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steelers33
01-13-2013, 12:50 AM
finish the sentence.

Hawaii 5-0
01-13-2013, 12:56 AM
finish the sentence.

...be very happy for Ray Lewis.

I would have liked him a whole lot better if he had been a Pittsburgh Steeler...

fansince'76
01-13-2013, 12:56 AM
...take solace in the fact that Belichick and Brady were denied yet again.

MeanGee2047
01-13-2013, 01:00 AM
...take solace in the fact that Belichick and Brady were denied yet again.

They don't play until tomorrow...hope they lose and Houston beats the Ravens....don't want to see either Ravens or Pats in the Bowl...:doh:

StainlessStill
01-13-2013, 01:22 AM
I can give two pure shits about the Baltimore Ravens.

fansince'76
01-13-2013, 01:35 AM
They don't play until tomorrow...hope they lose and Houston beats the Ravens....don't want to see either Ravens or Pats in the Bowl...:doh:

Yeah, that would be optimal, but since not a goddamn thing has gone right from my perspective as a Steelers fan this season, well...

StainlessStill
01-13-2013, 01:42 AM
For the record, I honestly do believe the Ravens could be the 2012 team of destiny. Ray Lewis storyline. 4th and 29 at San Diego. Cowboys/Romo's terrible clock management at Baltimore. Phantom FG win VS New England. Flacco's absolutley horrendous offensive management bailed out by deep balls followed by a laundry of yellow. Beating obvious prevent defense 70 yards in the air, no timeouts with 30 seconds left. They've played football this year the way a little kid would play pool, not call the shot and just watch every ball go in the pouch for the hell of it.

They've gotten every bounce in every single game I've watched them in. Dare I say it.....

GMU Steeler
01-13-2013, 01:43 AM
Meh. Honestly better them than the Pats at this point. I won't lie. I wouldn't be happy because their trolls would be over here non-stop but if it gave our Steelers motivation to win another one, I guess I'd be okay. I really wanted Denver to win today and I really really want Houston to win later today. Don't know if I can stomach another Balt-NE AFC championship.

StainlessStill
01-13-2013, 01:44 AM
I'm rooting VERY hard for a Falcons/Texans Super Bowl. VERY, VERY hard.

Hawaii 5-0
01-13-2013, 02:34 AM
I'm rooting VERY hard for a Falcons/Texans Super Bowl. VERY, VERY hard.

that would be an ideal Super Bowl matchup...:thumbsup:

PhantomJB93
01-13-2013, 02:45 AM
As long as it's not 49ers-Ratbirds. BY FAR worst case scenario. Either way a Harbaugh wins, and either the Ratbirds get one and we have to hear about how great Ray Lewis is for the rest of eternity, or the 49ers get it and tie us for Super Bowls.

ZoneBlitzer
01-13-2013, 02:49 AM
...say that Ray went out in style.

With that D and explosive offense, they have a legitimate shot.

And though we'd never hear the end of it from Raven fans, I actually don't mind having an SB winner coming from the AFC North.

I believe that having tougher competition within the division helps the Steelers raise their game. It forces them to compete at a higher level from the front office to the field. They have been sloppy, undisciplined and underachieving of late. And I imagine that it would lite a fire under their asses to have a SB winner come from their own backyard.

Blackout
01-13-2013, 03:03 AM
I have a soft spot for Ray Lewis, but the only team I want to win are the Seahawks or Falcons or Texans.

Fire Arians
01-13-2013, 03:06 AM
come on man

illmatic
01-13-2013, 03:36 AM
I will be happy for them and their fans honestly. Of course I'd rather have the 49ers or Seahawks win, but I'd rather have the Ravens win than the Patriots.

If the Ravens win, it would only make our rivalry and our division a LOT better. Plus it will motivate the Steelers too next year.

Fire Arians
01-13-2013, 03:48 AM
if the ravens win the sb, I will start the 'start charlie batch now!' thread cause we beat their asses wi rh him at qb, in their house

VictoryFormation
01-13-2013, 05:26 AM
Alright, wait a minute...
Nobody should be wanting the Ravens to win the Super Bowl. That's like wanting the Chinese communists to take over the United States, because you believe that socialism might be a better system of government.

The_Joker
01-13-2013, 08:33 AM
Congratulate Ray Lewis, buy ear plugs so I can ignore my friend Billy and his Ravens homerism, and tell our boys to use this as motivation.

As long as it isn't over the 49ers. God almighty that would be an awful Super Bowl.

wwhickok
01-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Stop watching ESPN until next September because all we will here about is the overrated Ravens.

Atlanta Dan
01-13-2013, 10:02 AM
I'm rooting VERY hard for a Falcons/Texans Super Bowl. VERY, VERY hard.

