For decades the NFL gave the sitting Super Bowl Champion the right to begin its title defense on Monday Night Football.
Early in this decade, the league began the season on Thursday night, slotting the Super Bowl Champion in a marquee match up.
So it continues this year…. Except in Buenos Aires.
An errant entry by the Toalla Terrible?
Not quite, but rather more pedestrian stab at humor, if the truth be told.
Regular readers know that Steel Curtain Rising is written out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. And tonight, ESPNDeportes (which carries NBC’s games internationally) is showing Rafel Nadal vs. Fernando Gonzales, in other words a match up between a Spanish and Chilean soccer teams.
The Steelers vs. the Titans will be broadcast on tape delay at 4:00 am (God only hopes this will not continue for Sunday and Monday nights games.)
It’s a pain, but I am sure it makes good business sense for them.
Under normal circumstances, yours truly would be crazy enough to get up at 4:00 am to watch the game, but I will be on the road until late Sunday night…
…So, the Steelers game will be “played on Monday” night in this little corner of the world.
In the meantime, enjoy, and feel free to leave your commentary on the game, as I will not be checking the score or returning to Steel Curtain Rising until after I have seen it!
President,Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of Buenos Aires