I know that everyone is excited about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the amazing season they are having so far. I was tempted to write about them, but I don’t want to take the risk that I might jinx things and cause another late season fade. So, instead I will stick with the NFL and the Steelers! I always love when the Steelers start training camp because I get to see highlights of Saint Vincent College in beautiful Latrobe, PA. As a proud SVC grad it is cool to see my college on the news every night.
Plus, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King called it his favorite training camp location. The Steelers will be at Saint Vincent until Saturday, August 17th. All the practices that are open to the public will be held from 3-5 in the afternoon. There will be one night practice on Wednesday, August 14th from 5:30-7:30. If you go to Latrobe I recommend the wings at Sharkey’s Cafe. They are awesome, plus there is always a chance that you might see some of the Steelers there too!
As far as the actual NFL action looks, here are some my top thoughts and predictions about the upcoming season. Sorry to all the Steelers fans out there, but I don’t see them making the Super Bowl this year.
Playoff teams: Patriots, Steelers, Texans, Broncos, Colts (wild card), Bengals (wild card)
Playoff Teams: Giants, Packers, Falcons, 49ers, Lions (wild card), Saints (wild card)
Super Bowl: Falcons over Broncos