Friday, September 25, 2009

Steeler Nation

It's football season again and I'm dieing to see how my superbowl champs stand up to the test this year. Adam and I upgraded our cable package and now have the NFL tickets. He's much more excited about it then I am but at least I get to see more Steelers and Pennstate game. It comes with the Big Ten channel too. :)

Last Sunday I watched the entire Steelers vs. da bears game. It was a disappointing show to say the least. My boys were totally off their game. Ben couldn't seem to find his groove. the passing game was not good and our running game was not up to par. Over and under thrown balls were common and there were more penalties than I could count, luckily by both teams.

In addition the defense couldn't stop the Chicago run. My favorite player, #43 Troy Polamalu, was hurt and riding the pine. He sprained his left MCL and is out for 3 to 6 weeks. sniff sniff... He is such a fantastic player, always where the ball is, hitting hard and keeping offensive charges at bay. I could really see the lack of his energy and leadership on the field. For me the games aren't as much fun to watch without Troy playing. I loved seeing him come out of no way, hair flying, to make the play. His speed and quickness will be missed. Get well soon Troy!!

The worst part about last weeks game is that our kicker, Jeff Reed, missed 2 out of 2 field goals. A championship team just doesn't do that. I believe we would have won had he made them. At the very least he should be able to hit a field goal from 30-39 yards out, come on. It was painful to watch.

It's going to be a long season if this kind of play keeps up.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

beach blanket

It was time to hit the beach again. We spent several nights at a friends condo in Sarasota. The drive after work on Friday wasn't too bad. The 7 hours went by fast as our excitment grew. The weather all weekend was very nice. We did very little outside hang at the beach and chill at the condo. It was a very relaxing long weekend that was long over due.

The complex was a short walk to the beach and it also had 2 pools. The grounds were very nicely taken care of. The complex was very quiet due to school starting up again. We were happy to have the place almost to ourselves.