Ever since the Steelers picked Franco Harris over a much-more-heralded Lydell Mitchell as a first-round draft choice back in the early Seventees, I have been a Steeler Fan.
Even though I grew up idolizing Jim Brown, it was the daring first-round pick of Harris that turned the tide in favor of the hapless Steelers, who had never won anything at all before Franco showed up.
Even after they let Matt Bahr go, in favor of some loser kicker from Pitt ( Carson Long?? Maybe??) I remained a Steeler Fan.
Now that the Stillers are out of the race, due to age-related injuries and illnesses, there is another team that has temporarily earned my loyalty, at least for this weekend, and, Krishna willing, the rest of the year.
A very large, gaudy, tasteless, Super Bowl Ring will go a long way in competing with the urban legend for top talent in the coming years.
Let's Go BOB, do not worry about recruiting this year.
JUST GET THE FRICKING RING!
For Patriots's Dream,
Joe from Boalsburg