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BubbyBrister
03-20-2009, 12:28 PM
saw this on a ravens forum, thought it was interesting.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...0,7828732.story

Contrary to rumors, the Ravens are not expected to kick off the 2009 regular season at the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the Thursday night season opener.

As part of their scheduling requests to the league, the Ravens asked not to play a prime-time game at Heinz Field this season, a team official told The Baltimore Sun.

The Ravens have played a nationally televised game at Pittsburgh for three of the past four seasons, including the past two years. The Ravens have never won a prime-time game at Pittsburgh, losing all four times.

It has become tradition that the defending Super Bowl champion opens the NFL season with a nationally televised game at home. There were rumors that the league would begin with Ravens-Steelers, a rematch of the AFC championship game.

The first games of the 2009 season -- the prime-time games for Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights -- are expected to be announced next week at the NFL owners meetings. The rest of the regular-season schedule is usually announced in April.

fansince'76
03-20-2009, 12:30 PM
Hope it's the Titans. They have payback coming.

revefsreleets
03-20-2009, 12:31 PM
We are SO in the Ratbirds head. It'll be years before they compete with us again.

steelreserve
03-20-2009, 12:35 PM
We are SO in the Ratbirds head. It'll be years before they compete with us again.

Seriously. Why the hell does it even matter what TIME the game is if you're a professional football team? They are completely psyched out already. I love it.

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 12:37 PM
..... if-true, what a shicken-chit request by the Purple-Browns.....

:sign02:

rbryan
03-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Purple Browns...lol

Can we request who and when we play too???? I want to play the Rams,Lions, Raiders and Browns 4 times each....all on Monday night.

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 12:50 PM
they dont even deserve the opportunity to even have a CHANCE at beating the steelers the 1st game of the season (which would be a huge boost and momentum builder for their season.

not saying it would happen, just that they dont deserve the opportunity.

while all three games against them were kick ass nailbiters, they are boring and got their faces smashed 3X.

bring on the titans for the revenge bowl and get myron cope and his charitable cause some well deserved national pub. :tt02:

screw the baltipuss ravens.

NEPAsteeler
03-20-2009, 01:04 PM
Aww, the poor little Purple Birdies are afraid to lose to us on prime-time national TV. :chuckle:

That's ok. I'd rather play the Titans the first game and get our season started with some sweet revenge.

rbryan
03-20-2009, 01:05 PM
I'm really looking forward to playing the gutted version of the ratbirtds........Watching overpaid Ray Ray and his antics will be priceless as his skills diminish even further over the next few years.....if he lasts that long.



Bye bye d!ckhead

Vincent
03-20-2009, 01:05 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200809/20080930pd_steelers0929g_330.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y22G4uovoqw/SUfhSPEPmrI/AAAAAAAAB00/bZO0pn_Yqsk/s400/STEELERS-RAVENS-BAD-CALL-2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/mack10290/Steelers/Ravens%20Suck/CryingRavensFan.jpg

http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2009/01/large_steelers_ravens.jpghttp://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/19/sports/19steelers.xlarge1.jpg

Owned.

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Aww, the poor little Purple Birdies are afraid to lose to us on prime-time national TV.

..... what're they gonna do if they gotta play at Heinz Field next January, in the Playovs?

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/french-surrendermonkeymagazine.jpg

Galax Steeler
03-20-2009, 02:45 PM
Is there a little whinning going on in Baltimore. They must have feathers on there feet they are scared to play us.:rofl:

Edman
03-20-2009, 02:53 PM
Not even the Browns and Bengals did this. And the Steelers have been whipping their butts for years. Primetime or Daytime. Cleveland may suck, but they never said "We don't wanna play Pittsburgh on primetime".

Grow a spine, Baltimore. You used to talk so much shit about being Pittsburgh's biggest rival and now you're backing down?

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 02:59 PM
Not even the Browns and Bengals did this.

Grow a spine, Baltimore. You used to talk so much shit about being Pittsburgh's biggest rival and now you're backing down?

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/test/HenryChickenhawk.jpg

steelreserve
03-20-2009, 02:59 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y22G4uovoqw/SUfhSPEPmrI/AAAAAAAAB00/bZO0pn_Yqsk/s400/STEELERS-RAVENS-BAD-CALL-2.jpg

I apologize if I sound dense or something, but what the hell is that?

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 03:03 PM
I apologize if I sound dense or something, but what the hell is that?


..... am guessing a close-up (though-blurred) pix of disputed TD catch @ Batlo in December, showing ball on goal-line?

Fire Haley
03-20-2009, 03:09 PM
"My balls are busted - wah!"

http://www.nflgridirongab.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/06096162-9d80-40fd-88ec-6e8119350f81.jpg

pussies

Petesburgh66
03-20-2009, 03:12 PM
..... if-true, what a shicken-chit request by the Purple-Browns.....

:sign02:

Agreed. Chickenshits indeed.

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Somebody's afraid they might get a bruise.


..... with good-reason!!!!!

http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2009-01/44590069.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/test/Harrisoninthrow-backuniform.jpg

Vincent
03-20-2009, 03:24 PM
I apologize if I sound dense or something, but what the hell is that?

That is a pic proving that the ball had touched the goal resulting in the TD.

Vincent
03-20-2009, 03:34 PM
Not even the Browns and Bengals did this. And the Steelers have been whipping their butts for years.

Yeabit, they like it.

http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/browns-logo.gifhttp://holydogwater.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/bengals.jpg

lilyoder6
03-20-2009, 03:34 PM
i doubt the nfl will honor there request.. they know that a steeler-ravens game are going to be good.. and they want ratings

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 03:46 PM
Yeah, but, they (the Bengals) like it.
http://holydogwater.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/bengals.jpg

..... the wun'erful thing about tiggers.....

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_w5crfNFESpM/R1QYpTcKiOI/AAAAAAAAAhU/dzrkwNG2oiI/s1600-R/1203steelers23-a.jpg

..... are Tiggers are wun'erful things!

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 03:58 PM
I apologize if I sound dense or something, but what the hell is that?what? its clear as day! :rolleyes: thats a freeze frame showing the game winning td pass to santonio in game 2 vs balt was clearly breaking the plane, illustrated on atari football (i guess he couldnt use intellivision) :noidea:

vindrow
03-20-2009, 04:11 PM
The Ratbirds and their fans:


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4151/cryingbabygianteyes1.jpg

stillers4me
03-20-2009, 04:16 PM
They forgot to add the part about Carson Palmer asking to not play against Pittsburgh at all this season.

:toofunny:

KeiselPower99
03-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Ill take the 1 o clock ass whoopin for the Ravens

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 04:40 PM
I'd really like to hear what our players say about this amongst themselves.

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 04:52 PM
I'd really like to hear what our players say about this amongst themselves.jeff reed in his finest spicoli 'surfing interview fantasy" voice-

"....those guys are F@GS!"

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 04:58 PM
jeff reed in his finest spicoli 'surfing interview fantasy" voice-

"....those guys are F@GS!"

:chuckle:

"Dude."

Actually, I'll bet if Lee Flowers was still here we'd already have a quote...., and a good one at that! :laughing:

SteelRNation
03-20-2009, 05:03 PM
Forget the Ravens. I'd like to open up week 1 against the Patriots. I know we dont play them this year, but I wish we did. All the Patriot fans acting like they are the king of the mountain with Brady coming back, I'd like a crack at 'em right at the beginning of the year to put that baby to bed right out of the gate.

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Forget the Ravens. I'd like to open up week 1 against the Patriots. I know we dont play them this year, but I wish we did. All the Patriot fans acting like they are the king of the mountain with Brady coming back, I'd like a crack at 'em right at the beginning of the year to put that baby to bed right out of the gate.

TITANS!!! I want James Harrison to tear Lendale Whites limbs off and throw them into the stands! :drink:

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 05:12 PM
TITANS!!! I want James Harrison to tear Lendale Whites limbs off and throw them into the stands! :drink:

Knarfle-the-Garthog!!!!!

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n220/cianaman/Garthog.jpg

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:17 PM
:hmmph: Apparently someone has betrayed me and provided you a Monday morning photo of me. I don't appreciate your posting it on the web.

What's your point?

SteelRNation
03-20-2009, 05:20 PM
Do the Titans even matter anymore? I forgot about Lendale and the towel incident about 5 minutes after it happened. We all knew they would choke come playoff time. They are gonna be this years Cleveland Browns. Remeber in '07, the Browns go 10-6 only to follow it up last year with a 4-12 record and Romeo getting fired. That is the Titans this year. If we really wanna shove something in someones face, lets play the Vikings and remind them they had Tomlin right under their noses for the taking.

4xSBChamps
03-20-2009, 05:24 PM
:hmmph: Apparently someone has betrayed me and provided you a Monday morning photo of me. I don't appreciate your posting it on the web.

What's your point?

..... if you've ever seen the movie 'Coneheads', you'd realize that the Garthog tossed severed limbs of his victims towards the crowd, per your most recent post.

:drink:

NEPAsteeler
03-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Do the Titans even matter anymore? I forgot about Lendale and the towel incident about 5 minutes after it happened. We all knew they would choke come playoff time. They are gonna be this years Cleveland Browns. Remeber in '07, the Browns go 10-6 only to follow it up last year with a 4-12 record and Romeo getting fired. That is the Titans this year. If we really wanna shove something in someones face, lets play the Vikings and remind them they had Tomlin right under their noses for the taking.

They disrespected us, The Terrible Towel, and Myron Cope. It's the principle of the thing.

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 05:37 PM
the ravens have also requested that a truck stop style diaper changing station be installed inside the visitors locker room at heinz field.

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:39 PM
..... if you've ever seen the movie 'Coneheads', you'd realize that the Garthog tossed severed limbs of his victims towards the crowd, per your most recent post.

:drink:

Yea, the picture looked familiar. I haven't seen that movie in a loong time....plus my memory is crappy to begin with. :chuckle:

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:40 PM
the ravens have also requested that a truck stop style diaper changing station be installed inside the visitors locker room at heinz field.

