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« on: Jan 14, 2011 at 10:57 »

I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but often I have a knot in my gut worrying about games, even regular season games, that settles in about mid-week.  For some reason, I feel as though nothing would surprise me about the Ravens game:  OL lets Suggs wreak havoc, Ben's face takes a beating, Arians calls pointless plays, Troy does his weekly miracle, Flacco gets a couple of long passes past our secondary, at the two minute warning the game is still hotly contested...  Any or all might happen.  But I still say the Steelers do something to make this more like a 10-point win.

I'm sick of hearing that this cannot be anything but a very close win for one of these teams.  Really?  So we should expect every game between the Steelers and Ravens to be a 3-point win until the sun becomes a red giant and swallows the Earth. 

Pat Shurmur really revamped that Rams offense.  Whoooo boy.  Watch out now.  Rest of the AFCN should be running scared.  Or at least the AFCN teams playing this weekend, which would be the two AFCN teams of any fucking consequence.

I'm glad that douche Florio picked against us.  Seems like we're getting a lot of love from the media types, which is sort of off-putting.

Don Banks at SI makes Joe Flacco sound like the greatest thing since cats started shitting in litter boxes.  He's also picking the Ravens.  I like how Banks seems to think that if the Ravens use Heap and Rice a lot, we somehow wouldn't expect that or be able to defend it.  I'm sure Dick LeBeau never even considered it, huh?  How the fuck do these guys get paid for coming up with stupid shit like this?

This year's draft is a really shitty year if you need a QB.  Cam Newton had a great year, but he's not ready, and I can see a Vince Young kind of career path (great talent, no maturity, no development).  Ryan Mallett is big and has a strong arm, but he has a loooong delivery (think BFL) and he's a total shithead, any team with due diligence shouldn't touch him.  Jake Locker had an unconvincing senior season, to say the least, so he's a gamble.  Blaine Gabbert is getting a lot of talk as a top pick, but it's seemingly out of nowhere.  I mean, who was touting Gabbert as a top QB a month ago?  And now some team is supposed to take him in R1?  He had two decent seasons, only one of which had a completion rate over 60%, and nothing about his stats or his game seems that worthy of a high pick.  Pat Devlin will get some talk as the new Flacco.  Flacco Lite, maybe. 

Lawrence Taylor may not be a brain surgeon... but he stayed in a Holiday Inn!

How long until Deanna Favre files for divorce?  I'm saying it hits the press in under a year.

Speaking of Favre, his sister was busted in some meth raid.  She was previously arrested for felony shoplifting.  WTF is felony shoplifting? 

The new Keith Richards book is pretty good.  It's my shitter reading, so I'm only on p. 110, because I have a high-fiber diet and usually don't sit for long.  Anyway, there was a paragraph I had to read out loud to the missus about when Keef and Mick and Brian Jones were living together in this flat with some guy named James Phelge.  Keith starts talking about their various names for mucus, and it had me wiping the tears out of my eyes.  Green Gilbert, Scarlet Jenkins, Yellow Humphrey, and especially the Gabardine Helmsman.  Funny, funny shit. 

BTW, back on the Ravens game?  Their defense seems pretty soft in the fourth quarter this year, sort of like the PSD last year.  They're on the road on a short week.  Bet that defense fades late?  27-17 Steelers still sound crazy?

If the Steelers would somehow outfox the Patriots (assuming they win this weekend), the NFC teams I'd like to play, not in order of beatability, but in order of what would be interesting to me:  Green Bay, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle.  Although, wouldn't it be great for the Seahawks to make the SB as the ultimate long shot, just a delightful heartwarming tale of the scrappers from the Northwest, everyone loves 'em, and then we get there and beat them 63-0.  Think the refs gave us the last one, do you?  Eat dog dirt, you scum.

John Fox seems like a decent coach -- not great, but a fundamentals sort of guy, strong D, good running game -- and maybe he can turn that mess in Denver around.  But how the hell did Carolina become THAT bad?

DirecTV told us that we would "probably" have a new DVR/receiver to replace the suddenly dead one in our living room.  Said we'd get a tracking email.  Tomorrow's the game, asshats.  No email.  No tracking info.  I'm assuming you're full of shit.  Called yesterday, and they didn't really have a clue.  I should pack a dead squirrel in with the dead DVR that I return to them.

Pitt football has had 3 head coaches in one month.  The Steelers have had 3 head coaches since 1969. 

I found the college season rather boring this year.  Everyone but me was in love with this Auburn-Oregon matchup. 

Rob Ryan is reportedly interviewing as DC for the Cowboys.  He seems to have been a gambler.  Will he turn that D around, if hired?

2010, and Russ Grimm is still not a head coach.

Over/under on Ron Rivera and Pat Shurmur's tenures?

