Terrible teams find a way to lose. And they are a dreadful team right now.
I've called three cities home: Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Dallas.
One of the nicest things about Pittsburgh
is that sadness and disappointment is the Zeitgeist
of the City when "our boys" do poorly. The first instinct is commiseration
it is ugliness, anger, recrimination, the mandatory assignment of blame, and furious demands for "consequences". Did anyone notice that 80% of yesterday's FedEx Field crowd went home at the half? Willie Stargell
hit on it in 1979: "We are Family
No wonder that Pittsburgh
is always at the top of 'best places to live'
and 'nicest people'