February 16th, 2005
One month ago, the Steelers won their final game of the 2004 season against the Jets. It was a stunning, stressful victory that caused as much damage to my heart as a vat of crisco seasoned with chocolate-covered hot dogs. Following that victory, many of the players contributed the win not so much to grit, determination, and hard fought yardage, but to other things, like "fate" and "god." Here are some samples of the quotes:
"It comes with a lot of emotions
and God was on our side today." - Hines Ward
"Once again, like I said
before, God had his hand in it. Because those two missed field goals
and the way it happened the way the game ended up that doesn't
happen very often. You just have to realize that."
God's a Steelers fan obviously. But he must be an even bigger Patriots fan, because he let them win two weeks later. Makes you wonder what God does in a day's work, and if after all this time, maybe he's just gone a bit loopy. Lucky for all of you, God, in his infinite loopiness, handed down a list of daily chores to me, of all people. This may explain why countries have nuclear capabilities. God clearly has other priorities.
Save the Steelers from losing. Flip a coin with Jesus to see if his
beloved Pats will beat Pitt to get to the Super Bowl.
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