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Ravens-Steelers rivalry as nasty as it gets
msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | January 17, 2009 | Alex Marvez

Posted on 01/17/2009 11:32:15 AM PST by shielagolden

PITTSBURGH - Trash talking, hard hitting, spitting, fighting and nail-biting finishes.

Everything you want in a football feud can be found between the teams in Sunday's AFC Championship game.

Basically, everything the Pittsburgh Steelers once shared with the Cleveland Browns. Stealing the latter franchise in the mid-1990s wasn't enough for the city of Baltimore.

Crabtown had to net Cleveland's biggest rival as well. The Ravens have become Public Enemy No. 1 in Pittsburgh while the Browns aren't even on the most wanted list. Steelers players don't deny it, either. "Each and every year we play Baltimore, it's one of those games you circle," Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said during a Friday news conference. "Cleveland and Pittsburgh is a rivalry itself, but the Baltimore-Pittsburgh rivalry is really heated." As in sizzling.

The decade-long animosity reached a boiling point in 2008. Following a Steelers overtime victory in September, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs got into hot water by claiming Baltimore defenders had placed a "bounty" on Ward and Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: feud; football; nfl; ravens; steelers

1 posted on 01/17/2009 11:32:15 AM PST by shielagolden
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To: shielagolden

GO Ravens


2 posted on 01/17/2009 11:35:32 AM PST by shielagolden
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To: shielagolden

Well the two cities met for the world series in 1971 and 1979. Here’s what I think will happen. Flacko will get knocked out in the second quarter and Troy Smith will come off the bench and throw two second half TD’s for a Raven victory.


3 posted on 01/17/2009 11:38:38 AM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it baseball season yet?)
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To: shielagolden

This year, the Ravens are the team nobody wants to face.

This should be real good


4 posted on 01/17/2009 11:40:11 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: shielagolden

Please refrain from placing sports related threads on the Front Page. They should be placed in chat.


5 posted on 01/17/2009 11:40:18 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: shielagolden
STILLERS!!! STILLERS!!! STILLERS!!!

(As a pissed off Giants fan, however, I just want to see Arizona destroy Philthadelpia more than anything else at this point).

6 posted on 01/17/2009 11:40:21 AM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Bad analysis. The second half always belongs to Ben.


7 posted on 01/17/2009 11:41:15 AM PST by chopperman
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To: Clemenza

ha ha ha


8 posted on 01/17/2009 11:44:21 AM PST by shielagolden
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To: shielagolden
YAWN . . . .

Sorry. This is not enough to get me interested. I have no dog in the hunt this year. With the Colts, the Giants and the Panthers out, I'll be doing something other than watching the SB this year.

Too bad, too. I usually look forward to it. This year . . .eh! The Steelers are OK, but they won a few years ago. I don't care for the Ravens, have never liked the Eagles (I really don't know why - visceral reaction, I guess!), and Arizona? Give me a break!

9 posted on 01/17/2009 11:45:50 AM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: shielagolden

I’ll be rooting for the Distillers to beat the Stolen Browns.


10 posted on 01/17/2009 11:46:36 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (Sexual Chocolate Almond Chip with extra Hot Fudge)
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To: Clemenza

I agree—go Cardinals!! I fear Ravens will go to the SuperBowl and probably win. Did you hear Rush Limbaugh, a diehard Steeler’s fan, say that after the Miracle on the Hudson on Thursday, that any team that’s not a BIRD should win!


11 posted on 01/17/2009 11:50:40 AM PST by spiderfern
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To: spiderfern
Yes, I heard that, and was pleased that Rush is on my side once again here (although when it comes to golf, I find it is too easy to root for Tiger Woods as Rush does. Vijay is my fave).
12 posted on 01/17/2009 11:56:04 AM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: shielagolden
GO Ravens

Ravens got lucky against TN, a game they should have clearly lost if not for TN boneheaded turnovers. Basically TN beat themselves. That's not going to happen against the Steelers.

13 posted on 01/17/2009 11:59:54 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: shielagolden

Rooting for the Ravens but expecting the Steelers to clobber them. Ravens are tired, Steelers got a bye and an easy win over the Chargers, and Joe Flacco can only defy history for so long.


14 posted on 01/17/2009 12:08:49 PM PST by exist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Basically TN beat themselves. That's not going to happen against the Steelers.

Umm, the first game against TN , the Ravens outplayed them and Tennessee was lucky to get the win.. The best team advances, IMO.. As for the Steelers, they're not going to win 3 straight against the Ravens this season, it just aint gonna happen.

15 posted on 01/17/2009 12:34:46 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: exist
The Ravens are hurting on defense, and it's this game against the Steelers that Flacco has the worst game of the year.

Hopefully the Cardinals beat up on the Eagles.

But that is JMHO.

16 posted on 01/17/2009 12:34:46 PM PST by Recon by Fire (Obama is a dude posing as another dude, who is impersonating another dude!)
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To: shielagolden

As a Browns fan I could never, ever root for either team. EVER. I only wish they could beat each other into a bloody pulp to a 0-0 tie.


