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Porter Lets Loose (Steeler Awakens)
pittsburghlive.com ^ | 2/2/06 | Joe Rudder

Posted on 02/02/2006 4:56:13 AM PST by beyond the sea

At first, Joey Porter pledged not to speak with reporters after Super Bowl XL Media Day.

Then, he softened his stance and promised to keep his outspoken mouth in check.

Wednesday, he took that plan and threw it to the ground like a defenseless quarterback.

The Steelers' loquacious linebacker couldn't contain himself yesterday when he learned Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens predicted Jerome Bettis' return to Detroit would culminate with a Super Bowl loss.

"I've been asleep all week, but now, I got woke up," Porter said yesterday. "I've got my first taste of blood, and now I'm thirsty for more. Until now, it was, 'Watch what I say. I can't say this. I can't say that. Don't do anything silly.'

"I'm ready now."

The Super Bowl had been controversy-free until Stevens livened it up with a quote that was published yesterday in Seattle newspapers.

"It's a heartwarming story and all that," Stevens said, referring to Bettis' homecoming and impending retirement, "but it will be a sad day when he leaves without that trophy."

Porter can appreciate some spirited trash-talking, but evidently, not from someone with Stevens' modest credentials.

A 6-foot-7 former first-round pick now playing in his fourth season, Stevens had a career-best 45 catches for 554 yards and five touchdowns this season. By comparison, Steelers rookie tight end Heath Miller posted comparable numbers, besting Stevens by one touchdown.

"I feel like (Stevens), out of anybody, should know his role," Porter said. "I mean, he hasn't done anything to make anybody fear him. Jerome is a walking Hall-of-Fame guy that everybody knows about. This guy (Stevens) was almost a first-round bust, who barely made some plays this year.

I'm going to make sure he doesn't have anything to do with the outcome of the game."

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Porter, "He has to line up in front of me, and I'll remind him of (what he said) every time I put him on his back." --

O.K., Joey, now do it.

1 posted on 02/02/2006 4:56:14 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: Perdogg; bikepacker67; RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; HamiltonJay; ...

Super Bowl Spice ................. ping.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 4:58:17 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

One day closer to the promised land!

I'm going for the game day food today.

Gotta wait till Saturday for the beer so I still have some on Sunday.


3 posted on 02/02/2006 4:58:41 AM PST by airborne
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To: beyond the sea

What? Is Porter in high school? I'm figuring on the Steelers winning (Not too sure who I'll pull for though) but Porter is an @$$. If he was looking for some reason to get excited about a frickin' Super Bowl that he is taking part in then he is already a loser.


4 posted on 02/02/2006 5:01:15 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: beyond the sea

This is the year we'll get that one for the thumb!!!


5 posted on 02/02/2006 5:01:30 AM PST by warrior9504 (All gave some. Some gave all.)
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To: beyond the sea

6 posted on 02/02/2006 5:03:18 AM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: airborne
Gotta wait till Saturday for the beer so I still have some on Sunday. ----

****

LOL! I hear you.

7 posted on 02/02/2006 5:04:10 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Hatteras

Did you see the interview? Somehow I doubt it.


8 posted on 02/02/2006 5:04:58 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Joey is a really excellent football player. He is to the defense what Big Ben is to the offense. He makes plays that pick up the team. They are not the same defense when he is playing hurt or hurt badly enough not to play at all.

He almost always backs up what he says. Joey needs something to really get his back up for a game and someone hands motivation to him on a platter.

That said, I really wish there was NO trash talking by anyone. Reminds me too much of a street fight when there is supposed to be a football game going on.


9 posted on 02/02/2006 5:06:48 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: airborne
Porter, "You ever see the movie 'Underworld'? I was sleeping all week, but I got my first taste of blood right here.....” ---- Kate Beckinsdale ( so fine ), there's a reason to go see a movie!
10 posted on 02/02/2006 5:07:25 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Haven't seen it. But she looks like it's worth the $7.00!


11 posted on 02/02/2006 5:09:43 AM PST by airborne
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To: beyond the sea

The Steelers frenzy is so bad where I work that the internet and email usage of streaming video clips nearly brought our company of 1000+ to it's knees.


12 posted on 02/02/2006 5:09:51 AM PST by cjshapi
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To: Supernatural
I'm a little worried about the report that Krieder is "questionable" for the game. That is not good news! He is so important to the running game. I hope he can play and play well.

*****

More Porter:

"I was focused on football until right now when you told me what [Stevens] said. I don't blame him for thinking they came down here to win; but he said what he said, and I'll be ready for him. I can never get an offensive player to say stuff like that no more

"I would think someone would say something, but I wouldn't think it would be him -- he's too soft to say something like that. He'll have the opportunity to back up his words, but I'm going to have an opportunity to back up my words.

