well, i had a different post planned for today, but the steelers changed those plans. today is a sad day for me as a sports fan. my all-time favorite football player, hines ward, is being released from the pittsburgh steelers. he is everything i could ever love about a football player, and i have written about him many times before. there is much being written about him today: about his intensity, his joy, his determination to prove people wrong; his overachieving; the rule named after him; and, perhaps most of all, his smile.
i feel like i am in mourning this morning. i will miss you in the black and gold, hines ward. thanks for everything you did for the steelers and for steelernation.