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mesaSteeler
12-22-2008, 06:11 PM
Fisher OK with Terrible Towel stomp
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/sports/pro/football&sa=NFL&eid=3787880
12/22 2:00 PM
Titans coach Jeff Fisher didn't see any news value in his players' stomping on a Terrible Towel, but it hit a nerve in one former Steelers coach.

Long after Tennessee dismantled Pittsburgh to clinch the top seed in the AFC, Titans coach Jeff Fisher finally saw the tape of players LenDale White and Keith Bulluck stomping on the Steelers' signature symbol, the Terrible Towel.

Fisher didn't see any news value in the antic, but it hit a nerve in one former Steelers coach.

"Why would it be a big deal? That if we play [the Steelers] again, they'll play harder? I don't think so," Fisher told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. "They always play hard.

"I mean, I know we weren't happy to have 10,000 people in our stadium waving those yellow towels. It's a tremendous commentary on the great fan base the Steelers have, but I'm sure our guys didn't like it. They're a good football team. They have our respect, and I'm sure we have their respect. But this isn't a big deal to me."

Not for Bill Cowher. A CBS-TV studio analyst since resigning as Steelers coach nearly two years ago, Cowher became animated on the air while watching Bulluck and White trample the towel after Tennessee's 31-14 victory in Nashville clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The moment produced a flashback for Cowher, who was well known for his competitiveness and respect-the-game mentality while coaching Pittsburgh from 1992 to 2006.

"That looks like a pregame talk the night before to me," Cowher said, his eyes lighting up and his voice rising. "If [we'd] meet in the postseason, I know what I'm pulling out the night before the game."

Cowher admonished White by saying, "You've got to learn. ... I wouldn't do this, I wouldn't go there," and said Bulluck should know better because "you are a veteran, Bulluck."

Cowher's implied message to the Titans: There's a way to win in the NFL and that wasn't it, and you might regret the sideshow should the Steelers return to Nashville for the AFC Championship Game in four weeks.

"No disrespect to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization or the players on that team," Bulluck said Monday on "ESPN First Take," referring to the towel stomp. "It's not anything personal or disrespectful. It's just the attitude you've got to take" in a game of such magnitude.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

KeiselPower99
12-22-2008, 06:15 PM
Douches

Roethlisberger Era
12-22-2008, 06:18 PM
I hope to God that we go down to Tennessee in January and knock them out. I hate their entire organization. I thought Jeff Fisher would be sensible enough to realize that LenDale White did an extremely stupid thing.

SteelCurtain7
12-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Time to beach LenWhale, slap down Fisher's cheesy 80s mustache, and knock these pretenders out of the playoffs. Seriously.

stillers4me
12-22-2008, 06:20 PM
If it wasn't meant to be disrespectful, why do it.

No way. He knew exactly what he was doing.

And you gotta love Bill Cowher. Once a Steeler, always a Steeler! :tt02:

JerseyDude
12-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Just to be accurate, Keith Bullock DID NOT stomp the towel. Lendale White & Bo Scaife did. Bullock held up the towel and stated something to the effect of you wont be waving these in our house tonight...etc There is a HUGE difference in the 2 actions.

steeltheone
12-22-2008, 06:27 PM
I also thought Fisher would acknowledge that that was stupid....guess he needs a lesson too!

WindyCitySteelerFan
12-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Once again, that whole clan that was involved will be a footnote in a few years...

Our history will continue, as will our towels.....

brick
12-22-2008, 06:41 PM
if fisher thinks what they did is ok, then he's as much of a douche as the players who did it are.

oh don't you worry, we'll make you pay for that one :mad:

Tinman
12-22-2008, 06:51 PM
Fisher is going to back his players... He may behind close doors apply a foot to a few rears but in public he tends to downplay everything and stand by his guys...

cowboykilla
12-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Don't worry guys,payback is a bitch!

