We're down here in Dallas for the 2011 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers but there's still plenty of Dallas Cowboys talk considering the game is taking place at the Jerry Dome. There are a lot of local reporters around here so at some point you know you're going to hear a question regarding the Steelers or Packers that relates to the Cowboys.
One strange one on Wednesday was Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin being asked about the Cowboys as 'America's Team' vs. the Steelers as 'Steeler Nation'.
"That's irrelevant to us. Dallas is ‘America's Team,' and we have Steeler Nation. We like Steeler Nation. So be it."
Tomlin can be a character at some of these press conferences but usually he's serious and occasionally short with you on questions. On Tuesday he was asked what he was doing this week -- specifically, if he planned on "hitting any clubs" while he's here. Tomlin gave that intimidating stare for a split second and turned his attention elsewhere without answering the question.
So don't ask Tomlin about America's team and don't ask him about going to the clubs. I think I can remember that for the rest of the week.