Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stay Well, Ryan Clark

Please, Ryan Clark, stay home and stay well.

go to Denver to play a week from Sunday. The Steelers (and the team's fans [us idiots}) need you for the rest of the season, the playoffs and the run-up to the Super Bowl, God Willing.

You're too important to this team, and too good a guy. It's a miracle and a blessing you returned to form, big-time, following that last visit to Denver. Don't push it. No need. We've got you covered (Tyrone Carter). But we need you. You're family. Steeler family.

We got this one covered for you, brother. By "we", that's the whole Steeler Nation. And all the karma that goes with it.

Keep in mind, we still have to face Baltimore-or-less, twice, and Willis McGahee is looking forward to see you you again.

The following is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"Clark has had more time to think about whether he wants to play in Denver, where he lost his spleen and gall bladder after his sickle cell trait caused his blood to attack his organs while playing in the high altitude there Oct. 21, 2007."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09300/1008564-66.stm#ixzz0VB8vngPW

We win this game. Period. For you, Ryan -- and even more so for all the others, especially the young'uns, with that damn sickle cell trait and all the other nasty diseases nobody can control, like multiple sclerosis, cancer, autism, blindness, AIDS, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum.

Thanksgiving's coming. Be smart. Stay outta Denver.

Steeler Nation Karma
has got you covered. It's the Steel Triangle.