Monday, February 06, 2006

Steelers Win!

The Pittsburgh Steelers became Super Bowl champions Sunday night after beating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10.

But the win raises the inevitable question: If two Steelers fans shout victoriously in London, will anyone hear them?

The victory seems somewhat hollow today because there's no one else locally with whom we can celebrate our joy. That's the funny thing about sports teams victories: part of the fun is the community elation that comes along with any wins. You can dissect the game's every play with friends and conclude, "We won!" You can stop the postman and ask him what he thought of the game. You can look at the front page of every newspaper and see pictures of the game, and then read miles of copy in the sports section exploring every possible angle of the contest. You may even be able to smile at strangers, knowing they're happy too. Not being able to do any of those things makes the win a little less fun.

Don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled the team got its fifth Super Bowl ring I just wish we weren't so "G.U." (geographically undesirable) today.

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