Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/16/11
Everyone has their Christmas wish list completed, and many people are excited about receiving that new gadget or toy they so desperately desire. But for those in Pittsburgh Steeler Nation, there are three things that are at the top of most wish lists.

First and foremost, many Steeler fans are asking for a remedy. That is, to say, find a way to avoid the injuries.

Ben Roethlisberger just suffered a high ankle sprain against the Browns. His status on a daily basis is as up in the air as the clouds. You don't know if he will be ready to go, or if he will be a spectator on the sidelines. And while Charlie Batch is a capable backup, he's just that, a backup.

But don't forget, it's not only Roethlisberger that is battling health concerns. Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey is in doubt as well with the same injury. And if it seems like the same old song and dance, you're probably right.

All season long the Steelers have piled up injuries to key players. For the second consecutive year, the offensive line is a mash of backups and free agents. And that never is a good thing for your star quarterback. Injuries are a part of the game, and that's understood, but when it's your key players going down, fans just grimace at the thought of missing an offensive weapon.

For Steeler fans, the only acceptable outcome for the season is another championship. And if it weren't for injuries, the Steelers would likely be at the top of everyone's list for the Super Bowl. But when it comes down to it, injuries can change the course of a game and a season real quick.

That's why Steelers Nation is putting the health of it's star players at the very top of their list to Santa.

Second on the Steeler fan's wish list is the firing of Roger Goodell.

Goodell has been a sore subject in Pittsburgh since last season when James Harrison's pocket was significantly lighter at the end of the year. It seems as though Goodell and the referees have decided that the Steelers should be the example, and Steeler fans aren't taking kindly to it.

If you haven't seen it by now, there's actually a petition floating around online formed by Pittsburgh fans calling for the commissioner's resignation or firing. And with his latest deed - suspending Harrison - Goodell would be lucky if he could even get close to Heinz Field for a game.

Steeler fans are rabid. And if you mess with their team, then you instantly become the bad guy. And Goodell and his staff have made their bed as far as Pittsburgh is concerned. In the eyes of a Steeler fan, Goodell now ranks with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens as one of the most hated football-related items in the Steel City.

In Pittsburgh, there is no way for Goodell to make amends. He's burned every bridge in the city with the Steeler fans - 446 bridges to be exact - and there's no way he can rebuild every one of them.

Finally, the last item most Steeler fans are hoping for is a Baltimore Ravens collapse.

For Steeler fans, it's Super Bowl or bust. It doesn't matter how it gets done, just find a way to win the Lombardi Trophy. But if there's a way to rub it in Baltimore's nose, Steeler fans want it that way.

If Baltimore finds a way to lose the AFC North Division to the Steelers, Pittsburgh will be buzzing. It gives the Steelers a home-field playoff game and another give Pittsburgh fans another reason to feel superior to their rival fans. It would also make the regular-season sweep by the Ravens all but disappear.

And that sweep still leaves a bad taste in the mouths of Steeler fans. Splitting the season series with Baltimore is bad enough, but losing both games to the Ravens is unacceptable. A twist of fortune that allows the Steelers to come out on top of the division would make the world right again in the minds of Steeler fans.

For Steeler fans, removing these three "naughty" items from the holiday season would make for a really "nice" holiday. And many Black and Gold die-hards would have no problem giving up their two front teeth for these wishes to come true.
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