I will kick things off by thanking the one man who made this run to the Super Bowl in Detroit possible...
No, my ego hasn’t gone dangerously out of control. I have empirical evidence to prove this seemingly outlandish claim. Think of all the success that came about in South Florida once I got to Miami. The Marlins went from bottom dwellers to World Series Champions and playoff contenders the next year (upon my leaving they’ve since gone straight down the toilet). How about the Heat? When I got there they were a somewhat overachieving team of scrappers, by the time I left they had drafted the best young talent in the NBA (Dwayne Wade) and traded for the most dominant player in the NBA (Shaquille O’Neal). And what about the Dolphins? Sure there were hard times during the 4-12 season, but before I left they had hired Nick Saban and started the rebuilding process that will soon bring the franchise back to greatness.
Now let’s look at Pittsburgh once I arrived. We all know that my presence is what has gotten the Steelers over the hump this year. The Penguins? Sure their record is horrible now but my arrival in town brought the drafting of “The Next One” Sydney Crosby. Lastly, I’m calling it right now, the Pirates led by Jason Bay will win the Wild Card next year.
So, does your city need a sports Renaissance? You know who to call.