This morning’s comics had a strip (Pearls Before Swine) that shows exactly what goes on here at the House of Bluz on Steelers game days:
Thank goodness the Steelers and Ravens are done playing this year. Unless… OMG… the Playoffs! I’ll have to make sure Pinky is out of the house, should they meet again.
Today’s is the last regular season game of the year. The Steelers are playing the Brownies at the same time that the Ratbirds play the Bungles, so I have to go out to Jilly’s to see the game.
Upon reviewing my Mojo Spreadsheet, I see that I’ve only been to Jilly’s for one game where the Steelers were “away,” and in that game, they wore black. I anticipate them wearing white today, so I have no track record to go on. That means I’m free to go any way I like.
I chose to go with the white James Harrison jersey, with yellow sleeves underneath, my Steelers socks and what I call my Honus Wagner hat. (I bought it at Honus Wagner’s Sports in downtown Pittsburgh in September.)
The stakes for this game are high. If we win, the Steelers are the #2 seed and will get a first round bye and will play their first round at home. If they win, it doesn’t matter what the Ratbirds do against the Bengals; we win the division. Or, if both the Steelers and the Rats lose, we still win the division.
The result that absolutely cannot happen is that we lose and the Ratbirds win. That would throw the division and #2 seed to them and we’d have to play 3 playoff games on the road to get to the Super Bowl.
So, hi ho, hi ho, it’s of to the bar I go. Wish me luck!
Note: For a high-quality, non-sports related post with lots of pictures, scroll down to the one I wrote yesterday, that describes our New Years Eve in fabulous downtown Baltimore.