this post is for m—–l
As a lifelong Steeler fan, I’ve had much to enjoy over the past ten or sixteen football seasons. Some of my favorite memories are obvious. Watching the Steelers win the Super Bowl in Tampa and Pittsburgh are first and second, in that order. Some of my favorite memories are less obvious.
The 2005 Cincinnati Bengals had awful big mouths for a team that hadn’t done anything since the first George Bush was President. They got real cocky, real fast. And when you get real cocky, real fast, the karma police are going to knock on your door and ask you to take a ride with them downtown. (I thought I’d use a metaphor that Bengals fans would understand. Because every member of the Bengals has been arrested, you see.) That’s why the Bengals not only lost to the Steelers in the playoffs, but lost the better part of their next three seasons as their star quarterback recovered from a debilitating and hilarious knee injury on a completely legit play.
Three years later, the Bengals are becoming unjustifiably arrogant again. Pittsburgh heads to Cincinnati this weekend with an opportunity to shut them up. I’m looking forward to it. And to more Youtube videos posted by bitter Bengal fans.