Saturday, January 15, 2005

A Letter to Someone Who's Down

Mr. Doug Brien
New York Jets

Dear Mr. Brien:

On behalf of the city of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Steeler fans across the country and around the world, thank you. I know that you're probably upset now, and it's OK to feel that way. There are a lot of people who are going to blame you for missing two field goals in the last 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the fourth quarter. New York is a tough place to play, and there are many passionate people there. I want to let you know that there are people that care about you. Your family and Steelers fans love you. We are there for you. We know it was tough when the first field goal hit the crossbar and bounced back. As my old soccer coach would say, unlucky. I'm sure that you feel worse about the second field goal. That kick was not very close. You should know that your teammates and coaches didn't help you very much. If they moved the ball a little closer, you would have had a better chance to win the game. I know that you're going to take the blame, and it shows character to take responsibility for your actions. There are many people out there who would try to blame others. I just wanted to let you know that I like you. I may even draft you to be on my fantasy football team next year.

Take care,

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