing Mike Tomlin all, “WTF?! W.T.F?!?!”
For now, though, here’s a good article:
Afterward, the teary Roethlisberger said he apologized to his teammates for losing this playoff game. “I just wanted them to know, for everybody, not just the offense or defense, that no one should blame anybody or anything other than myself,” he said. “I take the heat for that. I dug us a hole. We got out of the hole a little bit, but it was too deep. I’m ashamed of the way I played today.”
4. Jim Furyk is probably sad, too.
5. Penguin Ryan Malone is a badass who likes to beat the shit out of people that drive drunk.
6. After your house fire is put out by the brave Pittsburgh firefighters, they will sit outside and wait for FOUR HOURS, just to be sure it doesn’t burst into flames again. Even though it almost never ever happens. They’ll sit there. For FOUR HOURS. Just waiting. For a spark.
Bring them some coffee or a blanket or something.
7. Doug Shields was re-elected City Council president today. It’s better than Jim Motznik, right?
8. You know what you need right now to drown your Steelers blues away? Another drink, because I assume you’ve been drinking since Saturday night:
“These things always happen at the last minute,” said Mr. Ravenstahl, sagely. “I became the council president myself at the last minute as the result of a compromise … I look forward to working with the president, and I think it’s important to have a good relationship in order to move the policy and agenda items forward that we need to.”
Thanks, Lukey, for keeping it to five words or less between the “move” and the “forward” showing us that you are very aware of the rules, particularly Rule #5.
You really do love us.