It is terrible. I really just thought about copying and pasting last year’s #6 (http://wp.me/pD4nV-1J) into this spot this year because it is the same dang thing. #6 of 2012 is the Pittsburgh Pirates and their incredible 3/4 of a season. Okay, okay. This season was better than last year and there was hope that we could actually break out of the funk that we’ve been in for the last 20 years and actually have a winning season. There was so much hope that it came down to the last couple of games to know, for sure, that is would be a losing season after all.
To be honest, this is just a bad year for Pittsburgh sports in general. First and foremost, there is no NHL season. That means no Penguins. On top of that, the Steelers are out of the playoffs — this isn’t a major deal for me, but it doesn’t help. I guess the good news is that as of right now, the Pirates finishing 79 and 83 means that they have a better record than the almighty Steelers this year. Odd twist of fate, isn’t it?
I’m still hopeful that 2013 will finally be the year that things turn around. Hopefully, we’ll get Pittsburgh back on top in all three major sports. Until then, there’s always soccer… and now I have the Badgers to root for!
Tomorrow’s entry in the Top 7 of 2012 is likely to blow you away. Be sure to check back tomorrow. Also keep an eye out for my Top Trips of 2012 in the coming days.