Wow, what a game! I am highly confident the Giants will make a deep run in the playoffs; good luck to you and hopefully the Steelers and Giants will meet again, in New Orleans. That would be epic.
You have a classy group here, and I want to thank all at Big Blue View for being gracious hosts, and congratulate you and your team for a well fought, well played game.
And don't think for a moment, with this game over, that Steeler Nation will forget what you and yours in the NY/NJ areas are facing in the aftermath of Sandy; our thoughts and prayers remain with you.
Even though this game is at the mid-point of the season, and thus has less dramatic implications than if it occurred later on, it is still a very important game for the Steelers.
Having dispatched two of your division rivals, the Steelers now face the biggest test of their season, and (IMHO) the classiest opponent on our schedule.
Only the New England Patriots (thank you, thank you, thank you for ruining their "perfect season" in 2007) can rival what the Giants and the Steelers have accomplished since 2004 when both teams selected their franchise quarterbacks in that historic draft.
And as the reigning Super Bowl champions, how the Steelers fare against the Giants on Sunday will tell Steeler Nation how far we have yet to go in our team's transition.
On a personal note: as a Pittsburgh native (now living in DC), and given the long and storied histories of our two respective teams, not to mention the close ties between the Mara and Rooney families, the Giants have always been one of those teams I've respected, feared at times, but always enjoyed watching.
The Giants have a first-rate organization, and play the kind of football that was meant to be played: hard nosed, no nonsense football; the "dominate your opponent whether you win or lose the game" kind, Old School football. The kind of football Roger Goodell hates.
Here's hoping for a good game by both teams Sunday, and no injuries for either team.
So, with that out of the way, and keeping in the tradition of our two teams: let's keep it clean, let's not get personal, but let's have some fun - Let the Questions Begin!