Monday, October 31, 2011

A Mike Tomlin impersonation

The sun must surely being shining brighter today in Pittsburgh than nearly any place else the world over.

The win versus their nemeses ~ Tom Brady, Bill Bill Belichick, and the rest of the New England Patriots ~ is as satisfying as a regular season win can get. But the game next Sunday is the one that matters most.

First, of course, it is Baltimore that come to town; and if ever the Steelers owe a team something it is the 2011 edition of Ravens. Beyond that, another loss to Baltimore would be a crushing blow to Pittsburgh's hopes for winning the division (and securing home field advantage throughout the playoffs).

The 2011 Steelers are in a position to achieve something very significant ~ i.e. bouncing back from a Super Bowl loss in a superb way ~ and unless they do Sunday's emotionally satisfying win against the Patriots will ring hollow.