In most parts of the country, “autumn” doesn’t just rhyme with “football.” It seems to be synonymous. And the months before autumn are not summer, but pre-season! From midgets to pros, football players, coaches, trainers, families and fans are anticipating with undisguised excitement the coming season for their teams.

Steeler Country is likely holding its collective breath as its team faces the first season in 18 years without Big Ben under center and three more-or-less inexperienced quarterbacks vying for the job. Fans will likely breathe a collective sigh of relief (or maybe even whisper a prayer of thanks) if one or all of them are doing well.