During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union rattled their respective sabers for 70 or so years and in doing so they helped build one of the greatest rivalries in sports’ history. In the 1970′s, then-Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford started a process with the USSR called ‘detente.’
Detente of course is a French word that means ‘relaxing of tensions.’ At a time when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens’ rivalry should be at an all-time high, there appears to be a detente of sorts taking place. Sadly, it appears the Steelers are the ones forcing the issue.
Since the two teams split their season series this past football season, we’ve learned a couple of things.
First, Steelers Safety Ryan Clark apparently spent time after a 13-10 loss in the Ravens’ locker room less than an hour after the game.
Clark would later defend Ray Lewis when people attacked Lewis about his alleged criminal activities in 2000, yet seemingly had nothing to say when his own quarte...