Friday, November 01, 2013

All Saints Day

It is All Saints Day, also known as The Solemnity of All Saints or Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), as it is known in Mexico, where skulls are considered a symbol of life and regeneration.

The Steelers need some new life and regeneration, that's for sure. The team has so many issues, not one can be singled out as the problem.

We could start with leadership.

St. Bernard kneeling before Mary
"Excuses are the tools of the incompetent," said Mike Tomlin last November, and he may have been talking about himself, his coaches or any of the players.  

Tomlin also is fond of saying, "The standard is the standard."  This year, nobody is meeting The Standard.  
So, today, we shall look elsewhere for guidance, and since the Steelers need some heavenly help:

  • All Saints Day (Nov. 1) commemorates those who have made it to heaven and “attained the beatific vision,” which Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls would like to see some day.
  • Tomorrow is All Souls Day, which commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been made it to heaven ‘cause they ain’t yet purified and sanctified, ‘n ‘at.
  • Got it? Saints first, Souls to follow.