I thought I’d put up a quick post about everything that happened at the office today, as this triumphant Steeler fan returned to work amidst all the Ratbird fans.
Here’s what happened:
Nada. Nothing. Not a peep. No purple in sight, no Ratbird fans that want to discuss the game. Well, my boss wanted to talk about the game, and he is a Rats fan, but he is actually pretty reasonable about it. And he actually likes the Steelers and will root for them once the Ratbirds are done. And one other guy came by to congratulate me (as if I'd done anything).
So, not being one to take being ignored, I decided I needed to stir the pot a bit. So I decorated.
The outside of my cube, decorated with Sunday’s front page and sports page from Baltimore Sun. Also, at the upper right, there’s last week’s notice for Purple Friday… which I took the opportunity to revoke for the rest of the year.
But don’t think I’m totally heartless. I’m actually worried about the well being of the Rattie fans, so I decided to create a Therapy Station.
Don’t ask how I came to have a garbage bag full of tissues.
This is a close-up of the sign.
See? I care about their needs!
I also had the opportunity to peruse some of the Baltimore Sun’s blogs and the commenters are seriously losing their minds. The biggest bone of contention was the holding penalty that negated the Rats’ long punt return for a touchdown. Everyone was screaming about the “bad call,” complete with allegations of conspiracy and favoritism.
But on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s blog by former columnist Bob Smizik, a commenter posted this picture from that punt return:
That, my friends, is holding. Case closed.
I seriously hope the Steelers now go on to beat the Jets and play in the Super Bowl. But if they don’t, I can live with it. Because regardless of what happens, I’m safe in the knowledge that they put the Ratbirds out of business for the 2nd time in 3 years.
And as you know, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.