Good Thursday to you Steelers’ Fans.
The 2019 NFL Schedule was released last night and it’s none too favorable to our Steelers. They will open the season on the road in New England and finish the season with five out of seven on the road including the final two which will be at NY Jets and at Baltimore. The Steelers will also open the home schedule against Seattle then travel to San Francisco. They then return home to play Cincinnati and Baltimore in consecutive weeks. Pittsburgh will be in five prime time games in 2019. Week One at New England, Week Four vs Cincinnati, Week Six at LA Chargers, Week Eight vs Miami and Week Eleven at Cleveland. The Steelers BYE Week comes in the seventh week.
Here’s where I try to bring some levity to the schedule-release madness. The way the schedule looks now will change. The NFL schedule is always fluid. That doesn’t mean dates or opponents will change, it means teams will change. We have no way of knowing what teams are hit with the injury bug. We have no idea what teams are affected by off-field drama. We have no idea what teams will under-perform and what teams will be better than advertised. The point? Don’t spend a lot of time predicting records. Spend your time instead planning when you can get to a game or what games you’ll be able to watch. To do otherwise is a futile endeavor.
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Tweet of the Day… Can someone just give them the AFC North Title already? I mean, why bother playing?
On the day the 2018 NFL schedule was released, the median cost of a Browns’ ticket was $62; as of 8:50 PM ET Wednesday, the median cost of a Browns’ ticket was $131, more than double, per @VividSeats.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2019
In all seriousness, I’m glad to see the Browns be relevant again. Our rivalry with them hasn’t been a rivalry in many, many years and I’m all for it getting better. That said, it sure is curious to see the number of people wearing Browns’ gear all of the sudden. Where were these “fans” the last 30 years?
Two more schedule notes… The Patriots have the NFL’s easiest schedule. I know, I’m stunned too… And the Ravens have a perfectly balanced schedule meaning they alternate home and away game every week… While the Steelers will have 32 days straight without a road trip I’m willing to bet they’d give that up for more balance at the end of the schedule.
The times they are a changing…. Last night the Yankees defeated the rival Red Sox 5-3. Afterwards, the team broke out a fog machine and strobe lights and loud music among other things. I realize we want to have as much fun as we can these days but wow… I can’t even imagine this happening or even being considered 20 or 30 years ago. I’m old.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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