Tue, 02/08/2011 - 13:39
Oh the Superbowl, I don't even know where to begin. This was a weird one for me. We all know my feelings on the Steelers, and you probably know my feelings on the Packers as well.
Let's go back to my childhood for a quick second. I was born a Steelers fan, then it was drilled in my head to be a Redskins fan and a Packers fan. A couple hours before the game I actually called my Uncle Pat (the man who made me a GB fan) and we had a long discussion about the game. I called to wish him good luck and told him if they were playing anyone else, I'd probably already have an ARodge jersey and my face painted green and yellow. I mean let's face it, if it's even just for a year Green Bay was probably America's team and Aaron Rodgers is probably America's quarterback. I mean really these guys winning the Superbowl probably feels like a kick in the teeth to Brett Favre, as it should.
On the Steelers side of things, this is something we've seen before. A team with a young quarterback, barely gets into the playoffs, gets the sixth seed, plays every game on the road, and then wins the Superbowl. Sound familiar? It does to me, 2005 Steelers World Champions. If you just pull up the stat sheet by all means you would have thought Pittsburgh won (save the turnovers). For whatever reason though, Green Bay had that little extra (or maybe it was just the severe butt whooping they gave us in the first quarter). Our defense was lacking something it's was like our Steel Curtain had rusted causing holes in every direction. My precious Troy was a half a step away on so many tackles and so many huge plays it was a pain to watch (kind of like how it's painful to write this blog).
Let's be real though, when the Steelers got the ball back with 2 minutes to play the whole country thought "Well here it goes again, Ben gets the ball and miraculously wins." Unfortunately that didn't happen. I was extremely calm about it. I quietly stood up, gave little nods of acknowledgement, walked upstairs, and went to bed. Possibly not the most proper thing to do when I had a houseful of guests, but trust me it was the better option. Somebody give me a pat on the back because I even helped out some Packer fans by letting them know when the MVP parade was happening at the Magic Kingdom (yeah that's me you see up there on the high road).
Yesterday was a pretty blah day for me. I knew I was upset for losing though I was trying not to show it. I've yet to turn on ESPN, I have no intentions on doing that for at least another week (as I type this Cartoon Network is on). I do have a few observations from my time spent online though. If I see one more person say that this was karma for the Steelers because they took Ben back, I'm going to jump through the screen. The man was never convicted of anything so get over it people. I personally do not believe a single word that came out of those women's mouths and clearly the judicial systems didn't either. I don't hear people saying all this junk about Kobe so why is everyone targeting Ben. Jeez, it burns me up. Another thing is the posts to my Facebook wall and text messages. Never once did I trash any Green Bay fans, so why do they insist on doing it to me. Oh, and let's talk about my roommate for a minute. She's from Wisconsin, I've never seen her with a single Green Bay item in my life. I walk downstairs yesterday morning and her mouth just starts running. I look at her and say name me two players. She couldn't get any further than ARodge. Don't come at me with your trash if you don't have a single clue what you're talking about.
Ho-hum, Congrats Packers.
Let's Go Magic.
*Mickey Mouse pic take from my work website enterpriseprtal.disney.com
*James Harrison pic and ARodge pic taken from espn.com