Saturday, January 31, 2009

Football, race and Steelermania

It's an optimistic view, but from the Kansas City Star is: In these times, Tomlin’s age is more of a factor than his race. I wish the reality were as true as that headline implies. I do wonder whether football, or maybe it's just support for the Steelers, represents one small thing Black and White come together on in Pittsburgh. You will hear Monday morning debates over how the Steelers performed, good or bad, in Garfield just as you will in Brookline and everyone is wearing a Steelers jersey these days.

Even Bloomberg covers the story on how Pittsburghers are like Salmon returning home for the game which we all know is actually in Tampa. The story notes that the temperature will be 30 here tomorrow. I think the ground truth is 15 today.


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