What a coincidence, right? Just so happens that there is a mass convention for our conspiracy-loving friends, the ones who are absolutely convinced the league and the refs have it in for the Steelers, in the Western Caribbean this week.
That's good timing, because otherwise they would have a tough week finding any further evidence of this conspiracy in the KC-Pittsburgh MNF game. You know, the one where a KC TD was called back on a pretty weak push off penalty by Moeaki. The one where the Steelers benefited from two bad offensive interference calls against KC during their last regulation drive (in spite of which the Chiefs tied it up, anyway).
Don't get me wrong, I love the Steelers and am very grateful they were able to pull it out in the end (and I'm worried as hell about Ben being seriously hurt). What I don't appreciate are the constant suggestions, against all logic and evidence (i.e., the Steelers having won more SB titles than any other club), that the league tries to prevent Pittsburgh from winning SB titles. IMO, this is textbook immaturity and bad sportsmanship. You know, the kind that shows itself when you struggle with the idea that your favorite team could ever lose a game fair and square.
It's doubtful that we'll hear much from the theorists this week because, hey, this week's game cuts against their belief. But not to worry, they will likely be back in full force the next time Pittsburgh receives more bad calls than the other team.