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  • Why we love Philly ... and it's not just because it's not New England

    02/01/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 60 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. | Susan Jones
    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have always had a kind of love/hate relationship. We're joined by history and boundaries, but divided by more than 300 miles on the turnpike and more than 1 million people in population (we admit it, Philly's bigger). We might poke fun at the weird accents and food tastes of the other, but just like brothers, we'll defend those same idiosyncrasies against all outsiders. And this weekend, most Pittsburghers will take up arms to root on the Philadelphia Eagles against the much-despised New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. But there's more to love about the City of...
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 88 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • How the Browns sealed their 0-16 season with a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers

    12/31/2017 1:13:09 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 31, 2017 | Harry Lyles Jr.
    The Browns secured their 0-16 season after losing to a Pittsburgh Steelers team that featured mostly backups on the road. The Browns had their chances at avoiding the wrong type of perfection, and just fell short in a 28-24 loss. As only the Browns could, the game was filled with highs and lows. Of course, as most Browns games do, it ended with a low so deep that you could only feel bad for the Browns. Their first possession was a disaster. I suppose things could have been worse, like throwing a pick-six on the first play or fumbling it...
  • The end of the Steeler Patriots Game

    12/17/2017 5:14:29 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 314 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/17/17 | a little elbow grease
    As a Steeler fan who just endured that game:I only have one thing to say about the ending of that game: As I understand the rule of a “pass catch” it is when a player 1. --- takes possession of the thrown ball , THEN 2. ---- makes what they call “a football move”. That is what determines a catch. 1 and 2. (This rule I believe was first employed just a few years ago concerning a catch and a subsequent fumble. A catch was determined a catch if the receiver took control of the ball and then made “a...
  • NFL Network suspends former Steeler Ike Taylor amid sexual harassment allegations

    12/12/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 12, 2017
    A former Pittsburgh Steeler is among three analysts suspended Monday night by the NFL Network over sexual harassment allegations. Ike Taylor was named in a lawsuit by a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist. The woman claims in the lawsuit that Taylor sent her lewd pictures of himself in the shower. Former players turned analysts Marshall Faulk and Heath Evans have also been named in the lawsuit. They have also been suspended by the NFL Network.
  • Steelers LB Ryan Shazier carted off the field with reportedly no feeling in lower body (tr)

    12/04/2017 7:46:03 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    A scary scene unfolded at Paul Brown Stadium Monday night. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier had to be carted off the field after he led with his helmet on a tackle attempt early in the first quarter of the Steelers’ game against the Bengals. Shazier drilled his helmet into the side of Bengals receiver Josh Malone, causing his neck to buckle and his legs to go limp. Shazier immediately grabbed his lower back and remained motionless on the ground for several moments before being taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not have feeling in his lower body, according...
  • Steelers icon, Vietnam vet Rocky Bleier on NFL protests: ‘It should have never gotten to this point’

    10/26/2017 2:33:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
    Few people involved in the NFL’s ongoing national anthem debate are as qualified to discuss the subject as former Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Rocky Bleier. Bleier, 71, served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. He lost part of his right foot due to a combat injury and had to fight his way back into the NFL after returning from the battlefield. *snip* “It’s very simply this: This is a workplace, you are at the stadium, you are working that day, this is not a platform for protest,” Bleier told Yahoo Sports.
  • Martavis Bryant trashed JuJu Smith-Schuster on Instagram, now no-show to Steelers facility

    10/24/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | October 23, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-2 and have a two-game cushion atop the AFC North. Imagine if they weren’t having tons of locker room drama. Steelers reporter Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that receiver Martavis Bryant is a no-show to the team’s facility, skipping out on mandatory Monday meetings. One teammate told Bouchette that Bryant had “called in sick.” Bryant had one catch for 3 yards in Pittsburgh’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday; he had one other target, a deep pass attempt. This is the latest episode from Bryant, a fourth-round pick in 2014. On Sunday...
  • After MASSIVE Backlash, Steelers Star Announces ‘We Will Be Standing For National Anthem’

    09/28/2017 3:22:58 PM PDT · by davikkm · 110 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey told reporters on Wednesday that the whole team will be on the sideline standing for the National Anthem this Sunday. Of course it took fans burning NFL gear, bombarding DirecTV and RedZone with phone calls demanding cancellation of football packages, sponsors backing out and loud boos from the stadium to get their attention. Pittsburgh CBS reported: After facing backlash about standing in the tunnel during the national anthem last Sunday, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey says the team will stand this Sunday. “I promise you one thing, this week we will all be standing out there for...
  • Steelers store hurt by national anthem controversy

