To find the most fitting soundtrack for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 season finale, you’d have to go back to a song released in 1991, Chuck Noll’s final season as coach.
“Here we are now. Entertain us.”
Those lyrics from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” summed up my feeling about Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
I expected nothing more than to be entertained.
There was nothing on the line. The Steelers are out of the playoffs. Still, I watched the game because it’s going to be another eight months before the next real Steelers game. Mock drafts and minicamps just aren’t the same.
Even though the Steelers defeated the Browns 24-10 to finish 8-8 and avoid their first losing season since 2003, it took a while before this game became, well, entertaining.
Sure, there were a couple of Steelers highlights in the first three and a half quarters. Troy Polamalu finally intercepted a pass and Antonio Brown finally made an impact on special t...