in keeping with tradition i am writing a post today to reflect on the steelers' last game, albeit a bit late in the week for such a response. the issue is that i am only now (wednesday night) getting to the point where i don't start throwing up in my mouth when i think about the game. basically, the lost a game that they never should have lost, to a colts team that showed up in a way they hadn't all year. even with the improved peyton and company on the field, there is no way the men of steel should have lost that game. without a ridiculous tipped pass they probably wouldn't have. it seems that most of steeler nation wants to blame big ben for the interceptions, or bruce arians for the play calling, but i fault injuries (not an excuse, but a reality), ike taylor's lack of vertical (or lack of stickum - catch the ball or knock it down, ike), and a lackluster performance by the hines field faithful. seriously people, everytime they showed the crowd there was tons of yellow empty seats. now listen to me, if you are a steeler fan and you can't go to the game, please understand that there are thousands upon thousands of us who would love to go and scream our bleeping heads off to try and mess up peyton and his audible-of-the-moment. so next time if you decide to take a sunday afternoon nap rather than go to the game, PLEASE send me your tickets. i have a big voice and i will use it. seriously.
i feel better now that i got that out. now we are 6-3, and we really need to play better to stay in step with the stupid ravens. we're playing the chargers this weekend, so we'll see what happens. i would hesitate to call it a must-win, but its pretty darn close.