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You’re a frustrated Steelers fan
07-09-2019, 09:35 AM,
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You’re a frustrated Steelers fan
Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , and I feel you. After all, it’s been nearly a decade since Pittsburgh has appeared in a Super Bowl—just under eight years, in fact. Barack Obama was still in his first term as President of the United Stated (“OMG! You’re bringing up a president who was the president at the time he was president! You’re going to divide your readers!!!!!”).The end of the 2018 regular season didn’t do much to end that long, long drought—not unless we all took some sort of hallucinogenic drug mere seconds before we thought we saw Xavier Grimble turn a sure touchdown into a touchback in Denver way back on November 25 (“OMG! You’re talking about drugs! How am I going to explain this article to my kids?”).Anyway, once the Steelers were eliminated from playoff contention on December 30 (oh, who am I kidding? Way before that), you may have changed your online persona to “FireTomlin!” or something like that. I do know that every Steelers-related post on either their official Facebook page or BTSC’s official Facebook page has been met with “Yeah, but did they fire the coach?” type comments.Headline example: “The Steelers know who they will be playing in 2019”Comment example: “This team is going nowhere with Mike Tomlin!”Headline example: “Steelers donate to charitable cause”Comment example: “This team is going nowhere with Mike Tomlin!”I feel you, I really do. After all, the Steelers have wasted the latter years of Ben Roethlisberger’s career. Yeah, sure, they’ve made three Super Bowls and won two of them since rolling the dice and drafting a franchise quarterback, but that was way back when, in the before time. What about now? Need some help in dealing with this Super Bowl drought? Perhaps you need some perspective. How about the Chiefs Super Bowl drought, one that could end on Sunday, if they take care of New England in the AFC Championship game? You know who was president the last time Kansas City appeared in a Super Bowl? Richard Nixon (“OMG! Another president who was president when he was president!”). The actual date was January 11 Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , 1970—Super Bowl IV against the Vikings, a game that took place years before Watergate became a reality (“OMG! I read sports to escape!”). In case you need some more perspective, this was mere months after the United States landed men on the moon for the very first time (“OMG! Walt Disney orchestrated that entire hoax!!!!!!!!!”). To give you even more perspective, January 11, 1970 was two-and-a-half years before I was even born, and I’m getting up there in age (“OMG! I’m over 50! I don’t need to hear about some punk who is only 46 years and eight months old! This site has totally gone downhill!”). You just know there were fans back then who, shortly after the Chiefs knocked off the Vikings, 23-7, to win their first championship, probably said, “Yeah, I truly think the Chiefs have more talent than any team in football, and I look for them to win several more Super Bowls over the next decade or so.”If those people only knew.........But the Chiefs have a chance to end that drought. They have a chance to end the suffering of thousands of their faithful, many of whom were probably cheering them on that day back on January 11, 1970 and have been cheering ever since, just waiting for the day when they’ll get to see their favorite football team play on the game’s grandest stage once again. OK Benny Snell Jersey 2019 , so now that you have gained some healthy perspective, you will appreciate what the Steelers were able to do in the fairly-recent past, right?LMAO! Just kidding. While the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday was a highlight of the opening round of the Divisional games, a defeat for the New England Patriots on Sunday would be a perfect end to the weekend.Having opened as 5-point favorites earlier in the week, the Patriots are still at least 4-point favorites with most bookmakers as of Sunday morning, while the over/under is currently showing at 47-points.SC Prediction - Regardless of how much I may want the contest to end differently, it is hard to see New England not moving on to the the AFC Championships once their game against the Chargers is concluded on Sunday. They may not be the version of the Patriots we have been used to seeing over the past few seasons, but that deal they made with the devil all those years ago is still likely to be strong enough to see them through. With the referees expected to chip in with a few questionable calls that favor New England, and a long road trip for Los Angeles, the Chargers will struggle against a team they have not beaten since 2008, losing their last four in a row to the Patriots.Pick: Patriots straight up and with a spread of -4-points. Take the under at 47-points.JH Prediction - Ahh the hated Patriots vs. Philip Rivers and company. This is one of those heart vs. head picks for me. I can’t stand the Patriots, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, yet can’t tolerate Rivers’ crying either. While I would love to see the Patriots get knocked off, I just don’t see it happening in Foxborough. The Chargers may keep it close, but I’ve seen this movie with the Patriots too much to pick against them.Pick: I’ll take the Patriots straight up, and to cover the 4. As for the Over/Under Cheap Benny Snell Jersey , take the UNDER....The New Orleans Saints were installed as the biggest favorites of the Divisional Round with an opening spread of -9-points and there has been only slight support in the betting for the Philadelphia Eagles since as spread settles at 8-points with kickoff approaching. An early totals position has also seen very little change from 51.5-points, with only a handful of bookmakers offering as high as 52-points at the time of writing. SC Prediction - The Saints destroyed Philadelphia by a score of 48 to 7 when they met in Week 11 and it is hard to envision the outcome being much different for the rematch, even if the Eagles have upgraded at quarterback since then. New Orleans have never lost at home in the playoffs while Sean Payton has been their head coach and that looks unlikely to change against a team they have not lost to at home since 2007. Pick: Saints straight up and with a spread of -8-points. With a totals position that could go either way at 52-points, I’m siding with the under expecting a big game for the New Orleans defense.JH Prediction - Nick Foles is already beloved in Philadelphia, but if he pulls off this win Sunday afternoon he will be considered a deity in the city of brotherly love. Will it happen? It is hard to imagine against the Saints in the dome, but no one expected Foles to even get the Eagles to the playoffs, or win a playoff game, either. Yet here we are. I like the Eagles to keep it close, but the Foles magic might just run out in the big easy.Pick: I’ll take the Saints straight up, but something tells me this isn’t going to be a blowout. I like 8 points, and while I would love the hook, I’ll take the Eagles getting the points. As for the Over/Under, take the UNDER....Please add your selections in the comments section below and we will tally an overall winner at the end of postseason.
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