"What time is it?"

"CHANGE TIME." :chuckle:

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 05:43 PM
:toofunny: holy shit thats hilarious.

"are the logs in the house...?"

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:45 PM
:toofunny: holy shit thats hilarious.

"are the logs in the house...?"

"Poo, poo, poo, poo!"

Phoenixus
03-20-2009, 05:46 PM
Lol yeah it is...

What pussified the Ravens?

They never minded getting their asses kicked before. And hell,. they sure as hell put up a much better fight than the Browns and Bengals.

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Lol yeah it is...

What pussified the Ravens?

They never minded getting their asses kicked before. And hell,. they sure as hell put up a much better fight than the Browns and Bengals.

:rofl:

Preacher
03-20-2009, 05:54 PM
Seriously. Why the hell does it even matter what TIME the game is if you're a professional football team? They are completely psyched out already. I love it.


Well, someone was talking about how the Steelers played at 4:15 last year. . . I think there was a thread about it. :chuckle:

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 05:59 PM
Well, someone was talking about how the Steelers played at 4:15 last year. . . I think there was a thread about it. :chuckle:you know, i was thinking that maybe the league should just do the ravens a favor and schedule them vs. the steelers in nothing but late afternoon games. :sly:

cause you know.... tomlin is 0-7 in 'em. :wink02:

RoethlisBURGHer
03-20-2009, 06:13 PM
We're gonna sweep them again this year, we have the psyched out.

All they are going to be able to think about all season is that we beat them three times last year, and the final one put is in the Super Bowl which we won. They are gonna have a crappy season this year.

Ohhhh yeah!

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!

Franco32Harris
03-20-2009, 06:14 PM
I can't believe the Ravens did that.

I would like to see the Titans for the first game of the season.

Fire Haley
03-20-2009, 06:30 PM
I would like to see the Titans for the first game of the season.

I could deal with that.

Butterball is pretty porky that time of year.

http://i43.tinypic.com/a4bpdt.jpg

Ravnet
03-20-2009, 06:56 PM
I'll paste my reply from the Ravens board.

I'm not scared of the "Super Bowl champions," it's just that the Steelers match up with our team all too well. The two squads are carbon copies of each other, and at least right now, Ben is better than Flacco, especially in the deciding moments of each game. Things will even up this year, but not by week one.

Honestly though, when was the last time Pittsburgh came to our house on Sunday/Monday/Saturday/Thursday night?

Going on the road is one thing, but playing on an unkempt field against a team that matches up too well is another.

Irrespective of the fact that it makes sense, they're our rival, and we're backing down, which is still embarrassing.

devilsdancefloor
03-20-2009, 08:41 PM
That is a pic proving that the ball had touched the goal resulting in the TD.

i thought it was a eye test and to be honest i failed!

devilsdancefloor
03-20-2009, 08:46 PM
I'll paste my reply from the Ravens board.

I'm not scared of the "Super Bowl champions," it's just that the Steelers match up with our team all too well. The two squads are carbon copies of each other, and at least right now, Ben is better than Flacco, especially in the deciding moments of each game. Things will even up this year, but not by week one.

Honestly though, when was the last time Pittsburgh came to our house on Sunday/Monday/Saturday/Thursday night?Going on the road is one thing, but playing on an unkempt field against a team that matches up too well is another.

Irrespective of the fact that it makes sense, they're our rival, and we're backing down, which is still embarrassing.

you gotta be winners to get it at your place:thumbsup:

NJarhead
03-20-2009, 08:47 PM
I'll paste my reply from the Ravens board.

I'm not scared of the "Super Bowl champions," it's just that the Steelers match up with our team all too well. The two squads are carbon copies of each other, and at least right now, Ben is better than Flacco, especially in the deciding moments of each game. Things will even up this year, but not by week one.

Honestly though, when was the last time Pittsburgh came to our house on Sunday/Monday/Saturday/Thursday night?

Going on the road is one thing, but playing on an unkempt field against a team that matches up too well is another.

Irrespective of the fact that it makes sense, they're our rival, and we're backing down, which is still embarrassing.

I actually tend to agree with that.

7SteelGal43
03-20-2009, 09:12 PM
hmmph....pansies

7SteelGal43
03-20-2009, 09:18 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/a4bpdt.jpg

:yikes: what's that thing on his head ? :couch:

Vis
03-20-2009, 10:47 PM
They also put in a uniform change request. They're adding diapers.

Stover4Prez
03-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Oh, you guys are all such a bunch of comedians.

Making a request to not play the Thursday night opener in Pittsburgh while the crowd is in a fever pitch over the celebration of the Super Bowl is called SMART, not afraid. How many BCS teams are playing another top 10 team in the opener? About none. Why would you schedule one of your hardest games of the season in the first week? Remember, this is a REQUEST. The Ravens didn't say they refuse to play, or aren't going to show up, but it makes perfect sense to not take on a game of this caliber on the season opener. You call it cowardice. I call it strategy. The goal isn't to beat you in week one. It is to be the last team standing in February.

If I were you, I would be asking for the Lions on week one, so you can start your season with a winning record. If the Ravens come to town, you are going to start 0-1! We are big fans of spoiling other teams' home parties (Dallas).

See ya in the fall!

SteelShooter
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
That's just..........................................FUNN Y!

Stover4Prez
03-20-2009, 11:32 PM
Big LOL at Vis.



You seem awfully confident for a Ravens fan who had to cry in his beer/apple juice 3 times last year against the same team. Were you this overconfident during those 3 games as well? :chuckle:

You mean the two regular season games where you guys barely won playing against a rookie QB (who outplayed Ben in the first game), and ended the second on a questionable call? Yeah, I'm confident you aren't that much better than us.

And the AFC game where our rookie QB who made it further into the playoffs than ANY other rookie QB in history finally had a season that included a week 2 bye week catch up with him? Yeah, your team was better that night, but not by much.

So to answer your question, I have no reason to think that we will not beat you this season, probably twice. I think it will be harder to beat you on opening night, but I still think we will win.....

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 11:44 PM
You mean the two regular season games where you guys barely won playing against a rookie QB (who outplayed Ben in the first game), and ended the second on a questionable call? ...

you call THIS questionable????

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y22G4uovoqw/SUfhSPEPmrI/AAAAAAAAB00/bZO0pn_Yqsk/s400/STEELERS-RAVENS-BAD-CALL-2.jpg [IMG]

:sofunny:

Stover4Prez
03-20-2009, 11:46 PM
Well, now that it's in Atarivision, no.

BTW, that is possibly the dumbest picture I've ever seen....

tony hipchest
03-21-2009, 01:38 AM
Well, now that it's in Atarivision, no.

BTW, that is possibly the dumbest picture I've ever seen....:sofunny:

"Pong" cam dont lie.

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 02:46 AM
Oh, you guys are all such a bunch of comedians.

Making a request to not play the Thursday night opener in Pittsburgh while the crowd is in a fever pitch over the celebration of the Super Bowl is called SMART, not afraid. How many BCS teams are playing another top 10 team in the opener? About none. Why would you schedule one of your hardest games of the season in the first week? Remember, this is a REQUEST. The Ravens didn't say they refuse to play, or aren't going to show up, but it makes perfect sense to not take on a game of this caliber on the season opener. You call it cowardice. I call it strategy. The goal isn't to beat you in week one. It is to be the last team standing in February.

If I were you, I would be asking for the Lions on week one, so you can start your season with a winning record. If the Ravens come to town, you are going to start 0-1! We are big fans of spoiling other teams' home parties (Dallas).

See ya in the fall!

Just because it's smart doesn't mean it's not cowardly. Yes, the organization is making the better decision, but it's still backing down.

And sure it's a request, but the Ravens would lose any and all respect if they were to actually refuse to play the Steelers.

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 02:48 AM
You mean the two regular season games where you guys barely won playing against a rookie QB (who outplayed Ben in the first game), and ended the second on a questionable call? Yeah, I'm confident you aren't that much better than us.

And the AFC game where our rookie QB who made it further into the playoffs than ANY other rookie QB in history finally had a season that included a week 2 bye week catch up with him? Yeah, your team was better that night, but not by much.

So to answer your question, I have no reason to think that we will not beat you this season, probably twice. I think it will be harder to beat you on opening night, but I still think we will win.....

But that's how the Steelers play...

If Pittsburgh is playing a quality opponent, it's likely going to go down to the final minutes, but what makes them a championship team is that they can finish games, and until we can do that, they're undoubtedly better than us, irrespective of how close the games were.

stillers4me
03-21-2009, 06:44 AM
I'll bet Hines is still laughing over this one! :toofunny:

Galax Steeler
03-21-2009, 06:47 AM
If I were you, I would be asking for the Lions on week one, so you can start your season with a winning record. If the Ravens come to town, you are going to start 0-1! We are big fans of spoiling other teams' home parties (Dallas).

See ya in the fall!

Seems like if they like spoiling home parties then they should be up to the challenge.I call it being chicken shit.:coffee:

stlrtruck
03-21-2009, 07:04 AM
You wouldn't think with all that tough talk they had going on last year in the AFCCG they'd be licking their chops to be the first team for a chance to knock us off the top block.

Bunch of pansies? Oh, but Mr. Commissioner, we don't want to play them on opening week, we don't want to play our toughest opponent just yet. We want to practice and get our team more together before we have to face a team that kept the nucleus of their team together while we destroyed ours!

And hey stov4prez, while Ben may have been outplayed statistically by flacco in two of those games last year, let's be honest here - does it matter? NO! What matters is that the Steelers got the W's!! You can have your stats and while they are great for talks over beers, they don't mean squat when you put on the pads.
I also wouldn't call it smart to "request" not to play your toughest opponent on opening week. It's cowardly and shows a lack of trust in your own team's players and/or coaching staff!

But hey you tell yourself whatever helps you sleep better at night knowing your team is getting scared!

