Rachel reports in how the history and financing of the Green Bay Packers makes it a unique team.
by Howard Fineman
WASHINGTON — As a Pittsburgh native it pains me to say this but here goes: Even if the Steelers win the Super Bowl, they’ve already lost.
Fate, fashion and their own faults combine to put the Steelers in a no-win situation in Sunday’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
The Steelers are the bad guys. There is nothing they can do about it. If they win, it’s because they are rotten and brutal, or so it will be said. If they lose, they will have deserved it, because they are rotten and brutal, or so it will be said.
Why? Well, let’s start where we must, with Big Ben. His actions last year in that Georgia college town — even though they didn’t result in criminal charges — are too awful for most of the country, and (still) for many people in Pittsburgh, to stomach. Where diehard Steelers fans see a brave quarterback, millions of others see a cowardly, spoiled kid who used his posse to assist his sexual predations.
There is some more Super Bowl Fun that will be taking place at The Stars Hollow Gazette:
Not Watching the Hype which is for your alternative viewing pleasure if you’re not a football fan at 5:45 am
Fun with puppies and pooties continues with Puppy Bowl VII (with Bissell Kitty Halftime Show) at 2:45 pm
An the Grand Finale starts at 5:45 pm when the live blog of the Super Bowl XLV: Steelers v. Packers begins.