During the summer, after the Pirates are already down by 8 runs after a Zack Duke first inning, it would be nice if there were some other Pittsburgh sports going on at the same time.
It only figures that when the three winning teams in the city of Pittsburgh actually get going, the schedule makers decide it would be fun to put them all on the same night, all of them in crucial games. The Steelers play the Rams at 8:15, Pitt brings on Duke at 7:00, in a game that will cause a civil war in Pat's family, and the Penguins play the Bruins for a much needed win in the clusterf*ck that is the Eastern conference.
Look for this to be one of the crazier nights on the South Side. Many were already planning on coming out since they figured the Steelers game is only on the NFL Network (which I just found out is being carried over to KDKA), but now with the influx of those looking to have multiple TVs in order to watch all the action the bar scene should be packed. Add in the drink-your-problems-away response to the anxiety-ridden holiday season and the fact that a very long weekend is coming up, you have the perfect powder keg of Pittsburgh sports and public drunkenness.
Because Penn State inexplicably decided to make all their students come home a week later than any other college, I'm still stuck up here and really should be finishing a paper due tomorrow. So instead of actually making any observations/predictions about tonight, I'll point you in the direction of some excellent previews:
Steelers - Rams
One for the Other Thumb
Die Hard Steel
Nice Pick, Cowher
Pitt - Duke
Duke Basketball Report
Penguins - Bruins
Enjoy the night, this doesn't happen very often.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Posted by Doubt About It at 10:30 AM