´ Steel Curtain Rising: Steelers and Titans Open Season on Monday Night Football… In Buenos Aires

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Steelers and Titans Open Season on Monday Night Football… In Buenos Aires

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.

What’s that?

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!

Until then,

KT
President,Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of Buenos Aires

2 comments:

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

I didn't know Steel Curtain Rising was written out of Buenos Aires. Lucky you. Great city. I've been there and love it. Great steakhouses (Estancia, etc.)

Keep up the good work.

KT said...

Mr. Pit Bull,

Yes, Steel Curtain Rising is a Buenos Aires based and bred site. (Well, not quite bred, as I grew up in Maryland.)

Buenos Aires does have a lot of virtues, although easy access to NFL football is not one of them, but I do understand the business motive for that.

Thanks for the kind words.