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.