The title is a bit of an inside joke for comic book readers, but the thing is...I started this blog a little over a year ago. I think the one year anniversary was last week.
What a year. I think I've evolved more in the last year then I have in the past 5. My mindset has changed about a lot of things and it feels like more and more avenues are opening everyday. I can honestly say life's pretty good right now(despite the fact that I still hate my job and now we have a Conservative government).
I did this last year and I have to do it again.
Ok, so we're looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Seattle Seahawks.
It might come as a surprise to a lot of people that the Steelers are actually one of my favorite sports teams. My Bears are my heart and soul and I think everyone assumes that I bleed blue and orange to the core and that no other team could even come close to comparing...and for the most part that absolutely true! That being said, I love the history and story of the Steelers. Coach Bill Cowher is my all time favorite football coach(sorry Ditka, but Bill is the man) and always thought he was a Bears coach waiting to happen(*sigh*). Ask Marc, as he's heard more of me rambling about this then almost any other Football subject. The Bus is a Detroit boy, so that automatically makes him one of my boys(just as an aside, I spoke with someone recently *Hint*Rhymes with Hephanie* who asked what it is that makes someone one of my boys, and I've been thinking about it a lot lately and decided that I need to make a blog entry about it. So you have something to look forward to). Ben Roethlisberger, in my opinion, is just as good or better then Tom Brady. A lot of people talk about the rivalry between Brady and Peyton, but I think in the long run it's gonna be Ben and Tom who have that career rivalry.
That was the longest run on paragraph ever. I love the Steelers. Next.
The Seahawks are that little team that nobody cared about and then come out of no where to bite you on the @ss. Two years ago or so my buddy Rod(whose wife, Julie, has started a new blog about their baby Andrea, which can be found HERE. Check it out it's cute.) and I were watching Sunday Night Football. I forget who exactly was playing, but for sure it was the Seahawks. The announcers kept talking about their running back, some guy named Shaun Alexander and how he so enjoyed playing late night games that he promised to do something special that night. He then went on to score(I think) 5 touchdowns that game, and had close to 300 yards. It's been uphill since then, as he's become one of the premier running backs in the NFL. Since that game, I've followed Seattle closely and have just been amazed. They have one of the most explosive offences in football and a defense that's just incredible(although they couldn't hold a coin to my Bears).
The Superbowl is going to be a hell of a game. Both teams have strong defenses(I think the Steelers have a little bit of an edge there) and great offences(but Seattle is a little more explosive).
So my pick?
I think the team that screws up first is the team that's going to lose. Given the explosive nature of Seattle, my pick are the Steelers...but Seattle will be back sooner then later.
Score: 28-21 Steelers
Ok done for now.
PS: I want to take the time to thank everyone who reads this regularly, with a special thanks to Jules and Peggy. Those two are, by far, the most loyal readers I have and are continually on my @ss about the lack of updates. If you notice a lot of updates in a short period of time, it's usually because one of them has given me $hit. Thanks girls.
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