I mean with all of ray-ray's tough talk, shouldn't they be ready to play regardless of the day and time?

But now we get to see the true colors of the team!

Texasteel
03-21-2009, 07:10 AM
You mean the two regular season games where you guys barely won playing against a rookie QB (who outplayed Ben in the first game), and ended the second on a questionable call? Yeah, I'm confident you aren't that much better than us.

And the AFC game where our rookie QB who made it further into the playoffs than ANY other rookie QB in history finally had a season that included a week 2 bye week catch up with him? Yeah, your team was better that night, but not by much.

So to answer your question, I have no reason to think that we will not beat you this season, probably twice. I think it will be harder to beat you on opening night, but I still think we will win.....

So your claim to fame is that you think you almost beat the Steelers in the three games you lost to them last year. Nice, congratulations.

Galax Steeler
03-21-2009, 07:11 AM
You wouldn't think with all that tough talk they had going on last year in the AFCCG they'd be licking their chops to be the first team for a chance to knock us off the top block.

Bunch of pansies? Oh, but Mr. Commissioner, we don't want to play them on opening week, we don't want to play our toughest opponent just yet. We want to practice and get our team more together before we have to face a team that kept the nucleus of their team together while we destroyed ours!

And hey stov4prez, while Ben may have been outplayed statistically by flacco in two of those games last year, let's be honest here - does it matter? NO! What matters is that the Steelers got the W's!! You can have your stats and while they are great for talks over beers, they don't mean squat when you put on the pads.
I also wouldn't call it smart to "request" not to play your toughest opponent on opening week. It's cowardly and shows a lack of trust in your own team's players and/or coaching staff!

But hey you tell yourself whatever helps you sleep better at night knowing your team is getting scared!

I mean with all of ray-ray's tough talk, shouldn't they be ready to play regardless of the day and time?

But now we get to see the true colors of the team!

I guess this means they will be wearing pink uniforms this year.:rofl:

Texasteel
03-21-2009, 07:11 AM
Seems like if they like spoiling home parties then they should be up to the challenge.I call it being chicken shit.:coffee:

I'm surprise they don't refuse to play us at all.

Galax Steeler
03-21-2009, 07:19 AM
I'm surprise they don't refuse to play us at all.

Don't give them no ideals.:chuckle:

4xSBChamps
03-21-2009, 07:24 AM
But that's how the Steelers play...

If Pittsburgh is playing a quality opponent, it's likely going to go down to the final minutes, but what makes them a championship team is that they can finish games, and until we can do that, they're undoubtedly better than us, irrespective of how close the games were.


..... a Ravens fan who 'gets-it', instead of 'another' Cryboy/wannabe-fan who follows that team!
:drink:

Looking-forwad to (at-least) 2 more hard-fought blood-lettings against your team in '09

Welcome to the Forum!

Vincent
03-21-2009, 07:48 AM
Oh, you guys are all such a bunch of comedians.

See ya in the fall!

Here's reality son. Yer rats got owned last year. Period. O-fer-3. No excuses. The AFCCG was punctuation. 3 rats concussed out of the game. The Steelers beat yer thug ass punks like a rented mule.

So how many teams have been owned like yer rats last year? I think its happened around 18 times. And here's an amazing piece of history for you. The Steelers have owned yer boys twice - '94 as the stains under belecheat.

That should signal you rats fans to act less ridiculous in a Steelers forum.

Contrast yer rats with the Steelers. The rats beat us senseless in 06. Did we go all boo-hoo and hide? No. The Steelers hosted yer thug ass punks at their 75th Anniversary celebration on MNF the next year and took them apart. You remember that #92? One man, one of yer castoffs, owned yer thug ass punks. :ak47:De-stroyed.:rocket:

I'm surprise they don't refuse to play us at all.

Really.

msafford
03-21-2009, 09:08 AM
You mean the two regular season games where you guys barely won playing against a rookie QB (who outplayed Ben in the first game), and ended the second on a questionable call? Yeah, I'm confident you aren't that much better than us.

And the AFC game where our rookie QB who made it further into the playoffs than ANY other rookie QB in history finally had a season that included a week 2 bye week catch up with him? Yeah, your team was better that night, but not by much.

So to answer your question, I have no reason to think that we will not beat you this season, probably twice. I think it will be harder to beat you on opening night, but I still think we will win.....

Ray Ray.....is that really you? That was a nice 7 year contract you got by the way. I really like when you have an epileptic fit because you're so excited after jumping on the pile to pad your stats. It's funny.
:laughing:

lilyoder6
03-21-2009, 09:10 AM
geez. if they don't want to play in a primetime game against the steelers.. so i guess they don't want to play in the post-season

Stover4Prez
03-21-2009, 10:37 AM
Anyone else want to thump their chests in here? Oh the big bad Stealers.

Like I said, I'm not afraid of the Stealers, but with two teams that are matched so well you try to level the playing field as best as possible. Why go into a game where you know you are already at a disadvantage due to the environment that will be ketchup field that night? In addition, by playing that game, the Ravens will be forced to start the season with 2 road games due to the Orioles schedule. Once again, why would you do that if you didn't have to? I really don't give a crap about the W/L record against the Stealers. I want to win the Super Bowl.

As for the 3 games this past year, my point is not that you didn't have the better team. My point was you were not the dominant team. You didn't blow us out. Each game was close and the first two were extremely close. And we were working with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. I actually think our teams are just about equal and it comes down to any given Sunday.

Either way I'm looking forward to the fall.

Edman
03-21-2009, 11:04 AM
Anyone else want to thump their chests in here? Oh the big bad Stealers.

Like I said, I'm not afraid of the Stealers, but with two teams that are matched so well you try to level the playing field as best as possible. Why go into a game where you know you are already at a disadvantage due to the environment that will be ketchup field that night? In addition, by playing that game, the Ravens will be forced to start the season with 2 road games due to the Orioles schedule. Once again, why would you do that if you didn't have to? I really don't give a crap about the W/L record against the Stealers. I want to win the Super Bowl.

As for the 3 games this past year, my point is not that you didn't have the better team. My point was you were not the dominant team. You didn't blow us out. Each game was close and the first two were extremely close. And we were working with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. I actually think our teams are just about equal and it comes down to any given Sunday.

Either way I'm looking forward to the fall.

Ah. The unoriginal "Stealers" monicker. If you're going to smack, take it to the Blast Furnace. Disadvantage? Please?

If the Ravens are so equal to the Steelers, than playing at Heinz on primetime shouldn't be much of a problem for you. Why are the Ravens REQUESTING to not play at Heinz? Neutral Site? Let's at M&T Bank instead, where it's 50/50 Steelers/Raven fans. Yeah.

If you're going to complain about the "disadvantage" in being a road team (against a division rival no less), then you may as well forfeit all eight road games this year. That was a lousy copout excuse, it reeks of cowardice, and you know it. Like I said before, not even the Browns and Bengals did this, and the Steelers have been owning them for a while. Why should you be exempt because you've gotten your butts whipped three times?

Fire Haley
03-21-2009, 11:18 AM
b-b-b Baawk!

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Shoes
03-21-2009, 11:23 AM
Anyone else want to thump their chests in here? Oh the big bad Stealers.

Like I said, I'm not afraid of the Stealers, but with two teams that are matched so well you try to level the playing field as best as possible. Why go into a game where you know you are already at a disadvantage due to the environment that will be ketchup field that night? In addition, by playing that game, the Ravens will be forced to start the season with 2 road games due to the Orioles schedule. Once again, why would you do that if you didn't have to? I really don't give a crap about the W/L record against the Stealers. I want to win the Super Bowl.

As for the 3 games this past year, my point is not that you didn't have the better team. My point was you were not the dominant team. You didn't blow us out. Each game was close and the first two were extremely close. And we were working with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. I actually think our teams are just about equal and it comes down to any given Sunday.

Either way I'm looking forward to the fall.

You didn't hear any crying or excuse making from our team on our 2008 Schedule. Don't have to concern yourself about winning the Super Bowl....your not going to win the AFC North. Cry on......:coffee:

steelerchad
03-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Honestly, I can see the Ravens point on this from a front office perspective. Wanting to delay the game or put it into a position where it's not national TV with the SuperBowl celeration going on may be a smart move from a W/L point of view.

However, I would be surprised if the players and even coaches weren't a little embarrassed that this has come out. It does look like they're backing down to a rival. Football is an aggressive sport and a tough, afraid of nobody mentality is neccessary.

It looks to me like we're the big, bad, bully and the Ravens are the little scared kid. If a bully comes out and pushes you around (3 times last year). You've got 2 choices. You can back down and walk away or you can say something like "Let's go, any time, any place". Clearly the Ravens don't think any time, any place sounds like a good alternative. There is obviously some fear here.

fansince'76
03-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Anyone else want to thump their chests in here? Oh the big bad Stealers.

Like I said, I'm not afraid of the Stealers, but with two teams that are matched so well you try to level the playing field as best as possible. Why go into a game where you know you are already at a disadvantage due to the environment that will be ketchup field that night? In addition, by playing that game, the Ravens will be forced to start the season with 2 road games due to the Orioles schedule. Once again, why would you do that if you didn't have to? I really don't give a crap about the W/L record against the Stealers. I want to win the Super Bowl.

As for the 3 games this past year, my point is not that you didn't have the better team. My point was you were not the dominant team. You didn't blow us out. Each game was close and the first two were extremely close. And we were working with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. I actually think our teams are just about equal and it comes down to any given Sunday.

Either way I'm looking forward to the fall.

If all you're going to do here is act like a troll, take it to the Blast Furnace.

lilyoder6
03-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Honestly, I can see the Ravens point on this from a front office perspective. Wanting to ay the game or put it into a position where it's not national TV with the SuperBowl celeration going on may be a smart move from a W/L point of view.

However, I would be surprised if the players and even coaches weren't a little embarrassed that this has come out. It does look like they're backing down to a rival. Football is an aggressive sport and a tough, afraid of nobody mentality is neccessary.