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 11:19 »

Tell DTV you have an alignment issue and you need a new sat box.  You can prolly get someone out there tomorrow a.m. to hand deliver your hardware b4 the game!!!
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 11:28 »

Yeah I usually get that gut feeling before games. In 2004, I had a sick feeling in my stomach all week, and I fucking knew we'd lose to NE at home even after curbstomping them in the regular season.

In 2005, even after Indy trambled us in the regular season, I had that gut feeling that we were going to beat them. I have the same feeling about saturday, but I've been oh so wrong before. We'll see I guess.

Regarding Favre's sis, if my brother was that big of an attention whore I'd probably develop a meth addiction too. Imagine the reality of being related to that douche. Drugs please.

O/U - Rivera and Shumur - I actually see Rivera sticking around for over 4 years in a mediocre Jack Del Rio sort of way. Shurmur gets canned after 2 4-12 seasons, taking the walrus with him.



O/U on personal fouls in the game Sunday? My fear is Goodouche tries to make this game an example, and puts an earpiece in every zebra.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 13:23 »

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WTF is felony shoplifting?

She was caught shoplifting the meth, OBV.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 13:36 »

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She was caught shoplifting the meth, OBV.

Yeah, you need a subscription for that stuff.  Drugs ain't free, kid.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 13:43 »

  The new Keith Richards book is pretty good.  It's my shitter reading, so I'm only on p. 110, because I have a high-fiber diet and usually don't sit for long.  Anyway, there was a paragraph I had to read out loud to the missus ...

You, my friend, have been married TOOO LONG if you're reading aloud to the missus while you're taking a dump!  I've got 30 years invested in my marriage, and that sorta thing is even outta my league.  Please pass along my condolences to Mrs. Finny.
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 13:46 »

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You, my friend, have been married TOOO LONG if you're reading aloud to the missus while you're taking a dump!  I've got 30 years invested in my marriage, and that sorta thing is even outta my league.  Please pass along my condolences to Mrs. Finny.

I think they're German.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 14:07 »

  The new Keith Richards book is pretty good.  It's my shitter reading, so I'm only on p. 110, because I have a high-fiber diet and usually don't sit for long.  Anyway, there was a paragraph I had to read out loud to the missus ...

You, my friend, have been married TOOO LONG if you're reading aloud to the missus while you're taking a dump!  I've got 30 years invested in my marriage, and that sorta thing is even outta my league.  Please pass along my condolences to Mrs. Finny.

Dude, I didn't read to her WHILE I WAS ON THE CRAPPER.

Although, I'm not saying it would never happen.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 14:34 »

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2011 at 15:01 »

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You, my friend, have been married TOOO LONG if you're reading aloud to the missus while you're taking a dump!  I've got 30 years invested in my marriage, and that sorta thing is even outta my league.  Please pass along my condolences to Mrs. Finny.

I think they're German.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 15:14 »

Tom Brady has accused the Jets of cheating.  The defense they fielded was completely different from the ones they used in the practices the Patriots taped...

In some measure of consolation to Patriots fans, Bill Belichick is getting closer to trading down in the 2011 draft so that he has accumulated every pick from every team in the 2015 draft. 

And let the whining begin.  The Boston media are beginning their whiny rationalizations for how Ye Greatest Team Ever could possibly fail (yet again).  Now the story is that Brady's foot is broken.  These dick-dribblers need to take a look at Exhibit A, one Ben Roethlisberger.  He's had broken feet, fingers, nose, you fucking name it.  And do you know what he does?  He keeps winning.  And do you know what he doesn't do?  Fucking whine about it. 

Speaking of Thee Dynasty, since Spygate in 2007, the Patriots have appeared in 5 postseason games, 3 of which were losses.  They beat the Jags, in a game that saw "mysterious" A/V issues between the coaching staff for the Jaguars and their players with the green dots.  Beat the Chargers to advance to the Super Bowl and then... OH!  A tragic scuttling of the "perfect" season by the Giants.  2008, missed the playoffs.  2009, WC loss to the Ravens.  2010, Divisional Round loss to the Jets.  Brady's the smartest kid in class when he has the exam answer key before the test.

In other news around the league, Al Davis explained the firing of Tom Cable in a press conference.  He also announced the firing of the bloody splops all over his head.  The medical term for these bloody splops is "bloody splops."  Apparently, bandages cannot adhere to the bloody splops, and therefore Al cannot trust them.  If Al can't trust something, it's gone. 

If you ever feel like riffing on Animal House, ask your friends What am I?, and then spit out a giant hank of cherry Jell-O.  One of Al Davis's bloody splops!

