Suggested Scripture(s): Psalm 138

“Take for granted” — by definition, it means failing to properly appreciate someone or something, especially as a result of overfamiliarity.

As a motorsports nerd, I anxiously await the beginning of each NASCAR season right after the final checkered flag in November. Thankfully football fills up a lot of my time in between so the wait isn’t excruciating, but here we are: the Daytona 500 is this Sunday.

The fantasy football season has come down to this: it’s week 16 and 99.999999 percent of you are in your final week of the year. That’s right — the fantasy football finals are here.

If you would’ve told me that the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to be playoff bound five weeks into this NFL season — in which they sat at 1-4 with a backup QB and injuries all around — I would’ve laughed in your face.

I originally started writing this column Monday evening in talking about the three Thanksgiving Day games on the slate. But in this business, stories and what we write about can change on the fly.

I’m not sure where to even begin in regards to last Thursday’s NFL game. I was all excited about coming home from work last Thursday and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers visit division rival Cleveland for a primetime matchup. As the game went on, it was evident for Steeler fans like myself t…