Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nate's Got The Steelers

Not too much news to report regarding tonight's game against the Jazz. Steve Blake is still out, though no definitive word yet regarding whether he'll be on the injured reserve. My guess is that he will, meaning Shavlik Randolph will once again get to dress.

One note of interest regarding tomorrow's Super Bowl. You're probably aware that Channing Frye and Jerryd Bayless, both Phoenix boys, are Arizona Cardinals fans. But what you might not know is that Nate McMillan, a native of North Carolina, is a big time Steelers fan. Suffice to say, he's picking Pittsburgh.

"I’m Pittsburgh Steelers all the way," said McMillan after his pregame media availability.

Coach McMillan's Steelers fandom traces back to an appreciation of Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw and a respect for any team that can serve the Dallas Cowboys their comeuppance.

"Anybody who played against the Cowboys and beat them, I’m a fan of that team," said McMillan. "So I’ve always been a Pittsburgh and Redskins fan."

Why the dislike for the Cowboys?

"Dallas is one of those teams you either love or you hate," explained McMillan. "They’re America’s Team. I respect them because they’ve been good for so long."

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