There is a pretty good chance the Steelers will make it to Super Bowl XLV on February 6th. If you ask any Steeler fan, they'll tell you that the chances are 100%. If you ask any Jets fan, they'll tell you that Pittsburgh's chances of being in Dallas for the Super Bowl are 0%. But, in reality, their chances are officially 50%.
Not bad. It's a coin flip, sure, but still, out of 32 teams, having a 50% chance of making it to the Super Bowl are odds that any team would take.
However, if I'm Terry Bradshaw right now, I'm dreading the prospect of Pittsburgh making it to the Super Bowl. If I were him, I wouldn't like those odds.
Why, you ask? Why would the Steeler legend not want his former team to make it to Dallas?
Because Bradshaw isn't just a former Pittsburgh Steeler who was responsible for so many great memories for Steeler Nation, he's also the star of the FOX NFL studio shows and FOX will be broadcasting the Super Bowl this year.
Have you seen the network's commercials promoting the event?
Pretty funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRIIkQtXcxU
And here's another one, my personal favorite:
Okay, big deal. Still, why wouldn't Bradshaw not want his former team to make it to Dallas?
Well, here's one reason why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7eQbxcmrc
That was a response to a question shortly after Ben Roethlisberger's troubles in Georgia last March.
Here's another reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-3rsNd4w8
That was from the FOX week 1 pregame show.
At that very moment, with Roethlisberger beginning a 4 game suspension for his off-the-field behavior, what odds do you think Bradshaw would have given the Steelers to make it to Dallas this year? And now they're in the AFC Championship game.
If the Steelers do make it to Dallas, you just know there will be some sort of interview with the two men. There almost has to be. Talk about an awkward moment.
And what if the Steelers win it all? Isn't Bradshaw the guy who does the Lombardi presentation when the Super Bowl is on the FOX network? I believe he is. So even if he avoids Big Ben for two weeks, how's he going to get out of that one?
Bradshaw always said he wasn't nervous in big games. He enjoyed them. He could focus. Well, if the Steelers make it this year, we might get to finally see Bradshaw have a case of the nerves in the biggest game of the season.