13 posted on 02/02/2006 5:10:37 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
After all this, the Steelers (and esp. Cowher) BETTER win this game, or they will never hear the end of it.

Plus Hines Ward will cry again.

14 posted on 02/02/2006 5:10:38 AM PST by bikepacker67
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To: beyond the sea
Kate Beckinsdale ( so fine ), there's a reason to go see a movie!

I'd support polygamy if I could have Beckinsale, Jessica Alba, and Angelina Jolie.

15 posted on 02/02/2006 5:11:36 AM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Hatteras
(Not too sure who I'll pull for though)

Carolina fan, huh?

16 posted on 02/02/2006 5:12:04 AM PST by airborne
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To: Supernatural
That said, I really wish there was NO trash talking by anyone.

I don't mind it too much as long as it's got a little humor in it.

But this tight end, Stevens, is good and TALL.

17 posted on 02/02/2006 5:12:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
Yes she is.
18 posted on 02/02/2006 5:13:09 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mcg2000

Bwahaha. Y'know, when you think about it, could there be a bigger culture clash between two cities than Seattle and Pittsburgh? I'm happy the Hawks are there, but I may have to end up rooting for the Stillers because (a) I liked them when I was a kid and they were whipping up on the hated Cowboys, and (b) Pittsburgh > Seattle. :)

}:-)4


19 posted on 02/02/2006 5:15:57 AM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: mainepatsfan

Hmm. Obviously there was some product placement by fake-colored contact lens manufacturers and the pleather lobby.

}:-)4


20 posted on 02/02/2006 5:16:44 AM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: Moose4

I really enjoyed the leather part.


21 posted on 02/02/2006 5:17:48 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: beyond the sea

Not only good and tall, but a real motivator. Probably much to his chagrin.

Light trash talking and bantering back and forth among fans is to be expected. When the other side gets out of hand, you and I will be there to set them straight. Kind of keeps things interesting.

But two weeks is too long between games. Too much media hype. The press turns the whole thing into a big circus.


22 posted on 02/02/2006 5:18:14 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: airborne
Kate Beckinsale is so pretty. I saw her on Leno and Letterman in the past weeks. She really is extremely beautiful, funny, and intelligent......... with a real interesting coy "quirkiness" to go along nicely with everything else.

Man, she's so attractive. I never even knew about her until just lately.

23 posted on 02/02/2006 5:19:01 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Have you seen Evolution yet?


24 posted on 02/02/2006 5:19:47 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: cjshapi; Petronski; Supernatural; airborne
The Steelers frenzy is so bad where I work that the internet and email usage of streaming video clips nearly brought our company of 1000+ to it's knees.

LOL

I heard earlier that Groundhog Day turned into a huge Steeler rally with the groundhog eventually taking a leak in a Terrible Towel.

25 posted on 02/02/2006 5:21:59 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: bikepacker67
After all this, the Steelers (and esp. Cowher) BETTER win this game, or they will never hear the end of it. ----

****

God, that is SO TRUE! Cowher (and all of we fans) will have a real tough time if this one doesn't turn out correctly.

26 posted on 02/02/2006 5:23:39 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: peyton randolph
I'd support polygamy if I could have Beckinsale, Jessica Alba, and Angelina Jolie.

You love beauty, CHECK OUT THIS!

****

LAETITIA CASTA

http://www.kmmod.com/lcasta/fashion/fash2.htm

****

Please post this picture if you feel like it. I don't know how. (no, instructions don't help ;-) )

27 posted on 02/02/2006 5:26:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
BTW, did you catch Pux Phil this morning?

I think he pooped on a terrible towel!

28 posted on 02/02/2006 5:27:25 AM PST by bikepacker67
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To: peyton randolph
http://www.kmmod.com/lcasta/fashion/original/fa029.jpg

!!!!!!

29 posted on 02/02/2006 5:27:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: mainepatsfan
Nice, but how about a picture in regular clothes, like the girl next door.

She's so pretty doing interviews.

30 posted on 02/02/2006 5:30:29 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Supernatural
But two weeks is too long between games. Too much media hype.

I hear you...... I wish the game was tomorrow.

31 posted on 02/02/2006 5:32:07 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

She is really cute in Pearl Harbor (the only good part of that movie).


32 posted on 02/02/2006 5:33:09 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: beyond the sea

Y108 was interviewing someone from the 3Kings pub in Kensington, London. It's a Steelers bar. They dress in black & gold and face paint. Ironically it's by Big Ben.

The guy mentioned "the yellow towels the fans bring". Now he knows they're called Terrible Towels.

Guess the Steelers Nation is actually international!


