It’s amazing how a fan’s goals (or Rocky Bleier Color Rush Jersey , wish list, since I have no actual control over any of this) can change from one year to the next.Last December at this time, the thought of the Steelers having to play postseason football on Wildcard Weekend was just gross. After all, Pittsburgh was 11-3, still had an outside shotat the top seed despite the devastating loss to the Patriots and also had the inside track on the number two seed and a bye. I was really looking forward to Wildcard Weekend and watching eight teams slug it out just to punch their tickets to the show the Steelers were already destined for: the Divisional Playoffs. Here we are, this December, the Steelers (8-5-1) have a half-game lead in the AFC North, have a road date with the 12-2 Saints on Sunday and are fighting just to make it to the show. That whole Wildcard Weekend scenario, it doesn’t seem so bad. That number three seed Pittsburgh gave itself a realistic chance of acquiring following the 17-10 win over the Patriots at Heinz Field on Sunday? Man, that looks quite tasty right about now. Actually, at this point, I’d take the number four seed and a home date with either the Chiefs or Chargers—two teams who beat Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in the regular season—if someone offered it to me in ironclad contract-form.In-fact, if I was the Steelers postseason counsel, I’d advise them to take that deal, thus avoiding a two-week trial to determine their January fate. Heck, at this point, I might go all Forest Whitaker in the 1990 made for TV movie, Criminal Justice and frantically cop a plea deal for the AFC’ssixth seed. That’s right, I’m living in my fears. One year, you’re angry over Jesse James getting screwed out of a top seed-securing touchdown. The next, you’re cheering on Philip Rivers (yuck) in the hopes that he can take out the Ravens in a Saturday night Week 16 match-up just so your favorite football team can have a better shot at the fourth seed. One year, you tell yourself that the path of least resistance (the top seed or at least a bye) is the only realistic way for your team to reach the Super Bowl. The next year, your rationale is, “Just get in and anything can happen Terry Bradshaw Jersey , baby!” Priorities change from one postseason to the next. As far as the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned, just having a postseason is really all that matters at this point. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most recognizable professional sports teams in the world, and there is a reason why — they win. Having the trophy case the Steelers have, it is easy to develop a fan base. After all, if you retrace the steps, every one of us likely has derived from a fair weather fan who jumped on board at one point or another. Maybe it was watching Franco Harris’ shoe string catch vs. the Oakland Raiders, or Santonio Holmes’ toe-tapping grab in Super Bowl 43. When and how you became a fan isn’t important, but that you bleed black and gold is what should stand out.On this Thanksgiving, I give thanks to each and every one of you who might be reading this article. Without you, there is no Behind the Steel Curtain, and this place so many of us call ‘home’ wouldn’t exist.I realize many of you reading this don’t celebrate the American holiday, but it is a great chance for me, the editor of this fine establishment, to take a minute to let everyone out there who is a part of this machine I truly appreciate their efforts.I thank my writing staff who work tirelessly on providing quality content for you to consume. Producing 10 articles a day isn’t easy, but teamwork does indeed make the dreamwork and we have been able to achieve this lofty goal so far during the 2018 regular season. Their work shouldn’t go unnoticed by anyone who reads the site religiously, they are what make this site great. It is because of the different perspectives and opinions we have a little bit of everything for fans to enjoy and consume on a daily basis!I thank the duo which handles our social media presence. Social media can be an ugly arena, but they tackle it with a unique perspective few others offer. They are growing this area of the site, and making our different areas in the wide world of social media a fun place for Steelers fans to go and enjoy nothing but black-and-gold goodness.I thank the moderators here at BTSC, but more importantly Ralph Iddings (our Community Manager). There is no job more thankless than those who try to keep peace in the murky swimming pool which is the comment section. His work, and that of his moderators, allow me to focus on the content on the site, and for that I am extremely grateful.I thank anyone who helps with the podcast platform of the website. Lance Williams and I have been producing podcasts for the site for 4 years now, and the platform has improved and grown all along the way. The BTSC platform of podcasts was the fastest growing podcast in the month of October, and it is because of the quality content we are producing. I thank my family , because sacrificing a game day knowing dad will be watching the game with a laptop in front of him isn’t always easy for young children, but my wife and kids are troopers. They know the Steelers aren’t just a hobby for me anymore, but work, and I appreciate their understanding when those Thursday night games are the absolute worst. My wife is a saint.Last, but certainly not least, I thank the Steelers organization. After all, without them, and their many successes, this site could just be another run of the mill site covering a mediocre NFL team. Instead, it is a website which provides content to the most rabid, and spoiled, fan base in the NFL. I get to write about winning streaks, playoff appearances, and hopefully a Super Bowl victory this year — it could be very, very different.To you, the reader, I hope you continue to enjoy the site and all it has to offer. Spread the love with your fellow Steelers brethren, and always remember — we are all here for the same purpose: to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers!So, sit back and enjoy the family, food and football this Thanksgiving, and GO STEELERS!