17 posted on 01/17/2009 1:04:16 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: shielagolden
Would Joe Flacco be shades of Johnny Unitas ? Joe has a hard trowing arm and accurate.
18 posted on 01/17/2009 1:47:26 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJMK1WDLmAo&feature=related


19 posted on 01/17/2009 1:55:53 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Ah so now Flacco goes back to Pittsburgh. I know a few people who have left Pittsburgh.


20 posted on 01/17/2009 2:12:16 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it baseball season yet?)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Johnny Unitas was born in Pittsburgh.


21 posted on 01/17/2009 2:19:37 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: shielagolden

The Ravens versus Steelers game tomorrow will be a major throwback to the “three yards and a cloud of dust” football of the old days. A 10-7 score may not be so far-fetched.


22 posted on 01/17/2009 2:19:42 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

Add a little wind and snow flurries and it will be greatness :-)


23 posted on 01/17/2009 2:25:23 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: big'ol_freeper
" I’ll be rooting for the Distillers to beat the Stolen Browns. "
If it wasn't for Robert Irsay .... there would be no need for this dicussion.
Baltimore was robbed of their team.

24 posted on 01/17/2009 2:31:20 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
Baltimore was robbed of their team.

Yup. And as someone who has had their team stolen its an angry experience. Two wrongs don't make a right though.

25 posted on 01/17/2009 2:37:36 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: big'ol_freeper
" Two wrongs don't make a right though "
A agree with you ... but ? how do you right a wrong ?

It's not like Baltimore didn't try to give Robert Irsay what he wanted and Baltimore was over looked in the NFL exspandsion .
Baltimore had everything in place before the last NFL exspandtion, they had public financing for a new Stadium, more than enough fan support.
but ? Carolina and Tennessee got their teams and Baltimore got screwed again.
What if ? another team would have gotten the Browns ? those Browns fans would have had the same anger towards that other city as towards Baltimore ? am I right ?
When Baltimore wanted a NFL team and was trying to do it the " right way " what did Baltimore get ? nothing, at least Cleavland got a team again and got to name it the Browns.... Baltimore got nothing...... Baltimore didn't even get to name the current team the COLTS... in other words ? Baltimore got screwed every time.....
26 posted on 01/17/2009 2:51:58 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

No excuse.

Believe me. I sympathize. I was a fan of the Hartford Whalers NHL team that was stolen and moved the Charlotte, NC by Peter Crap-monos, a team that was financially viable and profitable.

Hence, I will never root for a team that was stolen from another city unless the move was necessitated by the threat of bankruptcy due to lack of fan support.

In the case of the Colts, Browns, and Whalers that was not the case.


27 posted on 01/17/2009 2:57:42 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: big'ol_freeper
LOL !!! the perfect spelling hounds will be after me tonight... yes.. I admit it... I can't spell ,,, and make mistakes in spelling or typos.

28 posted on 01/17/2009 2:58:28 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
You know ? I am not even upset or angry towards the Indy fans, they deserved a team, same goes for the Panther fans and the Titians.
I am even a Steelers fan, but, how would you feel if you did everything possible to please the powers to be in the NFL and jump through hoops for them, and still get over looked in the NFL expansion ?
The owner of the original COLTS should have never sold the COLTS or traded it to Irsay.
29 posted on 01/17/2009 3:04:56 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Talk to the folks in Harford: http://officialhartfordwhalersboosterclub.yuku.com/forums/1/t/HWBC-Lounge.html


30 posted on 01/17/2009 3:07:06 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: shielagolden

GONE, Ravens! Flacco sure was flaccid!


31 posted on 01/19/2009 7:37:25 AM PST by NRA1995 ("Yew jes' go & lay yore hand on a Pittsburgh Steeler fan & Ah think yore gonna finally understand")
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To: big'ol_freeper
Believe me. I sympathize. I was a fan of the Hartford Whalers NHL team that was stolen and moved the Charlotte, NC

Actually it was Raleigh, NC. Leftwing dump capital of NC(along with Chapel Hill).. Didn't the Whalers actually play in a mall skating rink at one time?

32 posted on 01/22/2009 10:34:02 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA

It was a regular stadium..seated 16,500 if I remember correctly. Just had a mall adjacent/attached to it. You could enter through the mall.


33 posted on 01/22/2009 12:27:49 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (You tell me that you've got everything you want, And your bird can sing, But you don't get me)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I looked at your profile. If you don’t mind me saying, Lil’ Freeper is easy on the eyes. Sorry we took your team.


34 posted on 01/22/2009 12:31:49 PM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

That western corner of Pennsylvania has been called, “The Cradle of Quarterbacks”. Unitas, Blanda, (Jim) Kelly, Montana, Namath, and Marino all came from that region.


35 posted on 01/22/2009 12:37:02 PM PST by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA

Actually if you watch any college basketball, UConn Huskies play most of their nationally televised home games there. Stadium is there but the mall was torn down.


36 posted on 01/22/2009 12:51:07 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (You tell me that you've got everything you want, And your bird can sing, But you don't get me)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA

LOL..its been a while...I root for the Bruins but still have hopes of a return of the Whale.


37 posted on 01/22/2009 12:53:13 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (You tell me that you've got everything you want, And your bird can sing, But you don't get me)
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