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By the Fans!
Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore (24-31)
Submitted by Tommy "Fleetwood 'N' Julio" Coleman
Getting beaten by the Browns at Home 2wice in one season sucks.
Submitted by Tom Bragg
PART 1 --- The one ray of hope that Steeler fans could salvage out of this
HORRIBLE season was the Steeler defense. Now after this pitiful display
of what's supposed to be pro football against the Ravens, it's obvious
that the team's defense is going the same route as the offense... straight
down the CRAPPER! Every single aspect of this organization needs to be
evaluated after the season, from the front office all the way down to
the the peanut venders! No stone should go unturned! BOTTOM LINE -
IT'S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE!!!
Submitted by Tom Bragg
PART 2 --- The Steeler organization is in a state of turmoil, and what's worse
is the owner and long time patriarch Dan Rooney is in a state of denial.
After last Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Rooney went public for one of
the few times in his tenure as owner of the Steelers. He stated flatly
that this Steeler team has the talent in place to win. He also stated
that the front office did its job last offseason by going out and
signing all the players that the team needed to keep.
First off, let me
say that I have always respected and admired the Rooney family. In this
day of big money corporate ownership, the Rooney family has always
been a breath of fresh air. However, if Rooney honestly believes the
above comments to be true, then he is out of touch with what it takes
to win in the NFL today. Also, making those comments is a
direct indictment of Bill Cowher and his coaching staff. In effect
Rooney said, "We put the talent there and you (meaning Cowher and his
staff) didn't get the job done." That is totaly LUDICROUS simply
because the "talent" as Rooney called it was never there in the first
place! With the possible exceptions of Jerome Bettis and Dermontti
Dawson, this team's offense is a complete JOKE! They have no QB, no
offensive line, and definitely no receivers. How can you hope to be
competitive with "talent" like that? On defense, the team followed the
same pattern as last year... they played a great first half of the season
and then totally fell apart going down the stretch. One good reason was
probably being on the field too much the first half of the year because
of a totally ineffective offense. This team's defense can definitely
stand room for improvement, but the fact is, they have shouldered a large
burden the past two years that they never should have had to carry.
Back to Bill Cowher... he and his staff can improve as well, but to
lay all the blame on him is totally RIDICULOUS! Cowher proved beyond a
shadow of a doubt that if you give him the tools to work with, he can
get the job done. When you lose the amount of talent that the Steelers
have lost over the past four or five years, there is no way you can
hope to remain competitive, and the Steelers haven't. If Rooney believes
otherwise, then maybe it's time to step aside and let someone else take control
of the team. And that, my friends, is the bottom line as far as Dan
Rooney is concerned.
Submitted by Kelley Allison
The only good thing I have to say after this weekend's loss to the damn Ravens (AT HOME!) is that at least we'll have first grabs at the draft for next
year... abudee abudee abudee, that's all folks!
P.S.--Hey, Tim, how about a Jagwads hatred page? Or the "old" Browns ('da Birds) hatred page? I have enough hatred for both of these teams for just about all of us! =)
Submitted by Michael Smith
In case there was any doubt, it was obviously Sandy that the Steelers were
playing for, and not the Tim-Man. :-) Hard to blame them, dude. Sorry you
had to watch that. Peace.
Submitted by McMillen & Wife
I had the opportunity to attend the this game (HUGE thanks to Bob & Sandy Podolinski and Ken Coey of Robert Louis Associates in the 'Burgh for the tickets). In spite of the fact that we lost in humiliating fashion, and even though Sandy was unable to accompany me because of her... um... "girth" due to the pregnancy, my buddy Kevin Perkins & I had a complete blast.
It was a bit strange to go without Sandy... it's the first time we've EVER not gone together. It's also the first time the Steelers have ever lost when I was in attendance. I guess that means Sandy is the good luck charm, not me (or as Mike Smith suggested above, "it was obviously Sandy that the Steelers were playing for, and not the Tim-Man."). Whatever the case, our beloved Steelers stunk up the joint.
Back to the game. I've gotta tell 'ya... Kevin & I had so much fun just being there that the loss didn't even bother us. For Kevin, it was his first trip to Mecca, so he was pretty much in awe of the whole thing. I suspect had we lost 51-0 (shudder), he would've still been all geeked up. And at least the Steelers made it a little bit interesting at the end with that late score so the few thousand of us hard-core, REAL fans who stayed for the DURATION (what's with people who leave early, anyway?) had a reason to make some noise. Yeah, we lost, but we had a lot of fun, and we even got these cool little Steelers duffle bags just for filling out a credit card ap (wow-wee!).
The moral of the story? Any fan out there who has never been to Mecca HAS to get there. You simply HAVE to! There's nothing else like it in the world, bruthas & sistas. True, the food is awful & overpriced, and the selection of Steelers merchandise is, well, pretty lame. But being around all those crazed fans & being part of that huge roar when the Steelers make a big play is the greatest.
By the way, we got our ugly mugs on the Jumbo-Tron for pretty lengthy periods twice and may have been on TV briefly (once was right around the 2-minute warning, once in the 3rd quarter), so if anyone has a tape of this game, we'd love to have a copy!
Hopefully, we can somehow find a way to beat K.C. next week. Frankly, I don't believe they have a shot in hell at winning another game this year, but I've gotta try to keep the faith...
Until then, GO STEELERS!
Webmaster, McMillen & Wife
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