At the risk of being sacrilegious, let’s relate the biggest news story in the world this week to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If you’re a devout Catholic, reader discretion is advised.
A new Pope was elected Wednesday and greeted by thousands of worshipers at the Vatican.
If Steelers fans knew that Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin all would win at least one Super Bowl, perhaps they’d have been greeted by throngs of Steelers worshipers outside the team’s offices when they were hired.
The Steelers sure needed prayers when Noll was hired in 1969. Since then, the Catholic Church has changed Popes more than the Steelers have changed head coaches. That makes the Steelers head coaching position the only one in professional sports that parallels Papal succession.
I’ll bet Cowher would get a kick out of wearing the big, pointy hat. Tomlin and Noll? Probably not.
Just for that line alone, I realize I could be struck by a bolt of lightning the second I hit the “Publish” button on this arti...