Hats off to the Steelers. They made the plays they needed to and the Seahawks couldn’t quite ever get over the hump. Lots of little things drove me crazy throughout the second half. Stevens scored the only touchdown, but pretty much dropped every other pass thrown his way. The defense uncharacteristically gave up that 75 yard touchdown right out of the gate. Hasselbeck throws the interception on the drive that would have put the Hawks ahead. The defense getting tricked by Pittsburgh’s trademark gadget plays. A great season, but a disappointing finish.
The Seahawks came out looking sharp on both sides of the ball, but overall it ended up being a pretty disappointing half. The officiating was definitely not Superbowl caliber from the Seahawk’s perspective. The offensive pass interference call that negated a touchdown was pretty weak and the Roethlisberger touchdown was so close on the replay that I doubt the line judge clearly saw the ball cross the plane himself. The Seahawks certainly created their own share of problems as well though, the play calling/clock management in the last 45 seconds was atrocious. It’s still right there for them if they can get the kinks worked out. Here’s hoping they do.
Ms. Smith’s class in Pittsburgh had a “Steeler’s Day” last week where the whole class came wearing Steelers gear. All the kids came in their favorite black and gold jerseys and sweatshirts. All except Jimmy, who sported a Seahawks jersey.
Mrs. Smith asked Jimmy, “Why are you wearing a Seahawks jersey on Steeler’s Day?”
Jimmy replied “Well, I’m a Seattle Seahawks fan. My mother is a Seahawks fan and my father is a Seahawks fan. And so m I.”
Mrs. Smith said, “Jimmy, if your mother was an idiot, and your father was an idiot, what would that make you?”
Jimmy replied, “A Steelers fan.”
Since I wasn’t working on my PowerBook for most of the day today and was up for a little browser experimentation I decided to download Camino. It’s been a few years since I last used it regularly, but I had heard good things recently. After a few hours browsing my initial impression is that it is indeed fast and stable. I may just have to download it for my PowerBook as well.
In other web news I just noticed that WordPress 2.0.1 is out. It looks like there are quite a few bugfixes in this release and upgrading still involves wholesale file replacement. I think I’ll save that upgrade project until I get back to my PowerBook.
I came across a really interesting series of articles on about typography on the web called Five simple steps to better typography. The parts about leading bullets and font sizes really jumped out at me. I hadn’t realized the significance of the various larger point sizes.
I’m toying with the idea of fully converting all my entries into Markdown format. In a perfect world I’d like to be able to write Markdown formatted posts in TextMate and then xml-rpc them up to the WordPress mothership, but that’s not really possible without Markdown the defacto formatting method. That said there are something like 1700 preexisting Textile formatted entries so it’s definitely not worthwhile if I can’t fully automate the process.