Special Sauce

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Very Superstitious

It's the first real Steelers game of the year, and the superstitions? They abound. Everybody's got their own quirks, and I've got 'em in spades.

The following traditions/superstitions were followed today, and a victory ensued-

1. The uniform. (Bettis practice jersey. Black tank top, underwear, & bra. Pigtails in yellow holders. [hair may be worn down, but if it's done up, it has to be in the correct colors] ) When it gets colder, my cutoffs will be replaced by jeans, and the tank by a long sleeved black shirt, but everything else stays the same.

2. The knitting (I didn't knit the whole game, but did until halftime. It was enough.) And yes, it was a project I'd worked on last season. Yes, It is important.

3. The meal. Kielbasa, onions, & pierogi cooked in a bottle of Yuengling, washed down with a bottle of Iron City. The meal requirement can be altered if the game is being watched at Players sportsbar. Instead of the kielbasa and crew, a quesadilla is deemed lucky.

It probably also didn't hurt that the Titans sucked rotten eggs, and "Fast" Willie Parker is a little dervish, and Roethlisberger is indeed the man... but hey, I'd like to think that I had a little to do with it. Heh.

And the best part about football season has returned. Of course I'm speaking of Gregg Easterbrook's fabulous column at NFL.com, Tuesday Morning Quarterback. Because, honestly, America's only All Haiku Football Predictions? Fucking BRILLIANT. His weekly commentary makes me the happiest kid in the land, on Tuesdays. Intelligent, well written, long as all get out. Love. It.


Blogger AJ Gentile said...

How could you post that link and *NOT* put in your own haiku??

Come ON! Haiku-me-baby!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

Gah! What an oversight! For you, AJ-

"'Fast' Willie Parker
tore up the field today, Wow!
Winning season, yes!"

And a bonus Haiku-

"Ben Roethlisberger-
there's no sophomore slump here.
The Titans were PWNED."

And now! Poirot!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Miss Fabulous said...

I screamed the F word at the TV like a thousand times today. Baseball. Red Sox Vs. Yankees. If I were a football fan I'd probably have had a stroke by now.

Like you're "uniform". :-) Go, girl!

9:30 PM  
Blogger GoddessAradia said...

Dude, I don't even LIKE football, and the Titans are embarressing the shit out of me.

Seriously. Didn't Nashville pour MILLIONS of dollars into a stadium so we would WIN once in a while?


well, err, go steelers, i guess. (Shrugs in disgust at her own football team - even though she still wouldn't like them if they won.)

10:51 AM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

GA- yeah, what is UP with that? But it's ok, it was kind of nice to have a kinda crappy team to play for our opener, to get things off on the right foot. You've still got Graceland, and Nashville (among others) to carry the rest of the state- Yay!

Miss Fab- I was reasonably restrained - mostly strangely monkey-like noises as we did stuff right. Ah... how I love Football.

5:57 PM  
Blogger AJ Gentile said...

Love it or hate it? LOVE IT!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

Yo, AJ- How 'bout them Power Outages?


Tonight, the reviled Eagles have their opener on MNF. I scoff. I mock. I openly deride, though I do think that "Ron Mexico", and the rest of the Falcons are going down (Despite the fact that it means an Eagles victory. Pfui.)

(And yes, the biggest pain of the current job? No time to listen to Jim Rome anymore. *sigh*)

6:43 PM  
Blogger Miss_Critiki said...

I bet the haiku guy is right about the Broncos. Stupid Broncos *GRRR!*

My dog should be happy, as she is a Steelers fan. (Seriously, she has a jersey with her name on it and everything).

So when does hockey season start :D


7:39 PM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

You at least have the distinction of being the team that Jerry Rice retired from, right, Miss C?

You do, however, have a very, very happy dog. (And a lucky one, too!)

Hockey! I love hockey, but know nothing about it other than:
1. The guys who play it are pretty damned tasty. (even the ones with missing teeth)
2. There's always a hockey game on
3. It's really damned interesting
4. It's one of 3 sports I was actually semi-decent at in High School Gym (the other 2 being tennis/badminton and volleyball)

Oh, and Jeremy Roenick got traded to somewhere in Cali. And the Flyers are a necessary evil. (OK, so I know more about hockey than I let on. Heh.)

8:11 PM  

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