well, i avoided talking about it for a whole day, but i can't hold it in any longer:
IT'S RAVENS WEEK, PART THREE!
even though this wasn't the scenario i was looking for, it's almost as if the stars aligned, and this was the way it had to be. the pittsburgh steelers will host their bitter rivals, the baltimore ravens, for their third matchup of this 2010 season. it will be brutal....it will be salty (to borrow a word from mike tomlin), and it will be heartbreaking for one of those two franchises. one team gets to go play for the conference championship, the other gets to go home and lick their wounds. one team gets to celebrate, the other has to think about what could have been. one team has a 1 in 4 chance to win another lombardi trophy, the other has to wait 'til next year.
i think we all know how this is going to turn out.