It looks to me like we're the big, bad, bully and the Ravens are the little scared kid. If a bully comes out and pushes you around (3 times last year). You've got 2 choices. You can back down and walk away or you can say something like "Let's go, any time, any place". Clearly the Ravens don't think any time, any place sounds like a good alternative. There is obviously some fear here.


that is what i am thinking.. i want to know how some players feel about this.. like a ray lewis, suggs and ed reed

stlrtruck
03-21-2009, 01:26 PM
Anyone else want to thump their chests in here? Oh the big bad Stealers.

Like I said, I'm not afraid of the Stealers, but with two teams that are matched so well you try to level the playing field as best as possible. Why go into a game where you know you are already at a disadvantage due to the environment that will be ketchup field that night? In addition, by playing that game, the Ravens will be forced to start the season with 2 road games due to the Orioles schedule. Once again, why would you do that if you didn't have to? I really don't give a crap about the W/L record against the Stealers. I want to win the Super Bowl.

As for the 3 games this past year, my point is not that you didn't have the better team. My point was you were not the dominant team. You didn't blow us out. Each game was close and the first two were extremely close. And we were working with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. I actually think our teams are just about equal and it comes down to any given Sunday.

Either way I'm looking forward to the fall.

Level playing field? Are you freakin' kidding me? It's never a level playing field. It's either a home game or a road game. Even Super Bowls aren't even - especially when the Steelers are playing because the number of fans willing to purchase tickets is greater in Steeler Nation than any other fan base.

And you're going to cry about playing two road games to start the season out. Do you know how many teams that happens to on a regular basis? It happens deal with it. If your team is so tough they'd find a way to win those games regardless.

Just man up and admit that your FO is acting like a bunch of pansies and doesn't want to be embarrassed AGAIN by the Steelers. And yes, you had a rookie QB at the helm last year but let's go back to 2004 when we had a rookie QB. Let's see game 2 - the ravens hurt Maddox and Ben comes in and almost leads the team to victory. In the repeat game he came out on top. So you guys (supposedly) had the better defense and still got schooled by the rookie QB. Last year you had the rookie QB, and while he played well, he didn't win a game. Cry me a bloody freakin' river!!

As for the chest thumping, you are on a Steelers board what the heck kind of response did you think you were going to get! :doh:

The rat-turds are skeered and it's starting to show. They're hoping that they can play us later in the year and praying for some key injuries so that things aren't so tough on them. Yeah, tough team you got their in b-more! NOT!

I thought they were a joke before, now they're just pathetic!

Galax Steeler
03-21-2009, 04:01 PM
Hell lets go to baltimore and play them in prime time on thursday then it would probably be evenly matched then they won't whine as much.

SteelCurtain7
03-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Trust me...they'll find a way to. No matter how much chest-thumping washed-up Ray Ray does. :rolleyes:

Sharkissle29
03-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Oh, you guys are all such a bunch of comedians.

Making a request to not play the Thursday night opener in Pittsburgh while the crowd is in a fever pitch over the celebration of the Super Bowl is called SMART, not afraid. How many BCS teams are playing another top 10 team in the opener? About none. Why would you schedule one of your hardest games of the season in the first week? Remember, this is a REQUEST. The Ravens didn't say they refuse to play, or aren't going to show up, but it makes perfect sense to not take on a game of this caliber on the season opener. You call it cowardice. I call it strategy. The goal isn't to beat you in week one. It is to be the last team standing in February.

If I were you, I would be asking for the Lions on week one, so you can start your season with a winning record. If the Ravens come to town, you are going to start 0-1! We are big fans of spoiling other teams' home parties (Dallas).

See ya in the fall!

whatever makes u sleep at night

Stover4Prez
03-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Honestly, I can see the Ravens point on this from a front office perspective. Wanting to delay the game or put it into a position where it's not national TV with the SuperBowl celeration going on may be a smart move from a W/L point of view.



This is my point. Maybe if you read it from a Stealer fan, you can understand.

Now, from a fan perspective, nothing would be sweeter than coming up there and spoiling your little party on national television! Laying out Ben time after time and handing the returning champs a L in the first 60 minutes of the season would be sweet justice. Especially if we could win it on a controversial call...... :wink02:

Shoes
03-21-2009, 04:59 PM
This is my point. Maybe if you read it from a Stealer fan, you can understand.

Now, from a fan perspective, nothing would be sweeter than coming up there and spoiling your little party on national television! Laying out Ben time after time and handing the returning champs a L in the first 60 minutes of the season would be sweet justice. Especially if we could win it on a controversial call...... :wink02:

Go spit shine that big "L" (for loser) on you forehead!

Stover4Prez
03-21-2009, 05:04 PM
Go spit shine that big "L" (for loser) on you forehead!

I submit...

If all you're going to do here is act like a troll, take it to the Blast Furnace.
:thumbsup:

Texasteel
03-21-2009, 05:08 PM
This is my point. Maybe if you read it from a Stealer fan, you can understand.

Now, from a fan perspective, nothing would be sweeter than coming up there and spoiling your little party on national television! Laying out Ben time after time and handing the returning champs a L in the first 60 minutes of the season would be sweet justice. Especially if we could win it on a controversial call...... :wink02:


When you don't like the reality of the situation, it is always best to fantasize.

Shoes
03-21-2009, 05:23 PM
I submit...


:thumbsup:


You haven't submitted anything but sour grapes. "Controversial call" :coffee:

Stover4Prez
03-21-2009, 05:32 PM
It was converted into Atari Vision... Obviously it was controversial!!! :laughing:

Regardless, it is evident the two Ravens / Stealers games this year once again will not disappoint. Two hard nosed, brutal teams playing football the way it was designed. It doesn't get any better. If it is Thursday night of week 1 or Monday night of week 17, the game will kick ass. Too bad we have to sit through a whole season of the Pirates and the Orioles until it happens.....

You all better be ready, I know we will! :drink:

tony hipchest
03-21-2009, 05:44 PM
You all better be ready, I know we will! :drink:

... just not by week ONE. :tt02:

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 06:12 PM
I thought they were a joke before, now they're just pathetic!

I'm trying to be objective here, but how can you honestly believe that? Maybe your just showboating and trying to be condescending as possible, but really?

I don't like the Steelers, their fans, or their players, but I respect all three.

To address your point, how could you possibly say that one of the most successful NFL franchises of the past decade is "pathetic?" Come on...

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Also, I'd like to note that this isn't "chest thumping Ray-Ray's" decision, nor does Ed Reed get a say. Ozzie Newsome, one of the shrewdest GMs in pro sports, probably decided to do this. Again, this is probably a smart move, but its nonetheless embarrassing and cowardly.

lilyoder6
03-21-2009, 06:22 PM
I'm trying to be objective here, but how can you honestly believe that? Maybe your just showboating and trying to be condescending as possible, but really?

I don't like the Steelers, their fans, or their players, but I respect all three.

To address your point, how could you possibly say that one of the most successful NFL franchises of the past decade is "pathetic?" Come on...

winning A SB back in 2000, does not make them successful in a decade.. and after that they rly haven't done anything.. except for this past yr advancing to the afcg..

steel striker
03-21-2009, 06:24 PM
The rats are scared and, they know the pain is coming.

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 06:30 PM
winning A SB back in 2000, does not make them successful in a decade.. and after that they rly haven't done anything.. except for this past yr advancing to the afcg..

- The Ravens have made six playoff appearances in the past nine years.

- The Ravens have won eight playoff games in the past nine years.

- The Ravens have won the AFC North twice in the past six years.

- The Ravens have appeared in the divisional round four times since the 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens have appeared in the AFC Championship twice since 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens are one of one teams have won a Super Bowl in the past decade.

We haven't been as successful as the Pats or Steelers, but I'd say that's more than "nothing."

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 06:38 PM
I sort of feel the same. Out of curiosity, how are people on the raven's forums responding?

Eh, most people think that it's a pretty smart move as we don't have a home game until week three, but it's still acknowledged that we're backing down.

The main point that people are harping on is that you never, ever come to our house, and we're always subject to having to play in Pittsburgh, during primetime, where the Steelers are fairly unbeatable, while conversely, the Ravens really do struggle.

The consensus is that the Steelers aren't neccessarilly a vastly superior team, just that you'll always have our numbers until Flacco is fully mature, especially if we continue to play at Heinz.

steelerchad
03-21-2009, 06:43 PM
- The Ravens have made six playoff appearances in the past nine years.

- The Ravens have won the AFC North twice in the past six years.

- The Ravens have appeared in the divisional round four times since the 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens have appeared in the AFC Championship twice since 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens have won a Super Bowl in the past decade.

We haven't been as successful as the Pats or Steelers, but I'd say that's more than "nothing."

You could definately make a case that they've been the 4th most successful team in the AFC behind the Pats, Steelers, and Colts in the last decade. I'm not sure any of the NFC teams have been consistently good over the last decade. They've all pretty much been up and down.

We'll see how it shakes out this year. Odds are we split, even if one of the teams turns out to be lousy. I do think we may be a better team next year than we were last year. Does that mean we repeat? Don't know, it's hard to do and you need some breaks and luck along the way, especially with injuries. I also think you may be a little worse off. The defense is getting a little age, as well as a couple key losses and the longtime D co. leaving.

I think the Steelers will see some improvement in the running game and punting. Maybe some slight improvement in the O-Line. I don't know how the D could get much better, but it should be great again. I see Timmons taking Foote's spot which should be an upgrade. This will give the Steelers 3 incredible pass rushing backers and a solid Farrior as the 4th backer. This should give opposing O lines nightmares.

Can't wait for Fall.

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 07:00 PM
You could definately make a case that they've been the 4th most successful team in the AFC behind the Pats, Steelers, and Colts in the last decade. I'm not sure any of the NFC teams have been consistently good over the last decade. They've all pretty much been up and down.