I could deal with the Seahawks as well.

But based on how the 49ers played last night that team may be the favorite at the moment

torpedoshell31
01-13-2013, 10:39 AM
I'm actually rooting for the Patriots today, because that means the Ravens will have to go to Foxboro. They have a much better chance of beating the Texans than they do the Pats. When the Steelers are out of it, my #1 rooting interest is always against the Ravens. Yes, that means I would even root for Tom Brady, the 49ers, the Waffen SS or anybody else that were playing the Ravens.

Kanata-Steeler
01-13-2013, 10:57 AM
... then I'll be LMAO, 'cause that will be exactly 3-straight SB losses for the Pats'.
It just couldn't get much sweeter than that. !

NSMaster56
01-13-2013, 09:16 PM
Applaud their tenacity and heart.

The Ravens are so similar to the Steelers that it isn't funny. Hating them is like hating ourselves (and/or everything everyone else dislikes about us as Steelers fans).

Also, probably not the crowd who wants to hear it, but...

If the Ravens do win it all it will be soooooooooo similar to the Bus' XL SB run that it won't be funny.

BrandonCarr39
01-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Hate to say it, but they're getting hot at just the right time late in the year - we've seen this same movie in recent years, albeit by different actors.

Gronk is done for the playoffs - sure, NE has many threats on offense, but the Gronk loss is big. It could even the playing field next week.

harrison'samonster
01-13-2013, 10:37 PM
take comfort in knowing that at least for the 2nd time in Super Bowl history we will be certain that the "better team" won...:blah:...:shootme:

Lady Steel
01-14-2013, 12:35 AM
throw up in my mouth a little.

Blacksburg Zach
01-14-2013, 12:39 AM
be forced to listen to trolling purple browns fans as well as never hearing the end of how great Ray Lewis is.:puke:

dez09231
01-14-2013, 10:39 AM
...continue to point out the fact that that franchise is older than 17 years old, and by now they should've won more than 2 rings if they were actually worth a shit.

PhantomJB93
01-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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ZoneBlitzer
01-14-2013, 01:24 PM
Applaud their tenacity and heart.

The Ravens are so similar to the Steelers that it isn't funny. Hating them is like hating ourselves (and/or everything everyone else dislikes about us as Steelers fans).

Also, probably not the crowd who wants to hear it, but...

If the Ravens do win it all it will be soooooooooo similar to the Bus' XL SB run that it won't be funny.

I applaud you for saying that. It's hard not to respect what they do. I grew up as a kid in the 70s admiring the Steelers for their tenacious D. I loved Jack Lambert and because of him the position itself of MLB. It's a cool position to play. And the Ravens have probably the best I have ever seen at that position. I hope the Steelers can plug the middle of the D with someone who has intelligence, speed, excellent fundamentals,heart and leadership.

I don't know if I'll cheer for them this coming Sunday but I will watch for the storyline to see how it ends. They'll definitely have their hands full with the Pats.

whitty hutton
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
Stop watching ESPN until next September because all we will here about is the overrated Ravens.

LOL how is a SB champion overrated?

The_Joker
01-15-2013, 12:08 PM
LOL how is a SB champion overrated?

He's got a point :noidea:

Still think we win the division next year no matter what

NSMaster56
01-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Said it once, will say it again:

2005 Steelers : 2012 Ravens

Can't measure heart.

ZoneBlitzer
01-21-2013, 03:15 AM
Said it once, will say it again:

2005 Steelers : 2012 Ravens

Can't measure heart.

Steelers need some of that heart and character back. No one has filled the shoes that have left the team.

I remember Bettis being a great stabilizing force in the huddle. And Hines always played with tremendous heart.

The intangibles are what push you over the top.

i82much
01-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Steelers need some of that heart and character back. No one has filled the shoes that have left the team.

I remember Bettis being a great stabilizing force in the huddle. And Hines always played with tremendous heart.

The intangibles are what push you over the top.

This is definitely true, but I also think in today's salary-cap, parity situation one of the most important things is getting through the season reasonably healthy and especially being healthy for the playoffs. Looking at our run this year, even someone like McGahee and then the injury to Moreno made a difference, then Gronk, Talib, Ridley.

