Friday, January 30, 2009
Lonely Fan in Lake Charles
I gotta tell you, it's no fun being a Steelers fan in Lake Charles. I'm sitting here in a coffee shop, eavesdropping with my Big Ben jersey on, and no one is talking about the Big Game this Sunday. No one is excited here. My sons tell me most of their friends at school are rooting for the Steelers, but where's the hype and hoopla? Back in Pittsburgh, I'm certain that's all everyone is talking about. I miss the Steelers songs on the radio, the hawkers in the Strip selling Steelers T-shirts, hats, and paraphernalia, the non-stop news reports, black and gold everywhere you look. Where's the Lake Charles' chapter of Steelers Nation when I need them? I don't even know for sure where we'll be watching the game. Might just be Bob and I in our own living room. And that would be alright.