We'll see how it shakes out this year. Odds are we split, even if one of the teams turns out to be lousy. I do think we may be a better team next year than we were last year. Does that mean we repeat? Don't know, it's hard to do and you need some breaks and luck along the way, especially with injuries. I also think you may be a little worse off. The defense is getting a little age, as well as a couple key losses and the longtime D co. leaving.

I think the Steelers will see some improvement in the running game and punting. Maybe some slight improvement in the O-Line. I don't know how the D could get much better, but it should be great again. I see Timmons taking Foote's spot which should be an upgrade. This will give the Steelers 3 incredible pass rushing backers and a solid Farrior as the 4th backer. This should give opposing O lines nightmares.

Can't wait for Fall.

I like what the Steelers have done as they've retained nearly every single key piece, many being young players who should be productive for many years. Piittsburgh, like Baltimore, also uses the draft very well, so they'll likely add more guys there.

From my point of view, McFadden seemed like a pretty big loss, but I don't know enough about the Steelers' depth to decide whether or not they have depth to plug in the hole.

The following details are probably not important to a Pittsburgh fan, but I can honestly say that we've, at the very least, moderately improved our team.

It's easy to dismiss the Ravens offseason as sub-par, but I think that going into next year we'll not only be younger, but an overall better unit for 2009/2010.

Rex Ryan was only the defensive coordinator for four years, and he was preceded by Mike Nolan and Marvin Lewis. Furthermore, the Ravens have had key coaches depart including Jack Del Rio, Mike Singletary, Mike Smith and Jim Schwartz, but we've been fine.

Leonhard was a backup on our team, Ivy was a detriment, Stover was released, Rolle was released, McAlister was released, and Scott, a product of the system, signed for a ridiculous amount of money.

The vast majority of lost players were allowed to walk by the Ravens, and not because of monetary purposes as we had the cash to resign them.

Losing center Jason Brown was a major hit in the long term as he is young, but Matt Birk has been one of the most dominant centers of the past decade, and shouldn't significantly fall off for another year or two.

We brought in one of the game's premiere returners in Carr, and the signing of Foxworth, coupled with the return of Landry, significantly improves our secondary. The future draft pick will more than likely be an impact player as well.

devilsdancefloor
03-21-2009, 07:01 PM
It was converted into Atari Vision... Obviously it was controversial!!! :laughing:
Regardless, it is evident the two Ravens / Stealers games this year once again will not disappoint. Two hard nosed, brutal teams playing football the way it was designed. It doesn't get any better. If it is Thursday night of week 1 or Monday night of week 17, the game will kick ass. Too bad we have to sit through a whole season of the Pirates and the Orioles until it happens.....

You all better be ready, I know we will! :drink:

w7z4RXNwHKk

here this is better than pong vision.:drink:

Blitzburgh_Fever
03-21-2009, 07:05 PM
You could definately make a case that they've been the 4th most successful team in the AFC behind the Pats, Steelers, and Colts in the last decade. I'm not sure any of the NFC teams have been consistently good over the last decade. They've all pretty much been up and down.

We'll see how it shakes out this year. Odds are we split, even if one of the teams turns out to be lousy. I do think we may be a better team next year than we were last year. Does that mean we repeat? Don't know, it's hard to do and you need some breaks and luck along the way, especially with injuries. I also think you may be a little worse off. The defense is getting a little age, as well as a couple key losses and the longtime D co. leaving.

I think the Steelers will see some improvement in the running game and punting. Maybe some slight improvement in the O-Line. I don't know how the D could get much better, but it should be great again. I see Timmons taking Foote's spot which should be an upgrade. This will give the Steelers 3 incredible pass rushing backers and a solid Farrior as the 4th backer. This should give opposing O lines nightmares.

Can't wait for Fall.

Generally I feel about the same, but I wanna see how the draft shakes down. Honestly I feel the Ravens and Steelers are mirrors of each other, except their needs are the opposite: Ravens need some offensive fire power/youth at receiver and need to address their LB corp, whereas the Steelers are questionable at best on OL, lack depth and youth at DL. Both need to address some questions at corner, but that as well is unlikely to interfere with each other's draft.

I guess my point is if Mack, a stud OL, or a good DE/DT falls to us that'll really shore up a weakness, whereas if the Ravens can steal a producing LB or offensive weapon early, that'll go a good ways in evening things out.

Vincent
03-21-2009, 07:06 PM
II don't like the Steelers, their fans, or their players, but I respect all three..

And vis versa.:drink: And lets leave it at that.

We haven't been as successful as the Pats or Steelers, but I'd say that's more than "nothing."

And you have my respect.:hatsoff:

Also, Flacco is going to be a good one.

Yep. He's the franchise QB the rats have lacked. This will be challenging.

Get him some weapons!

SHhhhhhhhhhh.

X-Terminator
03-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Eh, most people think that it's a pretty smart move as we don't have a home game until week three, but it's still acknowledged that we're backing down.

The main point that people are harping on is that you never, ever come to our house, and we're always subject to having to play in Pittsburgh, during primetime, where the Steelers are fairly unbeatable, while conversely, the Ravens really do struggle.

The consensus is that the Steelers aren't neccessarilly a vastly superior team, just that you'll always have our numbers until Flacco is fully mature, especially if we continue to play at Heinz.

Since you obviously aren't here to troll like your fellow Rat fan...

I can understand the decision from their FO point of view, but as you said, it looks as if they're backing down. Why wouldn't they want the opportunity of spoiling the Steelers' SB celebration in their own back yard? Plus, they would have 10 days off before playing their next game as a trade-off. I know if the situation was reversed, I'd love it if the Steelers went to Baltimore and spoiled their party, and I doubt the FO wouldn't request anything different.

That said, I do think it's time the Steelers played in Baltimore on a Sunday/Monday night. When was the last time it happened? I honestly don't remember. It's not much different than the Steelers seemingly always playing the Chiefs in KC or the Pats* in New Cheatland.

Also, Flacco is going to be a good one. Get him some weapons!

X-Terminator
03-21-2009, 07:16 PM
I like what the Steelers have done as they've retained nearly every single key piece, many being young players who should be productive for many years. Piittsburgh, like Baltimore, also uses the draft very well, so they'll likely add more guys there.

From my point of view, McFadden seemed like a pretty big loss, but I don't know enough about the Steelers' depth to decide whether or not they have depth to plug in the hole.

The following details are probably not important to a Pittsburgh fan, but I can honestly say that we've, at the very least, moderately improved our team.

It's easy to dismiss the Ravens offseason as sub-par, but I think that going into next year we'll not only be younger, but an overall better unit for 2009/2010.

Rex Ryan was only the defensive coordinator for four years, and he was preceded by Mike Nolan and Marvin Lewis. Furthermore, the Ravens have had key coaches depart including Jack Del Rio, Mike Singletary, Mike Smith and Jim Schwartz, but we've been fine.

Leonhard was a backup on our team, Ivy was a detriment, Stover was released, Rolle was released, McAlister was released, and Scott, a product of the system, signed for a ridiculous amount of money.

The vast majority of lost players were allowed to walk by the Ravens, and not because of monetary purposes as we had the cash to resign them.

Losing center Jason Brown was a major hit in the long term as he is young, but Matt Birk has been one of the most dominant centers of the past decade, and shouldn't significantly fall off for another year or two.

We brought in one of the game's premiere returners in Carr, and the signing of Foxworth, coupled with the return of Landry, significantly improves our secondary. The future draft pick will more than likely be an impact player as well.

But who are they going to plug into Scott's spot? Would he at least be as good as Scott? And what about secondary depth? Yeah they signed Foxworth, but Rolle, Ivy, McAlister and Leonhard are all gone. That is a pretty big blow to your secondary's depth, unless that was addressed and I'm not aware?

As for McFadden, it's not that big of a loss. William Gay will be able to step right in and perform - he did a great job last season when McFadden was injured. So I don't see much, if any, drop-off. The Steelers also signed Fernando Bryant as a nickel back and for depth. They'll still need to pick a CB in the draft coming up, though.

BleedBlacknGold0
03-21-2009, 07:18 PM
- The Ravens are one of one teams have won a Super Bowl in the past decade



A feat that will never be matched.

Hoping this was just a typo

PeckerWood
03-21-2009, 07:30 PM
The big bad Ratbirds defense buts contracts out on Steelers players, Ray Ray puts Mendy out for the season, and what happens? The Steelers score on da big bad Ratbirds defense in two games in the final minutes to win the games. Then it was the true #1 defense the Steelers defense that iced the Steelers win in the third game and the Steelers go on the Superbowl. The mega hit that Clark put on McGayshe man ain't pay back a mutha Fuk'er.

Hell in the third Ratbird game the Steelers as a team out hit the Ratbirds as a team.

Big ass smile here!:funny:

:tt03::tt02::jammin:

lilyoder6
03-21-2009, 07:48 PM
- The Ravens have made six playoff appearances in the past nine years.

- The Ravens have won the AFC North twice in the past six years.

- The Ravens have appeared in the divisional round four times since the 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens have appeared in the AFC Championship twice since 2000/2001 season.

- The Ravens are one of one teams have won a Super Bowl in the past decade.

We haven't been as successful as the Pats or Steelers, but I'd say that's more than "nothing."

and i'm guessing that there is a good amount of teams that have that kind of resume except for the SB part..

and obv u didn't pay close attention to my post.. i said AFTER the SB they haven't rly done anything that special

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 07:57 PM
But who are they going to plug into Scott's spot? Would he at least be as good as Scott? And what about secondary depth? Yeah they signed Foxworth, but Rolle, Ivy, McAlister and Leonhard are all gone. That is a pretty big blow to your secondary's depth, unless that was addressed and I'm not aware?

As for McFadden, it's not that big of a loss. William Gay will be able to step right in and perform - he did a great job last season when McFadden was injured. So I don't see much, if any, drop-off. The Steelers also signed Fernando Bryant as a nickel back and for depth. They'll still need to pick a CB in the draft coming up, though.

