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Posted on 01/18/2009 9:09:11 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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Sarah would look good even in a Lions jersey.
Yes, The Los Angeles Lions...Super Bowl Champions...after the passing of William Clay Ford Sr of course.
The "Detroit" Lions were only a tool that WCFieldsFord used to get back at the UAW...(and unfortunately every other Michigan sports fan)
...gave them a little something to choke on every Sunday as revenge for having to dish out ridicules wages and benefits. Back in the early years the company had it's mafia to get it's way with the original union organizers(by means of baseball bat if necessary), later the union got their own mafia to get their way(by means of moonbat if necessary).
Simple math: Greed + Greed = Vengeance
Simpler math: 0 and 16 + 1 playoff win in 50 years = don't give a rats-a$$ organization.
It's too pathetic for it to just be a streak of "bad luck"...it has to be manufactured. And, if I recall, I do believe the Ford family to be "pioneers" in the "field" of "manufacturing" are they not?
So with that premise its easy to believe that what they(Fords)have put on the "field" the last 50 years is "manufactured"...for failure.
Just hazarding a guess here, but as almost every Steeler road game has the near crowd equivalent of a home game, maybe putting the Stillerz game in the optimum viewing time slot makes better ratings sense. That would be my guess:)
By the, Rush is in town...he is a huge fan of the Black and Gold:)
The 1996 Pats-Jags AFC title game was the later one and that was pretty damn cold. Of course everyone thought that Denver was going to be hosting the game that year.
That the Cardinals made it this far makes it near Bizarro world. I was at work during their last game and when the score was announced (yes, a concert venue and we had the score reported over our radios. lol)it had to be repeated twice. When customers asked the response was always, “REALLY?”
Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Rooney and Head Coach Mike Tomlin were pro Obama/Biden.
Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Biscotti and Head Coach John Harbaugh were pro McCain/Palin.
Good point. LOL
Were the Stools every stolen from another city?
ml/nj..honey, .its obvious you don’t bleed Black and Gold, LOL.
If any Stiller ticket holder was offended by the weather and/or timing of the game, they could easily liquidate their unwanted ticket for probably ten times its face value.
I think the team that is going to move to LA is the Vikings..
thanks. The ghost of Bowie Kuhn in his shirtsleeves will be shivering on the sidelines somewhere.
If not the Vikings, look for the Jaguars to move. Also, haven’t there been rumblings recently that Al Davis may be looking to move to LA for a second time?
I would like to see the Racine/Chicago/St Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl..
If Al Davis is still around.. I heard he is not feeling to well..
Pete Rozell or Bowie Kuhn? Bowie was MLB Commissioner.
LOL, now thats funny right there....I don't know why..(in an English accent)
My money would be on Jacksonville in that issue.
With just a jersey and a smile, she’d look GREAT
Things not going well in Jacksonville (besides the team)??
John Murtha says he expects all those racist Steeler fans to be freezing their butts off tonight. :)
Smallest market in the NFL and declining attendance.
They’re among the lower revenue making franchises and there isn’t a lot of room for growth considering the proximity of other teams in the area.
Yet for years, they have been wanting a NFL Team????
So good bye Jacksonville and hello LA.. I guess that is why there is no NFL team in Orlando..
Why should they have to sit in frigid temperatures? Are you telling me that at least 98% of the people who hold tickets wouldn't have prefered a 1 PM start? The idea that the (almost) west coast game starts first is absurd.
I think the Cards Cinderella Ball is over today. And I don’t see how the Ravens score enough points to beat the Steelers. But hey, stranger things have happened.....
Keep the ball away from Ed Reed? YEP!!
Last time I checked though. As good as Ed is, he can’t cover the whole secondary by himself. This and a healthy Willie Parker are where the Ravens could end up in big trouble.
I think the other owners are hell bent on putting a franchise in Los Angeles and it will happen eventually.
I feel the same way but you never know. A bad game from Big Ben for instance...
First of all...its not going to be that much warmer, on a cloudy—snowy January day in Pittsburgh at 1pm as opposed to 6pm. There is no real amount of winter sunshine here.
And Steeler fans are just different. Really...the weather is not an issue. No matter how bitter cold, windy, snowy, or icy the roads and bridges are leading to the North Shore, Heinz Field will be full. The Steeler Nation is not dissed by weather...
A guy I work with got the 2 and 9 square for the AFC title game and I told him considering these two opponents those aren’t bad numbers.
The Ravens have always been able to contain Parker. Don’t forget it will be snowing tonight. Not sure how that is going to impact either team but it could inhibit the passing game to some extent. That’s good news for the Ravens secondary.
Did not know that! Another reason to root for the Nevermores.....
True.. I think it is either going to be Vikings or the Jaguars.. The Vikings wants a new Stadium and they had trouble selling out their tickets for the playoff game.
Light snow. No high winds. Around 20 at gametime.
From 1933 to 1940, Pittsburgh had an NFL franchise named the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles began as an NFL franchise, named in honor of the emblem of Franklin Roosevelt's WPA project. In 1940, the Pirates moved to Philadelphia and became the Eagles, and the Eagles moved to Pittsburgh and became the Steelers.
The Steelers are the only NFL team to only have a logo on one side of their helmet with the other side blank. The United States Steel Corporation provided helmet stickers to the team, but the original shipment didn't include enough stickers to put logos on both sides of all the helmets. By the time the Steelers received the stickers for the other side of the helmets, they had decided they liked having the logo on only one side.
I know but he was the one who brought in night-time World Series games for the TV ratings in the ‘70’s. Peter Gammons has the theory that that decision put baseball on the skids and lost a generation of boys, who were no longer able to stay up to watch them, weather aside. I remember as a boy rushing home from school to watch the Series games, and then when my dad would come in from work, either at the end of the game or shortly after, we’d tell him all about it.
I’m going against my original thoughts earlier in the week.
The Iggles will score often and will make enough big plays to keep Arizona from matching them point for point. Iggles by 7
And as you said, how in the hell are the Ravens going to score today. And the injury list is long and at key positions. Ben will do enough, and Willie should have around 100 yards today. Not high scoring at 17-6, but a Stiller win none the less.
And Rush. I can’t remember him being at so many games in one season. LUCKY DOG!!
I don't doubt that. I guess you have trouble understanding what I wrote.
Agreed, the thing is now Willie is heathy. But again the larger issue is if Ben has to go to the air, who is going to give secondary help to Ed without the physical Samari on the other side?
I understood your post. And my response was meant to be that in other NFL markets daylight and a 6 or 8 degree difference in temp may rally the masses to complain, but not the Pittsburgh market. Its just a different vibe here...
I’m @ work, we have the Penquin game on the radio (Penz 2-0 lead in the second) and our most excellent hockey announcer, Mike Lange, mentioned that many of Guins are going to the Stiller game after their game. Consensus here...pretty cool :)
Well....ya gotta start somewhere. Next year when the Lions are 5-11, it’ll be touted as the Greatest Comeback in the NFL.
Hope your correct on that Eagles pick my man!
I have to admit Im freakin out a little bit right about now. For us Eagle fans, the NFC Championship game has been like entering the Twilight Zone.
Turn on NBC, and you could be watching it!
Capers as a dee coordinator fine; it’s his offensive strategery that is highly questionable. I’m just happy Spags is not in the NFC East.
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