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Saturday Night Open Thread - It’s all about the cheddar!

Come and join this merry band of Steelers’ faithful for some lively debate about our Steelers, good food and the merits of the odd cold beverage.

Atlanta Falcons v Pittsburgh Steelers
Is our favourite ‘capologist’ Omar Kahn a financial Jedi or Jarjar Binks?
Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

So to recap, this year we have collectively (and essentially unanimously) established that not only is Die Hard the greatest Christmas movie ever, mustard is better than ketchup, a hotdog / hamburger is not a sandwich and that bacon does make everything better. However, we have some work left to do.

First off thanks to Jack Szynka #59 who happened to join BTSC just last night and Mr. Die Hard himself aka Toronto Steeler Fan who’s comment made me remember that I had been thinking about using this as a question. So in the questions below you will get an opportunity to remember some of the standing traditions at BTSC.

  1. With every offseason we hear the same thing from the ‘experts’ - the Steelers are in salary cap hell. But with every offseason the front office always finds a way to make it work. Do you think their approach is by design, are they essentially clueless, or are they playing it really fast and loose?
  2. Given all the nonsense that the national media (and to a lesser degree the local media and us fans) comes up with our beloved Steelers, I am surprised that no one has thrown out the idea of trading Ben Roethlisberger to a Super Bowl contender. I ask for your thoughts on why or why not and what you would think of the possibility.
  3. There has been much debate about spending a first-round draft choice on a running back. If you ‘knew’ that the kid would be an All-Pro from years 2 - 4 but be out of the league after the following season would you do it?
  4. What is your favourite tradition, old bit, or for lack of a better word ‘thing’ that we do at BTSC that someone who is new wouldn’t understand or would at least need some explaining to get the full effect?
  5. You Americans love your cheese. I mean, y’all put that stuff on everything. So, which Cheese is best? Any yes, feel free to give your opinions on different cheeses for different situations.