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Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Show your Mom some love Edition

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

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Let me start off by wishing all you Moms out there a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow. As I write this over my morning coffee, I see that it will be a beautiful spring day. You know the one... sunny without a cloud in the sky... is this a cosmic tease or a prelude to a wonderful Mothers Day?

I am stealing from what I wrote last year, but added a bit more as the emotions allow me.

I have been incredibly lucky in my life with having wonderful women in it. I had 2 grandmothers that became the matriarch of both of their families. They both were quiet leaders in the things that mattered most; family, faith, and love. The both lost their husbands at far to early of an age and as such had to do double duty for the rest of their lives. I saw that legacy in my aunts and uncles and they did their parents proud.

My mother was quite simply a rock star. The definition of grace and love, quick with a hug, always ready for a good laugh and an assassin at euchre and bridge. Mom walked the walk and talked the talk when it came to living a principled life. Honesty, integrity and accountability were the values she fostered. Some of the best advice she gave me was “Almost nothing in life is as important as you think it is right now”.

She was an incredible Mom but maybe an even better grandmother. My kids and my nieces and nephews still love to tell ‘Meme’ stories. Loving your kids as a parent is beyond special but the love she showed her grandchildren was so pure.

She was a great example of how to live a honourable life in such unpredictable times. She made every room she walked into better and if she was somehow in your circle, you hit one of life’s jackpots.

Today, I am beyond lucky (think really blind squirrel finding a ‘nut’, and not just any nut but the nut of all nuts) to have Mrs. Canuck as the mother of my children. A Tasmanian Devil of energy, passion and selfless drive to make her world a better place. She is the role model that every child deserves and for that I am so thankful.

I realize that getting together with Mom in the traditional way may still be challenging for some of us, but life is an adventure so make sure you leave no stone unturned to wish Mom the best Mother’s Day ever.

  1. With the draft concluded most would agree that there are still some holes in the roster. Give us your reasonable solution to solve one particular hole? Don’t just say Free Agency. Tell us who you would sign and contract terms or who you would trade for and what or who you would give up... AND... remember we are essentially up against the cap right now!
  2. Much has been written about the Cam and Connor situation. Big brother / little brother situation. What is your favourite big/little brother story (not just limited to your personal situation).
  3. Let’s say the Browns do end up releasing Baker. Do you think the Steelers would try to sign him? If you were our new GM would you try to sign him?
  4. What is your go to move on a beautiful spring day like today - not a cloud in the sky but high of low 60’s?
  5. What are your specific Mothers Day plans? How will you honour your Mom, Wife or are you a Mom that will be spoiled tomorrow?