Johnny_S, whose posts are filled with the sort of statistics, charts, and other nerdly stuff that make my heart beat faster, made a prediction in one of his recent six-packs. That prediction was that there was no way that the Steelers would draft a running back in the first round. He, perhaps unwisely, choose to back up this assertion with the promise that if they did so, he would eat a Terrible Towel.
I think that the vast majority of us would have agreed with the sentiment at that time, although we might not have approved the ante. Well, given the seismic nature of the recent upheavals in Steeler Nation, I'm thinking that we need to look carefully at the possible consequences here. While I still don't think that the FO is going to draft an RB in Round 1, it's a heck of a lot more likely than it was a few days ago. Thank goodness Johnny wasn't betting against a QB. At any rate, as I pondered the possibility that he might have to actually carry through on this, my first thought was that we should insist that he make a video and post it. But on further thought, I decided that, much as I would like to see that, imagine the bad karma that would possibly be unleashed. If the Titans could call down all that bad karma just by stomping on the towel, think what would be the results of one traveling through someone's digestive tract.
It is, of course, possible that the fact that Johnny is a Steeler faithful might cancel out the curse. But I'm not sure that we can bank on that. I think that we, the BTSC nation, need to jointly release Johnny from his vow. I don't think we can afford to wait until the draft, either. There are enough distractions and worries inherent in the upcoming season without taking a risk of this magnitude. So I am posting a poll, and you all can vote on Johnny's fate. Just remember, you are potentially voting on the fate of the Steelers as well. Because of that, no votes from fans of other teams will be considered. Here it is: