A Couple of Snarky Questions: The State of the Steelers
As promised in my previous post, here is the new feature for the off-season—the Snarky Questions. If any of you have snarky questions you would like asked, send them along! Although I have an inborn facility for being snarky, I would be happy for any assistance. So here goes:
I thought it might be good to take a long look at Art II’s State of the Steelers address, which will obviously require more than a few questions. So this will be an ongoing feature. But before we get to that, I wanted to throw this into the mix:
1. The Competition Committee hopped right to it, with their meetings having begun already. In honor of this, the Washington Post noted in a recent article that scoring was down league-wide last season, and surely this must be a concern to an NFL who has lost a lot of viewers lately. They speculated about the committee possibly recommending tightening up illegal contact even more, particularly on the defensive side.
I have an idea. How about loosening up the definition of a catch to something resembling real-time reality? That, and firing (and not replacing) Al Riveron ought to create a lot more scoring opportunities for everyone but the Patriots. Which would, I expect, be okay with 96.875% of the league.
Where do you see the NFL missing the obvious? Be as snarky as you like, within the bounds of decency : )
2. In Art Ii’s address he talked about the problems with the defense. According to Tribune-Review writer Tim Benz:
Exactly what is the boss saying there?
That the Steelers could be better, but let’s not make a big deal of it because his defense was a bit better compared to the other bad ones in the National Football League?
I believed when coach Mike Tomlin said “the standard is the standard”, he meant something higher level than that!
If Mr. Benz would like to write all of my snarky questions, I would be happy to welcome him. At any rate, do you think a) that’s what Art II meant, and b) if so, does this trouble you? If not, what do you think he was actually saying, and does that trouble you?
The rules are the same for snarky questions, folks. Be sure to color in the little circle completely with your No. 2 pencil (preferably bought from a fair trade shop and sharpened with your Eagle Scout Swiss Army knife), and feel free to look at your neighbor’s paper.
And as a treat after you finish your quiz, check it out. I don’t know how I missed this one: