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Worst Ever

Worst Ever


Admit it, the Super Bowl sucked. I couldn’t have been more bored if I was watching “The Bachelor” marathon. First of all it was New England again, for I believe the twentieth straight year. The Rams looked like they didn’t belong there…probably because they didn’t belong there.

The commercials were boring, the half-time show was a joke…it was awful. No Danny DeVito as an M&M challenging people to eat him. No Lady Gaga flying in from the top of the stadium…Nothing but the Rams punting.

Even in blow out games, at least one team was at least scoring or there was a decent half-time show with costume malfunctions.

My friend Mark Petrucelli suggested bringing back “Up With People” for the half-time show. Would you have noticed the difference?

If you’re unaware of “Up With People,” they’re a bunch of clean cut kids singing crappy upbeat songs with a positive message. How could that have been worse than Maroon 5?

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Ok, Now You Can Panic

Ok, Now You Can Panic


Tell the truth, you knew they were going to lose. From the time you first saw they would be playing in Oakland on the schedule, you put an L in the column. You have to give them credit though. Every time the Steelers play out there, they somehow manage to find new ways to screw it up.

If you’re a Pittsburgh fan, you know you’re not an optimist. It’s something about this area. Maybe, it’s the lack of sunny days, or something in the water. Being a Pittsburgh fan means hoping for the best but expecting the worst. It’s in our nature. That’s why as soon as a team wins a Super Bowl or a Stanley Cup…notice, I didn’t say World Series? That’s because most of you either haven’t been alive long enough to remember or won’t live long enough to experience it.

What I’m saying is, as soon as a team wins a championship, fans start talking about if they can do it again next year instead of enjoying the moment. Because we’re spoiled, except with the Pirates.

Who are you blaming for the loss on Sunday? The coach? The quarterback? The kicker who can’t kick?

Why was Ben Roethlisberger standing on the sidelines for most of the second half? When they left the field at halftime, he was fine. Then when they came back for the third quarter, he was injured. Did he fall in the locker room? Fall off the toilet?

When he came back on the field, they said he was injured but was able to come back in. So why didn’t he? Oh, that’s right he did. After the Steelers fell behind. He seemed perfectly ok when he completed 6 straight passes for a touchdown.

So, they were saving him until they needed him. Like that pair of shoes you won’t wear outside because you want them to stay looking new.

If Ben comes in earlier, they don’t have to rely on the kicker…who, if for some odd reason is still the kicker next Sunday, should expect a heartfelt and supportive round of applause for the troubles he is going through on the field. Either that or he will be booed back to Oakland. Too close to call.

I remember our kicker in High School used to occasionally line a field goal attempt into the center’s ass. At least that was funny because it wasn’t my ass that was stinging. There is no humor in what Boswell has been doing this year.

Anyway, what seemed a for sure playoff appearance, is in jeopardy after three straight losses. Remember a few weeks back when you were talking about getting at least a second and possibly a first seed? How does no seed sound?

Now, as fans, we face the very real possibility of having nothing to look forward to after the holidays except the brutal January weather. You won’t be able to be lazy,

“We’ll leave the tree up until the Steelers are out of the playoffs.”

You’ll have to stick to resolutions.

“I can’t start my diet until the Steelers are out of the playoffs. Unless you can find me diet wings and pizza.”

So how would we spend our January weekends if they don’t make the playoffs? Maybe we can use the time to better ourselves. Read a book or spend the day at a museum or art gallery…Yes, I know what I can go do to myself.

Seriously though, how can you not make an extra point?


Why Should I Care?

Why Should I Care?


We are now two weeks into the NFL season and depression and anger are taking over the population of Pittsburgh. So far, the only game the Steelers didn’t lose, they also didn’t win. That was against a team that has won only one game in the last two years.

The Steelers defense was a big question coming into the season and now the question has been answered.

“They don’t have any defense.”

Let’s look at some of what has transpired so far. The star running back is partying at strip clubs and riding Jet Ski’s in Miami instead of playing. By doing this, he is bypassing $855,000 a week. That’s right, $855,000 a week. How many of you out there are making that much per week? What about per year?

Apparently he is sitting out to prove a point. What point is this, that he’s an idiot? He’s trying to avoid injury so he can make the big money. You know, because it’s tough to get by on only $855,000 a week. Admit it, you’ll love it if he injures himself on a Jet Ski…or a stripper.

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Are You Ready For Some?

Are You Ready For Some…

Whatever This Is?


Thursday is opening day for the NFL and once again, rule changes will confuse and anger us as we wonder…

“Was that a catch?”

“Was that helmet to helmet?’

“Did he lower his head?”

“Was he kneeling during the National Anthem?”

“Did he catch it with his head?”

“If he lowers his head when he catches it, is it still a catch?”

“Did he lower his head during the National Anthem?”

“Does this make sense anymore?”

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