Sunday, August 19, 2007

Steelers 2007 Preseason: Game 3 of 5

Steelers 12, REDSKINS 10

Steelers improve to 2-1 on the preseason....first team played the entire first half, and it was a 7-3 Redskins lead at halftime.....Brett Kiesel did his best von Oelhoffen impression, rolling into Jason Campbell's leg and hurting his knee (luckily the injury doesn't appear to be too serious)....Steelers' only long drive of 1st half was two minute drill, which stalled inside the 10 yard line (led to the FG)....backup kicker Connor Hughes nailed 3 FG's in the 4th quarter to put the Steelers ahead.....Mark Brunell's last chance pass was intercepted and we win!

Mark Brunell kinda looks like the lead singer from Smashmouth...and their careers are going down the same path.

  • Around the turn of the century, Smashmouth was putting out Walking on the Sun and All-Star...#1 on the charts and wearing gold plated diapers. Today, they are down to playing post game concerts at PNC Park in front of a crowd that could care less about them and just wants to see more fireworks (see last post).
  • Around the turn of the century, Mark Brunell was an All-Pro quarterback for the Jaguars, causing the Steelers all kinds of problems in the old AFC Central and flirting with the Super Bowl on a yearly basis. Today, he's trying to lead the Redskins down the field in the 4th quarter of a preseason game, with less than two minutes left, needing only a field goal to win...and failing, having his last pass intercepted by relatively unknown rookie William Gay.

Just remember in life to cherish the good moments as much as possible....because any day you could become like Mark Brunell/Smashmouth guy. Have you ever seen them in the same place?

Seriously though, it's time for the preseason to be over. Since they were in the Hall of Fame Game, the Steelers have 5 games this year, and it's just painful to watch. I feel obligated to watch, because I'm a fan...and I'm just itching for more football...but during the game I'm bored to tears. September 9 cannot come soon enough.

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