Man 2012 was the worst, wasn't it? I mean, we've been analyzing how each year has sucked since 2009, and there's just never enough positivity heading into each successive year. The Steelers and Pens were on the tail ends of championship highs during that first retrospective, and everything in Pittsburgh sports has been on a […]
And the season ends on some bizarre 24-10 win over the Browns. The 2nd half of the year was so disastrous that I didn't even write a recap following last week's loss to the Bengals. Steelers 2012 Season: 2 of 5 motorcycle helmets. See you in Latrobe first weekend of August. (thanks to Doug for […]
Yesterday, Deadspin published a pretty great piece about how Sunday Night Football has become the Number 1 TV show in America, and how the shift in sports-presentation came about so that a network's jillion+ cameras are all trained on critical battles during football games. They highlighted an October game between our Steelers and the Bengals, […]
Thanks to Benson for sending this over. I may be partial to Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol in terms of animated yuletide specials, but Charlie Batch having anything to do with Christmas wins Christmas. Hopefully this season turns out less depressing than the typical Charlie Brown life scenario. Video below: Here we go.
This isn't the picture you want defining your team's play late in any given season. I mean, dropping a potential win into a 27-24 OT loss to the Cowboys is crushing, moreso when it's a 4th loss in 5 rollercoaster–puke–worthy weeks. The Steelers had a chance to win, too. 2nd-to-last drive, Ben hits Will Johnson […]
Thanks to Lizzie for this. She says: "Saw your post about the shooter in a Pirates hat. Thought this sighting counteracts that one: despite being being in IL, one of these sweet little boys appears to be wearing a Steelers shirt." In short, some idiots spray-painted the home of a family that has 4 kids, […]
That image crop is all you're getting. I'm not big on giving face time to someone who killed 2 people and gravely wounded another. But as the above image from Jake Roberts' Facebook profile shows, via Gawker via The Atlantic Wire, the 22-year-old was a fan of the Pirates. I don't really know what I […]
I was inspired by a few tweets from twoeightnine yesterday, showing some pretty crappy items available from the Buffalo Bills online shop (
I'm giving this 34-24 loss to the Chargers the recap it deserves, fully considering all that happened Sunday. It was a loss, so I have full right to rage out and sulk for half the week like I do following most every Steelers loss. In that case, I'd just blow this recap off with an […]
DO NOT LET SID SIT IN THE LAST SEAT OF THE JACK RABBIT. DEAR GOD EVEN IF HE'S WEARING A HELMET. THAT HELMET WILL BE HISTORY BY THE TIME THE 2ND DIP HITS. via the Freak Show. Video here: The Racer alone might kill him: Also this happened: Lockout.
At some point during Heath Miller's incredible game against the Ravens,
Man it's been awhile since we've been able to properly celebrate a bigtime Steelers win. Division losses to the Browns and Baltimore without Big Ben made for dark times. Before that the win over the Chiefs was muted with uncertainty in Ben's future. Charlie Batch came off a rough loss and stole a win from […]
FOUND: One awesome Pittsburgh Pirates-branded ICEE promo cup from 1990. From several years BEFORE the Pirates would go on to an unparalleled string of futility. So at this moment in time in 1990, you could've been in pure Pirates and iced sugar water bliss. This also reminds me of a post from mid-2007, like 2 […]
Anytime your franchise QB goes down and you're faced with starting 3-years-removed-from-Tampa Byron Leftwich and 2-years-removed-from-spot-starting Charlie Batch against division rivals in successive weeks, the forecast is grim. And the fans want results, an uninterrupted level of play. "Expecting losses" isn't a way to go about a critical injury like we have with Ben Roethlisberger. […]