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Last Night's Winner: Pirates Fans

In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Pittsburgh's baseball fans, who don't have to be alone anymore. Cheering for championships are overrated anyway!

What are some of the signs that you won't be defending your Super Bowl title when January arrives? Putting up six points against the Browns is a good one. Holding Brady Quinn to his usual 48.1 quarterback rating, and still losing by a touchdown is another. Eight sacks? Five straight losses? I think you're starting to see the pattern here. The Steelers are sunk. (And no, this doesn't save your season, Cleveland.)


The reasons aren't really important anymore—Troy Polamalu doesn't pass block too, does he?—but last night's embarrassing loss to the Browns pretty much closes the door on their drive for whatever number ring they are up to now. So call your broker and start channeling your snow shoveling futures into Penguins tickets. They still haven't folded right?

Honorable mention: The Celtics. Who let the old guys in here?

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