Division Playoff Recap: The One That Got Away

 Posted by at 5:18 am  Big Ben, James Harrison, NFL Playoffs, Recaps, Running Backs, Secondary, Special Teams  Comments Off on Division Playoff Recap: The One That Got Away
Jan 182016
 

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When it comes to crushing losses, there are different kinds of disappointment. There are games where your team is clearly overmatched yet fight valiantly, maybe even offer a few glimmers of hope before ultimately falling to the superior team. And then there are the games where they play well enough to win but make just enough mistakes to leave the door open a crack and the other team eventually takes advantage to pull out a win. That one is by far the worst.

It also best describes the Pittsburgh Steelers season ending 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Week 15 Recap: The Force Awakens

 Posted by at 10:45 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Keith Butler, Recaps, Secondary, Young Money  Comments Off on Week 15 Recap: The Force Awakens
Dec 212015
 

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Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil Star Wars for the two people out there who still haven’t seen it.

Yesterday’s match-up was seen as the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object. The Black and Gold’s best in the league offense being the force while Denver’s top ranked defense being the object. At halftime, it appeared the immoveable wouldn’t be budged. Then the force awakened in time to see the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a thrilling comeback victory over the Denver Broncos 34-27. Continue reading »

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Week 14 Recap: The Chicago Pittsburgh Way

 Posted by at 5:04 am  AFC North, Circle of Hate, Defensive Line, Recaps, Secondary, William Gay  Comments Off on Week 14 Recap: The Chicago Pittsburgh Way
Dec 142015
 

Last time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals met, Cincy put one of ours in the hospital. Yesterday, we may have put their Super Bowl chances in the morgue. Le’Veon Bell ended up on season-ending IR after our first meeting. Now there’s a chance Andy Dalton is about to join him.

Oh and by the way, the Steelers won the game 33-20 to keep their shot at a Wild Card alive. Continue reading »

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Week 13 Recap: Clowning Around

 Posted by at 10:13 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, James Harrison, Recaps, Secondary  Comments Off on Week 13 Recap: Clowning Around
Dec 072015
 

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It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. I guess nobody ever told Antonio Brown that.

AB’s ridiculous post humping attempt was the only black mark on an otherwise sterling effort from the Black and Gold last night. For those who went to bed early, the Pittsburgh Steelers obliterated the Indianapolis Colts 45-10 on Sunday Night Football. The game was close for about a quarter and a half, then the Steelers kicked it into gear and it turned into a straight up clowning. Continue reading »

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Week 12 Recap: Sum Of All Fears

 Posted by at 5:22 am  Big Ben, Injury Report, Recaps, Secondary, Tomlinisms, Wide Receivers  Comments Off on Week 12 Recap: Sum Of All Fears
Nov 302015
 

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At halftime, Mike Tomlin was asked about his decision to try a risky fake punt/pass which resulting in an interception that set up the Seahawks’ first touchdown. “We aren’t going to live in our fears. We’re going to live in our hopes” was his classic response. Unfortunately over the next three quarters, Steeler Nation saw all their worst fears come to life. And in the end we watched the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a wild 39-30 shootout.

Since it was a national game I assume 99.9% of you watched it so there’s no need for a play-by-play recap. Instead, I’ll just give some random thoughts about yesterday’s costly loss. Let’s start with our defense. Although what we saw from them yesterday might barely qualify as such. Continue reading »

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Week 10 Recap: Big Ben To The Rescue

 Posted by at 5:22 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Circle of Hate, Landry Jones, Martavis Bryant, Recaps  Comments Off on Week 10 Recap: Big Ben To The Rescue
Nov 162015
 

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With all due respect to Charlie Batch and Terry Hanratty, this Roethlisberger guy is the best backup quarterback the Black and Gold have ever had. He might even have a future as a starter.

Ah, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Except in this case, the fun started when someone got hurt. Landry Jones left the game six plays in and Ben Roethlisberger came off the bench to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-9 shellacking of the Cleveland Browns. It was the first time Big Ben rode to the rescue since that fabled day back in 2004 when he stepped in for an injured Tommy Maddox and ripped off thirteen straight wins. Continue reading »

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Week 9 Recap: Another Sunday, Another Injury

 Posted by at 5:29 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, Recaps, Secondary  Comments Off on Week 9 Recap: Another Sunday, Another Injury
Nov 092015
 

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Cursed I tell ya. This team is f@#king cursed.

In my thirty odd years of watching football, I have never seen a run quite like the Pittsburgh Steelers are on. The good news is their first outing since losing superstar running back Le’Veon Bell for the season was a success. The bad news is they lost their superstar quarterback in the process. Hey, at least we had him for two weeks!

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Oakland Raiders 38-35 as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured yet again, this time a foot sprain that preliminary reports say will sideline him for three weeks. I suppose as injuries go this was a mild one and the timing couldn’t be better. The Steelers have the hapless Browns next week then a bye. Just the fact we’ve lost our star QB for the second time this season, though, is absolutely mind-blowing. Continue reading »

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