A forgotten plus point for Steelers
Just remembered a moment that summed up a footballing warrior during last nights game - Hines Ward pulling a hamstring (?) - sucking in a breath, getting taped up - then catching the game tying TD.
Awesome play by an awesome player.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.