BenThere_DoneThat: Twice!

Chris

I'm settling back into civilian life, after 13 1/2 years in the Air Force. Before I joined that magical mystery tour, home was the Pittsburgh area. So yeah, I'm a die-hard Steelers fan. In fact, I'm still a fan of all things Western Pennsylvania... the Penguins... and even the pathetic Pirates. I suppose that makes me a homer, but I'm not beyond criticizing my teams or their players. If you've come here expecting a "rah-rah my team" site... sorry. They're all like family to me. I'm as likely to criticize them as I am to celebrate them. For the record, I have no delusions that blog access automatically makes me a journalist. I just express my own opinions on whatever I'm passionate about at the moment. Leave comments, if you like. I'll probably respond to them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • 11:28 AM ET  01.21
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No... it's not what you were probably thinking, but in the spirit of Martin Luther King Day and the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama... please keep reading.    During the recent presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Murtha (PA) declared to a global TV audience that his constituents, the folks in western PA, were racist. The next day he backpedaled a bit, saying that he only meant that they were rednecks. To show their unified disapproval of Rep. Murtha's characterization, the folks in western PA promtly…
  • 02:11 PM ET  10.24
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  In a repeat of last year, it has taken me until Week 8 to commit to this blogging thing. Work... family... sleep... more work. There's always something else that demands immediate attention. I had decided to forego the FanNation experience this year, and made a deliberate effort to avoid it. But just as with the devil cigarettes, I picked it back up in a moment of boredom and can't put it down again. Not yet anyway. Because just as with the devil cigarettes... I enjoy it too much to…
  • 12:44 AM ET  01.05
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Road to Super Bowl XLII : Wildcard Round Now the REAL fun starts!  Every game matters.  Lose, and your season is over.  Win, and you move on.  The last team standing holds up the Lombardi Trophy!  THIS is what it's all about!  Are you sick of the clichés yet?  I am.  Let's move on...Saturday, 05 JanuaryWashington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks - 4:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) - NBC   The Redskins finished their regular season with a 27-6 win over the Cowboys, which secured their Wildcard spot in the playoffs.  While competitive for most…

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