(That strata line was originated by Gerry Dulac. Give credit where it's due....)
* Let's see, Ed Bouchette reports on Breaking News that two Steelers are voted as starters for the Feb, 6 Pro Bowl -- until the infirm and unwilling from other teams bow out, and they are normally legion -- yet their NFL peers, coaches and fans combined to select four New York Jets (including ex-Steelers guard Alan Faneca and returner Leon Washington) and three Baltimore Ravens as starters? Heck, three more Jets made the second team, including new-geezer-on-the-AFC-block Brett Favre along with Denver's Jay Cutler ahead of Ben "Wait for It. . . Wait for It" Roethlisberger? Shouldn't this kind of confounding vote go to the electoral college or Supreme Court next?
Anhhhh, no worries: More Steelers will have to get added by Honolulu time.
* Get your (first of gazillions) Steelers T-shirts here, as L.A. Johnson reported in today's PG: the presidential "Yes We Can' slogan, framed underneath Mike Tomlin's Warholian smiling visage. It surely will prompt the (first of bazillions) Steelers postseason songs, playing off that will.i.am ditty/Obama theme. Why, just today, Stan 'n Guy on ESPN Radio 1250 were soliciting nicknames for the daunting defense, among them: LeBeau's Constrictors, The Terrible Twelve and . . . LeBeau-lin Wall?
The Ravens, by the way, had a take-that-Steelers song already on YouTube. Let the unwitting lyrics writing commence.