You do not fire a winner.

Look, I get it.  My beloved Pittsburgh Steelers coughed up a 45-42 playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  They lost to Blake freakin’ Bortles and Leonard freakin’ Fournette.  They mismanaged the last minute of clock time, and they tried an onside kick that hadn’t been successful for the Black and Gold in nearly ten years.…

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Why, James Harrison? WHY? WHY?!?

My loyalty to the Pittsburgh Steelers is unquestioned.  I don’t even participate in fantasy football leagues, because I can NOT, in my heart, ever draft a player from the Jets, the Browns, the Ravens, the Bengals, the Cowboys, the Giants, the Bills, the Packers, and certainly not from the New England Patriots. I can not…

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Play-by-play radio announcer calls epic “idiot on the field” broadcast

So last night, I watched the Pittsburgh Steelers completely dismantle the Washington Redskins 38-16.  After that exciting game was a veritable snoozefest match, as the San Francisco 49ers pulverized the Los Angeles Rams 28-0. About the only exciting thing about that late-night matchup occurred during the fourth quarter, with the 49ers up 21-0, a red-shirted…

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Jason Pierre-Paul files lawsuit for violation of HIPAA

Last year, the New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blew up his hand in a fireworks accident.  The hand was severely damaged, and one of his fingers was amputated. That being said, coverage of the fireworks accident and whether Pierre-Paul would suffer any significant career-threatening or career-ending damage to his hand was the talk…

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How to own a Super Bowl ring

They are symbols of achieving the highest and most difficult accolade in American professional football.  And after battling through the regular season and defeating your opponents in the playoffs, you take victory in the most-watched televised sporting event in the world.  You become a Super Bowl champion. And in doing so, you eventually receive a…

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Vontaze Burfict and the “Battle of 1816”

Let’s get a few things out of the way right now.  I am a devoted and unashamed fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which by extension means that I automatically have a distaste for any of the following opponents – the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets, the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay…

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The Gary Gussman Fantasy Football League

I’ve never played fantasy football before.  And with the exception of watching The League, I’ve had no interest in doing so.  First off, there’s no way that this diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan would ever take any players from the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens or…

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Thoughts while driving to Syracuse

By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road with a precious cargo – six of my best photographic artworks – for “Drop-Off Day” at the New York State Fair.  This seems to be part of an all-encompassing “drop-off-3-day-weekend” with my three entries for the Big E shipped yesterday, and my four (5)…

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The only moment of Super Bowl XLIX worth watching was…

I’m sorry.  As a football fan, I could not wrap myself around enjoying last night’s Super Bowl matchup.  As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I could not watch the New England Patriots (and former Steeler locker room cancer LaGarrette Blount) hoist the Lombardi Trophy.  And I couldn’t root for the Seattle Seahawks either, especially after they…

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