Burghfan58
12-22-2008, 07:01 PM
:pissed::pissed::pissed::pissed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgUTmJ84VGs
:pissed::pissed::pissed::pissed:

Polamalu43
12-22-2008, 07:07 PM
F that SOB jeff fisher AKA poppa smurf and his overrated garbage team!!! Man I just can wait till the steelers stomp a mud hole on there ases and walk it dry!!!!

WindyCitySteelerFan
12-22-2008, 07:10 PM
TOWELGATE is in full effect!! hahaha

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 07:25 PM
Fisher OK with Terrible Towel stomp
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/sports/pro/football&sa=NFL&eid=3787880
12/22 2:00 PM
Not for Bill Cowher. A CBS-TV studio analyst since resigning as Steelers coach nearly two years ago, Cowher became animated on the air while watching Bulluck and White trample the towel after Tennessee's 31-14 victory in Nashville clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The moment produced a flashback for Cowher, who was well known for his competitiveness and respect-the-game mentality while coaching Pittsburgh from 1992 to 2006.

"That looks like a pregame talk the night before to me," Cowher said, his eyes lighting up and his voice rising. "If [we'd] meet in the postseason, I know what I'm pulling out the night before the game."

Cowher admonished White by saying, "You've got to learn. ... I wouldn't do this, I wouldn't go there," and said Bulluck should know better because "you are a veteran, Bulluck."

Cowher's implied message to the Titans: There's a way to win in the NFL and that wasn't it, and you might regret the sideshow should the Steelers return to Nashville for the AFC Championship Game in four weeks.

"No disrespect to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization or the players on that team," Bulluck said Monday on "ESPN First Take," referring to the towel stomp. "It's not anything personal or disrespectful. It's just the attitude you've got to take" in a game of such magnitude.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Maybe it hit a big enough nerve that he'll be willing to sign a 5 year contract as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

stillers4me
12-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Maybe it hit a big enough nerve that he'll be willing to sign a 5 year contract as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We need two head coaches? :hunch:

SteelCityMan786
12-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Fisher just burnt his respect bridge he had from me. There is no reason to promote such bullshit attitude.

The Duke
12-22-2008, 07:41 PM
Two guys I respected I hate now

Fisher and Bulluck

But I will not let this be a reflection of the rest of the team.

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 07:42 PM
We need two head coaches? :hunch:

No just one great one and if Cowher wanted to come back, Tomlin shouldn't be an obstacle UNLESS he wins the Superbowl. Then I just couldn't tell you what to do.

JerseyDude
12-22-2008, 07:52 PM
Two guys I respected I hate now

Fisher and Bulluck

But I will not let this be a reflection of the rest of the team.


Why Bullock? He didnt stomp the towel. :noidea:

Steelersfan4life0655
12-22-2008, 07:53 PM
wow....one of my fav. coaches and fav. players bulluck can go to hell now!! i really thought that they had a little more respect than that. well hopefully we meet again and kick the shit out them!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

MaidenIndiana
12-22-2008, 10:27 PM
Fisher and Bullock are back peddling be cause they know White fu**ed up doing what he did. But hell that just shows how spineless they are. Don't back peddle. Be men, admit what you did, and dare us to do something about it. They can't even do that. PUNISHMENT IS DUE!!!!!!!!:hatsoff:

lilyoder6
12-22-2008, 11:02 PM
Why Bullock? He didnt stomp the towel. :noidea:

bullock was the 2nd player who stomped on the towel.. i always did like keith as a player and what not.. but this was a childish thing to do...

We all know what happened when T.J. rubbed his feet w/ the towel.. they haven't won anything important since..

JerseyDude
12-22-2008, 11:17 PM
bullock was the 2nd player who stomped on the towel.. i always did like keith as a player and what not.. but this was a childish thing to do...

We all know what happened when T.J. rubbed his feet w/ the towel.. they haven't won anything important since..

