Ah, the great outdoors!
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh has a field of real grass. The day before the the Steelers host the Vikings, the Pitt Panthers will wear their finest blue as they host the University of Southern Florida Bulls at Heinz Field, and rain is in the forecast. The temperature for the Sunday Viking-Steeler kick off is likely to be 45 degrees Fahrenheit, with clouds but no rain... This is will not be your Metrodome-style football.
Yes, Big Ben Rothlisberger, please continue to drool over reports that Toine is attired in some custom care footwear on one side. (What you won't see on the game film from last week is that other guy named Allen: Asher, a young man who was born merely a few miles from where I once lived in Georgia on my birthday. He didn't dress that day, and he didn't dress last week,either. (Oh, avert your eyes!) This is a little belated natal day gift of mine which I intend to enjoy watching on Sunday. Pleasant dreams, Ben.)
Footwear is important. If you wear the right cleats for the field conditions, interesting things can happen. The guy who knows where he's going (oh, I don't know---say perhaps some guy who once set an NFL single-day rushing record against San Diego) has an advantage in that clandestine trajectory information which you don't. And those quick spurts which you will need for that there course correction, you ask? Ain't gonna happen...
Well, forget about the KOA. Tune in for Chilly's PNZLD (pre-New-Zealand-Labor-Day) ATV offense, an outdoor extravaganza coming to you live and in color from somewhere on the left end of Pennsylvania. All good Steelers fans should please camp out in Cook Forest State Park the night before. Yep, I bet those noises outside your tent are just the raccoons. (Or better yet, bears, and not the kind found in Chicago--except in the zoo).