Friday, September 28, 2007

We’re off to see the Wizard …

All this talk of wizardry confuses Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls. First off, Ken Whisenhunt, “The Wiz,” claims to have nothing especially tricky up his sleeve this weekend for his Arizona Cardinals’ matchup against the Steelers.

“I don't have any feelings,” Whisenhunt said.

Uh-huh. Shurrre.

Also in Arizona, assistant head coach Russ Grimm, a/k/a Karl Rove, says of his being passed over for Pittsburgh’s head coaching job, “If you put your neck out there sometimes, it's not always going to turn out the way you wanted. I wouldn't say it's a disappointment.”

Yeah, right.

Meanwhile, in talking about the Steelers’ defensive coordinator, Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, notes,Dick LeBeau’s the wizard of defense, everybody knows that.

So, then: Who will the more dazzling, wizardry wizard, Whisenunt or LeBeau?

Our crystal ball is cloudy, but our Magic 8 Ball says LeBeau’s Minions will baffle and bewitch Whisenhunt's Whizzes, including the beatific Kurt Warner, who shalll be stifled (hopefully) in his attempt to reincarnate himself as no-huddle mastermind and league MVP candidate, yet again.

In any case, the Steelers’ visit to University of Phoenix Stadium this weekend may be only the first of their two trips to Arizona this season.

The other is Feb. 3, date of Super Bowl XLII.