Sunday, January 22, 2006

Get Your Mind Right

That's what my junior high baseball coach use to say before games. Make sure you "Get your mind right." Of course, he also use to say, "When you get to third base, keep on truckin'", so take that for what it's worth. Either way, here are some really random things that look to give the Steelers the edge today (and yes, I'm grasping at straws at this point in the proceedings).

I read two interesting articles on Troy this week and here's all you need to know:
"It is off the field where Polamalu’s personality does not remotely reflect his on-field image of being a wide-eyed, modern-day version of Jack Lambert - albeit with all his teeth. He dresses much like the college student he was only three years ago and hasn’t cut his hair since then, to honor his Samoan heritage. His teammates still talk about how he showed up at training camp as a rookie driving a $12,000 Kia."
And then there's this:
"A feature on Polamalu in the Los Angeles Daily News told of a custom he and his wife have. When eating out, they'll sometimes look for a couple or a family who really seem to be enjoying themselves. The Polamalus will then approach a waiter and ask to pay for their meal.

"We like to spot a couple," Polamalu told the Daily News, "just see somebody that makes us think, 'Man, they're having such a beautiful time. Let's make this even more beautiful for them and share this blessing that we’ve received.'"
Look, guys who randomly buy unsuspecting happy people dinner and drive around in Kia's deserve to go to the Super Bowl.

And if Troy being a really nice guy isn't enough, Charlie Frye also endorses the Steelers:
"What happened to Peyton in that game, it didn't surprise me," said Frye. "After playing the Steelers and then watching that game again on film, their defense is playing at a different level than anybody else in the NFL right now. They're playing so fast."

Before the playoffs even began, Frye's mind was made up.

"My prediction was that the Steelers were going to win the Super Bowl," he said. "The way they won four in a row to end the season and how well they were playing, I just felt they were unbeatable."
And one more thing: I know the Broncos are 9-0 at home this season, but so were the 2004 Steelers, and we know how that worked out. See, there's nothing to worry about.