33 posted on 02/02/2006 5:34:10 AM PST by cjshapi
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To: mainepatsfan
Have you seen Evolution yet?

No, I went to see "Intelligent Design" instead.

But seriously, you won't believe this, I haven't been to a movie theatre or rented a movie in about 10 years. But, this young lady is one of a kind.

34 posted on 02/02/2006 5:35:46 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea

Back in the mid-70s when I was in HS, in MD, one of my teachers was a rabid Steelers fan. Mr. Kowalczyk would walk around class with a piece of rough lumber the size of a bat. Whenever he needed to get a student's attention or to make a point, he would slam a desktop with the wood. He was quite a character. There was no part of history he couldn't teach without involving the Steelers. We all thought he was crazy, but cool. Now I see that he was just a typical Pittsburgh fan. Go, Steelers!


35 posted on 02/02/2006 5:36:15 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: cjshapi

LOL.


36 posted on 02/02/2006 5:36:57 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: rabidralph
We all thought he was crazy, but cool. Now I see that he was just a typical Pittsburgh fan. Go, Steelers!

ROFL ..... yes, you really made me laugh out loud on that one! We are nuts.

;-)

37 posted on 02/02/2006 5:39:02 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: airborne
Actually, the Panthers aren't my No.1 team. They are No.2. But, either way, I don't have a dog in this fight. Usually though, when my team(s) pack up for the off-season, I find another team, generally in the other conference, to pull for. I just can't get excited about any of these teams this year. Seattle is boring and Pittsburgh reminds me of the Ravens of 2001. Good hard-hitting team and very strong on defense (the Steelers do have a better offense though) but there is no.... there, there. They are almost as boring as the Seahawks and they are working overtime to generate some kind of enthusiasm in both camps.

On the other hand, the commercials are supposed to be pretty good this year!... ;-)

38 posted on 02/02/2006 5:43:10 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: rabidralph
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-02-02-groundhogday_x.htm

Steelers, publicity seekers dominate Groundhog Day

There were a few boos at the groundhog's prediction of six more weeks of winter, but most of the hundreds of revelers instead turned the event into an impromptu Pittsburgh Steelers rally.

Fans in football jerseys sang "Here we go Steelers," and members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle — the top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen responsible for carrying on the groundhog tradition each year — threw black and gold Steelers "Terrible Towels" as they waited to rouse Phil from his burrow.

39 posted on 02/02/2006 5:45:06 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: beyond the sea
You won't be disappointed.
40 posted on 02/02/2006 6:08:09 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: airborne; All
airborne, all....YOU ARE INVITED.

What: The Super Bowl Party

Where: The Underdog Sports Bar across the street from Bass Masters building on Paxton Street. Harrisburg, PA

Anyone in the area. I have reserved bar stools. Pitchers..$5, 12 shrimp..$5, large pizza..$5, the game on 27 TV's.

Warning, we are big mouth Steeler fans.

Come one, come all.

41 posted on 02/02/2006 6:08:48 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: beyond the sea
I'm a little worried about the report that Krieder is "questionable" for the game.

I am worried enough about that news to change my prediction. I am betting on a close Seahawks victory.

It is very important for the Steelers to be able to run well, because Seattle has a great secondary. Whatever happens, this is going to be a great game.

42 posted on 02/02/2006 6:12:07 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: mainepatsfan
Some day they'll combine the "Blade" and "Underworld" franchises and make one really cool (or tremendously lame) movie.

And they won't pay me a penny for having this idea right now.

SD

43 posted on 02/02/2006 6:15:39 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: beyond the sea
Yeehaw, giddy-up!
44 posted on 02/02/2006 6:17:43 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!! One for the thumb!!!)
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To: peyton randolph

LMAO!!

Ditto for me except with Troy Aikman, Troy Aikman and Troy Aikman! I know, not good cause I am a Steeler fan, but as a Steeler fan, I reserve the right to say, "tough ya jagoffs, he's fine!"


47 posted on 02/02/2006 6:23:02 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!! One for the thumb!!!)
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To: mcg2000

Ooooh. Good one!


48 posted on 02/02/2006 6:25:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rabidralph
We all thought he was crazy, but cool. Now I see that he was just a typical Pittsburgh fan.

Some of the folks here on FR were appalled at the woman who chose to have her baby delivered before the Super Bowl so she wouldn't miss it. Seems like a rational decision to me.

SD

49 posted on 02/02/2006 6:29:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: beyond the sea

Every last one of you! I figured this out as I got older and watched all the old NFL Films of the Steelers superbowl years. You all are unique in your devotion. I'm a Redskins fan but this weekend, I'll be rooting for you guys.


50 posted on 02/02/2006 6:29:49 AM PST by rabidralph
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