Okay okay okay...let's be frank. Over the last few years, I have found that I am a sports fan.
It started with The Celtics two years ago (I love you Paul , Rondo, Ray and KG!). Jeremy and I were both working super long days and eventually we realized our only break from work was watching Celtics games. I would find myself thinking about the team while I was working, at the grocery store, at the bar, it would come up in conversation...everywhere. I began to structure my days and weeks around Celtics games. I could not stop thinking about it. The same way one of my best friends couldn't stop thinking about Gossip Girl...I could not stop thinking about the next game. I was going to let you all know about this last Xmas when the Celtics and the Lakers had their Xmas day game. But, if you saw that game, you know they lost...miserably. I was so disappointed that I could not proclaim my fandom on that day. I know, call me a fair weather fan (I inherited that from my father)...I am not. I just know this is a sensitive subject with many of you out there and it did not seem to be the right time. So. There you have it. The Moop family is a sports family and we have fun. (prepare for game parties at the studio..they're coming, for sure!)
Now...onto its relevance for me today. This very day is the NFL season opener at Heinz Field... right here in Pittsburgh! The Steelers vs. The Titans. It is going to be a high energy game. I must be honest. I have tried and tried to learn the game of football..but, I am always distracted by everything else going on (ahem...the fans, the excitement, the joy) so, do not expect a play by play analysis from me (that is better left to Jeremy and Jamie). Here's what I am interested in today. This city is all but shut down for this game. The Steelers play a home game and everyone takes a long weekend. People will take off work. There is no school tomorrow. Yinz are serious. The NFL and the city of Pittsburgh have planned this season opener with a free concert down on The Point ...The Black Eyed Peas and Tim McGraw (I guess they're trying to cover their bases with the fans??) You can bet I will be there. Parker, Jeremy and myself...we will all be there. Why? Because, I want to experience this city's enthusiasm first hand. I want to see the sea of black and gold, the terrible towels, the tailgaiting, the Pittsburgh pride. I.can't.wait. I love Pittsburgh! I am so looking forward to joining everyone else in Pittsburgh on the day when they love it too. It is a BIG day here in steel town.