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Old 12-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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A House Divided
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My wife is a life-long Chargers fan. That said, for the duration of our marriage, she has watched every single Steelers game with me, and more importantly, she has supported the Steelers, just as strongly as I have.

Then came the Chiefs-Chargers game. And, for the first time, our alliances were divided.

Now, we have watched several Steelers-Chargers games over the years, but those games were different. There was friendly banter, as well as interesting wagering. But, never once was anything as big as a playoff berth been at risk… until the Chiefs-Chargers game.

As Ryan Succop lined up to kick the game-winning field goal, which would have launched the Steelers into the sixth seed, I rubbed my wife's back tenderly. And then, Succop missed. Needless to say, I was in shock… and my wife breathed a sigh of relief.

Fast-forward to overtime, when San Diego went for a fake punt on fourth down. The ball came out, a Chiefs defender had the ball, and that Chiefs defender ran into the end-zone. I tried to control my excitement, but then… Bill Leavy said that the Chargers player's forward progress had been stopped: first down San Diego. Once again, I was in shock… and my wife breathed a sigh of relief.

After San Diego took the lead, Kansas City was driving, my wife was once again tensing up… and then, the game was over, and for one final time, I was in shock… and my wife breathed a sigh of relief.

Seeing how my wife had supported me & my Steelers for quite a long time, I told her that I would root for her Chargers with equal vigor.

But, deep inside of me, I was torn.

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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That, my friend, is a tough spot to be in.

Thanks for sharing.

Tell your wife her team doesn't deserve to go to the playoffs. Tell her, the Steelers were robbed! TELL HER THEY DON'T HAVE ANY BUSINESS WINNING THAT GAME AND THEY SUCK BEYOND WORDS!!!!!!

There. I said what you weren't able to say.....but you wanted to!
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Great editorial, Tiger. Thanks for sending it my way.
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Another great read, Thanks Teegre! When you sit back and think about it, this really puts into perspective how low this is on the list of really important things.
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Indeed. I awoke this morning, and she had dressed our two-year old daughter in her Polamalu jersey.

It goes both ways.
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Another great read, Thanks Teegre! When you sit back and think about it, this really puts into perspective how low this is on the list of really important things.
Right between "taking out the trash" and "mowing the lawn."

Really though, thank you.
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Great editorial, Tiger. Thanks for sending it my way.
As always, thank you for the opportunity.
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I understand your pain, my wife is a Broncos fan, so the rule in our house is I root for the Broncos when they are not playing the Steelers and she does the same.
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That, my friend, is a tough spot to be in.

Thanks for sharing.

Tell your wife her team doesn't deserve to go to the playoffs. Tell her, the Steelers were robbed! TELL HER THEY DON'T HAVE ANY BUSINESS WINNING THAT GAME AND THEY SUCK BEYOND WORDS!!!!!!

There. I said what you weren't able to say.....but you wanted to!
I will tell her those EXACT words... (while she is sleeping).
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