That’s what it feels like to me.
I know it’s corny, but in the football world, CowherÃ‚Â coaching the SteelersÃ‚Â for 15 years is a miracle.Ã‚Â And in that weird fan way, I feel like we know the guy.Ã‚Â Partly because he’s from here.Ã‚Â He is Pittsburgh through and through.
And while players come and go and I feel bad when certain people leave from time to time, this guy’s been here a coaching lifetime.Ã‚Â
And I’m sad.
I understand why he’s going.
And I think it’s great for him.
But I can’t get my mind around him coming back and coaching for another team.Ã‚Â And that’s going to happen, I know.Ã‚Â But man, that will suck.Ã‚Â My vote is that he works in television and runs a fantasy football team out of his basement.Ã‚Â
Seeing him on someone else’s sideline, laughing it up with his players, loving what he’s doing, winning for some other city.Ã‚Â That will burn my ass.Ã‚Â But it’s life, isn’t it?
And those Rooneys.Ã‚Â They’ll get the next great one.Ã‚Â Oh please let them.
I would hate for 2007 to be the year the Steelers went to shit and the Penguins left town.
Yes, I know I’m a homer.Ã‚Â Sue me.