Yesterday morning, right before I woke up, I was dreaming about the Steelers beating the crap out of a team. The score was like 31-10 and then that team scored a late touchdown. In my dream, I thought, "Damn it, there they go giving up another garbage touchdown." Anyway, you know how dreams are, the score changed several times. First it was 31-17, and then it was like 51-35, and finally, it was 64-28. The team the Steelers seemed to be playing in my dream was the Cleveland Browns, but in my mind, I knew it was the Bengals.
What does this have to do with anything, you ask? Well, many years ago, when the Steelers were set to play a prime-time game with the then Houston Oilers, I had a dream the night before that they beat the Washington Redskins by about two touchdowns. Much like the Browns' dream from yesterday, I knew in my mind that the team in the dream was really the Oilers, and not the Redskins. Heck, they didn't even play the NFC East that year. Why would I be dreaming of the Redskins? Duh!
But I digress.
What was the final score of that prime-time match-up? Steelers 30 Oilers 16. You don't believe me? Wikipedia the Steelers 1996 season. It's right there in black and white.
You're probably thinking, "this guy dreams about the Steelers? He's such a loser!" You're right, no doubt, but I feel that this is valuable information, so it is my duty as a Steeler fan to pass this along to all of you.
I doubt they'll win 64-28 or 51-35, but if they're winning the game 31-10 with about 3 minutes left and Palmer throws a garbage touchdown to make it 31-17.....well, no thanks needed. I do what I can.
Enjoy the game.