Here’s Your 2016 Steelers Schedule

 Posted by at 6:37 am  AFC North, Preseason  Comments Off on Here’s Your 2016 Steelers Schedule
Apr 182016
 

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Cancel the holidays!

The NFL released the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 schedule and all I gotta say is I hope your entire family are Steeler fans. If not, well, there’s gonna be some awkward family dinners. The Black and Gold have not one, not two, but three holiday games this year. Of course they’re only the second team in NFL history to be bestowed such an “honor.” Continue reading »

Burfict Suspended 3 Games, Fines For Steelers Upcoming

 Posted by at 5:57 am  AFC North  Comments Off on Burfict Suspended 3 Games, Fines For Steelers Upcoming
Jan 122016
 

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In the wake of Saturday night’s Wild Card fiasco, the NFL has moved swiftly to suspend Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for 3 games at the start of next season. His personal foul cheapshot on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was evidently the final straw in a pattern of reckless behavior. It goes without saying, much of said behavior has been directed towards the Steelers. Nice to see the NFL cares so much about the concussion crisis they let one of their players run around trying to hurt people for half a season before they do anything about it. Continue reading »

Wild Card Recap: Steelers Win Bloodbath

 Posted by at 9:40 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Circle of Hate, NFL Playoffs, Recaps, Running Backs, Ryan Shazier  Comments Off on Wild Card Recap: Steelers Win Bloodbath
Jan 102016
 

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The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in an absolute bloodbath on Wild Card weekend. What for three quarters was a dull and frankly pretty forgettable playoff game will be remembered for a long time because of what happened in the fourth quarter. In the meantime, the Steelers-Bengals rivalry looks to have eclipsed Steelers-Ravens when it comes to straight out hatred. Continue reading »

Know Thy Enemy: Cincinnati Bengals

 Posted by at 5:03 am  AFC North, Injury Report, NFL Playoffs  Comments Off on Know Thy Enemy: Cincinnati Bengals
Jan 082016
 

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It just wouldn’t be the playoffs without a good old fashioned AFC North slobberknocker.

On Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cincinnati Bengals in the rubber match in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. As with seemingly every season, the post season will once again feature a third game between AFC North rivals. And, as usual, the game promises to be a heated affair. The last time we played, Roger Goodell‘s piggybank was overflowing with $150,000 in total fines. Continue reading »

Jan 062016
 

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In the run up to Saturday’s playoff rubber match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, two key injuries that will bear watching. First is the ankle injury suffered last Sunday by Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams. Second is the broken thumb that cost Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton the last month of the season. Either one could very well tip the balance between these two closely matched teams. Continue reading »

Week 17 Recap: In Through The Out Door

 Posted by at 5:55 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tomlin, Recaps  Comments Off on Week 17 Recap: In Through The Out Door
Jan 042016
 

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Thank you, Rex.

A week after Bill Belichick all but waved the white flag, Rex Ryan brought his new team to play, in the process knocking his old team out of the playoffs. The Bills upsetting the Jets left the post-season door wide open. Literally minutes later, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 28-12 to backdoor into the NFL Playoffs. As with everything involving the Black and Gold, it wasn’t easy. Continue reading »

Know Thy Enemy: Cleveland Browns

 Posted by at 5:41 am  AFC North, Game Preview, Mike Tomlin, NFL Playoffs  Comments Off on Know Thy Enemy: Cleveland Browns
Jan 012016
 

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Last weekend was on me. I usually post Know Thy Enemy on Friday but I moved it to Thursday because of Christmas. So I jinxed us. So even though many of you are probably too hung over to read this, I’m posting it anyway. Happy New Year!

With their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the Pittsburgh Steelers need a win against the Cleveland Browns to stay alive. After that, they can do nothing but hope the Buffalo Bills upset the New York Jets. This surely isn’t where they wanted to be. Unfortunately, the standard is the standard. Continue reading »

Week 16 Recap: Steelers Leave Coal In Our Stockings

 Posted by at 9:10 am  AFC North, Big Ben, Mike Tomlin, NFL Playoffs, Ratbirds, Recaps, Todd Haley  Comments Off on Week 16 Recap: Steelers Leave Coal In Our Stockings
Dec 282015
 

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I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas because yesterday the Steelers left coal in all our stockings. In the latest in a long string of embarrassing losses to bad teams, the Baltimore Ravens upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-17, placing their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy. In a year where we started our third string quarterback and played some of the best teams in the league, naturally they save their worst game of the season for right when everything is coming together. The standard is the standard, right? Continue reading »

Know Thy Enemy: Baltimore Ravens

 Posted by at 6:08 am  AFC North, Circle of Hate, Game Preview, Ratbirds  Comments Off on Know Thy Enemy: Baltimore Ravens
Dec 242015
 

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No, you haven’t been sipping too much spiked eggnog, it’s Thursday. I’ve traditionally posted Know Thy Enemy on Friday going all the way back to my NicePickCowher days but tomorrow’s a small little holiday some of you may be celebrating with friends/family. While I’d like to think your first stop with your new iPads and smarty phones would be this site, I realize you may have other interests. Besides, posting something titled “Know They Enemy” on Christmas just feels all kinds of wrong.

As you can tell from that long preamble, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this week’s game. The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Baltimore Ravens as they continue to fight for a berth in the NFL playoffs. If things fall into place – meaning a Steeler victory and a Jets loss to the Patriots – the Black and Gold will find a playoff spot under their tree. There’s also a scenario where they win the AFC North but that’s a bit more remote. Continue reading »

The Bengals Are Taking Their Loss Well

 Posted by at 5:08 am  AFC North, Circle of Hate, Videos  Comments Off on The Bengals Are Taking Their Loss Well
Dec 172015
 

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Well, the Cincinnati Bengals certainly seem to be taking their loss well.  On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat them in front of their home fans in a game filled with nastiness and cheap shots. To add insult to injury, they lost their quarterback for the rest of the regular season, possibly for the playoffs. This led to a lot of airtime spent pondering if the Steelers might be the most dangerous team in the AFC North. 

Evidently, this did not sit well with Adam “Pacman” Jones. Pacman didn’t play on Sunday nursing an injury but the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback went on an expletive laden rant directed at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Large portions of it are indecipherable mumbling but when you can make out what he’s saying, it’s pretty NSFW. The video can be found after the jump. Continue reading »