Pittsburgh, PA — Ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship game in Foxboro, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette made headlines of their own for pulling a page from Star Wars and calling the Patriots the NFL’s ‘Evil Empire.’
Here is a sneak peek at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s AFC championship section. pic.twitter.com/NnklMQwll6
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) January 19, 2017
The Block Communications owned publication highlighted the Steelers playoff history with the Pats while staying away from the dirty laundry that could easily classify the boys from New England as “evil.” Take for example what happened the last time we saw the Pats host a championship game, cough cough ‘deflate-gate,’ which became the laughing stock of the NFL up until this past October.
Let’s just hope the NFL pays extra close attention to the firmness of Tom Brady’s balls when the game kicks off at 6:40 p.m. on CBS.