Watching Big Ben spend most of Sunday afternoon flat on his back, covered in red jerseys is the sort of thing that would send even the most mild-mannered of Steelers fans into a frenzy. Not a dog-kicking frenzy, but a frenzy just the same. Sadly, in the case of a Bridgeville, PA (subhu)man, any distraction prior to yesterday’s Chiefs/Steelers tilt was considered justification for the brutal murder of a pit bull puppy. From the Post-Gazette’s Jim McKinnon :

William Woodson, 22, is being held on $25,000 bail in the Allegheny County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing on animal cruelty at 1 p.m. next Monday before District Judge Elaine McGraw in Bridgeville.

The puppy, a 13-week-old pit bull named Flip, had been the focal point of recent arguments between Mr. Woodson and his girlfriend, Christine Gielarowski, 21, with whom Mr. Woodson lives on Jane Way.

Ms. Gielarowski told police her boyfriend kicked the dog because the pup would not walk with them. When the near lifeless dog no longer was able to move, Mr. Woodson walked away from it and his girlfriend, she told police.

According to the affidavit, Mr. Woodson said he argued with Ms. Gielarowski about buying the dog to live at their residence.

“He admitted the dog would not behave prior to the Steelers game and that he became upset at it,” according to the affidavit.

Sickening stuff to be sure. Where would an NFL fan get the idea you could commit such violence towards an animal and ever again be allowed to function in society?