This has been one hell of a year for Pittsburgh sports, and not in a good way. I am not a happy sports Yinzer right now.
You’ve got the Buccos. Oh the Buccos. Though I’m not a die hard baseball fan, I was impressed when they had their winning streak – then they blew it. They completely lost first place. How do you do that? How do you go from being on top, directly to the bottom… again? When was the last time they brought home a championship? I don’t remember. Whatever. It is baseball and nobody in Pittsburgh actually cares about baseball.
Then the Pens, they didn’t do anything per say. I mean they did not even get a chance to piss me off this year, as there still has not been a season. There are “talks”. There are always “talks”. They’ve been having “talks” for the past four or five months, but talk is cheap when nothing seems to be getting accomplished.
My advice? Stop being greedy (everybody), and start playing some damned hockey! It’s already bad enough that I won’t be able to go to the Consol this year. Of course…what are they going to do? Play three games, have a “playoff”, and give someone our dear Lord Stanley after some half-assed season? Uh, no.
Finally, we get to the Steelers. Our six time super bowl champs. They went from this amazing team to complete shit. Worse than shit… the Cleveland BROWNS beat them. I had to hide from the phlebotomy team for three damned weeks because of that game. Do you know how hard it is to hide from those guys?
One player goes off on some drunken driving tangent and almost kills people. Ben – well I’m not sure what the heck he was doing this season, but it definitely wasn’t playing Steelers football. For 100 Million dollars I don’t care if his wife gave birth to octuplets, he should have been more focused on winning the Super Bowl. Mike “Butterfingers” Wallace catches passes as well as my one-year-old niece does.
At times the Steelers looked completely and utterly hopeless! I didn’t even bother with my Big Ben jersey. It’s hanging up in a closet. I banned it from my body. It’s in the back somewhere not letting the light of day touch it. I hope the Rooney’s wake up during the off season and make some serious changes to the lineup – maybe even coaching staff.
It’s been a sad year for Pittsburgh sports. A very sad, maybe even a pathetic year. This is a year where we honestly can not claim to be the “City of Champions”. Where were the champs? A lot of people may call me a fair weather fan for being upset and blaming the Steelers. How can any fan not be mad that the Steelers blew this season? They sucked worse than a $2 hooker on Liberty Avenue. As for the Pirates, I hate baseball almost as much as basketball. Almost. The best part about a Pirates game are the all you can eat seats, accompanied by the view of downtown.
I’m not a fair weather fan, I’m a pissed off Pittsburgh housewife.