Found September 12, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
   When the St. Louis Cardinals swept the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, there was an all too familiar feeling of dread that spread throughout the steel city and it started with the local media. Each local station had their sports reporters delivering the somber news and quite frankly it literally could have been the worst night in Pittsburgh sports history.   There was so much optimism with the Steelers having their first game of the regular season and the Pirates having their final regular season series against the Cardinals. With the Cardinals and Reds competing for the division it was very important that the Pirates at least get one win of the three. They got swept quickly and the Steelers possibly played their worst game in the Mike Tomlin era. Usually it’s the Steelers picking up the spirits of Pirates fans this time of year but the people of Pittsburgh really could have used the Pirates to pick up Steeler fans spirits. By 6:00pm on Sunday the dust was settled and it wasn’t pre...
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