Read this- and I'd love to see how you can then justify your complain about "experts" picking against the Steelers. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/f...,6511304.story
And for those who say there is such a negative bias towards your team- how do you figure this. Do you really think a team with such a big fanbase (and thereby increasing marketing potential) is going to be a target of negative publicity for no good reason??
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2 ways the Ravens win:
1) Our offense beats us like it tried to the first 2 times we played you.
2) A sporting miracle occurs.
Dam,,,,,didn't know we got RATS Better get Top Gun to call an exterminator
RATS are good for 2 things,,,,,,,,Flapping there jaws and getting there by the pittsburgh steelers !
As far as our quarterback numbers- they don't tell the story. I'd think a Steelers fan of all people would realize that.
To your point # 1) Of course I wouldn't expect you to give the Ravens defense credit for anything... it has to all be the Steelers making mistakes. I guess you have quickly forgotten that in the last game between us Flacco barely overthrew a wide open Mason in the endzone TWICE. Both teams missed some opportunities, not just the Steelers.
Up until now, I've called your 91 and 3/4 yard drive in the final minutes of that game amazing.. but for sake of argument, I'll call that a miracle... since that's what you seem to think it will take for us to win.. another joke.
I love the fact that you are already making excuses and taking cheap shots JUST IN CASE "a miracle" happens. After hearing from a good many educated fans on here to this point- it's disappointing to hear this kind of one sided homerism again.
a) showing respect for the team that pulled out the upset so they can get interviews and coverage of that team. If they were to say, "The team that won didn't deserve to win" or "The team that lost beat itself" or "The team that won got lucky", the winning team would shut out those media members and the network they work for, so they are careful of what they say and will always sugarcoat bulls#$% wins and just concentrate all coverage on the team that won, not on how bad the losing team played.
b) Fans would start to lose respect for sports if they were to be made aware of how big of a role luck plays over the course of a single game.
Case in point, Arizona did not beat Carolina, Jake "King of Inconsistency" Delhomme single handedly lost the game. NO! Arizona's defense is not actually better than everyone thought. NO! Arizona's defense is not better than the numbers say. AND NO! Arizona's defense has not stepped it up. Delhomme lost the game, simple as that.
So back to our game. If the Steelers lose, it will be because the Steelers offense f#$%ed up and not because Baltimore's offense beat the Steelers defense.
It will take mistakes from the Steelers offense or lucky bounces and rolls for the Ravens to win because they simply are not a better team and their quarterback is a f#$%ing rookie, simple as that.
I mentioned Berman, not the OP. He had no sound reasoning to back his pick, and as someone else mentioned, Berman was about .500 for picks during the regular season, not a great track record.
So, it's just a supplemental argument to the OP's argument in regards to ESPN.
Oh, and last I checked, football games were 60 minutes (longer, if you count overtime or shorter if the refs don't call delay of game). Play hard for the full 60, and you should always be able to say the better team won.
Last edited by CNY_STEELER_FAN; 01-18-2009 at 01:58 AM. Reason: grammer correction
You talk about lucky bounces- but I've seen the Steelers get countless "lucky" bounces this year that swung games, if that's what you want to cvall them when they happen for anyone else. Hell- in BOTH games against San Diego you need a botched punt to bounce off a Charger to pull the wins out- moreso in the 1st matchup than the 2nd.. but still. I could go on and on and pick apart games- but you obviously have no sense of reason- so I won't waste my time.
I guess it's good to be in your shoes though. Either you win and you get to say "I told you so", or you lose and you already have your excuses. NO disrespect to all the fans on here who have been cool and respectful- but you are a joke.
and PS- Not sure what TWO throws you are talking about ni the Tennessee game.. he had only one that was even remotely close to being intercepted in that game- against Miami he had one that shouldve- that's it.... but go ahead and try to discredit our win against Tennessee-I'm sure you tried to discredit the Titans when they beat you guys as well. LOL- the more I think about your comments the more I laugh
Last edited by Ravenous Rex; 01-18-2009 at 02:31 PM.
Hey Rex......you're #1 lol
LETS GO STEELERS!!!
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