(Heinz Field) Mike Tomlin was taken to task by the cream of Pittsburgh’s sports journalists today, when one of their number asked the coach pointblank if the Steelers would try to win the Super Bowl this coming season.
“I believe we will probably will try to win the Super Bowl, yes.”
The revelation has sent Pittsburgh fans into a frenzy, with callers to Andrew Fillipponi’s popular radio show enthusiastically endorsing Tomlin’s daring proposition.
“They are an NFL franchise, and the purported objective of any NFL team is to come out on top – so, yes, I do believe they should try to win the Super Bowl.”
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a more philosophical approach to the conundrum before him. Displaying an impressive grasp of Socratic reasoning, Roethlisberger pondered whether he supported the opposing hypothesis of trying to not win the Super Bowl.
“The answer I came up with was a firm ‘no’, ergo I will be trying to win the Super Bowl.”
Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster broke down the problem to its fundamental elements – plays – and made the point that they normally try to win those, which if done enough times could cause you to win the Super Bowl.
“In a way you could say we’ve been trying to win the Super Bowl all along, even if we weren’t consciously aware of it.”
When confronted with the challenge of how he would try to accomplish his stated goal of winning the Super Bowl, Tomlin said he was going to throw conventional wisdom to the wind and adopt a ‘take it one game at a time” strategy for now.