No, no he wasnt. Bullock is a line backer with the number 53. The guy in the video with Lendale "lovehandles" White ( love that nickname btw) is 80 which is Tight End Bo Scaife. If your going to drag a man through the mud have the sense to know what who our talking about not just go by what others say.

tony hipchest
12-22-2008, 11:33 PM
No, no he wasnt. Bullock is a line backer with the number 53. The guy in the video with Lendale "lovehandles" White ( love that nickname btw) is 80 which is Tight End Bo Scaife. If your going to drag a man through the mud have the sense to know what who our talking about not just go by what others say.
bullock was holding up the towel and squacking some sort of be. the point is 4 titans felt the need to use a towel 3 times to demean not only the steelers, but their entire fanbase (many who appearantly contributed to their salaries and paid to watch them play.

s. mariuchi and many others thought TO deserved his punishment for stomping on the dallas star. plenty of people thought the patriots showed a lack of tack when half a dozen of them needed to flap their arms like morons after defeating the eagles in the playoffs. likewise when the patriots acted like complete asses on the chargers field 2 years ago.

lets see a colts player walk out of a bathroom with a titans jersey that he wiped his ass on, display it to the media and see if the titanfans take it lightly.

after all its just an "absorbant cloth" right?

steel striker
12-22-2008, 11:48 PM
I hope we face them in the afc title game and, then they will realize what a mistake it was to mess with the towel. I guess they did not pay attention to the 05 bungles Palmer torn acl plus we beat their butt. Now it is on1 As long as we take care of business!

The Duke
12-23-2008, 12:44 AM
Why Bullock? He didnt stomp the towel. :noidea:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200812/bulluck1223_500.jpg

:noidea:

tony hipchest
12-23-2008, 12:55 AM
LMAOWNED!

jjpro11
12-23-2008, 01:28 AM
F the titans and all their fans.. if any of their fans want to come on here and talk sensible football, tough shit.. you've all solidified yourselves as douche bags and won't be taken seriously.

jjpro11
12-23-2008, 01:40 AM
note to fisher.. the steelers have 10000+ fans in the stadium because your own lousy fans dont want their tickets.

Steelers & I
12-23-2008, 03:29 AM
Jeff Fisher needs that unkept looking, salt and pepper mustache PUNCHED RIGHT OFF OF HIS FACE! I've got the fist, power, and skill to do it. Where's that punk at?

markymarc
12-23-2008, 07:19 AM
And that is why Jeff Fisher is a classless ass too.

HometownGal
12-23-2008, 07:57 AM
WOW!!! I never thought Jeff Fisher would take that attitude! Well - considering he looks like Satan himself, I shouldn't be surprised.

He is officially added to the long list of Titans and their fans :upyours::upyours::upyours: 's.

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-23-2008, 08:11 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200812/bulluck1223_500.jpg



...as a wise man once said.....

..... have the sense to know what who your talking about ....

JerseyDude
12-23-2008, 08:34 AM
I stand corrected, I had not seen that picture or video of it. I dont have ANY problem admitting I'm wrong. No back peddeling from me.

The Duke
12-23-2008, 09:13 AM
I stand corrected, I had not seen that picture or video of it. I dont have ANY problem admitting I'm wrong. No back peddeling from me.

Don't worry, I didn't know even until after the game. I was mad at the incident, but when I learned bulluck was part of it I was pissed :banging:

Tinman
12-23-2008, 01:39 PM
I was shocked Bulluck was involved as well.. and Bo Scaife is usually the quietest guy..

A little reasoning behind the outburst for me is all year long the Titans have been overlooked and disrespected. Home underdog at 12-2 to a 11-3 team... Disrespect... underdog to the jets at our house while we are 10-0... Disrespect.. all year long any time the titans were mentioned as successful in any way it was followed by a BUT and statement that questioned the legitimacy of the team...

Even your fans thought they were seriously overrated. Simply put this team has had a chip on it's shoulder all year and when they beat the steelers after being told they couldn't it sent some emotions high..

The towel stomp wasn't a good way to show it at all but it is what it is and they had no clue why the towel was special to you guys. Chris Hope is probably the only guy that had any idea how offensive it would be seen...

No excuse just trying to help you understand the mind set the same way I better understand why it is important after talking to some of you..

