More Like Terrible Tissues
I’m not gonna lie: I wasn’t sure the Titans were going to beat the Steelers yesterday, much less thoroughly pound them like they did. But I was definitely miffed that virtually no one in the country picked the Titans to win, that they were an underdog at home, and that probably 10,000 Steelers fans showed up to the game.
More importantly, I was miffed at how rude the Steelers fans were. I met several downtown on Saturday night and I know many in DC who aren’t mean people, but good grief, when you visit someone else’s stadium you need to not be punks. This business about every Steelers fan in the stadium waving their Terrible Yellow Dishrags around (which a Pittsburgh radio caller yesterday referred to as ”sacred,” by the way) and talking smack every play really annoys those of us who were brought up to be polite and who came to watch a good game.
Do I care that many Titans fans left for the holidays or wanted to make a quick buck and scalped their tickets to willing buyers? No I do not. But said willing buyers are also purchasing the responsibility to at least try to behave like human beings when sitting in the stands next to actual human beings. So no, I do not give a crap that Keith Bullock stomped on a Terrible Moist Towelette after it became clear we were going to win.
Homefield advantage throughout the playoffs is now secure. Does this mean we’re going to win the Super Bowl, or even the first playoff game? Of course not. But go find me a team that says “studies show #1 seeds don’t win the Super Bowl that often, I’ll take a #2 please.” Both teams were playing for the same thing yesterday, and one of them now has it.
I’m looking forward to the playoffs. Hopefully if both teams make it to the AFC Championship the Titans fans will be sufficiently fired up to hang on to their tickets and we’ll see fewer Terrible Yellow Bibs in the stands, but either way, I expect the next few weeks to be exciting!