Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to the weekend and the final day of June. Saturday marks the start of July and that means training camp month has finally arrived. Four weeks from today the Pittsburgh Steelers will have had one days’ worth of practices behind them.
As most of you already know, I was in Florida last week visiting my sick father. Most of my time was spent in a rehabilitation facility, which really functioned more like a nursing home. Imagine me, a hypochondriac and germaphobe, being stuck in that facility for four days. The internet connections were worthless there to boot as was the food. In short, I sat around doing a lot of nothing in addition to occasionally talking to my father when he was both awake and lucid. At least he got out of there Tuesday morning and is now back on track to start chemotherapy in a few more weeks.
I did get to eat three times at the nearby Waffle House so at least there’s that. I used to live in those places during my late teens and early twenties as it was a perfect place to sober up every day at 2AM. Their grilled chicken and eggs plate complete with hash browns and toast with a side waffle is out of this world. I hope one opens in Las Vegas soon.
My flights home were better than the initial ones heading east. For starters, my leg from Pensacola to Houston wasn’t even full and my seat was in the back of the plane and a single one. Nobody sat in the row ahead of me on top of that. From Houston to Las Vegas, while stuck in the middle seat, I was able to get a little bit of rest and neither person sitting on either side wanted to talk to me.
Unfortunately, I think I will be making a return trip to Florida within the next three months, barring some sort of miracle.
Ok, as usual, I have five questions for all of you to answer on this last Friday of June and I hope several can take time to do just that.
Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting the site this month as it turned out to be our best June ever.
Peace and love, peace and love!
1 – Last season, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 13 deep touchdown passes that included the football traveling 20 or more yards past the original line of scrimmage. How many do you expect him to throw in 2017?
2 – PFF recently named Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree as the team’s weakest starter entering the 2017 season. Do you agree with that and if not, who do you consider the worst starter?
3 – Name the Steelers players currently under contract with the team who will still be on the roster exactly five years from now.
4 – Which will be greater in 2017: Steelers total defensive sacks or receptions by wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster?
5 – True or false: Regardless of wherever former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr ultimately lands, he will total more than 100 tackles during the 2017 season.