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Rickt011
09-04-2008, 03:48 PM
Hi,

Hope all is well, got some questions, I've been asked to do the game day thread here, and I accepted. I would like to get a group of 3 plus me to cover the game, each of us commenting on certain parts of the game. The games are on the web so constant typing out plays is no longer important, so why not have one covering the OL, and on D the DL, another handles the QB on O and LBs on D, another on WRs and DBs, and then lastly special teams. This way one person isn't swamped, and can enjoy the game as well. This is my idea and I wanted to run it by y'all before Sundays game. Lets hope the server here doesn't shut down like the Tribs. Any volunteers?

Rick

RuthlessBurgher
09-04-2008, 03:52 PM
Glad to have ya, Rick! I won't be able to help out myself since I will be travelling to the games themselves, but I'll look forward to perusing through the insights on these gameday threads after the fact. Hopefully, you will be able to get your volunteers to carry out your plan. With this group here, I don't imagine that will be much of a problem.

RussBII
09-04-2008, 04:12 PM
All of the games are available on the web now? I thought it was only the NFLN games... or am i just insanely misinformed?

proudpittsburgher
09-04-2008, 04:16 PM
All of the games are available on the web now? I thought it was only the NFLN games... or am i just insanely misinformed?

I think he means play-by-play on ESPN, CBS sportsline, things like that, but for the actual games . . . if you look around long enough, you might be lucky enough to find someone streaming them, but you are likely in for a lot of buffering and shutting down on you.

buckeyehoppy
09-05-2008, 12:36 AM
Hi,

Hope all is well, got some questions, I've been asked to do the game day thread here, and I accepted. I would like to get a group of 3 plus me to cover the game, each of us commenting on certain parts of the game. The games are on the web so constant typing out plays is no longer important, so why not have one covering the OL, and on D the DL, another handles the QB on O and LBs on D, another on WRs and DBs, and then lastly special teams. This way one person isn't swamped, and can enjoy the game as well. This is my idea and I wanted to run it by y'all before Sundays game. Lets hope the server here doesn't shut down like the Tribs. Any volunteers?

Rick

RickT, yours is the ONLY game day thread. Needless to say, we are thankful that you will be here.

I always thought that your coverage of the game was extremely thorough, but it was too much work. I think you'd get a certain degree of down and distance coverage, etc. as any game thread progressed. But I am in favor of a more free form thread where general observations are made quickly in one sentence form. I think that's the format that would work best.

I always run a Game Tracker on NFL.com during the game, so I can see the play-by-play and always have the stats at my fingertips. Then, I comment on something I saw: a great play, a key first down, touchdowns, etc. But I have always felt most comfortable playing the game thread by ear and letting it flow naturally. While I have appreciated your formality, it always seemed like too much work and detracted from the natural enjoyment of the game.

But your coverage of the game has always been first rate and your observations have been generally very good. I think a little more of your random thought during the game will be really welcome and I look forward to more of your in-game observations.

I won't always be on the game thread. There will be games I'll have to go to the bar to see and I plan on being in Pittsburgh for at least one or more games. But I will be here on Sunday for the Texans (the CBS affiliate in Cleveland will be showing the game), so I will look forward to your OFFICIAL game day thread kickoff this Sunday morning. :tt1 :tt2

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-05-2008, 02:29 PM
Hey rickt011 - You do the game thread like no other. My goal is to watch the game and contribute as much as I am able to the game day thread. My strengths in that area are laughably pitiful (pitifully laughable?), but I will do what I can as always!

BTW - the games should be a joyful experience for all - I wouldn't want you to do anything in terms of the thread if it gets in the way of your enjoying the game. Your contributions to date to Steeler Nation (by all the game threads you hosted last year, and ? previous years too) are far more than many others, I know for sure far more than mine. If you want to kick back and enjoy the game instead - no problem here!

Thanks -

Rickt011
09-06-2008, 05:30 PM
Well tomorrow we'll give it a good try! Lets hope Ben makes it through the game. This OL is really going to test our patience this year.

NKySteeler
09-06-2008, 05:39 PM
Well tomorrow we'll give it a good try! Lets hope Ben makes it through the game. This OL is really going to test our patience this year.

Yes they will.....

Hopefully this site holds-up.... I had a bit of trouble for the pre-season, so it will be a good test tomorrow...

Don't know about you, but I can't wait!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 12:54 PM
Site is holding up so far!! We're on local TV here (courtesy of being "close" to Houston, I guess) - just a few minuts to go!!!!!!!

SteelTorch
09-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Argh...so close...can barely contain it!!!

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the thread Rick.

I see randy cross failed to mention we almost beat Jax without willie parker. Instead he says we are a "completely different team without him" and we need to be able to run the football.
I thought we played just as well without him in that playoff game. Then again, he probably didn't watch it. :roll:

Mel Blount's G
09-07-2008, 01:01 PM
Hi all. We been waitin a long time for this.

YO WO NIGH!!!!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:01 PM
It's GAME TIME!!!! "From the Steel City, downtown Pittsburgh, PA" - good opening line - HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:02 PM
Hey ScarlettFire - great to see you!

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:02 PM
Damn I am so nervous. Anyone else get butterflies before the game? I can't freakin eat.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:03 PM
Houston elects to receive.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:03 PM
Hey ScarlettFire - great to see you!Thanks. You too. I couldn't miss Rick's game thread. It is a tradition now.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:03 PM
Kickoff - Davis back for a very deep kick out of endzone, to about the 20 yd line.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:04 PM
Come on Ike.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:04 PM
Pass Schaub, almost cremed by ?, but 11 yard gain. The DB seemed to be playing off the ball a lot.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:05 PM
Screen - Polamalu and Woodley/Farrior stuff him. TP didn't wrap up ... hopefully he broke that habit.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:05 PM
Please don't let them kill us with the Dink and Dunk, Lebeau.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:05 PM
A Johnson quick dart over the middle, 13 yds, 1st down.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Run stuffed by A Smith, 1 yd. Ball on around their 42.

stlrz d
09-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Dudes, the game day thread is pinned at the top.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Farrior offside 5 yds.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Farrior offsides. Ugh. I was hoping they would let that slide. :P

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Decent pressure so fasr by Steelers. Another 2 yard run. I think it's going to be 3rd and 3 around the 50 yd line. HOLD THEM! Ahman Green coming in.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:08 PM
They will go for it.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Almost sacked, gets it off, real close to the 1st. So close

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:08 PM
****. QB sneak gets it. Damn.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:09 PM
4th and inches - close ... 1st down.

Scarletfire1970
09-07-2008, 01:09 PM
OMG they didn't get it! YEE HAH!

SteelerOfDeVille
09-07-2008, 01:10 PM
sweet... great tackle by deshea on the play before...

Mel Blount's G
09-07-2008, 01:10 PM
GOTS OURSELVES A SWELL SPOT THERE FOLKS :tt1

stlrz d
09-07-2008, 01:11 PM
Why don't you guys want to join us in the other thread? :(

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:11 PM
Hey guys, rickt011's thread is up at the top ... I'm headed there - GO STEELERS!

Mel Blount's G
09-07-2008, 01:13 PM
Well, they might get it but at least gary goofiac has to use a challenge

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-07-2008, 01:26 PM
Latecomers - game thread is here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2052 (http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2052) , pinned to top of index page.