What the Steelers are Thankful for over this Thanksgiving

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Benny Snell Jr. #24, Cameron Sutton #20, and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The ability to express themselves supporting racial injustice and inequality

Week 1 has been a long memory, but the acts of courage and expression that occurred from the recent incidents of police brutality and prejudice among the African-American race reminded us. That reminder is while we can talk about the game of football and enjoy its adrenaline-rushing excitement, all of the emotion goes away when our rights and privileges are being taken away or those that are innocent are wrongfully disciplined without a fair trial. It has been happening in so many decades since the American Civil War and prior segregation among local schools and businesses.

A full season, some bit of normalcy

NASCAR was the first sports league to run a full season when the pandemic 1st hit here in the United States and was able to achieve their basic goals so that not a lot of revenue was lost and fans were able to enjoy a sport throughout these troubled times.

Other leagues like the NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA Tour, the ATP Tour, and the WTA had their seasons interrupted and had to end their seasons later than supposed to, which prolongs the next season to fulfill offseason needs. 10-0 means something unbelievable to the Steelers if things go according to plan and with the surge of cases, only time will tell, but it is good to be thankful for a somewhat normal season of American Football. Changes had to be made in the facilities and threw a wrench in strength and conditioning programs, but nothing too challenging.