on this, the first day of the 2009 nfl season, i thought we would throwback to my days playing for the steelers. there is, for some reason, a real shortage of photos/gamefilm from that era, but here is one of the few pictures i was able to dig up.
in case you didn't realize it, this is kind of an exciting day for me. and by exciting i mean that i may need to change my pants a few times today due to, well, accidents. this is the kind of excitement that causes me to do the following (much of which i have already begun here at 9am):
-put my ipod on the "steelers" playlist (which includes 'renegade,' 'the steelers polka,' and many many more)
-dress myself, my wife and my children in black and gold
-turn on the nfl network and leave it on for the remainder of the day
-read every conceivable blog/article/tweet dealing with steelers football
-change my pants (see above)
-recheck the aforementioned blogs to see if they've updated their posts
-look at the clock every 33 seconds, only to realize that time is indeed moving slower than normal today
-stand up in the middle of the living room and twirl a yellow towel around my head with such fury that you might think i'm trying to take off (this is often accompanied with loud shouts and exclamations, or by the sounds of styx blaring through my stereo)
-change pants again.
-break every clock in the house
-and finally, when the moment arrives, perch nervously on the edge of my couch as the pittsburgh steelers get set to defend their status of champions of the world.
here we go steelers, here we go!