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beer72
10-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Freakin air time. Just got done watchin ESPN first take...wow wow wow If Brady, Romo or even freakin Tebow would be playin that would be the whole show. Just complete Bullsh*t.. sorry just had to vent:banging:

tanda10506
10-11-2012, 12:47 PM
It's true that we get little TV coverage compared to the rest of the teams, but if they covered us more they would just trash talk and say how much we will have our hands full just trying to get 3rd place in the division.

TRH
10-11-2012, 12:51 PM
Pittsburgh gets a little air-time, but certainly not what they should get. Especially on a "game day". If it was others, it would be talked up and down and up and down.

I actually get to see most "First Take's" and the later NFL show as well, and while the Steelers get mentioned every now and then.....these particular subjects are talked about over and over and over and over and over again. No matter which show on ESPN or ESPN2. It's to the point of "sickening" :

-Tim Tebow
-the Jets and Mark Sanchez
-Tim Tebow
-the Patriots and Tom Brady
-the Giants
-Tim Tebow
-Cam Newton
-RGIII

Sure...they talk about some other things....but by and large...these are the things that are completely beaten to death on a DAILY basis.

Time now for some more Cam Newton and Tim Tebow.

TRH
10-11-2012, 12:52 PM
It's true that we get little TV coverage compared to the rest of the teams, but if they covered us more they would just trash talk and say how much we will have our hands full just trying to get 3rd place in the division.

True.....i get sick and tired of hearing how "horrible" we are, how "old" we are, and how much we suck every time Rob Parker is on (which is alot).
Thank goodness Stephen A Smith is a Steelers fan.

Fire Arians
10-11-2012, 01:06 PM
that's ok they'll have no choice but to cover us when we're in the playoffs

teegre
10-11-2012, 01:45 PM
I don't mind them saying that the defense is old (they are).

I don't mind them saying that the defense is injured (they are).

I don't mind them saying that the defense lacks talent (at some positions, they are).

But, we all know that PITT's defense has still been effective, for three years, despite all of those factors.

Of course, that said, the age, injuries, & lack of talent has indeed made for a rough start. And,, I don't mind them saying that the defense is currently struggling (they are).

What bugs me is that while the defense is struggling & the talking heads have no problem ripping them for it... these same media hounds NEVER mention that the OFFENSE is looking like it might be on the brink of something truly amazing.

The sportscasters should be talking about BB for his 9-1 TD-INT ratio... but, they don't.

The sportscasters should be talking about Todd Haley transforming this defense (less sacks, more TOP)... but, they don't.

The sportscasters should be talking about the return of Droppy Mendenspin, and how he could turn this offense into an elite one (from a really good one)... but, they don't.

Instead, all we hear is the same drivel (about Troy's calf, Harrison's age, and Lewis's inexperience).

PATS16N0
10-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Better to be talked about in January than October.

tony hipchest
10-11-2012, 02:00 PM
True.....i get sick and tired of hearing how "horrible" we are, how "old" we are, and how much we suck every time Rob Parker is on (which is alot).
Thank goodness Stephen A Smith is a Steelers fan.




The sportscasters should be talking about the return of Droppy Mendenspin, and how he could turn this offense into an elite one (from a really good one)... but, they don't.

Instead, all we hear is the same drivel (about Troy's calf, Harrison's age, and Lewis's inexperience).

its not just the media. its heard on steelers message boards, like this one, as well.

i guess it makes it easier to decipher who is gobbling all the shit the media spoon feeds.

theres alot folks uber angered with the steelers 2-2 record. it makes them think irrational thoughts, and type irrational sentences.

Darkstorm05
10-11-2012, 02:03 PM
To be fair, we're not exactly lighting up the NFL with our performance this year. We're 2-2...if they said more about us, most of it would be negative. Shows are fueled by ratings, and ratings climb for gossip, dirt, and controversy...not discussing teams that the common NFL fan likely sees as mediocre. The sheep, however, love some Tebow reports.

If you're looking for decent Steelers coverage on ESPN, you're in the wrong media outlet. Try KDKA.

Curtain_of_Steel
10-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Yea our games are never on tv, lol I do not think I had to watch the Ticket yet this year.

Who cares what the talking heads say. Doesn't mean a thing.

FanSince72
10-11-2012, 03:30 PM
To be fair, we're not exactly lighting up the NFL with our performance this year. We're 2-2...if they said more about us, most of it would be negative. Shows are fueled by ratings, and ratings climb for gossip, dirt, and controversy...not discussing teams that the common NFL fan likely sees as mediocre. The sheep, however, love some Tebow reports.

