Thursday, November 10, 2011
Of Pittsburgh And Manic Episodes
This evening, I was reminiscing about my trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. in September 1999 to see the Steelers play the Seahawks. In those days the boys from the ‘Burgh were, in a word, awful. We lost, 29-10. Losing a regular season game was no big deal. Ask anyone except my family, who still suffers post-traumatic stress disorder from my tantrum-throwing days when the Steelers would lose a game, and I’d lose a screwdriver to the backyard by heaving that sucka hard. Watching a favorite sports team lose on TV is frustrating. There was enough spackling putty and fresh paint on one of my walls to verify the point.