Good luck with the Brownies. Try not to send another Cleveland QB to the IR list.. :)

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 01:43 PM
A little reasoning behind the outburst for me is all year long the Titans have been overlooked and disrespected.

Join the club. We were an afterthought until we came back on the Cowboys. And I'm sure we've gone right back to being an afterthought in the sports media's eyes after losing to you (I don't watch ESPN and don't have NFL Network, but I think I can safely bet this is the case). Enjoy the media darling crown.

Dino 6 Rings
12-23-2008, 01:49 PM
I really don't think we are going to play these jackholes again...I think they are going to choke their first game out and be sitting at home a week later watching the AFC title game being played at Heinz Field.

they need to focus on the Colts this weekend, they may just be playing them again in 2 weeks. We need to focus on the Browns, can't go into our bye week with a 2 game losing streak.

I'll worry about the Titans again later...after we win our First Playoff Game. Until then, there is nothing we can do about it, say about it, or learn from it other than we need to keep our eye on the real prize.

Which includes me changing my name and adding 1 ring.

That's all the matters. Nothing Else.

Dino 6 Rings
12-23-2008, 01:51 PM
By the way, Fisher Hates Bill Cowher which lead to his hatred of the Steelers.

Bill Cowher was in on the Hit that Ended Jeff Fisher's playing career.

That hatred runs deep. Don't kid yourself, Fisher has zero respect or love for the Steelers or Cowher, or anything associated with Pittsburgh. He's a Hater. He pushes that deep into his players psychi. They don't respect us, and that was evident.

We'll see them later at some point, either this year, or next season. Fisher is the man behind it all. No Doubt About it.

TackleMeBen
12-23-2008, 01:54 PM
oh man, that means i am going to have to pull for the colts..

Tinman
12-23-2008, 01:58 PM
Yep Cowher broke fishers leg. Fish owned Cohwer in coaching. :) It evens out.

TackleMeBen
12-23-2008, 02:00 PM
Yep Cowher broke fishers leg. Fish owned Cowher in coaching. :) It evens out.
wait, how many superbowl rings does fisher have? and how many does cowher have? i think cowher has more than fisher.:chuckle:

SteelerFanInCA
12-23-2008, 02:02 PM
...as a wise man once said.....

Looks like he knows what he is talking about.

Guilty.

Makaveli
12-23-2008, 02:08 PM
Maybe it hit a big enough nerve that he'll be willing to sign a 5 year contract as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Along with the power to "clean house",..or at the very least protect this roster from any slack azz chuckledhead (s). Aaahh,.....one can only dream.

But then again Coach Cowher saw the writing on the wall in terms of the organization's misguided "faith",....and did what he had to do. But damn i wish he was still here,....

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 02:11 PM
Yep Cowher broke fishers leg. Fish owned Cohwer in coaching. :) It evens out.

An 11-9 edge (Well, 10-9 and an Academy Award-worthy acting job by Nedney) from 1994-2005 is ownage? Whatever, pal. :coffee:

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 02:18 PM
But then again Coach Cowher saw the writing on the wall in terms of the organization's misguided "faith",....and did what he had to do. But damn i wish he was still here,....

If Ben was his sole motivation for leaving, why did he stay through the Kordell years, and not only that, stubbornly stick by him as the starter for 5+ years? I'll give him a pass for 1997 and 1998, even '99, but beyond that, sorry, the guy should have been carrying a clipboard or had been converted to WR, but he was still the starting QB for this team as late as early '02. Think the offense is anemic now? Think back to 2000 for just a moment - 10-point deficits were practically insurmountable for this team then. At least we have a chance of making those kinds of deficits up now.

Tinman
12-23-2008, 02:52 PM
actually it is 11-8...

Fisher caused bunch of these great faces over the years...

http://www.virulent.nu/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cowher3.jpg

http://www.850thebuzz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/cowher-power.jpg

http://www.jimbo.info/weblog/archives/cowher2.jpg

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 02:56 PM
actually it is 11-8...

