After the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins last fall down in DC, the local fans and media moaned about the game and, particularly, the “behavior” of the Steeler fans on and on for four weeks or so. There were too many of them, they dominated the stadium, they were loud and noisy etc etc. I loved every word of it, reading with glee about the whinny people who did not want to face traffic to attend a Monday night football game only to find themselves exposed as second rate to a national television audience, who saw black and gold on and off the field show true championship form.
Saturday, May 10, 2003 – 11 a.m.
Good morning, Class of 2003. I stand before you today a very envious person. The great adventure is now about to begin for all of you. I now know how grand it can often be and every day I want to grab every minute I can to continue the symphony. Moments of realization, triumph, challenge, bounty and magic are waiting along the road. It is now time to begin to travel.