Monday, October 01, 2007

Steelers Lose, Sorry

I’m pretty sure it’s my fault the Steelers lost yesterday; granted the running game never got started and Roethlisberger threw an incredibly ill-advised pass that was intercepted in the Cardinal’s end zone, and yeah, the tackling on the punt return for touchdown by Cardinal return specialist Steve Breaston was awful, but all those are simply symptoms of my own errors and I apologize to the entire Steeler Nation; I chalk it up to early-season jitters and I’ll try to do better in the coming weeks.

See, the thing is, there was a benefit event at my yoga studio for a longtime student there who has had to have shoulder surgery. It began at 2:00, right about the beginning of the second quarter. My mistake was trying to fit that into my schedule along with catching the game at a local sports bar; I should have either committed to staying home, listening to the internet broadcast from Pittsburgh while doing chores around the house (in general, the most successful strategy for securing victory); going to the benefit event and taking part in it fully, just trusting that the boys in Black and Gold would take care of business without me; or I ought to have gone straight to a place where I could watch the game and drink Rolling Rock or at least something besides Heineken.

As it was, my attempt to do all three undermined everything with its lack of focus; and that’s pretty much how the Steelers played. They seemed all at sixes and sevens and never really got rolling: a couple runs here, a few passes, there, a half-hearted gadget play—nothing seemed to cohere and before you knew it, the Redbirds had a two-touchdown lead.

Of course, it didn’t help that Hines Ward was injured or that Casey Hampton and Troy Polamalu went down; still, I’m confident that had I been mopping the floor at the time, the outcome would have been better, anyway.


Blogger Arnica Montana said...

is there another event happening at your yoga studio next Sunday? If so, i think you should try to go to it, especially if it starts at about 11 am. If not, you should just go out that Sunday, have a day to yourself, you know, some "me" time. That would be best for everybody including ME.

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