It's about time.
It sure was a long, torturous off-season for Steelers' fans, and it's been a long, hot summer for Pirates' fans.
As entertaining as the Pirates' season has been, it is for all intents and purposes over. The Pirates now will be completely overshadowed by all news related to the Steelers. Even today's MLB Trading Deadline at 4 p.m. happens to coincide exactly with the reporting time for players to arrive at Latrobe.
Joey Porter's Pit Bulls expect little from the Pirates in the way of trades -- probably Andy LaRoche will get dealt, and a pitcher or two -- but, really, who cares?
We've got the Steelers to talk about -- and, thankfully, something other than the ritual unloading of expensive vehicles. Flozell "The Hotel" Adams is on board to help the offensive line, and that is a good thing. They certainly need the help, and we all need something to talk about.
Let the fun begin.