Fisher caused bunch of these great faces over the years...

My bad - Pardee was fired more than halfway through '94. Speaking of faces, when is Fisher gonna ditch the porn 'stache?

LambertIsGod58
12-23-2008, 02:59 PM
Yep Cowher broke fishers leg. Fish owned Cohwer in coaching. :) It evens out.


You must mean head to head? B/c I don't recall Tennessee having more success over the same period of time than the Steelers. But if SB Championships and AFCC game appearances don't thrill you, good for you.

Tinman
12-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Never... You have to be a member of the POWERFUL and ATTRACTIVE club to rock that stache... hahaha

Chica chica waw waw...

Ron Jeremy only wishes his stache looked that good..

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Never... You have to be a member of the POWERFUL and ATTRACTIVE club to rock that stache... hahaha

Chica chica waw waw...

Ron Jeremy only wishes his stache looked that good..

Those pics brought back memories - Cowher really did pull some funny mugs. :chuckle:

Tinman
12-23-2008, 03:05 PM
I liked Cowher... He was a character and a hell of a hardass coach... He gets much respect from me and many titans fans..

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 03:12 PM
I liked Cowher... He was a character and a hell of a hardass coach... He gets much respect from me and many titans fans..

I have always personally had respect for Fisher as well. :drink:

Makaveli
12-23-2008, 03:20 PM
If Ben was his sole motivation for leaving, why did he stay through the Kordell years


He didn't desire to deal with that kind b#llshit all over again. Coach Cowher knew what was up. The front office and ownership were going to hitch the trailer to your boy Ben to please a percentage of the fanbase. Not matter what the cost,.....be it in terms of cap space or "control".(staff riding Ben's nuts)

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 03:23 PM
He didn't desire to deal with that kind b#llshit all over again. Coach Cowher knew what was up. The front office and ownership were going to hitch the trailer to your boy Ben to please a percentage of the fanbase. Not matter what the cost,.....be it in terms of cap space or "control".(staff riding Ben's nuts)

I think it had more to do with Cowher wanting more $$$$, and a LOT more of it, particularly after winning a SB after falling short so many times, and Rooney not wanting to pay it, but OK.

Makaveli
12-23-2008, 03:28 PM
I think it had more to do with Cowher wanting more $$$$, and a LOT more of it, particularly after winning a SB after falling short so many times, and Rooney not wanting to pay it, but OK.

Oh,....the "cake" (money) or lack thereof was the most crucial factor 76,...without a doubt.

But the aforementioned knowledge of just exactly what Roethlisberger was and remains,...still played a considerable role in his (Coach Cowher's) decision IMO.

fansince'76
12-23-2008, 03:31 PM
But the aforementioned knowledge of just exactly what Roethlisberger was and remains,...still played a considerable role in his (Coach Cowher's) decision IMO.

A valid point - they definitely never got along.

Burghfan58
12-23-2008, 03:57 PM
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/dec/23/fisher-calls-terrible-towel-stomp-unnecessary/
Sounds like Fisher is backing off a little.

jjpro11
12-23-2008, 04:31 PM
too late.. their profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltered.

7/39/43
12-23-2008, 04:39 PM
I say we get a BUS LOAD of people and go to Tennessee and beat the snot out of anyone wearing a Titans jersey and some who are not just to show them YOU DON"T MESS WITH A PITTSBURGH STEELER FAN!

Tinman
12-23-2008, 05:03 PM
I say we get a BUS LOAD of people and go to Tennessee and beat the snot out of anyone wearing a Titans jersey and some who are not just to show them YOU DON"T MESS WITH A PITTSBURGH STEELER FAN!


You seriously would beat FANS up for something an athlete on the team they pull for did something you found offensive???

Take a moment and think about that..:coffee:

Dino 6 Rings
12-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Oh,....the "cake" (money) or lack thereof was the most crucial factor 76,...without a doubt.

But the aforementioned knowledge of just exactly what Roethlisberger was and remains,...still played a considerable role in his (Coach Cowher's) decision IMO.

