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Old 01-11-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default Chargers face tough sledding in snowy weather in Pittsburgh

Sportview: Chargers face tough sledding in snowy weather in Pittsburgh


Let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow! Could anything be better for the Pittsburgh Steelers than a winter wonderland today?

Not only do the San Diego Chargers have to fly all the way across the country, they have to play in conditions that are never seen in their home stadium. And not only is the weather challenging, but the horrendous field that is ranked the worst in the NFL by players will give the Chargers real problems. (The Steelers know where the big ruts are!)

As the Steelers fans wave their Terrible Towels, I can hear them sing in unison:

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but for the Steelers, it’s so delightful. When the warm-weather teams all show ... Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Welcome to Pittsburgh, you Corona-bottles-with-fruit sipping, Philip-Rivers-whining, ballet-loving, beach-tanning Chargers.

This is Pittsburgh, where the fans brush their teeth with steel wool and rinse with Iron City. Here, men are men and women ... can be even meaner!

This isn’t the cheery San Diego land of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. In fact, when the sun actually appears here the kids ask, “Mommy, what’s the big yellow thing in the sky?”

So buckle-up those chins straps and wear the long spikes, it’s head-knocking time.

Sure you Chargers looked good in beating Indianapolis. The Colts defense had to play without Sharon’s favorite NFL son, Marlin Jackson, at cornerback. No wonder you completed all those passes.

But now you’re going up against the Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison, who just happens to hail from my alma mater Kent State. OK, your tight end Antonio Gates also went to Kent, but he played basketball there, not football. When I wrestled there we didn’t even acknowledge basketball as a sport.

OK, football was pretty rotten there then also. It was so rotten they actually asked me to play. Of course I said, “Are you crazy? I wouldn’t play for any team that was so bad they wanted me!”

Come to think of it, they aren’t any better today at Kent.

The Chargers face a monumental task as they travel to Pittsburgh. They are without the best running back in the game, LaDainian Tomlinson.

They have a pathetic 2-13 record in Pittsburgh. But guess what. They are 2-0 in the playoffs and all 13 losses came in the regular season, including that 11-10 debacle earlier this season. Remember the famous Polamalu touchdown at the end of the game that the refs wrongly denied, making something like $71 million for the Vegas bookies.

Any way you cut it, the odds are against the Chargers. in fact the Steelers are favored by 6 points, maybe more by game time. With everything weighing so heavily in favor of the Steelers, there’s only one prediction to make in this one:

San Diego, 11-10.

Lynn Saternow is sports editor of The Herald
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