Gay did do pretty well last year, and his ability to fill in is a perfect example of how similar these organizations are. Both the Steelers and the Ravens have an uncanny ability to plug holes with guys as each defense is more of a "system" than a compilation of individual talents. McFadden was good, sure, but probably still easily replaceable, much like Bart Scott.

The Steelers lost Cowher/Wiz a few years ago, and everyone said that these were "significant departures," but as is the way in well-run organizations, almost everyone is expendable, and even though Arians isn't the best of coordinators, the offense was able to hold it together to win numerous division titles and an eventual championship. Tomlin needs no explanation.

There are certain talents like Troy, Ray, Hines and Reed that you cannot touch, but in organizations like ours, nearly everyone else is just a role player, in my opinion.

Anyway, I'd say that Scott's replacement is the least of our worries as one of Gooden/McClai/Barnes will almost certainly pan out. Call me biased, but Scott's only role was to eat blockers for Suggs and Ray, and the aforementioned three guys are more athletic and highly touted than Bart ever was.

Depending on the draft, our secondary will either dramatically improve, or only moderately improve, probably because it couldn't have gotten much worse despite our ranking. As I'm sure you remember, we had 3/4 of our DBs out for a large chunk of the year. This season, we'll once again have the pro-bowl caliber talent of Dawan Landry back in 2009 to complement Foxworth, a guy who is decent improvement over Samari Rolle in the short-term, and definite stability in the long-term.

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that McAlister was gone as he's pretty old and didn't even play last year. I'm hoping we draft another young CB as that's our only need on defense, but they'll probably go with a WR/TE. Fabian Washington will be the #2 if we don't have a standout performance in camp from a late round guy, and although he isn't bad, I'd rather have him in a rotation as the nickle.

Our real needs are on the offensive side of the ball, as you mentioned, because Flacco doesn't really have many options, and Mason is going to start dropping off at some point. Although some parts of the offensive line need to address, the majority are very young and fairly good, while our RBs could be one of the most solid units in the league for a good amount of time.

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 08:05 PM
and i'm guessing that there is a good amount of teams that have that kind of resume except for the SB part..

and obv u didn't pay close attention to my post.. i said AFTER the SB they haven't rly done anything that special

Well, they've made five playoff appearances and won two division titles in the eight years since, but whatever.

I think that excluding the Super Bowl is a moot point because there have only been five other teams to win it in the past nine years.

I guess I could say that the Steelers have historically choked in since the the playoffs for the past thirty years, then, and take away the 2009 season to prove my point.

I'm not sure there are a "good amount of teams" that have a comparable resume considering how much better the AFC has been.

steelerchad
03-21-2009, 08:12 PM
Well, they've made five playoff appearances and won two division titles in the eight years since, but whatever.

I think that excluding the Super Bowl is a moot point because there have only been five other teams to win it in the past nine years.

I guess I could say that the Steelers have historically choked in since the the playoffs for the past thirty years, then, and take away the 2009 season to prove my point.

I'm not sure there are a "good amount of teams" that have a comparable resume considering how much better the AFC has been.

I'm confused by your 3rd point. What's that mean?

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 08:19 PM
I'm confused by your 3rd point. What's that mean?

It's not worded very well.

I said that the Ravens have been one of the most successful teams of the past decade, and lilyoder6 responded by claiming that they haven't done much since the Super Bowl run.

Although I disagreed with that statement anyway, I was trying to say that removing the Super Bowl win from the picture doesn't make any sense as it's what makes the Ravens one of the better organizations. The ultimate goal is to win a SB, so what is the sense in judging success when you're able to just discredit that achievement?

Even though the Steelers won a championship in 2005, one title in thirty years isn't impressive seeing as how they had a drought after the 1979 season. However, now that they've won another in 2009, they've reestablished their dominance in the NFL. Removing that second title doesn't make sense, though, as it is pivotal in proving their overall success.

I'm not sure if that clarifies anything...

triphahn
03-21-2009, 09:21 PM
Hope it's the Titans. They have payback coming.

I wanted to see the Titans in the AFC Championship last year. They do have it coming and you no its going to be an arse kicking.

stlrtruck
03-21-2009, 09:48 PM
I'm trying to be objective here, but how can you honestly believe that? Maybe your just showboating and trying to be condescending as possible, but really?

I don't like the Steelers, their fans, or their players, but I respect all three.

To address your point, how could you possibly say that one of the most successful NFL franchises of the past decade is "pathetic?" Come on...

I don't like the ravens, their fans, and the majority of their players. I respect most of the fans (especially since some of my relatives are ravens fans) and a few of the players (no need to pretend here).

My point about the franchise being pathetic was not based on their stats for the past decade but more along that line that it seems to me that every year they aren't winning that someone, more specifically a loud mouth LB that is past his prime and wears #52, whines about this that or the other. And now this, a request to not play the Steelers in prime time.

Let me flip it, what would you think if you heard that the Steelers sent a request not to play Baltimore during a prime time game? Wouldn't you think it pathetic?

steelerchad
03-21-2009, 10:17 PM
OK. I now understand what you were getting at.
Really, you could take away this years Superbowl if you liked though. It wouldn't change the fact that the Steelers are the most successful franchise in the Superbowl era.
Whether you looked at total Superbowls 5. Playoff appearances, championship game appearances, or just straight out W/L %. The Steelers will be at the top.

The other thing about most of the teams that have had some nice championship runs, like Dallas, 49ers, and the Pats, is the fact that they've all had streaks of futility as well. The Steelers have been the model of consistency. Almost always competitive. Only 7 losing seasons since 1970. Of those 7, 5-11 has been the worst year they've had. Many teams have 5-11 or worse come along every couple of years.

lilyoder6
03-21-2009, 10:23 PM
OK. I now understand what you were getting at.
Really, you could take away this years Superbowl if you liked though. It wouldn't change the fact that the Steelers are the most successful franchise in the Superbowl era.
Whether you looked at total Superbowls 5. Playoff appearances, championship game appearances, or just straight out W/L %. The Steelers will be at the top.

The other thing about most of the teams that have had some nice championship runs, like Dallas, 49ers, and the Pats, is the fact that they've all had streaks of futility as well. The Steelers have been the model of consistency. Almost always competitive. Only 7 losing seasons since 1970. Of those 7, 5-11 has been the worst year they've had. Many teams have 5-11 or worse come along every couple of years.

he is talking about this past decade...

but i am trying to explain that many teams have had good runs in this past decade.. many some have not won A SB but still successful

Ravnet
03-21-2009, 11:25 PM
I don't like the ravens, their fans, and the majority of their players. I respect most of the fans (especially since some of my relatives are ravens fans) and a few of the players (no need to pretend here)

I should have been that specific as well. There isn't a single iota of respect for Hines Ward in my body, irrespective of his accomplishments.

My point about the franchise being pathetic was not based on their stats for the past decade but more along that line that it seems to me that every year they aren't winning that someone, more specifically a loud mouth LB that is past his prime and wears #52, whines about this that or the other. And now this, a request to not play the Steelers in prime time.

From a Pittsburgh fan, I guess I'll buy that after reconsideration, and that's not meant to be derogatory. "Pathetic" just isn't the word that comes to mind.

Let me flip it, what would you think if you heard that the Steelers sent a request not to play Baltimore during a prime time game? Wouldn't you think it pathetic?

Quite honestly, if the Ravens got to host Pittsburgh year in and year out and beat them every single time, I'd understand the Steelers asking to bypass a huge Super Bowl lovefest where we'd probably lose once again on national television.

Anyway, I think the real issue is that we'd be delaying our first home game until the third week of the season if we open up in Pittsburgh.

OK. I now understand what you were getting at.
Really, you could take away this years Superbowl if you liked though. It wouldn't change the fact that the Steelers are the most successful franchise in the Superbowl era.
Whether you looked at total Superbowls 5. Playoff appearances, championship game appearances, or just straight out W/L %. The Steelers will be at the top.

I agree with that, but my hypothetical situation was that if we we're looking at the Steelers bottom line since their championship in 1979, they wouldn't be overly impressive with just one title in 2005.

but i am trying to explain that many teams have had good runs in this past decade.. many some have not won A SB but still successful

Please, be specific.

You have to remember how much better than AFC has been in the past ten years. NFC teams with moderate success are not in the same class, as is evidence by their numerous losses in the Super Bowl.

StainlessStill
03-22-2009, 01:25 AM
The only thing good about the Steelers/Ravens rivalry, is just that.. the only rivalry within' the division that seems to be consistent, even though we just 3 swept the criminals.

Cincinnati was competitive with us for 1 and maybe half a year while the Browns haven't been even a THREAT since the 90's. (2002 is an exception.) That leaves Baltimore to be our biggest rival within the North (obviously) ..and to face each other in the AFC Title only adds fuel. But... come on.. a 3 sweep? Is this REALLY a rivalry
(a word that shouldn't be taken lightly)?

Now they are acting like cowards and singling us out to have no more prime-time games against us?

... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHAHA

What a bunch of fags. So much for how big, bad, and dominate that purple looks to go with their black uniforms.

Bow down to the # 1 defense in the league, Birdies.

4xSBChamps
03-22-2009, 08:21 AM
.....what would you think if you heard that the Steelers sent a request not to play Baltimore during a prime time game?

..... if 'em Stillers would ever request to not-play ANY opponent, I'd think it's time to cancel the insurance-policies, 'cause the End is Near!!!!!

:cya:

lilyoder6
03-22-2009, 08:50 AM
Please, be specific.

You have to remember how much better than AFC has been in the past ten years. NFC teams with moderate success are not in the same class, as is evidence by their numerous losses in the Super Bowl.

okie dokie..

the colts have been having 10/12 + wins seasons..
the chargers having good success
titans

and those are at least 3 i can think of on the top of my head.. maybe even throw in the broncos...

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 02:20 PM
okie dokie..

the colts have been having 10/12 + wins seasons..
the chargers having good success
titans

and those are at least 3 i can think of on the top of my head.. maybe even throw in the broncos...