You are obviously out of your mind.

Ben got Cowher the Ring that had alluded him for so many years. What was the one big difference on the SB Winning team over all the other AFC Title Losses and Super Bowl Loss? He finally had a QB that didn't lose games in big moments. Kordell, ODonnel, Brister, Tomzcack, Maddox, all choked on him. Ben was the First Steady hand he had is entire time at Pittsburgh.

Retarded to think that Cowher left because of Ben. Bill wanted a lot of money, and his wife also was pushing to move to Carolina because she wanted out of the Burgh and all that was associated with it, including rumors of affairs, in a big way. Ben winning a SB was more of reason to STAY that extra year than to leave.

If he writes a book, or states, at any time that the reason he left was because of Ben, then I'll take it back, but as of now, anyone who thinks so is just a fcking idiot.


Same people, like you were Bashing Terry Bradshaw back in the day. Same fcking things said about Terry, He only wins with defense, he can't win a big game, he makes too many mistakes, his running backs win it for him.

Total Retards...the Lot of you.

steveironcity
12-23-2008, 05:36 PM
If it was a pound of bacon, that fat pig wouldnt have stomped it

Makaveli
12-23-2008, 05:56 PM
You are obviously out of your mind.

Ben got Cowher the Ring that had alluded him for so many years. What was the one big difference on the SB Winning team over all the other AFC Title Losses and Super Bowl Loss? He finally had a QB that didn't lose games in big moments. Kordell, ODonnel, Brister, Tomzcack, Maddox, all choked on him. Ben was the First Steady hand he had is entire time at Pittsburgh.

Retarded to think that Cowher left because of Ben. Bill wanted a lot of money, and his wife also was pushing to move to Carolina because she wanted out of the Burgh and all that was associated with it, including rumors of affairs, in a big way. Ben winning a SB was more of reason to STAY that extra year than to leave.

If he writes a book, or states, at any time that the reason he left was because of Ben, then I'll take it back, but as of now, anyone who thinks so is just a fcking idiot.


Same people, like you were Bashing Terry Bradshaw back in the day. Same fcking things said about Terry, He only wins with defense, he can't win a big game, he makes too many mistakes, his running backs win it for him.

Total Retards...the Lot of you.


Look homie,....you are entitled to your opinion whatever that might be,.. as is everyone else. The only retardation popping here is your own terms of you not being able to grasp as much and respect other viewpoints whether they are accordance with your own or not,....p#ssy.

.

SteelCityKing
12-23-2008, 08:52 PM
If it wasn't meant to be disrespectful, why do it.

No way. He knew exactly what he was doing.

And you gotta love Bill Cowher. Once a Steeler, always a Steeler! :tt02:

when in doubt...do with out...right!?

Steelers & I
12-26-2008, 12:55 PM
You are obviously out of your mind.

Ben got Cowher the Ring that had alluded him for so many years. What was the one big difference on the SB Winning team over all the other AFC Title Losses and Super Bowl Loss? He finally had a QB that didn't lose games in big moments. Kordell, ODonnel, Brister, Tomzcack, Maddox, all choked on him. Ben was the First Steady hand he had is entire time at Pittsburgh.

Retarded to think that Cowher left because of Ben. Bill wanted a lot of money, and his wife also was pushing to move to Carolina because she wanted out of the Burgh and all that was associated with it, including rumors of affairs, in a big way. Ben winning a SB was more of reason to STAY that extra year than to leave.

If he writes a book, or states, at any time that the reason he left was because of Ben, then I'll take it back, but as of now, anyone who thinks so is just a fcking idiot.


Same people, like you were Bashing Terry Bradshaw back in the day. Same fcking things said about Terry, He only wins with defense, he can't win a big game, he makes too many mistakes, his running backs win it for him.

Total Retards...the Lot of you.

An entirely different era but you're right on. Had Bradshaw done nothing else in his career, HE ALWAYS PLAYED BIG IN THE BIG GAMES!