    09/28/2017 2:00:52 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/26/17 | PennLive.com
    A lady who owns a steeler apparel store is clueless and blames the steeler fans for her grief and says she doesn't understand the anger.
  • Open letter to the Pittsburgh Steelers (vanity)

    09/28/2017 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
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    Steeler Maurkice Pouncey has said that the team will all stand for the flag at next Sunday's game in Baltimore. That might bring some angry Steeler fans back. Other fans say they are gone for good. For me, simple back-to-normal is not nearly good enough. If you want me back, Pittsburgh Steelers, do something that is not normal. Don't just talk. South of Pittsburgh there is a veteran's cemetery, the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Take a bus down there, then quietly walk through it, as a team. Then quietly walk through Pittsburgh's VA Hospital, as a team. See why...
  • All Steelers Players Will Stand for Anthem on Sunday

    09/28/2017 10:34:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 133 replies
    PITTSBURGH -- The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team plans to stand for the national anthem Sunday at Baltimore, center Maurkice Pouncey said Wednesday. "I care about the flag dearly," Pouncey said. "Trust me, this team will be out there standing." Asked about full participation, Pouncey said, "As I know it, it's 100 percent." "We love this country," Pouncey continued. "This is America. Yes, we know there are injustices in this world. For me personally, football is for football; that's what we'll approach it as." A source said some Steelers players have discussed kneeling Sunday but it's uncertain whether that will happen....
  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva speaks about national anthem stand

    09/27/2017 1:49:19 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | PITTSBURGH STEELERS VIDEO
    Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva speaks about national anthem stand (Video)
  • Steelers Owner Sends Out Panicked Letter to Fans After Team’s National Anthem Protest

    09/27/2017 8:11:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/27/17 | Jim Hoft
    Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards. (snip) Steelers owner Art Rooney II sent out a letter to fans on Monday explaining the disrespectful actions.. but not apologizing.To Steelers Nation:I want to reach out to you, the members of Steelers Nation, based on what I believe is a misperception about our players’ intentions in not taking the field for the National Anthem in Chicago. The intentions of Steelers players were...
  • The NFL Goes Full Libtard

    09/27/2017 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/26/17 | Mark Dice
    The NFL just went full libtard. If you thought players taking a knee during the National Anthem was bad, you won't believe what just happened. Everyone's new hero Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva is now apologizing for letting his team down by coming out for the National Anthem. Have a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf62CrEGS1A
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Coach MikeTomlin sponsored fundraisers for Hillary Clinton

    09/26/2017 6:09:23 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-26-17 | Cristina Laila
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/pittsburgh-steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-sponsored-fundraisers-hillary-clinton/
  • Fire chief calls Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a 'no good N*****' after his team stayed...

    09/26/2017 1:38:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 26, 2017 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Fire chief calls Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a 'no good N*****' after his team stayed in the locker room during the national anthem A Pennsylvania fire chief called Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a 'no good N*****' on Facebook after the team refused to stand for the national anthem before Sunday's game. 'Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good N******. Yes I said it,' Muse Fire Department chief Paul 'Smitty' Smith wrote in the comment section of an article about the Steelers' protest. Smith has since told Pittsburgh's Channel 11 that he was 'embarrassed'...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Roethlisberger Regrets National Anthem Protest

    09/26/2017 8:57:54 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9.25.17 | Jack Heretik
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that he regrets participating in his team's Sunday protest of the national anthem.
  • NFL anthem protests leave Pittsburgh fans conflicted about game they love

    09/26/2017 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/25/2017 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH — Since the 1970s, nothing has more defined the identity of this city than its scrappy hometown football team. The Steelers rose at the same time the city’s economy sank, becoming a symbol of underdog hope. They still had their Steelers even though the factories, mills and coal mines shuttered. They still had their Steelers as families were ripped apart, children forced to move away in search of opportunity. “We bleed black and gold here,” said Sean Parnell, a Pittsburgh native and former US Army Airborne Ranger who served in the legendary 10th Mountain Division for six years, retiring...
  • !!!!!!ANTHEM APPRECIATION DAY!!!!

    09/26/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 29 replies
    9/26/17 | me
    *****ANTHEM APPRECIATION DAY!**** GO TO FT. MCHENRY SUNDAY! SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THERE AT 1:00! ...INSTEAD OF AT THE STADIUM FOR KICK-OFF!