As soon as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pre-season schedule was posted on their website, I entered each game into the calendar on my phone. One of the kids informed me that makes me a crazy fan, but I am not ashamed of that.
The Steelers’ first pre-season game was on Saturday, and naturally I didn’t miss it, because not only did I enter the games into my phone calendar, I set reminders to buzz, beep, and vibrate in plenty of time to make sure the TV was on for kick-off. Turns out the first game was against the New York Giants, my oldest stepson’s favorite team, so we trash-talked, victory-danced, and slandered each other’s team as a heartwarming form of stepson-stepmom bonding.
As it was, he had far more ground for trash-talking, since the Steelers decided to stumble and fumble their way through the game. I certainly hope their opening performance was not indicative of how they are going to play all season.
I already suffer with an embarrassingly bad hockey team. Please tell me my football team isn’t going to cause me shame and grief too!