The Colts, Patriots and Steelers are the three teams I'll concede, meaning that Baltimore has been in the top four teams over the past decade.

San Diego? They've only been good since the 2004/2005 season, and have yet to even reach a Super Bowl.

Tennessee has made a ton of appearances, but just one actual run where they lost the Super Bowl to St. Louis. They're next on the list, but not close enough.

stlrtruck
03-22-2009, 02:24 PM
From a Pittsburgh fan, I guess I'll buy that after reconsideration, and that's not meant to be derogatory. "Pathetic" just isn't the word that comes to mind.


Then what word comes to mind?

So basically by saying that you'd expect the Steelers to make the same request if they were getting beaten by the ravens regularly, you are also saying that the ravens are pwned by the STEELERS!

Even if it was flipped, I'd never expect my FO to write such a request but instead welcoming the first opportunity to knock the the champions off the thrown. I guess that's the difference in winning and whining!!!

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Then what word comes to mind?

So basically by saying that you'd expect the Steelers to make the same request if they were getting beaten by the ravens regularly, you are also saying that the ravens are pwned by the STEELERS!

Even if it was flipped, I'd never expect my FO to write such a request but instead welcoming the first opportunity to knock the the champions off the thrown. I guess that's the difference in winning and whining!!!

Cowardly? Afraid? Not pathetic, though.

Yes, I've admitted numerous times that the Steelers are the superior team, and I'm not sure how that is disputable... They've both been two of the best in the AFC for the past decade, but head to head, Pittsburgh is better than Baltimore.

I'm not going to look up the statistic, but I'm pretty sure the Ravens have a winning record against Pittsburgh at home.

4xSBChamps
03-22-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm not going to look up the statistic, but I'm pretty sure the Ravens have a winning record against Pittsburgh at home.

1996

Pitt 31 @ Balt 17
Balt 31 @ Pitt 17

1997

Pitt 42 @ Balt 34
Balt 0 @ Pitt 37

1998

Pitt 20 @ Balt 13
Balt 06 @ Pitt 16

1999

Pitt 23 @ Balt 20
Balt 31 @ Pitt 24

2000

Balt 16 @ Pitt 00
Pitt 09 @ Balt 06

2001

Balt 10 @ Pitt 31
Pitt 26 @ Balt 21

2002

Pitt 31 @ Balt 18
Balt 31 @ Pitt 34

2003

Balt 15 @ Pitt 34
Piit 10 @ Balt 13

2004

Pitt 13 @ Balt 30
Balt 07 @ Pitt 20

2005

Balt 19 @ Pitt 20
Pitt 13 @ Balt 16

2006

Pitt 00 @ Balt 27
Balt 31 @ Pitt 07

2007

Balt 07 @ Pitt 38
Pitt 21 @ Balt 27

2008

Balt 20 @ Pitt 23
Pitt 13 @ Balt 09
Balt 14 @ Pitt 23 (AFC Championship Game)


I am getting Baltimore has 3 wins in 14 games at Pitt since '96 (Ratbirds first season), winning on the road in 99, 00, and 06, while Pittsburgh is 7 of 13 in Maryland, with wins in 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02 (six straight years), and again in 08:
the Ravens are 9-18 against the Steelers in this time-frame

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm not going to quote the above message in its entirety, but I have the Ravens being 6-3 at home against Pittsburgh since 2000. I didn't mean to imply that Baltimore has a winning record in Pitt.

St33lersguy
03-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Cowards, chickens. tHe ratbirds are a bunch of thugs & they're QB Joe Slacco sucks & has an ugly unibrow. The Ravens are below the Steelers

X-Terminator
03-22-2009, 04:03 PM
I'm not going to quote the above message in its entirety, but I have the Ravens being 6-3 at home against Pittsburgh since 2000. I didn't mean to imply that Baltimore has a winning record in Pitt.

You're correct - they are. But all-time, the Steelers have a winning record in Baltimore as they won there the first 4 years after they moved from Cleveland, while the Rats have won just 3 games in Pittsburgh in the same time frame.

stlrtruck
03-22-2009, 04:43 PM
Cowardly? Afraid? Not pathetic, though.

Yes, I've admitted numerous times that the Steelers are the superior team, and I'm not sure how that is disputable... They've both been two of the best in the AFC for the past decade, but head to head, Pittsburgh is better than Baltimore.

I'm not going to look up the statistic, but I'm pretty sure the Ravens have a winning record against Pittsburgh at home.

Maybe you're right pathetic isn't the word. How about PU$$Y? And I'm not talking about the players or the coach necessarily but more so the FO!!!!

I just don't understand that with the amount of mutual respect there is between organizations (supposedly after the game is played) that they would shy away from such an opportunity. I would hope that if ever such an opportunity presented itself for Pittsburgh to play in baltimore on the Thursday night opener that they would eat it up. But then again, for that to happen baltimore would have to win a SB and I really can't be cheering for that now.

And really records aside, what a way to open up the season. A freakin' snobber knocker - the way football should be played.

4xSBChamps
03-22-2009, 05:39 PM
[Pepper Brooks]
"..... maybe they should play at a neutral-site.....

http://s5.tinypic.com/2qao2ed.jpg

..... like Helsinki, eh, Cotton?"
[/Pepper Brooks]

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 05:44 PM
Maybe you're right pathetic isn't the word. How about profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfilterprofanityfilter? And I'm not talking about the players or the coach necessarily but more so the FO!!!!

I just don't understand that with the amount of mutual respect there is between organizations (supposedly after the game is played) that they would shy away from such an opportunity. I would hope that if ever such an opportunity presented itself for Pittsburgh to play in baltimore on the Thursday night opener that they would eat it up. But then again, for that to happen baltimore would have to win a SB and I really can't be cheering for that now.

And really records aside, what a way to open up the season. A freakin' snobber knocker - the way football should be played.

I agree, and it's pretty lame, but as fans, we can't really do anything.

4xSBChamps
03-22-2009, 05:52 PM
I am getting Baltimore has 3 wins in 14 games at Pitt since '96 (Ratbirds first season), winning on the road in 99, 00, and 06, while Pittsburgh is 7 of 13 in Maryland, with wins in 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02 (six straight years), and again in 08:
the Ravens are 9-18 against the Steelers in this time-frame

I believe this is wrong, as I am looking-over the above data..... both teams won 31-17 on the road in '96, making the Steelers all-time record in Baltimore 8-5, while the Ratbirds are 4-of-14 in 'da Burgh

Vincent
03-22-2009, 05:56 PM
Since 1996 the :sign02:(rats) :sign02:are 9-18 against the :helmet:Steelers:helmet:

http://www.owned.com/Owned_Pictures/Rex_Grossman_Own3d_OWNED.jpg

:tt:In this particular illustration, we would be the road team. :tt:

TampaSteelerFan
03-22-2009, 07:01 PM
The Ratbirds win over us in Baltimore in 2005 should have have an asterisk next to it, because Tommy Maddux off the bench was prominantly involved! :laughing:

stlrtruck
03-22-2009, 07:07 PM
I agree, and it's pretty lame, but as fans, we can't really do anything.

Send a letter of disgust to the FO and let know how ashamed you are of such a request.

HughC
03-22-2009, 07:15 PM
Regardless of their record or stats, this (NFL & networks) is a business. Nobody around the nation wants to see the Ravens; that is just a sad reality for fans from Clevemore. There are about 25 other teams that will bring in better ratings.

Edman
03-22-2009, 07:46 PM
Fun Fact:

The Steelers have beaten all forms of the Cleveland Browns three times in a season.

The Old Browns in 1994.
The New Browns in 2002.
The Ravens (Used to be the Old Browns) in 2008.

TampaSteelerFan
03-22-2009, 07:54 PM
Fun Fact:

The Steelers have beaten all forms of the Cleveland Browns three times in a season.

The Old Browns in 1994.
The New Browns in 2002.
The Ravens (Used to be the Old Browns) in 2008.

That photo of that Packer (ha,ha) behind Rex Grossman definitely applies to this fun fact, eh Clevemore? :rofl:

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Regardless of their record or stats, this (NFL & networks) is a business. Nobody around the nation wants to see the Ravens; that is just a sad reality for fans from Clevemore. There are about 25 other teams that will bring in better ratings.

That comment is ignorant, uninformed, and jut straight up wrong.

Ravens/Steelers would attract comparable, and likely more viewers than nearly every other possible suitor for Pittsburgh, Dallas and New York being the main exceptions.

steelerchad
03-22-2009, 09:35 PM
That comment is ignorant, uninformed, and jut straight up wrong.

Ravens/Steelers would attract comparable, and likely more viewers than nearly every other possible suitor for Pittsburgh, Dallas and New York being the main exceptions.


Add the Pats as a definate to that list along with the Cowboys and Giants.
I'd say the Ravens would be in a group below those 3 with the Colts, Titans, Chargers, Packers and Jax if they hadn't been so pathetic last year. Jax has become one of our bigger rivals in the last decade due to alot of close hard fought games. The Packers are not neccessarily a rival of ours, but they have a huge national following and we do play them. They could be a possibility for our opener, although I tend to think it will be the Titans. They're sick about not getting to the Superbowl and the whole towel stomp thing will be played up by the media the week leading up to the game giving an additional storyline.

A divisional game would be preferred by the league, but since the Ravens don't want it and the Browns and Bengals are too pathetic to warrant it, I think the NFL will honor their request and send the Titans to us.

lilyoder6
03-22-2009, 09:39 PM
i think that there are a lot of possibilities...

i rly think the nfl will ignore the ravens request and do what they want.. it is a business and they want to make the most money.. so they will analyze this like a mother effer

Ravnet
03-22-2009, 10:28 PM
i think that there are a lot of possibilities...

i rly think the nfl will ignore the ravens request and do what they want.. it is a business and they want to make the most money.. so they will analyze this like a mother effer

I agree, there is absolutely no reason for the NFL to honor that request.

