Steelers vs. Vikings Limerick…

I am soooo glad it’s football season. And I am soooo glad the Steelers are playing again Sunday.

Spending a day in Denver recently I saw only ONE person wearing a Broncos coat and no one wearing a cap. That same day, in that same city, I saw a Steelers hat, a Chicago Bears cap, and even a Browns hat, but in a city whose team is 6-0, I saw no real excitement.

It’s good to be from a real football town.

Remembering that the limerick is the highest literary art form, and knowing that there is magic in its cadence, and realizing that the Steelers could use some magic, Laurel and I, at the request of our son, have composed a limerick for Sunday’s game.

On Sunday events will transpire.
Big Ben, with his team will conspire.
When it’s over you bet
That the ole’ guy named Brett
Will beg for a chance to retire.

Go Stillers!

While one may be surprised to find a Scotsman referring to anything created in Ireland as an “art form,” it’s my personal feeling that like everything of value in Ireland, the limerick was probably stolen from the Scots. 😉

Jerome Bettis on the Steelers Offensive Line…

What do you think of what Jerome Bettis said this week in SI?

“The bigger problem, though, is the offensive line. They have no continity…. They’re letting running backs get his before they reach the line of scrimage.  There’s not a lot any back can do in that situation. This problem isn’t anything new, and I blame the coaching staff for not addressing the line in the offseason. How did they rationalize not doing anything about it? Well, they won a Super Bowl. They won’t be so lucky twice in a row. If Ben continues to get hit the way he did Thursday — the same way he did last year, then this will come back to haunt the Steelers. Ben will get hurt. Ben will miss games. And they don’t have a line to run behind without Ben. Pittsburgh can’t repeat with the line playing like this.” ~Jerome Bettis

I think he’s on the right track, but I don’t blame the men under the helmets. I blame the coordination. Our running game and our qb protection has been shaky since Arians arrived.