When the 2009 Miami Dolphins schedule came out last spring, it was widely assumed the Fins would play for their season against a Pittsburgh Steelers team that already would have clinched home field and would be resting its starters on the last game of the regular season. Instead, both teams find their respective playoff berths on life support, with a very excellent chance that neither will make it. In a credit to their equally mediocre records, both teams have had Super Bowlian moments of brilliance and moments of Toilet Bowlian craptitude. Regardless, when the defending Super Bowl champs hit Land Shark Stadium this Sunday, its sure to be one hell of an entertaining game. Both the Fins and Steelers lately have been giving up big points, and the stakes will be high. Another thing to expect: at least one obnoxious Steelers fan telling you how much better a human he is than you because he roots for the Steelers. Yinzers are priceless. Tickets cost $41 to $700. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 3, 1 p.m., 2010