Looking back at the Steelers season, I mean you cannot say enough about how losing Ben hurts. And players rarely come back in the first game completely ready to go. I was really shocked at how badly Batch played in his first game, I was used to seeing that guy get the job done. I also think this was one of those years where you guys just kind of hit an ebb, I expect the Steelers to be noticeably better next year. But, again, for either team to make a run will probably also come down to getting healthy at the right time.

pittfan88
01-21-2013, 08:01 PM
At this point id b happy for rayray plus keeping SF from a sixth ring ok go BAL

NSMaster56
01-21-2013, 08:37 PM
This is definitely true, but I also think in today's salary-cap, parity situation one of the most important things is getting through the season reasonably healthy and especially being healthy for the playoffs. Looking at our run this year, even someone like McGahee and then the injury to Moreno made a difference, then Gronk, Talib, Ridley.

Looking back at the Steelers season, I mean you cannot say enough about how losing Ben hurts. And players rarely come back in the first game completely ready to go. I was really shocked at how badly Batch played in his first game, I was used to seeing that guy get the job done. I also think this was one of those years where you guys just kind of hit an ebb, I expect the Steelers to be noticeably better next year. But, again, for either team to make a run will probably also come down to getting healthy at the right time.

All true, but all part of the game.

The Ravens lost Suggs, Webb and Lewis (and others) for long stretches and have still made it to the Lombardi-defining game.

Sometimes injuries are a fine excuse and all, but great teams win no matter what.

torpedoshell31
01-21-2013, 08:46 PM
All true, but all part of the game.

The Ravens lost Suggs, Webb and Lewis (and others) for long stretches and have still made it to the Lombardi-defining game.

Sometimes injuries are a fine excuse and all, but great teams win no matter what.

They also lost 4 of their last 5 games, they didn't start winning again until these players were back and healthy. They didn't overcome these injuries, they were awful while these guys were hurt.

harrison'samonster
01-21-2013, 08:50 PM
They also lost 4 of their last 5 games, they didn't start winning again until these players were back and healthy. They didn't overcome these injuries, they were awful while these guys were hurt.

very true. A huge part is putting it all together and peaking at the right time. It's not even so much about who's the best throughout the season, but who's the best at the right time.

NSMaster56
01-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Yeah, I, too, thought that the Ravens played like crap most of the season (especially down the stretch).

However, they outplayed the Broncos and the Pats when it mattered and without question (injuries or not). Mad props for doing so.

In most cases the injury excuse just seems lame or lazy. You either win or you don't.

Maybe the Steelers could have won a game or two more with a few key healthy players, but they still could have without. It's a teams fault for not executing, with or without a player or players.

It's not common, but you gotta give it up to a team when it does happen.

Blackout
01-21-2013, 09:17 PM
expect to see the Lombardi with bloody fingerprints.

i82much
01-21-2013, 09:22 PM
Yeah, I, too, thought that the Ravens played like crap most of the season (especially down the stretch).

However, they outplayed the Broncos and the Pats when it mattered and without question (injuries or not). Mad props for doing so.

In most cases the injury excuse just seems lame or lazy. You either win or you don't.

Maybe the Steelers could have won a game or two more with a few key healthy players, but they still could have without. It's a teams fault for not executing, with or without a player or players.

It's not common, but you gotta give it up to a team when it does happen.

If they hadn't lost Ben, they probably get into the playoffs and from there you never know.

As for the Ravens, I heard Reed, Ngata, Lewis, and Suggs were all on the field together for the first time this year in the Colts game. That, and Bryant McKinnie, are probably the biggest reasons we are still playing.

JeromeBetties63
01-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Said it once, will say it again:

2005 Steelers : 2012 Ravens

Can't measure heart.

I agree with you, but Ravens fans go on ad naseum about how the refs gave us that super bowl. I have said many times, I respect the Ravens team, but many of their fans are just too annoying with the - "refs," "we were actually the better team," and more....

harrison'samonster
01-22-2013, 11:58 AM
I agree with you, but Ravens fans go on ad naseum about how the refs gave us that super bowl. I have said many times, I respect the Ravens team, but many of their fans are just too annoying with the - "refs," "we were actually the better team," and more....

the main problem I have with those excuses are that it comes from their own coach after each time we beat them. I know though, it's tough dealing with fans that only want to use excuses.

NSMaster56
01-22-2013, 09:31 PM
I agree with you, but Ravens fans go on ad naseum about how the refs gave us that super bowl. I have said many times, I respect the Ravens team, but many of their fans are just too annoying with the - "refs," "we were actually the better team," and more....

Haters gonna hate.

NSMaster56
01-22-2013, 09:33 PM
If they hadn't lost Ben, they probably get into the playoffs and from there you never know.

Maybe.

But Batch shouldn't have played THAT bad vs. the Browns. And Leftwich probably shouldn't have been left out to throw lame duck passes after his rib injury.

And really, the Steelers probably should have had a young-ish QB capable of stepping in if a Ben injury situation arose.

So, excuses or no excuses, the Steelers have nobody to blame but themselves for not planning and executing.