Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
Hawaii 5-0
Armchair GM
Supporter
 
Hawaii 5-0's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Aloha State
Posts: 9,260
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24013
Thanks: 8,323
Thanked 10,992 Times in 4,663 Posts
My Mood: Mellow
Default Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

By Alan Robinson
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013

The Steelers could be in line to play host to the NFL's season-opening prime time game, one usually staged at the home of the Super Bowl champion.

Because the Baltimore Ravens cannot play at home on the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, when the NFL will open its season, Pittsburgh and Denver are two of the primary sites being considered by the league. The Chicago Bears also could be the opponent if the NFL decides to match the Ravens against an interconference opponent.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who announced last week at the annual NFL meetings that the Ravens would not open at home, wants a strong TV matchup for the season opener, and the Steelers and Broncos both offer that.

Ravens vs. Steelers is widely considered to be the NFL's best ongoing rivalry, with seven of the past nine games in the series decided by three points. The Ravens' overtime playoff win at AFC top-seeded Denver in January was one of the league's premier games of 2012.

The Ravens' other road opponents Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Miami and Buffalo wouldn't offer nearly as attractive an opening night TV matchup.

Ravens-Steelers games normally get high TV ratings and often are played at night. The AFC North rivals played a Sunday night game in Pittsburgh last season and a late Sunday afternoon game in Baltimore that drew the NFL's 19th largest TV audience of the season.

The Ravens cannot play at home on Sept. 5 because the Orioles are locked into a night game that cannot be moved, and the two teams share parking facilities. The NFL also won't play a night earlier, on Sept. 4, because it is the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

The Steelers would not have any baseball conflicts on Sept. 5 because the Pirates will be on a road trip. Baseball also isn't a problem in Denver; the Rockies, who play in a different part of town than the Broncos do, are idle that night.

The Steelers declined to comment on the possibility of opening the NFL season at home. The NFL is expected to announce the opening night matchup before the 2013 league schedule is released April 16.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/...#ixzz2OfogaaaX
__________________
Hawaii 5-0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
The_Joker
Team Owner
 
The_Joker's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,620
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24540
Thanks: 2,580
Thanked 1,267 Times in 672 Posts
My Mood: Devilish
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

We'd kick their asses, so would Denver or Chicago.

Their fucked regardless hahaha.
The_Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
vasteeler
Team President
 
vasteeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: richmond va
Posts: 2,395
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3341
Thanks: 811
Thanked 1,125 Times in 442 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

i hope it not us in the first game. i would rather play them closer to the end of the season
vasteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
WVABE
Team Captain
 
3D Field Goal - Pro Champion! 3D Field Goal - All Pro Champion!
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 768
Member Number: 24111
Thanks: 626
Thanked 532 Times in 252 Posts
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Why does the NFL give a shit about a jewish holiday?
Sundays are a Christian holiday, but I guess fuck them.
WVABE is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WVABE For This Useful Post:
CrickRat23 (03-26-2013), Stu Pidasso (03-26-2013)
Old 03-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14,218
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 19,533
Thanked 20,758 Times in 8,644 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Quote:
Originally Posted by vasteeler View Post
i hope it not us in the first game. i would rather play them closer to the end of the season
Normally, I would agree: Pittsburgh plays them better in Oct and later.

But, next year, I would rather play Baltimore early... when Baltimore is still trying to figure out who is going to play RCB, ILB, OLB, Flanker, and RG. They are going to be in disarray for at least four games.
teegre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
vasteeler
Team President
 
vasteeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: richmond va
Posts: 2,395
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3341
Thanks: 811
Thanked 1,125 Times in 442 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Quote:
Originally Posted by teegre View Post
Normally, I would agree: Pittsburgh plays them better in Oct and later.

But, next year, I would rather play Baltimore early... when Baltimore is still trying to figure out who is going to play RCB, ILB, OLB, Flanker, and RG. They are going to be in disarray for at least four games.

thats exactly why i dont want to play them early. i love this rivalry and i want to see both teams in mid season form when we play. i do see however that playing them early would be to our advantage.
vasteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
BmoreStyles
Water Boy
 
BmoreStyles's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 47
Member Number: 24577
Thanks: 3
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

No disrespect to you guys, but considering the payback factor the Broncos have in for us, I'm really hoping we play at Pitt as opposed to at Denver in week one. It's the lesser of two evils, IMO.

Not to mention, Denver looks absolutely terrifying this coming season with the addition of Welker and the players will have had a full year to familiarize with Manning's system.

And there's no chance we play Chicago. There's just no storyline there at all. It'd be dumb compared to the other two possibilities.
BmoreStyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
Stu Pidasso
Assistant Coach
Supporter
 
Stu Pidasso's Avatar
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Quote:
Originally Posted by teegre View Post
Normally, I would agree: Pittsburgh plays them better in Oct and later.

But, next year, I would rather play Baltimore early... when Baltimore is still trying to figure out who is going to play RCB, ILB, OLB, Flanker, and RG. They are going to be in disarray for at least four games.
Aren't we in the same boat?
Stu Pidasso is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Stu Pidasso For This Useful Post:
tanda10506 (03-27-2013)
Old 03-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #9
pittpete
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 382
Member Number: 5301
Thanks: 113
Thanked 215 Times in 125 Posts
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

I pray we get to play them.
Can't take my son to his first home game due to conflicts with me coaching.
This would be a dream come true on a Thursday night.
__________________
pittpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #10
JackH
Draft Prospect
 
JackH's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 131
Member Number: 24722
Thanks: 9
Thanked 41 Times in 32 Posts
Default Re: Steelers in mix to host NFL season opener vs. Ravens

Quote:
Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
I pray we get to play them.
Can't take my son to his first home game due to conflicts with me coaching.
This would be a dream come true on a Thursday night.
Hey, I hope your dream comes true. I would rather the Steelers play the Ravens early rather than Week 11 and Week 13 like last season. Big Ben has a better chance of being healthy Week 1, rather than missing games against the Ravens like last season.

When I first heard the news that the Orioles wouldn't go along with the Ravens playing that Thursday night opener in Baltimore, the report I was listening to made it sound like the Ravens were going to get screwed out of a home game. Too good to be true. At least the Steelers are playing one away game at a neutral field, in London. I bet there are way more Steeler fans in London than Vikings fans at that game.. I mean, the Vikings once invaded England.
JackH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts