Monday, February 06, 2006

26 Years And It Finally Happened ...

One for the thumb. I couldn't believe it. I was sitting there biting my nails. I couldn't eat. I was irritable. I was a fucking train wreck. They just couldn't lose, could they? I watched the Seahawks move the ball with ease the first half. The whole time I'm screaming that the secondary was playing too soft. I was screaming to blitz the QB. But somehow through it all, my boys hung on. It seemed like a done deal with the Steelers at the 6 until Big Ben threw the pick. Then they scored but in the end, a flea flicker did them in.

I jumped about 4 feet up in the air (o.k., I'm not quite that athletic yet .. it was more like I jumped 10 inches in the air) with the last gasp of the Seahawks on 4th down with .03 seconds left. It was like this weight being lifted off of my shoulders.

Mine is definitely a Steelers family. I remember watching the Steelers play the Rams in Super Bowl XIV back in 1980. My sister and I reminisced after the game tonight and how we were watching that game with the family back in New Mexico. My mom always made a big deal about the game, whether it was the Steelers or not. She always made everything and then some for all of us. Burger, brats, dogs, fajitas, chips, homemade salsa and guacamole. It was all there.

It's not secret to ML or anyone who really knows me that my old man and I dont' get along too well. We are like oil and water. In fact, I haven't actually talked to him for a little over a year now. He doesn't call me nor do I call him. Ever since my parent's divorce, he's been bitter. His new wife is a complete cunt (Sorry, but this word describes her completely). When my brother was at the Univ. of New Mexico (only a 20 min. drive from my old man's house), his new wife would pitch a fit if my brother came down to do laundry or asked for a few bucks. And he listened to her, so I've always resented my old man for treating my siblings like shit these past few years. But the Steelers were always something my old man and I could talk about. If not, at least the Steelers are world champs once again and despite all that is going on lately, something good happened for me.

10 comments:

sonrisa morena said...

YAAYYY STEELERS!!! i'm not at all a football fan but if you are feeling good then, LETS GO STEELERS!!!! :-)

unforgiving b*tch said...

Ok I have to say I'm not a Steelers fan...but your writing about the game was more exciting than the game itself. Honestly, truthfully -- it just didn't even seem like a BIG game...it was more like a regular season game.

DCNats said...

you broke out the C word! that was great.
Yeah I don't talk to my Dad very often at all, but we can always talk about the Redskins... that's about it, but at least it's something right?

deeesguy said...

Hey, Devil, remember three years ago when you insisted Cowher had to get the axe? Maybe this Steelers win is a metaphor for life in that whole 'good things come to those who wait' line of reasoning.

Cincysundevil said...

Sonrisa-
Damn right GO STEELERS!! YEAH!!

Cincysundevil said...

Unforgiving-
True; the game was slow but then again, all I cared about was the final score. It did seem like a regular season game though.

Cincysundevil said...

Dcnats-
I had to break out the C-Word. I don't like to use it but she definitely merits it. Isn't it sad that sports are about all we talk about with our old men without a fight?

Cincysundevil said...

Deesguy-
Possibly; but you know I'm an impatient guy. Hey, when are you going to start your own blog? I think I'll make a post and get everyone to sign on so we can pressure you into your own blog. I know you'll have some funny shit to talk about.

NML said...

Yay Steelers! Er, haven't a clue who they are but it's good that you have good news :-)

afromabq said...

A NM native and a Steeler fan! My kind of man!

Visiting thru Todd's blog. Hi!