View Full Version : Thirty-three reasons the Patriots will lose on Sunday

12-08-2007, 11:24 PM
Thirty-three reasons why I'm convinced the Steelers will beat the Patriots on Sunday.
By David Fleming Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=fleming/071206&sportCat=nfl)

No. 1: Pittsburgh is a city with its priorities in order. The first thing you see at the airport are two life-sized mannequins: one is of patriot George Washington, clad in red, white and blue and looking like he stepped off the side of New England's helmet; and the other is Franco Harris making his Immaculate Reception. Franco's mannequin looks like he could take George.

No. 2: Hines Ward. On a team with HOF'ers John Stallworth and Lynn Swann, Hines is now the Steelers' all-time leading scorer at wideout with 64 catches. He's also money on third down -- a key against New England where the Steelers will need long, clock-eating drives to keep the ball out of Tom Brady's hands.

No. 3: "We're gonna come out gunning for the Patriots and just see what happens," says Ward, who somehow remains underrated two seasons after winning Super Bowl MVP. "The greatest thing in the world is to play when no one's giving you a chance to win. It's like David and Goliath. No one's giving us a chance. But we've got a lot of guys who have won a Super Bowl, too. So we'll just have to see what happens."

No. 4: With 12:31 left in the game, during a TV timeout, Cincinnati wideout Chad Johnson waltzed over to the Steelers' huddle to try to use the team's cleat cleaner. Linebacker Larry Foote blocked his way, then stepped in front of him and threatened to drop-kick him into the Monongahela. There's a nasty, street fighting mentality in all great football teams and that includes the Steelers.

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12-09-2007, 07:32 AM
Sorry, Borski. Topic already posted.


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