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Squealers, Baby!


#1

Let's hear from the Steeler's fans! Come on!?!? Where are you? You came out of the woodwork last week!

We've all heard from the chief Steeler apologist, Chris Berman. He assures us all will be well. He knows, like the rest of us do, that the officials will always do what they can to deliver a win to the criminal Cowher and his gang of cheaters and thugs (see Superbowl XL tapes for an example). They tried yesterday.

An official left his mike open near the end of regulation:

"Oh, wait! He made the field goal? I didn't expect that. Did you? No? Well....Let's give Bill a timeout. Yeah, yeah. He called it in time. The ball hadn't been retrieved from the stands yet. Take the three off the board! Can we give three to Pittsburgh? No? Yeah. That would be fishy. Well....okay, then. Go to commercial and pretend nothing happened."

Your quarterback got "Cowhered". Let's hear YOU bitch about your quarterback getting hit late or the defender leading with his helmet! Let's hear Pittsburgh call anything, ANYTHING dirty! That's called IRONY. Look it up in the dictionary!. It's probably on the same page as "Iron City) or 'piss water' as it's generally known)".

So. You're TWO and FOUR. Let me hear you crow about it. Tell us all how it's going to be fine and how you will win it all again! If the officials hold true to form - they tried like hell yesterday - you might!


#2

Life-long Steelers fan here. Had nothing to say last week (or ever, on this or any board regarding them, because it's generally a waste of time, as evidenced by your comical "ref left his mic on" comment).

I'm not going to say anything was dirty or illegal or mis-called (I'm not a Seahawks fan). When you turn the ball over 3 times in your own end, AND mishandle a kickoff, you are going to lose most of the time. It really speaks to the talent that the Steelers have that they were able to get into OT with all of those mistakes.

Is it going to be fine? Don't know. Rothlisberger was finally playing well, but got KOed yesterday. Batch played well in replacing him, but I don't think he's good enough to win all the games this team needs to win down the stretch to get into the playoffs.

The frustrating thing about the Steelers this year is that they can't seem to put it all together in one game. When the offense is playing well, the defense isn't. When the offense and defense are playing way, the special teams are feeble. The kick return game is at a high school level at this point.

But last time I checked, they are still the Super Bowl champs, until XLI is played.


#3

I am a big fan of Squealers, but I also dont mind if they just quietly moan a little bit as well.


#4

Thanks for your reasoned responses, oh Ye Squealer's fans with balls. Where are all the punk bitches who howled at the moon after last week's abberation against KC?


#5

That aberration would have been duplicated this week if they could hold on to the freakin ball. But that's been the story of the season for us.


#6

Really? Atlanta had 400 yards of offense. "1-2-3 PHYSICAL (my ass)!"

Should be: 1-2-3 CHEAP SHOT!


#7

Exactly. Four turnovers if you count the muffed onside kick 'catch.' There is no doubt they deserved to lose with that many turnovers. This 'theme' of fumbling on kickoff returns, whether it be a 'muffed' punt or traditional fumble, is bullshit.
This is now the second game that a double digit lead was given up.

Oh Hack, please drop the ref nonsense, what are you going to tell me next, we didn't walk on the moon? And you kept saying KC was a shity team last week, well, they looked well beating San Diego last night.
Finally, Hack, who is you're team? Do you have one?


#8

400 yards of offense sure, but 21 of their 38 points in regulation were after turnovers. This is the second game of the year where an opponent has scored 21 points off of turnovers against the Steelers.


#9

Great post Steel Nation. Careful, Hack has trouble handling 'facts.' He like most conspiracy theorists likes to make fun of what scares them.

Best part, he still has not said who he cheers for.....


#10

Bastage Steeler D got me 0 points in fantasy. Actually, I should be happy I guess that they didn't get me negative points! haha


#11

I'll have you know that KC put in a good game this weekend and came up winners. So its not like we just rolled over an entirely garbage team.

This game... uggg. Special teams killed us. 3 Falcons touchdowns came by way of Steeler turnonver inside their own 30. You can't win games like that. They just need to get some stickem on their hands and they would be contenders again.

And given what was said about the Steelers handing out cheap shots... i'm going to go out on a limb and guess your a "Bungles" fan?


#12

Well I hope youre happy. They gave me -2.


#13

not at all. i know a coach. good guy. they are bungles no more. of course, you know that.

nah. the steelers are cheap-shot artists. it's coached there. everyone knows it. it's called being physical and selling out. but, it's always a little more than that, isn't it? funny how it's always just called 'steeler football' instead of dirty football. i heard there's a poll of NFL players out there about who's the dirtiest player. Porter and Ward were near the top of the list. Who do you think would top the list of 'dirtiest teams'?


#14

oh. you'll have me know that? did you watch it? if we apply the turnover logic, YOUR logic to that game then the chargers were victimzed just like your squealers were! SD turned it over the entire first half and then came roaring back. but that's a good game for KC while atlanta was just...wel...lucky?


#15

The only real cheap shot teams in the NFL are the Broncos and Falcons teams which are coached to chop block.


#16

Oh my god, you are truly brain dead. First if you going to make outrageous claims, with some 'poll' you heard, please follow up with a link or something to prove it.

You didn't respond to any of the 'facts' I said, nor to any of the other posters. We acknowledge poor playing, and 4 turnovers killed us. You didn't respond to that, because it's facts. You prefer ignorant ranting.

Again, for the 3rd time now, who's your team?
Can you substantiate anything you say with facts, thus you ran away from the thread last week.
Are you still mad that the Steelers are 'America's Team this year?'

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/sports/steelers/s_472351.html


#17

huh? am i made? in the mob? what?

again, read. i have no 'team'! get it? i like watching the NFL. i pull for certain teams in certain games depending. deal with it. here's the poll, asswipe:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/players/10/17/poll.1017/

two steelers out of ten players. my question was: 'who do you think would be voted the dirtiest team?'

what's my outrageous claims? if i wanted to lie, i'd say i was...shawn merriman.


#18

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
DNIC75 wrote:
Oh my god, you are truly brain dead. First if you going to make outrageous claims, with some 'poll' you heard, please follow up with a link or something to prove it.

You didn't respond to any of the 'facts' I said, nor to any of the other posters. We acknowledge poor playing, and 4 turnovers killed us. You didn't respond to that, because it's facts. You prefer ignorant ranting.

Again, for the 3rd time now, who's your team?
Can you substantiate anything you say with facts, thus you ran away from the thread last week.
Are you still made that the Steelers are 'America's Team this year?'

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/sports/steelers/s_472351.html

huh? am i made? in the mob? what?

again, read. i have no 'team'! get it? i like watching the NFL. i pull for certain teams in certain games depending. deal with it. here's the poll, asswipe:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/players/10/17/poll.1017/

two steelers out of ten players. my question was: 'who do you think would be voted the dirtiest team?'

what's my outrageous claims? if i wanted to lie, i'd say i was...shawn merriman.

C,mon Hack - pick a team.

A fan without a team is usually a bandwagon jumper or a hater.

Hell, I'm a Detroit sports fan. Can't get much worse than the Lions.

But we still have our Tigers, Wings and Pistons.


#19

Ward, a dirty player?

You gotta be smoking crack.


#20

okay. generally i root for seattle, NY giants, and cincy (yeah. you got me). i'm friends with some guys on one team and the other two have coaches who were good to me and i still talk to.