Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here we go...

I am a huge Stillers fan. Have been all my life. On the waiting list for season tickets and everything. This game makes me nervous. I don't think I've ever seen a Stillers team this strong with such down to earth players. No prima donnas, no thugs (other than Santonio and he's just kidding - he'll never do it again, swear). Just down to earth fellas with great basics. And plenty of heart. But being a favorite is troublesome. And Whisenhunt is a heck of a coach. He's the only coach that I would not want to be facing in this game.

It would also be helpful if they had a player to hate. With so many Burgh connections, its difficult to maintain a hatrid. And Warner is a saint. I'm sure you've all recieved this email:

In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a newvoice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at register 4.Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, anddecided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand adistant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful. Shewas an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love.Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clockto find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly athim, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card,BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. Nextday, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her aride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he droppedher off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. Shesimply said it wasn't possible. He pressed and she explained she hadtwo children and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to payfor the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date forthe following Saturday. That Saturday night he arrived at her door onlyto have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitterhad called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's takethe kids with us."She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, butagain not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda, broughthim inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was justas cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in awheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome. Kurtis askedBrenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?"Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids,especially if one had disabilities - just like her first husband andfather of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary - - - he had adifferent mindset. That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded upthe kids, went to dinner and themovies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him.When heneeded to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his wheelchair, tookhim and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of theevening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to marry and spendthe rest of her life with. A year later, they were married and Kurtisadopted both of her children. Since then they have added two more kids.So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the check-out girl?Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona, where he is currentlyemployed as the quarterback of the NationalFootball League ArizonaCardinals and has his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible appearance inthe Big Game. Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessedthat he was not an ordinary person. It should be noted that he alsoquarterbacked the Rams. He has also been the NLF'sMost Valuable Player twice and the SB's Most Valuable Player.
I want to hate them but they haven't been good enough for long enough to have a rivalry and they have guys like this fricking guy. I wish they had someone that stabbed people or a recovering porn and glue addict that slipped into the occasional fist fight with the equipment guy. Then we could build up that necessary hatrid sports loyalty requires. Instead I'm left with a quite disdain for a team that reminds me of the last Pittsburgh Big Game Champ.
Go Stillers - beat them Cardinals - but not too badly... Crap!

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