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shheeww. they did it. as you look at your afc north standings this morning, you see that the pittsburgh steelers are 2-0 and that the cleveland browns are 0-2. in a league where every win counts, that's all that matters. and in a season where all the afc north teams have pretty brutal schedules, this is a head start that the steelers should not relinquish over the next 14 games. if you look at the standings, that's basically what you see.

and if you look at the facts of the thing, you've got continued dominance by the steelers. they've now won 10 straight over the browns, and 16 of the last 17. if you look at the historical facts, that's basically what you see.

but unless you watched the game, you didn't really get an accurate picture. and given the offensive impotence of both teams, the slow pace, and the lack of anything even approaching excitement, i don't think there were many (besides steelers and browns fans) who watched the game.

i, of course, did watch the game. from start to finish. every futile running play. every dropped pass. every punt. and every wind-blown play until the final whistle ended the football purgatory with the steelers on top, 10-6. i must say, the steelers just narrowly won this, and if not for some terrible clock management and decision making by romeo and the browns, it could have been a different outcome. but the browns are the browns, and the steelers are still the steelers, even with ben's separated shoulder. and all that really matters is that 1-0 became 2-0. on the eagles next week....


Anonymous said…
regarding your last two posts - keep it up and i'll become a baptist. no wait.. that would make you happy. keep it up and i'll be a methodist the rest of my life. so there!!! julid ps - erie is a lake not a state of mind.
Larry said…
I was going to wait until after tonight's game but I just couldn't.

The Steelers did what they needed to do to win and Willie Parker looks real good this year. However, they are going to need Ben and Willie and Santonio and Hines to come into Philly and beat the Birds. IT will be a good game but the Steelers will limp out with their first loss....I, the eternal Eagles optimist hope
Mary said…
i got to see the whole game too which made me soo happy :) Even if there was a lack of overall game least most of the excitment was from the Steeler side! and we did have some crazy weather for that game...i think we could go all the way :) :)

one for the other pinky finger....

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