[Editor's Note from McMillen and Wife: I can't remember the year right off hand... think it was '94, and safety Gary Jones made the hit.]
love your site, btw!
Been coming here since late last season. Great site, beautiful wife, and killer top ten list. I tend to agree with most of your picks, but one I think you missed is Kevin Henry's miracle interception in '97 against the Patriots. Remember the one? The Pats were leading 21-13 and were trying to run out the clock but had no running game to pull it off. Bledsoe tried to throw a short pass in the flat and Henry sniffed it out perfectly and picked it off. Kordell hit Thigpen for a short TD and hit him again for the 2 point conversion to send it into overtime. Man it was like a miracle. Thanks again for bringing back all those great (and some not so great) memories.
[Editor's Note from McMillen and Wife: Actually, it was Mark Bruener who caught the final TD in that one. Thigpen did make the sliding grab for the 2-pointer, though. But Thiggy made the play of the game (next to Kevin Henry's INT, of course) when on 4th-and-7, he made an incredible diving grab while barely keeping both feet inbounds at the 4 with a minute to go. That set up the TD to Bruener.]
Just in case you read the two posts below, let me say this; I skipped the examples Tim gave to Steelmob as I know most of us who lived them, with you, did. So don't sweat it.
"MOVE ON UP A LITTLE HIGHER"
Higher than 1997 (AFC Championship Game).
Higher than 1995 (Super Bowl 30).
Higher than National Champs 5 Downs and all.
Higher than beating arrghhhh... Michigan with an Ava Maria (Ann Arbor Native, You broke our Maise and Blue Hearts).
Let's see that leaves... ahhh... hmmmm... STEELERS Win the Super Bowl Kordell Stewart MVP! Know what I'm talking about?
Note to Steelmob: I'd rather lose and be a Steeler Nation Peasant than win and be you! Stay out of them casinos,they're rotting your brain.
[Editor's Note from McMillen and Wife: Rarely do I offer rebuttles to fan posts on our site, but this is one of those rare occassions where the person is so far off base it begs for it..
This "broken record" act of yours is getting old. WAY old. Since you're one of the most prolific posters on our message board, so I've gotta ask you... how many times do you think saying "Kordell sucks" and "the Steelers will be 5-11" can be interesting to readers? I mean, you're entitled to your opinion... I have no problem with that. But receiving the same lame rhetoric from you post after post after post has become downright exhausting bordering on moronic. I'd think you'd be embarrassed that your dislike for Stewart is so intense that you hope the team does poorly just so you can say, "I told you so." That's pathetic.
Aren't there any other aspects to the Steelers you care to comment on? Are you not capable?
Now, as for your statement that I never say anything negative about Kordell, you're flat-out 100% wrong. You oughta consider doing research before you open your mouth... might save you some embarrasment.
For the record, I like Kordell Stewart. He's a Steeler and I wish him nothing but success. Furthermore, he performed well enough last season that the kind of abuse you're heaping on him is completely unwarranted. But lemme tell you something, junior.... I call 'em like I see 'em. When Kordell sucks, I SAY SO. And when he plays well, I SAY SO.
YOU cannot say the same, my friend.
To prove how wrong you are when you say I "never say anything wrong about Kordell" (someone needs to teach you how to string together a cohesive sentence, by the way), here are just a FEW less than glowing reviews I've given Stewart on our site over the years:
"Thanks to what can only be labeled as a truly pitiful display by Kordell Stewart (along with some absolutely horrendous play calling by Kevin Gilbride), this otherwise abysmal Browns season will always be looked back on with genuine fondness by their fans. Why? Because they beat the Steelers. It doesn't matter if they lose every other game... their season officially became a "success" with their win in Pittsburgh on Sunday."
"Kordell Stewart has lost this team. He has no confidence in himself, nor do his teammates believe in him. Once he gets rattled, he completely falls apart (a trait that has unfortunately become his trademark). It's his 5th year in the league, his 3rd year as the starting QB, and Stewart seems to be steadily regressing. If the Steelers can somehow pick up a reliable veteran QB in the off-season, Kordell could well be gone next year. And, if cutting him doesn't deal the Steelers a huge blow against the cap, I think he WILL be gone. They ONLY thing that will keep him in Pittsburgh is if the Steelers have no "real" alternative (which is a distinct possibility, given their current QB situation). Any real hopes I had for Kordell as the "quarterback of the future" died Sunday."
"Let's be honest... some of fits & starts on offense were expected early in the season as the players learned Gilbride's complex system. But 26-0 at halftime? Man, is that pathetic. Kordell stunk (three 1st half interceptions), Bettis stunk (if he had more than 20 yards in the half I'll paint my house brown and orange), the O-line stunk (see Bettis), and I'd if we actually HAD any receivers, I'd say they stunk, too (did we REALLY draft Troy Edwards in the first round?). 26-0???"
Kordell IS NOT the guy to take this team to the next level. Put Gonzalez in until a real QB is either drafted or signed. Let Kordell carry the board for awhile to get a fresh perspective of the real world, then get rid of him and the big salary. The offensive line absolutely sucks. Dawson is the only talent I see on that line. This is a major project in and of itself. It's going to take big off season money to fix this catastrophe, so start saving money now by dishing Kordell to the f___ing Bungles, or something."
"Someone tell me I'm wrong, because I never thought in my entire life I'd ever hear myself say that I wish O'Dummell was still the Steelers QB!!!!"
"Speaking of anemic, Kordell was awful (again). While the intentional grounding penalty resulting in a safety wasn't Kordell's fault (the officials blew the call saying Lyons wasn't eligible and awarded a safety to the Titans), there's no WAY should Kordell should've held the ball for that long standing in the shadow of his own goal post. And like last week, Stewart once again threw a "huh" pass late in the game that was picked off to seal the Steelers fate (a "huh" pass is one where Kordell throws the ball into a crowd of defenders and Sandy & I look at each other and say, "Huh?!"). Compounding Kordell's problems was yet another awful outing by our receivers, and the O-line (by virtue of all those pre-snap penalties) was also a liability. Doesn't leave much room for praise, does it?"
"Yawn. Another dismal performance from Kordell, who is 1 of 13 for 3 yards, 1 Int and 3 sacks over the last 2 games. Oh, well... I refuse to dwell on it, bruthas. While I haven't given up on praying for a miracle, I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that Stewart will be gone by the time next season rolls around. "
"Horrible. I hate to blame a loss on any one player, but Stewart was simply pathetic. Kordell was 2 of 11 in the 2nd half, and although his 2 completions both came on the TD drive (the 2nd a 30-yard score to Bruener), Stewart's scatter-armed performance cost the Steelers a game they otherwise played well enough to win, seriously damaging their playoff hopes in the process. Kordell escaped this debacle with only 1 Int, but he could've easily had 4 picks if not for a penalty and a couple of easy drops. I don't mean to just pick on Kordell, because there are other factors, but where was his friggin' head? I think I've seen enough."
I could go on, but I won't. Obviously, I simply got caught up in the heat of the moment on some of these, and I'm ashamed of most of 'em in hindsight. The bottom line? YOU are wrong, SteelMob. I have never coddled Kordell Stewart, and fans are free to criticize him on our site (myself included). But I can do without the kind of constant, mindless bashing you're dishing out.
Until you find something else to talk about, you're banned from posting on our site and our message board.
Wake up and start rooting for your TEAM, bro.
Webmaster McMillen and Wife