The Finny home was able to watch, and survive, the Ravens game.  A replacement DVR/receiver arrived in our doorstep on Friday, and fresh out of the box it was a dud.  So I brought down the shitty non-DVR receiver from the bedroom and we could at least see, if not pause or rewind or record, the game.  Fine.  Sunday, DirecTV sends out some guy named Sam.  Sam was not his name.  Sam is the name guys who come here from some Arab country use so that rubes in Central PA don't think they're "terryists."  Sam is utterly freaked out by my dog, so there's a chance he was at Abu Ghraib.  Sam's there on a Sunday, and he has no interest in football.  Not that there's anything wrong with it, but my guess is Sam's here on the George W. Bush Iraqi Resettlement plan.  Keeps service calls affordable: you can either work Sundays during the playoffs installing DVRs, or you can have your ass shot apart in your newly stabilized homeland.  You're welcome!

Chidi Ahanotu, DE with 6 teams but most notably the Super Bowl winner Bucs, has to give up his SB ring as part of a divorce settlement.  Not to his wife, but to pay off attorney fees.  The name "Chidi Ahanotu" sounds like some sort of quaint Polynesian phrase meaning "gentle breeze," but I guess what it literally translates to is:  I fucking frittered away my millions of NFL dollars already, too.  Can you believe it?

The non-hatin' between Rex Ryan and Mike Tomlin took an odd twist today as Tomlin expounded on his previous comments from the Tuesday presser.  "Yeah, I like Rex.  Like him a lot.  In fact, like to fuck him right in that fat ass.  Now let's you just drop them pants... I bet you can squeal like a pig, Rexy!  Weeeeeeeeee!  I'll even let you sniff my foot afterwards..."

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« Reply #11 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 16:07 »

Greatness yet again. 
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 08:42 »

Treeness yet again. 

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 09:03 »

I'm way late in replying to the OP, but I wanted to second the slam on Don Banks. Banks might be the worst prominent sports writer working today. In my opinion, too, that's saying something, because a lot of sports writers are utterly forgettable and totally ignorant.

But Banks, man. He takes the top prize for shittitude week-in, week-out. One day I might compile examples of his most irritating tics, which include the most awful cliches, hyping anyone who did well yesterday, and deriding anyone who failed yesterday with some annoying, smirky pronouncement. In fact, I think he just rotates one of these tics each sentence.
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 18:01 »

The Bengals are the gift that keeps on giving.  First, they keep Marvin Lewis.  Hallelujah!  We can look forward to many years of the Bengals drafting top 10, mostly guys on the Diff'rent Strokes life track.  You know, guys who fall and crack their head open, or who pursue parallel careers as crackheads.  Then you have Ochocinco decide it was damned well time to change his name back to Chad Johnson.  This may be because he's now engaged, and trying to be a more serious person.  Of course, when you have four kids named Jicyra, Chad Johnson II, Chade and Cha'iel, maybe you really don't give a flying fuck about having a more serious name.  Now we have Carson Palmer begging for a release, threatening to retire if he doesn't go to another team.  That would actually suck, because his arm has turned to powder.

In sad news, Ed Reed's brother Brian (the talking dog) was recovered from the river he jumped into trying to get away from police on a stolen car rap.  It would be utterly tasteless to make fun of him for being a dumbass and jumping into a freezing cold river in the middle of winter, when the alternative is having your rich brother hire you a lawyer and, you know, living and all.  So I ain't about to do that.  But seriously, that was your best plan?

All the social media in the NFL reached its China Syndrome moment when Jay Cutler didn't go back into the NFCC.  And you know, it's terribly unfair of people to criticize Jay without having the facts -- he has a "strained" MCL -- but lemme ax you sumpin: if Big Ben motherfucking Roethlisberger had an MCL "strain," what are the odds he would have just gone in anyway?  He'd have to have a leg hanging by a string to sit it out.  And even then there's a good chance he'd get the trainers to just tape him up.  Have we all been too mean to lil' Puss 'n' Boots?  Aww, you poor thing.  Caleb Hanie outplayed your ass anyway.

So if Jeff Fisher is out in Tennessee, is Cowher back in play?  Stay tuned...  Of course, he doesn't want another Kordell, does he?

Also in the recently fired coaches department: Jim Zorn, who got to be Danny Snyder's whipping boy for a couple of years, went to the Baltimore Ravens to tutor young Joe "Duhyo" Flacco.  Perfect fit, right?  Zorn was QB of the Seahawks when Steve Lambert was setting records.  Well, apparently, Flacco's development was not where Harbaugh and Cam "Cam" Cameron wanted it to be.  The Steelers tend to have that effect on QBs in our division.

 
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 18:25 »

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Anticipate Bengals calling his bluff, not preparing at all for the possibility, and Carson retires day before camp opens.  Bengals scamper to QB trash heap.

Vince YOung a Bengal?  He is an "elite QB" after all. Just ask him, he'll tell you.  Has the right Bengal off field mentality.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 11:34 »

It's amazing that Fisher lasted as long as he did.  Six winning seasons out of 17?  Wow.
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