If you're looking for decent Steelers coverage on ESPN, you're in the wrong media outlet. Try KDKA.



^THIS^

There are two undefeated teams and a host of others such as the Giants who have been putting on clinics each week while our "Mighty Steelers" are barely scraping together enough of a game to stay at .500.

Compared to those other teams, I don't see anything particularly newsworthy about anything we're doing right now.

Of course in the eyes of some that makes me a hater, so what do I know, right?

I just find it better to be a realist than someone wearing gold-tinted sunglasses.

tony hipchest
10-11-2012, 05:31 PM
im watching NFL network talk about this game for the past hour with a 2 hrs and 30 minute countdown clock to kick off. :noidea:

, I don't see anything particularly newsworthy about anything we're doing right now.


I just find it better to be a realist than someone wearing gold-tinted sunglasses.

maybe you should take off ray charles and stevie wonder's sunglasses then? :hunch:

God forbid anyone give credit to the great job haley is doing or ben off to the best career start of a season- top five in passer rating, td's and fewest ints. God forbid anyone talk about mendenhalls freakish recovery.

FanSince72
10-11-2012, 05:39 PM
im watching NFL network talk about this game for the past hour with a 2 hrs and 30 minute countdown clock to kick off. :noidea:



maybe you should take off ray charles and stevie wonder's sunglasses then? :hunch:

God forbid anyone give credit to the great job haley is doing or ben off to the best career start of a season- top five in passer rating, td's and fewest ints. God forbid anyone talk about mendenhalls freakish recovery.

And yet we're still just 2 - 2.

I know that Ben is having a great year.
I know that Mendy has hit the ground running (no pun intended).

Haley is doing a GOOD job and I DO see some promising things but it's way too soon to say "Great" job since we're just (again) 2 - 2.

Let's see what kind of game we have tonight.
If we struggle (even if we win), then it just proves that there's a lot more work to do.
If we win comfortably and we make no glaring mistakes, then I'd say that maybe we've finally turned a corner.

But if we lose, then we'd basically just suck. We'd be 2 - 3 and that won't get us anywhere no matter how many records Ben breaks and THAT, is reality.

teegre
10-11-2012, 05:49 PM
There are two undefeated teams and a host of others such as the Giants who have been putting on clinics each week while our "Mighty Steelers" are barely scraping together enough of a game to stay at .500.

Compared to those other teams, I don't see anything particularly newsworthy about anything we're doing right now.

95% of the time, you are right: why would they talk about the Steelers??? But, on a day when the Steelers-Titans the only game on, you'd figure that it'd be at least 15% of the coverage. Alas...

And, when they do indeed talk about the Steelers, it is 80% negative (ie about the defense)... as opposed to talking about the rise of the offense.

I will give Deion Sanders credit: he glazed over the defense (saying that he's not worried, because LeBeau would figure it out) and turned (or tried to turn) the conversation towards BB & his trio of WRs (whom Deion deemed the best in the NFL).

Darkstorm05
10-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Careful with the homer-ism here. We're like a year past Ben being tops on that most hated NFL player opinion poll. Do you think the sheep masses care that Ben is taking less sacks this year? No. Another news flash...casual fans likely know nothing about Haley. Do you think the bulk of NFL fans give a damn that we're throwing to Miller more on short passes? No.

That sort of in depth review is reserved for dedicated fans. Dedicated fans aren't sitting around dying for NFL Network to educate them. These shows are targeted to the lowest common denominator...casual fans across the nation. The majority of casual fans that don't own a terrible towel likely have zero interest in a 2-2 Steeler team.

We're a very small market team, even if we do travel well. If you want good coverage, get it from Pittsburgh media. Let the rest have their dose of Brady Bunch and leave them to it.

Steel_Bus_24
10-11-2012, 06:03 PM
This use to irk me....but then I realized we don't play that good usually when the media is hanging around a little extra

The only sh** that still gets under my skin is when

1. They label our players dirty and don't recognize Goodells crap

2. Always say we are inferior to the Patriots because we haven't beat them in the Playoffs and somehow our SBs are not legit

Darkstorm05
10-11-2012, 06:06 PM
2. Always say we are inferior to the Patriots because we haven't beat them in the Playoffs and somehow our SBs are not legit

Want to guess what would have gone down if we were ever accused of cheating the way the Pats did? Goodell would order everyone living in Allegheny county to be imprisoned in pizza ovens.

teegre
10-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Now that the pre-game is on, it's much better. Whew!!!

maddog78
10-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Eh...play well, get coverage. During the 15-1 year all my friends called NFL Network "Steeler Network".