So it’s been 72 hours since the Steelers lost to Oakland. Seventy two hours of what if and will they? And what the F happened? And I’m over it. Maybe. The defense could not have stopped Snuffleupagus on Sunday. And the petulant child that forever lives inside of me says – I don’t want to talk about it. So instead I’m going to fill the page with things that might distract you for a little while like they did for me. Things that might make you smile and forget that oh right, we are 1-2 and A: haven’t played a decent team yet B: have 2 AFC North (pretty darn good) teams still waiting and C: for the love of Jesus, can we just beat Cleveland this year (just threw that one in there.)
It’s a bye week. We all need a little break.
So, here we go.
Tonight, Wednesday, at 10 pm on Comedy Central, LaMarr Woodley will be making his cartoon debut on South Park. Yep. So stay up late or if that’s past your bed time set your DVR, maybe save it to watch on Sunday. I think it’s going to be pretty entertaining. In fact, I KNOW it’s going to be good. The episode is entitled “Sarcastaball” and we’ll see South Park Elementary take steps to eliminate concussions, and I’m sure hoping we see a cartoon Goodell…I can only imagine the smut that will come out of his mouth. Oh the Joy! I also hope that the Steelers defense, even an animated one, HITS something. Anything. Even if it’s that fat kid Cartman standing on the sideline eating a snickers.
Speaking of that chocolaty goodness, I was reading SI the other day and actually did a double take as I thought I saw Jerome Bettis peddling snow globes. Man, next thing you know Tom Brady will be wearing ladies boots… oh wait… So anyway, it’s an ad for Snickers, you know the “you’re not yourself”. It got me. I’ll eat a snickers ‘cause the Bus told me to. Jerome is, as we know, a stellar guy. He’s done spots for School of the Legends, Asthma, and Nike. He’s oh so marketable. You might remember him in the Papa John’s commercial.. with Peyton. The commercial was a spoof of the coin flip debacle Bettis was a part of during a Thanksgiving game years ago. Peyton plays a pretty good ref, better than the guys we have now, as some will agree. I can just see these replacements talking at the office cooler Monday Tuesday morning: “I’m not a real referee but I play one on TV.”
And finally, I caught an episode of NFL Films late last week. After suffering through a piece that made Ray Lewis look like Mother Teresa (all editing, LOTS of editing), they had a nice bit on the Beard. Kiesel has a great story, coming out of BYU, playing 4 years on special teams, not even starting, before he got his chance. And he’s made it worthwhile, capturing a ring and a pro bowl appearance and even has a song written about him. But I do have one issue, Mr. Diesel. You haven’t won anything with the Beard. In fact, ever since you started growing it, we lost the big one, then lost to Tebow and now are 1-2. Can we not try the beard next year and see how it goes? Just sayin….
Enjoy the off week Steeler Nation!