Colts, Titans, Chargers, Packers and Jax

No one outside of Pittsburgh knows about the Jacksonville rivalry, then. Furthermore, that team has by far the smallest following in the league, and was only created in the first place for a Super Bowl venue.

Green Bay and Indy would likely have slightly higher ratings than Baltimore, but San Diego is debatable.

Baltimore/Pittsburgh is a rivalry that is acknowledged around the nation, and people like seeing that stuff, not to mention that it's very easy to promote.

MaidenIndiana
03-23-2009, 12:37 AM
This request without a doubt proves that the so called big,bad ratbirds are really just big pansies

paw-n-maul-u
03-23-2009, 01:58 AM
I would rather the steelers have a home game in december vs. those foul vulchers than a opener.

I think the ONLY foul taste still lingering from the Superbowl ... and frankly ... the AFC Championship that MOST people wanted to see, is the terrible towel stomping titans ...

I say bring them here to heinz field ... present our rings ... and do a dance all over their face ... and imagine the amount of terrible towels that would be at that game ...

IMAGINE ... i bet they would hand out free terrible towels ... every fan in the stadium waving a towel with one of the biggest statements in NFL history.

You. Dont. F*CK. With. The. Terrible. Towel.

then crush the titans 28-13.

I'm almost happy the league didnt give the ravens the game. I feel they are going to have a down year. The titans. I want to crush. please titans for opener.

steelballs
03-23-2009, 07:46 AM
- This request is friggin' ridiculous.
The purple pussies need to man up and take their lumps like everybody else. All this request does is prove that the Steelers own them mentally and physically.

stlrtruck
03-23-2009, 08:03 AM
Baltimore/Pittsburgh is a rivalry that is acknowledged around the nation, and people like seeing that stuff, not to mention that it's very easy to promote.

I agree, but the problem is that this type of game is OLD SCHOOL FOOTBALL and with Commissioner Good Deal catering to the "new" fans of the NFL that want the 50 points a game and high octane offense with almost zero defense (ala the pro-bowl), this type of game doesn't bode well for the NFL - but I'm willing to bet that America would tune in for this snobber knocker on any given day of the week.

The NFL needs to get back to it's grass roots and what other way to do that then to have two of the hardest hitting teams open up the season. Too bad your FO is shying away from such a possiblity.

Jackal
03-23-2009, 08:36 AM
Oh, you guys are all such a bunch of comedians.

Making a request to not play the Thursday night opener in Pittsburgh while the crowd is in a fever pitch over the celebration of the Super Bowl is called SMART, not afraid. How many BCS teams are playing another top 10 team in the opener? About none. Why would you schedule one of your hardest games of the season in the first week? Remember, this is a REQUEST. The Ravens didn't say they refuse to play, or aren't going to show up, but it makes perfect sense to not take on a game of this caliber on the season opener. You call it cowardice. I call it strategy. The goal isn't to beat you in week one. It is to be the last team standing in February.

If I were you, I would be asking for the Lions on week one, so you can start your season with a winning record. If the Ravens come to town, you are going to start 0-1! We are big fans of spoiling other teams' home parties (Dallas).

See ya in the fall!

Typical Baltimore profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfilterprofanityfilter answer. You should be ashamed of those purple-wearing Clowns you call a football team for even putting in this "request."

We're in their heads, they're afraid.

I hope the crew at Heinz Field installs a tampon dispenser in the visitors locker room for the Ratbirds game, along with those changing tables. Apparently, Tampax are in high demand in Harm City.

CPanther95
03-23-2009, 09:31 AM
No one outside of Pittsburgh knows about the Jacksonville rivalry, then. Furthermore, that team has by far the smallest following in the league, and was only created in the first place for a Super Bowl venue.

Green Bay and Indy would likely have slightly higher ratings than Baltimore, but San Diego is debatable.

Baltimore/Pittsburgh is a rivalry that is acknowledged around the nation, and people like seeing that stuff, not to mention that it's very easy to promote.

Baltimore is one of the lowest ratings draws in the league. NBC's nightmare matchup for the SB (among playoff teams) was BAL/ARI with BAL/CAR a close second. San Diego, while a smaller market team, has a disproportionately large fan base.

I do think however that the league will honor the Ravens request. Plenty of teams would love a Thursday game to open up the season - and the Titans have always been the better opener opponent. Unlike mid-season Thursday games, there's no short week that comes with it. As far as other primetime games, the league won't meddle with the partner networks' scheduling.

If I were a Ravens fan, I'd be extremely embarrassed - and that's before this news. Apparently, when Bart Scott left for NJ, he not only took the game balls he earned, he carried them away in the team's scrotum flung over his shoulder like Santa Clause packing for a Christmas Eve trip to a gender reassignment clinic in Thailand.

BlastFurnace
03-23-2009, 10:50 AM
I don't care when we play them.

I don't care where we play them.

We are guaranteed to play them twice per year.

They are always good, hard hitting games.

Suit it up and play.

I don't believe they are afraid to play us. They just probably think that Prime Time Thursday Night games suck from a players standpoint.

I hate prime time games...especially Thursday night games. Personally, I wish we would go back to everyone plays on Sunday, except for the Monday Night games. Forget the games played outside the United States and Thursday Night games.

Play the games when and how it made the NFL the best league in America.

4xSBChamps
03-23-2009, 12:08 PM
I hate prime time games...especially Thursday night games. Personally, I wish we would go back to everyone plays on Sunday, except for the Monday Night games.

Forget the games played outside the United States and Thursday Night games.

Play the games when and how it made the NFL the best league in America.

..... it's obvious that you'lll never get anywhere in life, using common-sense like that.....

:drink:

SteelerFanInCA
03-23-2009, 12:32 PM
Wow, we've got the Ravens shaking in their boots already. I love it. :sofunny:

Dino 6 Rings
03-23-2009, 04:47 PM
The Reason they don't want to play us week 1 has nothing to do with Primetime. Its too early in the season for them, they are still recovering from the BEATING we gave them to end their season last year.

They anticipate being healthy by week 6.

lilyoder6
03-23-2009, 05:35 PM
The Reason they don't want to play us week 1 has nothing to do with Primetime. Its too early in the season for them, they are still recovering from the BEATING we gave them to end their season last year.

They anticipate being healthy by week 6.

i also beleive that since the nfl does loves it's ratings that they will make a steeler raven match at Heinz field in winter, with a good possibility of snow on primetime.. b/c then that would also have a possible division race headline

4xSBChamps
03-23-2009, 05:56 PM
i also beleive that since the nfl does loves it's ratings that they will make a steeler raven match at Heinz field in winter, with a good possibility of snow on primetime.. b/c then that would also have a possible division race headline

..... wud if da Wavens deswide dey don't wanna pway does Steewers in pwime-time in December, eider?????

http://www.guelphgreens.ca/weblog/wp-content/uploads/elmer-fudd.gif

NJarhead
03-23-2009, 06:02 PM
..... wud if da Wavens deswide dey don't wanna pway does Steewers in pwime-time in December, eider?????

http://www.guelphgreens.ca/weblog/wp-content/uploads/elmer-fudd.gif

:rofl:

Excellent!

paw-n-maul-u
03-23-2009, 08:27 PM
Earlier someone said what BCS teams usually play each other that early in the season.


Almost every year... this next year ... VT-Alabama in the GA dome.

a couple years ago VT-LSU in death valley.

VT-USC in marcus vicks first year as a starter ... last year I'm pretty sure USC or someone had a brawl pretty early as well

people want to start every year out with a bang. the ravens are pooswas, let them have their opening home game vs. cincy just so MAYBE ... AT SOMEPOINT ... FOR ONE GAME ... they can say "we are winning the AFC North")

... but that would be contingent on us losing to the towel stompers, which myron cope would never let happen

SteelCityMan786
03-23-2009, 09:04 PM
saw this on a ravens forum, thought it was interesting.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...0,7828732.story

Contrary to rumors, the Ravens are not expected to kick off the 2009 regular season at the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the Thursday night season opener.

As part of their scheduling requests to the league, the Ravens asked not to play a prime-time game at Heinz Field this season, a team official told The Baltimore Sun.

The Ravens have played a nationally televised game at Pittsburgh for three of the past four seasons, including the past two years. The Ravens have never won a prime-time game at Pittsburgh, losing all four times.

It has become tradition that the defending Super Bowl champion opens the NFL season with a nationally televised game at home. There were rumors that the league would begin with Ravens-Steelers, a rematch of the AFC championship game.

The first games of the 2009 season -- the prime-time games for Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights -- are expected to be announced next week at the NFL owners meetings. The rest of the regular-season schedule is usually announced in April.

I hope the rest of the league ignores it and puts the Ravens as a Night game. I like having them play in Pittsburgh at night. :chuckle:

lilyoder6
03-23-2009, 09:49 PM
..... wud if da Wavens deswide dey don't wanna pway does Steewers in pwime-time in December, eider?????

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shit... if the commish keeps turning the league into a pansy league as he is.. then all u would of to do is cry to get out of a game

Galax Steeler
03-24-2009, 04:14 AM
Thats ok at least he Titans ain't affraid to play us.

BubbyBrister
03-24-2009, 08:22 AM
Source: http://myespn.go.com/blogs/nflnation?tag=titans-steelers%20opening%20night

The Tennessee Titans stomped the "Terrible Towels" following last year's regular season win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Their reward? A Week 1 visit to Heinz Field Thursday Sept. 10 to kick off the 2009 NFL season.

The pairing is no surprise. Once the Baltimore Ravens asked the league not to play in Pittsburgh in prime time for the third straight year, Tennessee became the best opening week opponent for the Steelers. The NFL passed over other potential home candidates for Pittsburgh such as the San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings.

In addition to the towel incident, this game also pits two strong AFC contenders. The Titans and Steelers combined for 25 regular-season victories last year and should be among the early favorites to represent the conference next season.

Hines0wnz
03-24-2009, 05:07 PM
This does not surprise me on so many levels.


What a bunch of crybabies.