Steelers pre-season football is not about winning. Even I know this.
Fans are calling into the sports radio show that I listen to complaining that the Steelers have loss their first two pre-season games. I use to be a big Steelers football fan. Now that I’m in my 60s I have other interests that command my attention. Now I’m a casual sports fan period. But isn’t pre-season football about judging new talent?
So if I know this why don’t many of the fans calling into the sports show that I listen to know this, too. Tonight the Steelers play their third pre-season football game. If they win it will make a lot of Steelers fans very happy. And of course, Coach Tomlin and the team want to win every game whether it’s a pre-season game or a regular season game. But this is the pre-season.
If the Steelers lose, some fans will castigate them.
I just came back from my beer run to Armand’s in Little Italy. It’s a beautiful, warm, sunny day in Pittsburgh for the yearly Little Italy Days street festival that’s in its third day. Several blocks have been closed to vehicular traffic and there were people everywhere, partaking of what the ethnic food booths and the merchandise booths that line the sidewalks and that we’re being set up in the street have to offer.
I stood at the big window in Armand’s (air conditioning) as I drank my beer and watched what has become a Pittsburgh tradition.
Hunter S. Thompson
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